Benchmarking NVIDIA drivers. Find out if it’s worth updating your current driver version.

Every time NVIDIA releases a new Game Ready driver version there is a question that comes to our mind: should I update NVIDIA GPU drivers? The question is simple, but the answer isn’t.

The general rule suggests us to always update our drivers to the latest version as that ensures us to get latest bug fixes, security updates, optimizations for some of the latest games and in terms of support for new features. However, all this doesn’t ensure the best performance in terms of raw performance (using FPS avg parameter) and frametimes stability (capturing 1% and 0.1% Low avg framerates or even better through P1 and P0.2 fps percentile parameters). It is precisely at this point where comparative performance analysis of GPU drivers are key, since they allow us to validly and reliably estimate significant improvements or regressions in graphics performance attributable to driver version changes.

That’s why Gaming Experiencer offers you a data-based answer to that recurrent question through the regular release of exhaustive benchmarks of the graphical performance of latest NVIDIA drivers across a variety of gaming scenarios, including those of the main graphics/game engines.