IObit has launched IObit Driver Booster 1.0 FINAL for PCs running Windows XP or later. The driver update tool exits beta and splits into two editions: the Free build allows users to check for and update their drivers, but throttles download speeds.
Upgrading to the PRO version comes with the promise of up to 300 per cent faster update speeds as well as better technical support.
Once installed, the tool performs a scan of the user’s installed drivers and compares them to its own online driver database. Outdated drivers are flagged up and a rating of “Bad”, “Worse” or “Worst” is allocated. A More Info link provides information about the type of driver and how updating it may improve performance.
Users can then opt to update individual drivers or click Update All to update all outdated drivers in one go. These are then downloaded in the background and installed silently after a System Restore point is taken.
The app also claims to be able to tweak game-related drivers to improve gaming performance further, while users can control how often the app automatically checks for newer drivers (once a week is the default setting) if they so wish.
IObit is keen to market the quality of its cloud-based driver database, claiming that drivers are carefully tested and pointing out that because it’s stored online rather than downloaded to the user’s computer is always up to date.
It’s also keen to point out that all of the functionality of Driver Booster is available in the Free version of the program, including both automatic update checks and single-click updates of all outdated drivers. Those wishing faster driver updates should upgrade to the PRO version, which is currently being offered for $28.95 and covers three PCs for a single year.
IObit Driver Booster 1.0 FINAL is available now as a freeware download for PCs running Windows XP SP2 or later. Users can upgrade to the Pro version within the program.