Updating my video card

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As a product matures, driver updates primarily provide bug fixes and compatibility with newer software.

If your NVIDIA based graphics card is a newer model, it is recommended that you update your graphic card drivers regularly to get the best performance and experience from your PC.

While newer games get the bulk of the attention, even some older games see a significant increase in performance with updated drivers.

We have previously advised you to not compulsively update your drivers, and we stand by that.

If you see both Intel and NVIDIA hardware on a laptop, your laptop is likely using switching technology to intelligently switch between its better-for-battery-life Intel graphics and better-for-gaming-performance NVIDIA graphics.

In this case, you will want to update your NVIDIA drivers to boost your gaming performance.

However, this is not the case with updated drivers for your graphics card, also known as a GPU or video card.

NVIDIA and AMD both frequently release new graphics drivers that usually give major performance improvements, particularly for newer games.

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