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There are new Realtek, Intel and AMD drivers for Windows 11 and 10



In December of this year, Realtek, Intel and AMD released new drivers for Windows 11 and Windows 10, packed with new improvements. At the same time, these new drivers also have several known issues, including crashes in some games when using the latest Intel drivers.

There are new Realtek, Intel and AMD drivers for Windows 11 and 10

It’s important to note that these drivers will eventually start shipping via Windows Update if necessary for your system. So you can skip the updates if you don’t need these fixes. However, if you really need to, you can update now.

Realtek drivers

Starting with Realtek, they have updated their PCIe network drivers for Windows 11 and 10. These updates include versions for NetAdapterCx and NDIS. Realtek hasn’t said anything yet about updating its USB drivers, and as usual, there’s no release note to give us more details.

new Realtek drivers

Realtek’s new PCIe network controller (version and USB Ethernet controller (version are the first for Windows 11. Also updated are the PCIe network controllers for Windows 10 (version 10.50). On the other hand, USB controllers have not undergone any changes since June 2021.

Download only these versions if you have problems with your existing Realtek drivers.

Intel Drivers December 2023

Intel has released versions (non-WHQL) and (WHQL) for Arc, Iris Xe, and Core Ultra graphics cards. The graphics controller has also been updated to version for Intel Arc Pro.

Despite the large download size (more than 1 GB), Intel’s release notes are vague, with no details about new features or fixes.

The chipmaker highlighted ongoing issues with the Intel Arc series, such as crashes in the “Dead by Daylight” game and issues with “Topaz Video AI.” Intel Core Ultra users with Intel Arc graphics may also encounter display errors in games such as “Diablo 4”.

For Intel Arc Pro users, WHQL driver has a fix related to a temporary block in Bentley LumenRT and some known issues with “Topaz Video AI” and “Blender”.

In addition to graphics drivers, Intel has published new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth drivers with many fixes, including support for 6E Standard Power (AFC). Intel also fixed an issue that causes wireless adapters to stop working when waking from hibernation.

Similarly, fixed another issue that prevented some Intel products from binding to WPA3-Personal (WPA3-SAE) security.

To update the Intel drivers on your device, you can use the Intel support assistant application.

AMD December 2023 Update

Earlier this month, AMD released a new controller Adrenalin 23.12.1 WHQLmainly to support ‘Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora’.

AMD states that the AMD Link controller will not be supported from January 2024, but AMD Link can still be used. This update brings a new design to the software interface, particularly in the Home and Gaming tabs, and introduces energy saving features with HYPR-RX Eco.

new AMD Radeon drivers

There are also DirectML improvements for Topaz AI and DaVinci Resolve, among other updates.

However, it should be possible to download the driver through AMD Radeon Software.

These new drivers from Realtek, Intel, and AMD may or may not improve the overall performance of Windows 11. So you can safely ignore them if you don’t need these fixes.

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