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how often do you update your graphics card driver?

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2 years ago#11
I update when I feel like it. I feel like about once every few months...mostly I look at the drivers and see if there are any benefits to upgrading for games I play. If so, then I upgrade. If not, maybe I wait for the next drivers?
2 years ago#12
I game on a laptop so the benefits of newer drivers don't affect me. I'm still with 314.22.
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2 years ago#13
I update my drivers every 3-6 months, and normally I don't regret it. In point of fact I've only done "rollbacks" twice in the last 6 years or so.

One rollback was done as a result of AMD's drivers causing BSOD issues with EVE Online and their (at that time) new "Trinity" graphics engine. This only happened whenever the game tried to render one specific ship model, and I received two separate BSODs depending on whether I logged into the game while already flying the ship (graphics BSOD) or if I tried to switch to the ship (hard drive BSOD) after logging in in something else.

The other rollback was done when AMD's drivers failed to incorporate the changes done in the "Rage optimized" drivers released shortly after Rage was. More to the point the "Rage optimized" drivers did absolutely jack all for my frame rate, tearing issues, or anything else in Rage, but it netted me a minimum frame rate boost of 13% in Skyrim. It took AMD almost six months to incorporate those or similar changes in their main drivers before "upgrading" my drivers didn't result in a significant FPS hit for Skyrim.
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2 years ago#14
Shub posted...
I update the video card's drivers every time there's an update available.
I update nothing else unless I have a problem.

totally this. Anti-virus auto updates of course.
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2 years ago#15
I update whenever an official release comes out (that is, I never use the beta drivers). I've only rolled back once out of 10 years.
2 years ago#16
When I have a new GPU, I update almost each time there's a new driver available.

When my GPU is old, only when I have issues in a game
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2 years ago#17
A bunch of people on this board always claim AMD has crappy drivers, but when I had a GTX 660 I was constantly rolling mine back due to problems. I used outdated drivers on that card the entire time I had it installed.
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2 years ago#18
I'm still running 314 since nVidia can't seem to get their s*** together and make a good driver.
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2 years ago#19
AMD doesn't support the 4xxx series anymore so not in a year or so.
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2 years ago#20
From: Judgmenl | Posted: 10/10/2013 7:45:27 PM | #019
AMD doesn't support the 4xxx series anymore so not in a year or so.

This. I use unofficial drivers though with updated dx9 drivers and etc they include in the newer drivers but never in the legacy.
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