How to Update Your Graphics Drivers (GPU) for Ultra/Maximum Gaming Performance Windows 8 | NVIDIA, AMD and INTEl
A graphics driver is the software that allow your operating system and programs to use your computer’s graphics hardware. If you Addicted to playing PC games, you must keep your computer’s graphics drivers/software's updated to get the best performance out of your hardware.
Why You must Update Your Graphics Drivers?
NVIDIA and AMD both frequently release new graphics drivers often give significant performance improvements, especially for new games. With Intel serious about integrated graphics performance with their next architecture Has well graphics, they are now starting to release more frequent video driver updates.
Here is a screenshot of the changelog from NVIDIA’s most recent graphics driver package, GeForce 313.96 Driver released on Jan 29, 2013:
Image above you see a significant improvement in the performance of most of the new and old games (up to 65% on some hardware).
Identifying Your Graphics Card
you can get this information right from the Windows Device Manager.
To open the Device Manager:
1- press the Windows key to open your Start menu.
2- type Device Manager into the Start menu.
3- click the Device Manager shortcut.
(If you are using Windows 8, press the Windows key, type Device Manager at the Start screen, select the Settings category, and click the Device Manager shortcut.)
or Right click on my computer and click on manage, select Device Manager
Expand the Display adapters section to see the manufacturer and model of your computer’s graphics card.
Getting the Latest Updates For Your Graphics Hardware
get updated graphics drivers from your graphics hardware manufacturer’s website:
You will have to select the exact model of your computer’s graphics card, which is displayed in the Device Manager window.
or can use NVIDIA Automatic Driver Detection to Let NIVIDIA automatically detect the right driver for your GeForce.
Some manufacturers may have update-checking software that automatically check for new graphics driver versions and alert you When a new update is available, such as the NVIDIA Update utility, which you can access from the NVIDIA Control Panel application (select Help > Updates) or from NIVIDIA icon in system try if you have NVIDIA graphics hardware.
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