The last update to the download zone was on 8.8,2013 that's a very long time. Even newer drivers are still released, the download zone was not updated. What's going on, is there another resource availiable???
e.g. Chipset Drivers latest 18.104.22.1687 , download zone 22.214.171.1242, LAN Drivers latest 18.7, download zone 18.4
Sometimes Intel misses on updating minor things here & there. As well as inaccurate info "rare occasions".
As a rule of thumb, you don't update drivers unless they solve a specific issue related to your problem.
In layman's terms:
With all do respect to Intel, they do have a well oiled machine but it's not that well oiled.
TomTom, would you please provide me the model number of the motherboard you are using?
I was able to search for the Chipset Drivers 126.96.36.1997 and according to Google.com this driver belongs to a Gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HP. Is this information correct?
Could you send me the link where you are getting the newer driver's version?
Thanks a lot.