Decklink upgrade path

Been running with Desktop video 10.1 for quite a while and tried to go straight to 10.5.6 - which didn't work (didn't detect the card - also made no attempt to upgrade the card firmware) - so am guessing some or all of the intermediate upgrades need installed.

Does every minor upgrade need to be installed, or is it good enough to go 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 etc?

Edit: - 10.1 to 10.2 to 10.3 etc. worked - card firmware got updated at 10.3 on the way to 10.5