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  1. Highdro

    Highdro Thread Starter

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    I have a question about graphic card drivers.

    What I want to know is in your opinion on graphic card drivers, maker versus manufacturer... If that make sense, example, is it better to get your drivers from MSI, EVGA, Gigabit website? or is it better to get your drivers from nvidia.com or support.amd.com?
     
  2. SuckyGamer

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    I have a Nvidia Card And I just go to www.nvidia.com or www.amd.com and get them from there, but you have to know the model of your card so you dont install the wrong version of the driver you would like to install.

    Hope that helps you out:)
     
  3. Highdro

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    I personally use www.nvidia.com or www.amd.com but my brother has his own thoughts and does everything "his" way. So he has a Gigabit X1300 Ati card, and he went to the gigabit website to download the drivers, and as we were talking on the phone he said they were like version 8.5 from 2009. I told him the amd website has version 10.2. So I don't know, does gigabit make their own drivers or are they taken from amd.com??
     
  4. SuckyGamer

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    Ok so your bro has a GiGa X1300, what card are you using then? Or are you sharing computers? His Graphics card is GIGABITS version of Ati's x1300. So you possibly could use www.gigabit.com and/or www.amd.com for it. Your brother has got a point thought. It is a Gigabit card thought so you would have to download the driver(s) it from www.gigabit.com . An xample of what i'm saying is for instance I have An EVGA GTX ssc+ 460, but It is a Nvidia card too, so to completly update my card (or yours) I would get drivers from www.nvidia.com (www.amd.com for you) and www.evga.com (www.gigabit.com for you) SOrry if I am confusing you... Do you see what im saying? :?
     
  5. Tanis

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    Personally, I always go for the latest drivers from the chip manufacturer (Nvidia / ATI) unless I have a problem. If I have any issues with those latest drivers (very very rare) I will use the latest from the card manufacturer.
     
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