Advice Request Should I Update My Nvidia Driver to the Latest Version if I Don't Play Games on My Machine?

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lokamoka820

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You get driver updates with windows update, but the version a bit dated, should I update my Nvidia driver to the latest version if I don't play games on my machine?
 

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Yes, updating your Nvidia driver can still be beneficial even if you're not gaming. It often includes general performance improvements, bug fixes, and compatibility updates for new software.
 

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If you look at the latest release notes:
This new Game Ready Driver provides the best gaming experience for the latest new games supporting DLSS 3 technology including Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut. Further support for new titles leveraging NVIDIA DLSS technology includes the launch of Homeworld 3 which supports DLSS Super Resolution.
No need if you don't play games.
3.1.1 Fixed Gaming Bugs > Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR'S CUT: Resizable BAR profile [4597841]

3.1.2 Fixed General Bugs > N/A
No need if you don't play games.
2.5 What’s New in Release 550
> Support for CUDA 12.4.
> Adds support for RTX Video HDR.
> Adds support for the “Auto” setting for RTX Video Super Resolution.
> Adds support for NVIDIA Ultra Low Latency Mode with DirectX 12 titles.
> Adds the latest performance improvements, bug fixes, and driver enhancements.
It looks like any driver version >/= 550 is recommended.

If you don't play games no need for the latest driver, but for the latest performance improvements, bug fixes, and driver enhancements it is wise to stay somewhat up to date.
 
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If you look at the latest release notes:

No need if you don't play games.

No need if you don't play games.

It looks like any driver version >/= 550 is recommended.

If you don't play games no need for the latest driver, but for the latest performance improvements, bug fixes, and driver enhancements it is wise to stay somewhat up to date.
Also, these:
> Adds support for RTX Video HDR.
> Adds support for the “Auto” setting for RTX Video Super Resolution.
 

lokamoka820

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Mar 1, 2024
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If you look at the latest release notes:

No need if you don't play games.

No need if you don't play games.

It looks like any driver version >/= 550 is recommended.

If you don't play games no need for the latest driver, but for the latest performance improvements, bug fixes, and driver enhancements it is wise to stay somewhat up to date.
I thought that when I get driver updates from windows updates it will be optimized better for my machine, or it is the same as the manufacture website?
 
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