Intel’s entrance into the arena of dedicated graphics cards reveals some surprising observations regarding the size of GPU drivers. Compared with its competitors, Intel’s software is way overweight.
The GeForce Graphics Driver 528.02 from Nvidia, released January 5, is 788MB. Even smaller are AMD’s Adrenalin 22.11.2 from December 8 at 546MB and version 23.1.1 from January 11 (for the Radeon RX 7000 series), which is 590MB. Surprisingly, Intel’s Arc Graphics driver version 18.104.22.16834, released on January 13, is a 1.2GB download. Additionally, the range of hardware and software each driver version supports doesn’t quite add up to their comparative sizes.