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DCH v Standard drivers

richietog

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on: May 21, 2019, 09:50:25 AM
What is the difference between the both of them?

Currently pinning for a new graphics card (basically RTX 2070)


Wooster

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Reply #1 on: May 21, 2019, 10:21:59 AM
It seems that DCH drivers provide base level functionality and the manufacturers drivers are optimised.

i.e. You have a notebook with an Nvidia Gfx chip.
The DCH drivers will provide an update path if the OEM stops providing drivers a few years down the line (probably for compatibility only), but they won't be optimised for power or contain any gaming profiles etc. so all the higher level functions will remain unchanged.

Thinking about it, it's like the old Win98, ME and XP days where installing the OS on a new system would result in a pile of Windows Drivers being installed to get you up and running, before manually updating the various components with the manufacturers drivers.
It seems that these DCH drivers perform a similar function.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2019, 10:33:08 AM by Wooster »


richietog

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Reply #2 on: May 21, 2019, 04:10:05 PM
Basically DCH are ORM drivers?