Looking for ways to download Vulkan drivers? Then you’ve come to the right place. Read on to learn what Vulkan is and how to download the Vulkan driver.
What is Vulkan?
Vulkan is a low-overhead, cross-platform API (Application Programming Interface), open standard for 3D graphics and computing like OpenGL and Direct3D 11, developed by Khronos Group. Compared with OpenGL and Direct3D, Vulkan API offers higher performance and more balanced CPU and GPU usage. Many high-performance modern video games and applications require Vulkan to run properly.
You don’t need to install Vulkan drivers separately. Usually, Vulkan API is available in graphics card makers’ general release drivers (NVIDIA drivers, Intel drivers, AMD drivers, etc.). To download Vulkan drivers, you just need to download the graphics card drivers. See How to download the Vulkan driver.
How to download the Vulkan driver
To download the Vulkan driver, just download the latest graphics card driver. You can use one of the two ways below to download and install the latest graphics card driver.
Way 1: Update the graphics card driver via Device Manager
Here’s how to update the graphics card driver via Device Manager:
1) Open Device Manager (learn how to access Device Manager).
2) Expand category “Display adapters”. Right-click on your graphics card device and then select Update driver.
3) Select Search automatically for drivers. Then Windows will search for a new driver and install the driver automatically.
Way 2: Download and install the graphics card driver manually
You can download the graphics card driver manually from the graphic card maker’s website.
First, verify what graphics card you have. If you’re not sure how to do it, refer to the steps in article How to See What Graphics Card I Have.
Second, verify what Windows version your computer is running. If you’re not sure how to do it, refer to the steps in article How to See What Version of Windows I Have.
Third, go to your graphics card maker’s website (NVIDIA, Intel, AMD, etc.) and then go to the driver download page. Then you can download the latest graphics card driver corresponding with your graphics card model and the Windows version.
Finally, double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.
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