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The question is in the topic title.

I have a GTS 250 and am just wondering if it actually does anything for my video card at this point.

Also, is their a specific "Best" Driver for a GTS 250? Always wondered this....
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Bump for interest. I keep drivers up to date on my 6990 but is that even necessary? I think the Catalyst Application Profiles are certainly worth it, but I still wonder...
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The way I would see it is that you probably won't see any performance difference but it is good to keep the drivers up to date because not only are there performance improvements for newer cards but they also address issues with newer drivers, so just keep in mind that performance won't change with older cards but a issue might be fixed with the newest drivers
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Originally Posted by Xboxmember1978 View Post

The way I would see it is that you probably won't see any performance difference but it is good to keep the drivers up to date because not only are there performance improvements for newer cards but they also address issues with newer drivers, so just keep in mind that performance won't change with older cards but a issue might be fixed with the newest drivers

But new issues might also pop up smile.gif

I was looking at just getting 1 driver and sticking with it, thus my 2nd question of "Is there a "Best" Driver for GTS 250?"
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I guess you just gotta test them for yourself. I keep everything up to date though..just how I roll.

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Quote:
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But new issues might also pop up smile.gif
I was looking at just getting 1 driver and sticking with it, thus my 2nd question of "Is there a "Best" Driver for GTS 250?"

Thats true as well.

There is no "Best" per-say. Its only best when it works the best for You. So youll have to test a few drivers for your self.
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