In general sense, a driver is a software component the operating system needs to interact with any other device. The driver gets the data from your mouse, flash drive, printer, or keyboard, and delivers the information to the operating system, which returns it to the application. From time to time the drivers need to be updated to let new versions of software bring in additional features. They fix the bugs of previous releases, improve productivity, bring security and stability for PC working.

There’s no need to go obsessing about regular up-to-dating the drivers. Until everything is working just fine, you can skip the driver updates. Moreover, the latest version might cause problems for the most part, so it’s better to use just the right one. It pays to keep an eye on popping up messages about new drivers in case a piece of “plug-and-forget” hardware plays up. If this occurs upgrading the drivers to the latest version can fix multiple issues and restore its smooth work.

The golden rule of drivers states “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. And graphics drivers are a major exception. They should get updated more often for greater performance of video effects. With Intel getting more serious about integrated graphics performance, AMD and Nvidia have started releasing more frequent video driver updates. The gamers who own the newer models of graphic cards know all advantages of optimization and boosting the gaming process with the updated drivers to keep close track on new releases.