This document describes how to install an updated version of the graphics driver on a computer that runs Windows 8, Windows 7, or Vista.The graphics driver is system software that controls a computer's video adapter (sometimes called a Adobe does not support the installation of graphics drivers and provides the information in this document only as a courtesy.Those, we recommend you keep up-to-date, especially if you’re a gamer.
In some cases, updating the graphics driver can resolve stability issues in Adobe applications.
A graphics driver is the software that allow your operating system and programs to use your computer’s graphics hardware.
Question: I received an error message saying that my video card drivers are out of date. Answer: One of the first things you should do when a game is having problems is ensuring that your computer's drivers and operating system are up to date.
Out-of-date drivers and operating systems can lead to several issues that affecting a game's performance.
For some types of graphics hardware integrated into laptops (also known as notebook GPUs), you may not be able to get drivers straight from the graphics adapter manufacturer.
You may have to get updated drivers from your laptop manufacturer, and they may not regularly release updates.
The general rule of thumb for graphic card display drivers is "if it ain't broken, don't fix it".
When NVIDIA releases a new product, over time software developers learn more about the architecture, and are able to gain better performance from this architecture through updated drivers.
For assistance with the installation of a graphics driver, contact the manufacturer of the computer or the manufacturer of the computer's video adapter.
To identify the manufacturer and model of the computer's video adapter or chipset, use the Direct X Diagnostic Tool included with Windows 8, Windows 7, and Vista.
If you play PC games, you should keep your computer’s graphics drivers updated to get the best performance out of your hardware.