That depends what resolution you play the games at, I see once we reach 4k there’s hardly any difference regarding cpu and fps. Yes, there was a campaign to keep IZ3D alive and the owners set a real high price. I didn’t frequent that forum and didn’t read about it until it was all over with and nothing but spammers were in the forum. I still use that old driver and monitor on rare occasion, great for DX 8,9 and some select 10 games. Not always the case because I just saw a YouTube video where someone bench tested a game and the latest drivers were worse then the previous driver.
If your computer seems to be dragging or running slower than it used to, it might be time to update the drivers. Out-of-date drivers can impact overall computer performance, making this an important part of your overall computer maintenance.
But if you don’t experience specific errors or problems, upgrading a fully functional driver may not do much and can be a source of new errors. Valve recently recommended Forceware 417 for the Index just as an example that newer isn’t always better.
Most users don’t update these drivers until there is a valid problem, and that’s OK. While driver updates for security are always necessary, software to peripheral device drivers has much less of an impact on overall performance.
No; they are two separate things. Remember that FPS is how many frames your gaming computer is producing or drawing, while the refresh rate is how many times the monitor is refreshing the image on the screen. The refresh rate (Hz) of your monitor does not affect the frame rate (FPS) your GPU will be outputting.
That should theoretically free up the CPU a little and can potentially equate to an small performance boost. Drivers for all other computer and device connections aren’t as big of a concern.
More physical RAM wouldn’t help — the video card itself is holding back your performance. It’s essentially an entry-level gaming card, not a high-end performer, which is why you get much better performance without all the high-res texture packs and mods installed.
How can I find out which graphics card I have in my PC? 1. Click Start.
2. On the Start menu, click Run.
3. In the Open box, type "dxdiag" (without the quotation marks), and then click OK.
4. The DirectX Diagnostic Tool opens. Click the Display tab.
5. On the Display tab, information about your graphics card is shown in the Device section.
For some reason he got 3fps less with the latest driver in the game called "The Division". But mostly I think Nvidia is pretty good at maintaining similar performance through the years. But the update in the fix manager will be automatic with the same results.
There are many games that are really optimized well that were just OK before with the fix manager too, I highly recommend trying a few of their game fixes too. When the fix manager handles it, it will connect online and find the latest driver and give you the option to install. If I remember correctly, you will need to go to NV control panel and enable 3D again. Maybe in some specific games performance has improved, more often I think Nvidia has just fixed errors.