As Microsoft is ready to roll out the next big update for Windows 11, it’s working on adding the compatible display drivers too.
It stated a deadline of September 5th to accept the drivers from various vendors, so users can run their software without any issues. Nvidia and AMD have launched the enterprise version of these drivers already, with Windows 11 users in release preview channel testing them now.
Windows 11 22H2 Drivers in Testing Mode
After testing the Sun Valley 2 update for months in insider channels, Microsoft is all set to roll a stable version of the same (also known as Window 11 22H2) to eligible users later this year. The company has even marked Win11 22H2’s Build 22621 to the RTM channel, confirming its arrival.
While we are still months behind its launch, Microsoft is seen working on the compatible drivers for this new update and has set a deadline of September 5th for accepting all relevant drivers from respective vendors.
Nvidia and AMD, the two major driver makers for Windows OS have been working on the same. Nvidia has already released WDDM 3.1 – Microsoft’s official graphic driver architecture – and the Windows 11 22H2 ready drivers for enterprise customers, and working on consumer-facing GeForce drivers.
AMD on the other hand has released the driver 31.0.12000.20010 with WDDM 3.1 support, which improves the performance of AMD GPUs in OpenGL apps. These are currently being tested by testers in the release preview channel, who will report back if any issues are found.
These WDDM 3.1 drivers are supposed to fix several bugs, especially the games which leverage the hardware of AMD and Nvidia. Aside from drivers, the new Window 11 22H2 will bring new features in Taskbar, Start Menu, Task Manager, Media Player, and faster animations to improve the overall experience.