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NVIDIA released the first GPU driver with Windows 11 support

NVIDIA released the first GPU driver with Windows 11 support

Several days ago, Intel released its first GPU driver with the official support for Windows 11. If you are running Windows 11 preview on a PC with a CPU+GPU from Intel, you can install an optimized GPU driver for a better experience. Now a similar update is available for GPUs from NVIDIA. You can download Game-Ready WHQL Driver 471.41 from the official website or GeForce Experience.

Intel released its first GPU driver with Windows 11 support

Intel released its first GPU driver with Windows 11 support

It is safe to say that Windows 11 is still far from public release. According to Microsoft, the latest operating system will be out later this year. Although you can only download a preview version of Windows 11, Intel has already prepared a GPU driver with the official Windows 11 support. Intel DCH Graphics driver version 30.0.100.9684 is now available for users with supported hardware.

AMD no longer supports Windows 7 and 8 in its GPU drivers

AMD no longer supports Windows 7 and 8 in its GPU drivers

Several days ago, NVIDIA announced its plans to cease supporting Kepler-based GPUs (the GTX 700 series) and old Windows versions, namely Windows 7 and 8. Now Advanced Micro Devices follow suit. But unlike NVIDIA, which is to drop updates for Windows 7 and 8 in October 2021, AMD has already released a driver that only works on Windows 10. Beginning with Radeon Software 21.6.1, AMD's GPU drivers no longer support Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.

Surface Book 3, Laptop 2, 3, and Pro X receive June 2021 firmware updates

Surface Book 3, Laptop 2, 3, and Pro X receive June 2021 firmware updates

After a relatively long pause in releasing firmware updates for Surface computers, Microsoft is back with a host of new patches for several models. The company kicks in June 2021 firmware update roundup with Surface Book 3, Surface Laptop 2 and 3, and Surface Pro X. The latter includes models with the SQ1 and SQ2 processors, as Microsoft recently unified updates for two ARM-based computers.

NVIDIA to end Game Ready drivers support for Windows 7 and 8 in October 2021

NVIDIA to end Game Ready drivers support for Windows 7 and 8 in October 2021

NVIDIA notified its users about the upcoming end of support of the Kepler-based graphics cards, the GTX 600 and 700 series. On August 31, 2021, NVIDIA will stop supporting those cards and no longer provide any driver updates. The only exception is NVIDIA GTX 750 and 750 Ti cards based on a newer Maxwell architecture. Besides ending support for the GTX 600 and 700 graphics cards series, NVIDIA plans to drop support for Windows 7 and 8/8.1.

Surface Duo gets May 2021 firmware update

Surface Duo gets May 2021 firmware update

May 2021 firmware update is now available for US and European versions of Surface Duo - the only device in the Microsoft Surface family running Android, not Windows 10. The latest update brings regular Android monthly security fixes and general device/UI stability improvements. In addition to that, Microsoft has several specific bug fixes listed in the changelog. Here what is new in May 2021 firmware update for Surface Duo.