Valve on Friday announced that it has updated the APU driver for Windows on the handheld PC gaming device, Steam Deck as well as released a couple of other driver updates.
Hi all, just a heads up for folks running Windows on their Steam Decks – we've recently updated the APU driver and one of the audio drivers to address a few issues.
You can find those updated drivers here: https://t.co/zjU2Ubr8l0 pic.twitter.com/LywG0wmsOe
— Steam Deck (@OnDeck) June 17, 2022
According to Lawrence Yang, a UX designer at Valve, the new APU driver fixes performance issues with Halo Infinite and many other titles that have regressed recently.
Hello to all Steam Deck + Windows (WinDeck?) enthusiasts! We've just updated the APU driver for Windows on Steam Deck to address issues with Halo Infinite and other titles that regressed recently.
New driver can be found here: https://t.co/aRWUulw1kp pic.twitter.com/BLXwBmLnjO
— Lawrence Yang (@lawrenceyang) June 17, 2022
Below are the Windows Drivers updates released:
- APU driver– download here, run setup.exe to install.
- This driver is updated as of June 16, 2022.
- Wi-Fi driver– download here, run install.bat to install.
- Bluetooth driver – download here, run installdriver.cmd to install.
- SD Card reader driver– download here, run setup.exe to install.
- Audio drivers
Download driver 1/2, right-click cs35l41.inf, and select Install.
- (last updated June 13, 2022)
- Download driver 2/2, right-click NAU88L21.inf, and select Install.
- These INF files will show up as ‘Setup Information’ type files in File Explorer.
- On Windows 11, right-click and select ‘Show More Options’ to see the ‘Install’ option.
- Don’t forget to get the updated APU driver above for audio support.
Currently, dual-boot with SteamOS is not available. While Steam Deck is fully capable of dual-boot, the SteamOS installer that provides a dual-boot wizard isn’t ready yet. This will ship alongside SteamOS 3 once it is complete.
Since Steam is not providing ‘Windows on Deck’ support as of now, Windows users are advised to be careful while installing Windows on Steam Deck as it is still causing a lot of problems to the users.
Troubled Windows users took to Twitter to complain about issues such as display driver corruption on Windows, and black screen problem caused by previous APU driver.