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 do it with one of the two ways below.
Way 1: Download the graphics card driver manually
You can download the graphics card driver manually from the graphic card maker’s website.
Firstly, verify what graphics card you have. If you’re not sure how to do it, refer to the steps in How to See What Graphics Card I Have.
Secondly, verify what Windows version your computer is running. If you’re not sure how to do it, refer to the steps in How to See What Version of Windows I Have.
Thirdly, 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.
If the manual way is not easy for you, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy. See Way 2.
Way 2: Download the graphics card driver automatically
If you don’t have the time or computer skills to download and update the graphics card driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.
With Driver Easy, you can download and update a driver easily without verifying the PC model, the device model or the Windows version. All you need is several clicks. Most importantly, you don’t need to worry about downloading a wrong driver.
Here’s how to use Driver Easy to download and update the graphics card driver.
1) Download and install Driver Easy Free on your computer.
2) Launch Driver Easy and then click Scan Now, then Driver Easy will scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. The process may take several seconds. Once done, you’ll see a list of drivers that can be updated.
3) Locate the graphics card driver then click the Update button next to it, then the driver will be downloaded automatically. After the driver file is downloaded to your computer, you can follow the step-by-step guide from Driver Easy to install the driver easily.
If you upgrade to Driver Easy Pro, click the Update button, then the driver will be downloaded and installed automatically. To update all drivers, just click the Update All button.
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