How to download Nvidia drivers to keep your computer’s graphics running smoothly and vibrantly



a man standing in front of a television: Nvidia drivers are easier to update than you might realize. dikiiy/Shutterstock


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Nvidia drivers are easier to update than you might realize. dikiiy/Shutterstock

  • You can download Nvidia drivers right from the Nvidia website, or using an app called Nvidia GeForce Experience.
  • If you have an Nvidia GeForce card, you can install the GeForce Experience app to automatically install the right Nvidia drivers. 
  • If you have a different kind of Nvidia card or don’t want to use the Experience app, you can manually download drivers from the Nvidia website. 
  • Before you download new Nvidia drivers, use the Windows Device Manager to find out what graphics card you have installed.
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For years, Nvidia has been a leader in the field of computer graphics. Many of the most powerful computers on the market use Nvidia graphics cards.

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And like any part of your computer, the software on your Nvidia cards — also known as their “drivers” — occasionally need to be upgraded. Keeping your graphics card updated is vital, as outdated drivers can cause all sorts of glitches and bugs.

Luckily, you don’t need to pull the card out of your computer to update its drivers. You can just download new drivers, much like you would update a regular app.

There are two ways to download Nvidia drivers and keep your system up to date, but before you get started, you need to know what kind of Nvidia card is installed on your computer. 

1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen, and select “Device Manager” in the pop-up that appears.

2. In the Device Manager, find the “Display Adapters” line and click the arrow next to it. This will show you all the graphics cards currently active on your computer.

3. You should see the name of

Why Nvidia Has Pivoted to Software

Every day the greatest companies in tech are reimagining what’s possible and pushing the boundaries to create new markets. That’s why Nvidia ((NVDA) -Get Report) keeps winning.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company Monday announced a Maxine, a cloud-based set of developer tools to help businesses build better videoconferencing software.

That’s right, a company best known cutting edge hardware, also makes innovative software tools.

Software is the reason investors should continue to buy Nvidia shares.

It’s hard to explain but in 2007, at the beginning of the cloud computing revolution, Jensen Huang, Nvidia’s chief executive decided to go all-in on artificial intelligence. The choice baffled many pundits because AI had been a lost cause for big tech so far.

Since the 1970s technologists have been drawn to the idea of computers learning to process data efficiently like the human brain. Huang made the case succinctly in 2016 when he addressed a Deep Learning conference about the work Nvidia was doing with self-driving cars.

He told an audience about how easily humans quickly distinguish between flying insects hurtling toward our car windshield and dangerous projectiles. We don’t swerve out of the way for bugs. On the other hand, computers have to process the image, identify the threat level, then react accordingly, all in real time. They need vast amounts of bandwidth to make this happen.

AI could absorb a big portion of the data processing.

Nvidia engineers are using the same big ideas they brought to self-driving to tackle other software problems, like telecommunication networks, connected medical devices, and now videoconferencing. And they are having a huge amount of success.

Maxine is a set of software tools that uses AI to fix the nagging problems inherent in our new work-from-home software experience like poor resolution, lousy face lighting, noisy backgrounds

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang compares the Omniverse and the metaverse

Nvidia announced yesterday it was launching an open beta for the Omniverse, a virtual environment the company describes as a “metaverse” for engineers.

CEO Jensen Huang showed a demo of the Omniverse, where engineers can work on designs in a virtual environment, as part of the keynote talk at Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference, a virtual event being held online this week. More than 30,000 people from around the world have signed up to participate.

The Omniverse is a virtual tool that allows engineers to collaborate. It was inspired by the science fiction concept of the metaverse, the universe of virtual worlds that are all interconnected, like in novels such as Snow Crash and Ready Player One. I asked Huang whether Nvidia was interested in creating the consumer version of the metaverse, and what technology would be needed to create it.

Huang said Nvidia’s view of the metaverse is threefold. He said that with the Omniverse, different companies will create a version of a virtual world that will be their “metaverse.”


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Nvidia's Marbles at Night demo showcases complex physics and lighting in the Omniverse.

Above: Nvidia’s Marbles at Night demo showcases complex physics and lighting in the Omniverse.

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“Adobe is a world. Autodesk is a world. When someone is working on their content, they’re in their world,” Huang said. “These worlds are going to get richer and richer, as these worlds that you’re creating in [3D animation software] Maya start feeling like you’re in virtual reality. And so, your work group will feel like you’re in a world. And what we would like to do is to connect all of those worlds together, for the various work groups, the various studios, and they can work on one giant world, one giant piece of

Nvidia CEO anticipates supply shortages for the RTX 3080 and 3090 to last until 2021

If you are looking to get your hands on an Nvidia RTX 3080 or 3090 graphics card, you’re probably going to have to wait until 2021. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang announced today that the company expects shortages for both graphics cards will continue to for the remainder of the year, Tom’s Hardware and Wccftech reports.

During a Q&A with press to cover its GTC announcements, Huang responded to the continuous shortages for both graphics cards. “I believe that demand will outstrip all of our supply through the year,” Huang said.

The RTX 3080 and 3090 had extremely rough launches, with both cards selling out within minutes of preorders going live, but Huang says the issue is not with supply but rather the demand of both GPUs.

“Even if we knew about all the demand, I don’t think it’s possible to have ramped that fast,” Huang said. “We’re ramping really really hard. Yields are great, the product’s shipping fantastically, it’s just getting sold out instantly.” Nvidia has apologized for the launch of the RTX 3080 and the limited supply of the cards.

Nvidia has one more card in the RTX 3000 series it plans to launch this year: the $499 RTX 3070. Nvidia pushed the release date to October 29th in the hopes that the company can work with retailers to get the cards to more customers on launch day. But if it is anything like the last two launches, it’s going to be chaotic.

Of course, if you are determined to buy a new graphics card this year, you may want to see what AMD reveals on October 28th. The company is hosting a GPU event to reveal the Radeon RX 6000

Nvidia Partners With GlaxoSmithKline to Use AI for Drug Development

Nvidia  (NVDA) – Get Report said Monday it was partnering with GlaxoSmithKline  (GSK) – Get Report and its artificial intelligence group to use AI for developing new drugs and vaccines, while building a supercomputer to aid researchers in their work on the coronavirus and other challenges.

Shares of Nvidia, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based computer graphics chip company, were up 3.4% to $540.08, while American depositary receipts of GlaxoSmithKline rose 1.5% to $37.79. 

Located in London, GSK’s hub will use biomedical data, AI methods and advanced computing platforms to unlock genetic and clinical data, Nvidia said.

The GSK AI hub will be home to its U.K.-based AI team, including GSK AI Fellows, a new professional training program and now scientists from Nvidia.

“GSK and Nvidia together will help push the boundaries of what AI can do and put vast data sources to work to advance the discovery of new medicines and vaccines,” Kimberly Powell, vice president of healthcare at Nvidia, said in a statement.

In addition, Nvidia said it was building what it called the United Kingdom’s most powerful supercomputer, which it will make available to U.K. healthcare researchers using AI to solve pressing medical challenges, including those presented by Covid-19.

The “Cambridge-1” computer is expected to come online by year-end.

GSK and AstraZeneca will be among the first pharmaceutical companies to use Cambridge-1 for research.

The computer will be a Nvidia DGX SuperPOD system capable of delivering more than 400 petaflops of AI performance. It will rank among the world’s top 3 most energy-efficient supercomputers on the current Green500 list.

Last month, Nvidia reached an agreement to acquire Arm Holdings from the British chip designer’s Japanese parent SoftBank for $40 billion.