However, you can get this information right from the Windows Device Manager.
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.
A graphics driver is the software that allow your operating system and programs to use your computer’s graphics hardware.
If you play PC games, you should keep your computer’s graphics drivers updated to get the best performance out of your hardware.
With Intel getting serious about integrated graphics performance with their upcoming Haswell graphics architecture, they are now starting to release more frequent video driver updates, too.
Here is a snapshot of the changelog from NVIDIA’s most recent graphics driver package, released on January 5, 2013: These sorts of performance increases in updated graphics drivers are not uncommon.