What a driver is
Drivers (also called ‘controllers’) act as an interface between the operating system and the devices that make up a computer to enable all the components to ‘understand’ each other and work together.
In the case of a graphics card, the driver informs the operating system of the different screen resolutions it supports (number of colours, frequency of updates, resolution, etc.)
Although operating systems already include controllers for the most commonly used peripherals on the market, the manufacturers modify them from time to time to improve their performance.
Likewise, the desire to launch new devices onto the market before the competition means that products are sold with drivers that often contain faults, and these can destabilise the operating system. As a result, the manufacturers usually improve and rectify errors in previous versions and also add new functions.
Drivers can undergo several updates in one year
If we consider the number of devices installed in a computer (printers, scanners, sound cards, etc.), it is easy to realise the vital importance of keeping these files up-to-date in order to achieve better performance.
Much of the instability of our operating systems is due to defects in installed drivers.
Updating drivers means higher speed and more stability
By visiting the manufacturer’s website twice a year you can extend the capacity of your device drivers and add diagnosis tools or a program that provides new functions for your components.