Stardock announces Nvidia-branded Impulse, updates drivers automatically

Graphics drivers are a hassle sometimes. Plenty of times, it’s more of a hassle for developers than it is for consumers. When someone reports that the latest game isn’t running well on their system, the typical solution for the problem is that they’re using drivers from a year ago which don’t optimize the game for the smoothest performance. Stardock, the developer behind the digital distribution platform Impulse, have a solution.

Working alongside Nvidia, Stardock have announced a special version of their Impulse client which will automatically detect and update drivers for Nvidia graphics cards. “The single biggest issue preventing PC gamers today from having an optimal experience is a failure to update their video card drivers,” said Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock. “For many users, updating video drivers has been a complicated and sometimes confusing experience. As PC game developers ourselves, we recognized those concerns and, in partnership with Nvidia, have taken a step to make the process more accessible.” Now, if we could get AMD/ATI on board (or on the motherboard) then Impulse could be one complete platform.