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Manufacturer's graphics driver or Nvidia driver?

By Lou3
Mar 2, 2012
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  1. What are the pros and cons of the card manufacturer's graphics driver and nvidia's driver? In my case, the card is an Asus.
  2. Ziad

    Ziad TS Rookie Posts: 21

    If it's just the driver we are talking about then you should download the latest version from the manufacturer. Just look for the WHQL as it will not be a BETA driver.
    Personally, I never go with the drivers that comes with the card itself.
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,844   +165

    With laptops, go with the laptop manufacturer's video driver. With desktops, either go with the motherboard driver, if you are using on-board video, or the 3rd party video cards chipset driver. I have an MSI Nvidia video card. I get my video driver updates directly from Nvidia's website. Like Ziad, I never use the supplied driver CD
  4. Lou3

    Lou3 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 66

    Thanks for the replies.

    Tmagic, why do you go directly to nvidia, instead of MSI? That was my question. I have an ASUS video card and have been going directly to nvidia. I'm wondering if there would be any benefit to going with ASUS' latest driver instead.
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,844   +165

    I have always gone to the chipset creators site for drivers... They work the best, and they keep the drivers much more current
  6. Ziad

    Ziad TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Tmagic would you PLS take a look at http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic178275.html & advise
    Sin. yours


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