The old graphics card should not upgrade the driver try it yourself to know

Often see people say N card and A card driver problems, such as N card with the next generation of products will give the previous generation to do negative optimization, the more you use the card; A card initial driver is not perfect, must use the new driver and so on. Does it mean that the partners who are still using GTX 10xx graphics cards can’t be upgraded now? Or that A card can not stop with a use, must brush the web page every day to find a new driver? To understand the truth, let’s take a look at the actual test.


In the test to find the N card and A card flagship models belonging to two generations, and then respectively use the latest drivers in September 2018 and June 2019 for testing (Radeon 7 is listed on February 4, 2019, on the use of the latest driver when it was listed for comparison). The test platform is a Z370 motherboard + 32GB of RAM + Core i7-8086K processor, which definitely won’t hold back.


The games chosen for testing include Ashes of the Singularity Expansion, Kill Devil Human Splinter, Hitman, Metro: Last Light Returns, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Tomb Raider: Rise of the Tomb Raider, Warhammer II, Tomb Raider: Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, and Crysis 5. Use the average scores of these games for comparison.


1080P average frame rate


1080P lowest frame speed


1440P (2K) average frame rate


1440P (2K) lowest frame rate


4K average frame rate


4K minimum frame rate


In comparison, whether it is a new card or an old card, after upgrading to the latest driver, the frame speed in the game mostly has some improvement, and the improvement to the lowest frame speed is more obvious. That is to say, in these 9 months, the manufacturer’s main work is not how to make this game run faster overall, but targeted to deal with the game scenarios in which the worst support, maybe it is to find the driver bugs that cause running lag and solve them.


So it seems, with N card partners really do not have to take negative optimization seriously, encounter driver updates or do not let go of the good, to solve the occasional lag question head. Of course, play more enjoyable. A card partners, look at the driver to bring the game speed is not so exaggerated, then don’t pay too much attention to the new driver, encounter the official update push every month and then upgrade it, usually the best to use peacefully and steadily.


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