A graphic card driver is a software that allows the specific operating system to use your computer’s graphics hardware. If you use your computer to play games and do any other graphic-intensive tasks, you must update your graphic card driver to boost your computer’s performance. If not you are gonna face some issues whiles using graphic cards and it denies access to that essential app that needs to function.
One should check for graphic card updates from time to time to avoid unexpected errors on your PC, fix graphics-related problems, and provides new features to the computer.
You can easily update your graphic card drivers properly on Windows 11 by using these 3 methods.
1. Graphics card drivers update via Device Manager
Device Manager is the 1st option to update the Graphic driver. You can easily check for an update from Device Manager and update it right away by the following steps.
- Press the Windows key and open the taskbar
- Search Device Manager in the search box and click on the relevant result
- Once in the Device Manager window, navigate to click Display Adapters to expand the options
- Right-click on your PC graphics card
- Select Update Driver from the options
Some of the computers come with two graphics hardware and it is categorized into two types one is an integrated graphics card and the other one is dedicated. The dedicated one is the most powerful one of the two.
You can look for the two graphic card options when you expand display adapters as shown in the steps above. Make sure to right-click on the one required for your intended app or game to run. After you’ve right-clicked on the target graphics hardware, click on Update Driver to start the download.
2. Graphics card drivers Update Via Windows Update Section
Regularly, any graphics card should get the latest, appropriate drivers when you update to the latest version of Windows 11. Still, in some cases, there’s a chance that the general Windows update can’t find the proper drivers for your PC model.
In that case, you can update the drivers manually via the windows update section.
- Click Windows key + I to open Windows settings
- Go to and select Windows Update at the bottom of the list of options in the settings.
- In the window that comes up next, select Advanced Options under More Options on the right pane
- In Advanced Options, click Optional Updates, which is the first option
- In the next window, go to and click the Driver Updates drop-down button
- Select your target graphics drivers in the accompanying options
- Finally, click Download & Install to begin the update.
3. Download Update from PC Manufacturer Website
This is one of the alternate methods other than the above two to update your graphic cards from your PC manufacturer’s website. You can use this option if you want to keep the files for future use. Though the above two methods are easier to download you can always keep an alternate option just in case.
To start the downloading process, Enter “PC Model + Graphics Card + Drivers” on your search engine. Download from the related search results that have your PC manufacturer’s name on the URL. In the other case, click on search results with driver scape as the URL and follow the download prompts.
After all the work is done, Make sure you reboot your system before trying to open the intended app. Some systems may not require this action depending on your model but what’s the harm in rebooting your PC after a successful update. You can notice the difference in your PC between pre-update and post-update performance.