- Apr 2, 2007
- No, sleep, till, BROOKLYN
- 11 Xterra Pro-4x, 12 'stang GT
That just means that your Video card was installed with the generic VGA driver to get it working. If you right click on it and select "Update driver" it will install a specific driver. In my case it worked for the nVidia driver and Intel driver was installed out of the box.not from intel, not from nvidia.
1. with microsoft drivers my graphics card shows up as "VGA adapter" and that's an end of it. it works, but it's far from perfect, you have to admit.
This means Windows did not recognize your hardware. Although I suspect that if you were to force Windows to check for drivers with WinUpdate you would have gotten the drivers.2. as stated before, pieces of hardware are unknown to windows unless i install intel chipset drivers.
there you go. the included drivers WORK, but they're no good and they're certainly not the drivers intel / AMD / nvidia / whoever want you to use.
have you never realized while using windows-drivers, that all your hardware has meaningless names far from the actual thing that's supposed to be there?
To reiterate you are confusing generic drivers that are used just to get your hardware to work with specific drivers. Windows Update does keep a huge repository of specific drivers but it will not be as up to date as manufacturer's site because it takes time for the drivers to be certified and packaged for WinUpdate.
In reality you will not notice any kind of performance difference between drivers in WinUpdate and drivers from the OEM as long as they are specific to your hardware. Only hardware that would even care would be higher end video and sound cards. Just about everything else wouldn't see any performance boost.
Even with A/V controllers you will only see the difference in graphics intensive applications such as gaming.