thx for the extra info. I still am a bit confused on how it affects game performance, because on win7, there was no default driver installation for this on my rig. there would be an exclamation mark in device manager until I installed the drivers for it manually when googling what it actually is. But i've never once had a single performance issue in any games before or after installing the drivers. Never tested games without this installed on win 10 though. I have crysis 3, so once I finish mad max, i'll test and see if there's any issues on my rig. what should i be on the lookout for? stuttering or slowdowns?