Steam To Provide AMD/ATi Driver Updates

AMD and Valve have partnered to deliver the latest ATI Catalyst driver updates to gamers using AMD or ATi graphics card directly from Valve's Steam online gaming platform.

According to the companies, PC gamers will be informed about any driver updates available for their hardware via the AMD auto-notification feature available on the Steam platform.

The atest Steam Hardware Survey had found that around 87 per cent of Steam gamers using DirectX 11 platform were using AMD's ATI Radeon or ATI Mobility Radeon gaming hardware.

In a statement, Jason Holtman, director of business development at Valve, said: “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.”

The first ATI graphics update currently available from the Steam platform is for the ATI Catalyst 10.9.

The move is a part of AMD's Gaming Evolved initiative, which revolves around offering a state of the art gaming experience to PC gamers using AMD hardware.