Updating a graphics card

If your NVIDIA based graphics card is a newer model, it is recommended that you update your graphic card drivers regularly to get the best performance and experience from your PC.

If your NVIDIA based graphics card is an older model, then we suggest you update your drivers only if you are experiencing problems while running newer software on your PC.

To fix problems with these features or to take advantage of them, you may need to update your graphics card drivers. In Windows 10, all drivers are automatically downloaded and installed through Windows Update but you can manually search for an updated graphics driver.

Firefox and some plugins use your graphics card to help speed up the display of web content.

Graphic cards are also used by advanced web features like Web GL.

For example, to upgrade closed-source drivers on Ubuntu, you may need to go to System Settings Reboot your computer to use the new graphics driver.

Unfortunately, due to the wide range of possible driver, video card and operating system combinations, hardware acceleration or 3D web graphics (Web GL) may still not work for you in Firefox.

For the complete list of changes, please view the Release Notes available from the NVIDIA driver downloads page.

A graphic card ise required when using heavy graphics functions such as playing video games etc.

If there are no updates available or if the updates don't solve your problems, continue to the next section. Some possible search terms are the name of your computer manufacturer (such as Dell or HP) or generic terms like "update", "maintenance" or "driver". If there is no update tool, no updates available, or if the updates don't solve your problems, continue to the next section.

If your distribution's standard update process doesn't give you the latest drivers, you may need to look for other package repositories for your distribution.

If your system is not running Microsoft Windows or you are looking for an earlier driver or the latest beta driver, you can manually search for a driver from the AMD Graphics and Driver download page.

The general rule of thumb for graphic card display drivers is "if it ain't broken, don't fix it".

While Windows Update will update your computer system including the Device Drivers automatically, or the software updaters of your graphic hardware will inform you when updates are available, there may be a time when you may have to on you own update your systems video and graphic drivers, if you are facing issues like Laptop screen brightness flickering or if you wish to get better performance out of your system.