Updating your GPU

What is a GPU?

Your graphics processing unit (GPU) plays a big part when rendering and processing images with our software and plug-ins.  For that reason, it is important to keep the display drivers up to date.  Follow these instructions to ensure that you have the latest software updates for your computer's graphics card. This process will also usually upgrade your version of OpenGL for software like Topaz Impression.


Windows Auto Detect will not always find the latest drivers for your graphics card.  You will need to visit the graphic card manufacturer's website to get the correct driver update.

How to Find Your GPU Model

To determine your current Graphics Card installed on your machine, follow the steps below:


Hold down the Windows Key   and press the letter R on your keyboard.


Type in DXDIAG in the Run window and press Enter on your keyboard.


Once the DXDIAG program loads, click the "Display" tab.



You should see a window that looks like this:

You will want to note the information listed under "Name" on the left panel of the box, under "Device".  In this example the information would be: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series. This information is the model of your video card.  The next step is finding the newest software for the model listed.

Driver Download Links

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