Windows 11 22H2, also known as Sun Valley 2, will start rolling out later this month. This would be the first major update to Windows 11 since its release in October 2021. At the moment, version 22H2 is available to testers with the new Task Manager and more.
Chipmakers have already started to put pressure on their drivers ahead of the public release. For those who don’t know, Windows 11 22H2 includes the new version of Microsoft’s “WDDM” GPU architecture. The WDDM 3.1 release comes with performance improvements and a couple of unknown changes to be revealed later.
While older drivers should continue to work normally with Windows 11 22H2, as Microsoft has always been careful about backwards compatibility, support for dedicated drivers is always vital. Intel, AMD, and Nvidia have released compatible drivers for Windows 11 22H2 to address any compatibility or performance issues.
Nvidia GPU drivers for Windows 11 22H2
Nvidia is one of the companies that released new drivers in the summer. Both the ‘Game Ready’ / ‘Studio’ drivers and the drivers for the RTX and Quadro enterprise GPUs have been updated with proper Sun Valley 2 support.
You can download the updated drivers using the official GeForce app.
AMD Chipset Drivers for Windows 11 22H2
AMD Ryzen chipset driver version 4.08.09.2337 is now available for download from the official website. The changelog does not reveal anything interesting, except the mention of compatibility with version 22H2 of Windows 11.
We don’t know how exactly compatibility with version 22H2 is improved in this release, but performance seems to have improved with the newer drivers.
If you plan to install Ryzen Chipset driver version 4.08.09.2337, be sure to check the list of known issues:
- Updating to newer drivers may fail.
- Text alignment issues if you use the Russian language.
- You will need to manually reboot the system if your language is not English.
- A Windows Installer pop-up message may appear on the screen.
The AMD chipset driver is available for all Zen based processors including:
- Ryzen, Athlon and Threadripper.
- A320, B350, X370, B450, X470, X399, A520, B550, X570, TRX40 and WRX80.
Download AMD Ryzen Chipset Driver 4.08.09.2337.
AMD Adrenalin Edition (GPU) Drivers for Windows 11 22H2
AMD Radeon graphics users can also download the latest drivers before upgrading to Windows 11 22H2. AMD Adrenalin Edition driver 22.7.1 or later contains support for new feature update and OpenGL optimizations.
In addition to support for Windows 11 version 22H2, the Radeon graphics driver update also includes support for Microsoft Agility SDK versions 1602 and 1606. Support for Microsoft Shader Model 6.7 is also included.
To download AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition, you can use the Radeon Settings app or directly visit the official website.
Intel Drivers for Windows 11 22H2
Earlier this month, Intel also released new wireless drivers to support Windows 11 22H2 and more. The main feature of the update is the compatibility with version 22H2.
Wi-Fi driver version 22.160.0 can be downloaded from the company’s official website. In addition to version 22H2, it also includes support for all officially supported versions of Windows 10 and 11. Here is the full changelog:
- Better performance on Wi-Fi 6 wireless adapters.
- Intel fixed an issue where Android devices could experience degraded network performance if connected through your PC’s wireless access point.
- Intel fixed an issue where the PC could not get an IP address.
Intel is expected to release the same set of improvements for its Bluetooth driver later this month.
These Intel drivers will begin rolling out through Windows Update in the coming weeks or months. If you can’t wait, you can install the driver manually by following these steps:
- Open the Intel website.
- Download the Intel Driver and Support Assistant (iDSA) tool.
- Open the tool from the system tray.
- Search for updates.
- Select and apply.
You can also download offline installers directly from the Intel website: GPU and Wireless. driver portal