Article ID: 000087906 Content Type: Install & Setup Last Reviewed: 05/09/2022

Why Would I Want to Upgrade My Graphics Driver?

Environment

Windows 11*, Windows 7 family*, Windows 8.1 family*, Windows 8 family*, Windows® 10 family

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Summary

Information on why you might be interested in updating the graphics driver for your system.

Description

I don't understand why I need to update my graphics driver to a newer version.

Resolution
  • To resolve graphics-related problems. Examples: visual corruption when playing a new game, Windows gives a graphics driver error.
  • Your computer manufacturer recommends a graphics update.
  • As advised by an Intel Customer Support agent.
Note

If you have a 6th generation Intel processor or higher, your computer manufacturer’s customizations will remain intact after upgrading your graphics driver.

To identify your Intel processor generation, see How to Find the Generation of Intel Core Processors.

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