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    New Intel drivers give up to 30% performance boost for ...


    The great thing about software is that it can be updated easily and when done correctly, can improve performance too. That's exactly the case here with Intel's new drivers for its HD 4400 /5000 series chip sets that are part of the Core M Processor line that are used in the Surface Pro 3.

    The update is said to improve performance by up to 30% in some activities which is a solid increase for a simple driver update. Intel's integrated graphics chips are not known to be the hardest hitting chip sets on the block, especially when it comes to games, so when Intel is touting a 10% performance improvement in gaming, it makes for happy consumers.
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    Interesting.

    Whenever I try to upgrade my graphics drivers (ATI and NVidia), Windows reports that their performance has decreased.

    Most of my graphics driver updates result in Windows reporting that their performance has decreased.
    As a result, I suspect that the updates are just a scam designed to encourage you to buy a newer card.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 10 Sep 2014 at 23:34. Reason: Clarification
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Interesting.

    Whenever I try to upgrade my graphics drivers (ATI and NVidia), Windows reports that their performance has decreased.
    As a result, I suspect that the updates are just a scam designed to encourage you to buy a newer card.
    I've seen my WEI score drop a .1 after a graphics driver update but I don't lose any sleep over it. I think some of it depends on how old your card is. Some of the driver updates don't really do much for older graphics cards. They are really meant more for the newer cards supported by that driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I've seen my WEI score drop a .1 after a graphics driver update but I don't lose any sleep over it. I think some of it depends on how old your card is. Some of the driver updates don't really do much for older graphics cards. They are really meant more for the newer cards supported by that driver.
    To be fair, when I updated the Intel graphics driver in my Toshiba laptop, Windows reported a 0.1 increase in performance.

    (I've edited my previous comment - Post #2).
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    The score get's lower as well, if there is newer and better hardware out there.

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