Updating a graphics card


05-Aug-2016 17:55

For example, to upgrade closed-source drivers on Ubuntu, you may need to go to System Settings Reboot your computer to use the new graphics driver.

Unfortunately, due to the wide range of possible driver, video card and operating system combinations, hardware acceleration or 3D web graphics (Web GL) may still not work for you in Firefox.

For the complete list of changes, please view the Release Notes available from the NVIDIA driver downloads page.

A graphic card ise required when using heavy graphics functions such as playing video games etc.

Most laptops just use integrated graphics chips that are part of their motherboards and they don’t leave empty spaces to add anything else, some do come with cards that can sometimes be updated, but they’re in the minority.

The reason isn’t just space, newer graphics card tend to generate even more heat than older ones, so even if they could fit, manufacturers would still have no way of accounting for the airflow the new card would require.

The first and most important thing to do before making any update, is detecting the brand and models of your graphic cards. Below are two ways of detecting marks and models of your graphics card.

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Firefox and some plugins use your graphics card to help speed up the display of web content.When NVIDIA releases a new product, over time software developers learn more about the architecture, and are able to gain better performance from this architecture through updated drivers.