The general rule of thumb for graphic card display drivers is "if it ain't broken, don't fix it".

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 often give major performance improvements, particularly for newer games.

Once installed on your PC, NVIDIA Update scans your hardware configuration and your current driver version to determine the appropriate driver for your NVIDIA GPUs.

This information is sent to NVIDIA and matched to our driver database to check for updates.

Starting with R275 drivers, NVIDIA Update also provides automatic updates for game and program profiles, including SLI profiles.

NVIDIA Update provides notifications for Ge Force and ION GPUs for both desktop and notebook PCs. When you install a Release 270 or later Ge Force/ION driver from you will be presented with the option to install NVIDIA Update.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.Manually Updating Using the Ge Force Experience Updating Ubuntu Drivers Community Q&A Nvidia is constantly tweaking the underlying software that controls Nvidia graphics cards.Updated drivers are often released every few weeks.It’s very important to choose the right drivers for your video card otherwise your computer may crash.