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. We suggest always keeping your graphics drivers up-to-date.
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.
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.
Here are links for downloading drivers from the most common graphics card manufacturers: If you upgraded your driver to resolve a display issue, and it didn't resolve the issue, you may consider installing an older driver for your graphics card instead.