AMD partners with Valve to deliver drivers over Steam

By on September 20, 2010

Users will be able to use Steam to detect and install the latest drivers.

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AMD has announced they have locked hands with Valve to deliver driver updates for their range of graphics card over the popular online game distribution service Steam. The new service will automatically detect and install the latest drivers from within the Steam client for users with ATi cards.

“Steam represents an evolution for PC and online gaming, and the availability of ATI Catalyst graphics driver updates directly on the Steam platform can help further enhance the PC gaming experience for users of ATI Radeon products,” said Ben Bar-Haim, corporate vice president of software for AMD. “AMD now has the opportunity to help deliver an even better experience for PC gamers.”

“Valve is extremely pleased to be working with AMD to provide automatic driver updates for AMD’s leading edge products on Steam,” said Jason Holtman, director of business development at Valve. “PC gamers demand the most of their gaming hardware and providing these updates automatically will help ensure those playing via Steam are playing at optimal performance.”

I finally won’t be needing to keep alarms to update my drivers! Now, only if nVidia jumps ship as well.


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