We have previously advised you to not compulsively update your drivers – most hardware drivers that come with your computer or through Windows Update are fine.
However, graphics drivers for your NVIDIA, AMD, or even Intel graphics hardware are a big exception.
However, you can get this information right from the Windows Device Manager.
into the Start menu, and click the Device Manager shortcut.
With Intel getting serious about integrated graphics performance with their upcoming Haswell graphics architecture, they are now starting to release more frequent video driver updates, too.
Here is a snapshot of the changelog from NVIDIA’s most recent graphics driver package, released on January 5, 2013: These sorts of performance increases in updated graphics drivers are not uncommon.
Updates to your computer’s motherboard, sound card, and network drivers don’t generally give speed improvements.
They will often fix rare bugs – and maybe even introduce new bugs.Use the links on this page to download the latest version of 3D Video Controller drivers.All drivers available for download have been scanned by antivirus program.Some manufacturers may have update-checking utilities that automatically check for new graphics driver versions and alert you to them, such as the NVIDIA Update utility, which you can access from the NVIDIA Control Panel application (select Help If you have older graphics hardware, bear in mind that it won’t be supported forever.Manufacturers eventually move older hardware to a stable driver release that they stop optimizing and updating.If your graphics hardware is five years old, it’s very likely that optimized drivers for it are not longer being released.