Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 60.2 MB
Operating System: Windows Vista, Windows Media Center, Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98 SE
Latest Version / Release Date: 8.383.0.0000 / 12 May 2008
The 256MB ATI Radeon X1300PRO belongs to the low end graphics processing line from ATI which is now under AMD. This graphics card is considered by many computer experts as equipped with one of the fastest graphics chips for its price. The role of the device driver of the 256MB ATI Radeon X1300PRO is to deliver to the end user complete access to all functionalities built into the graphics processing hardware. This product supports the HyperMemory technology developed by ATI. As such, one of the roles of the device driver is to activate this functionality. Using this feature, the operating system gains the ability of allocating additional video memory for faster and better processing of graphics information. Since graphics cards are vital components for graphics intensive software applications like image editor, video editors, and computer games among others, the device driver will provide these programs with the necessary boost to provide the computer user with the utmost computing experience possible.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Another functionality that is supported by the device driver for the 256MB ATI Radeon X1300PRO is the CrossFire technology. This display technique allows for the use of two graphics cards simultaneously which are linked together with a special communication cable. This feature requires a motherboard built to support the functionality. When present, the device driver for the 256MB ATI Radeon X1300PRO will allow the smooth transmission of data between the interlinked graphics processing cards prior to the sending of information to the display monitor. These technologies also require to communicate with the underlying operating system as well as the software applications which can benefit from its activation. The communication layer is handled by the device driver to make sure that any software application can readily tap the technology when needed. The device driver for the 256MB ATI Radeon X1300PRO will also ensure that all 2D and 3D data will be rendered correctly to the computer user by calibrating the graphics card to make use of the full potential of the display monitor. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 256MB ATI Radeon X1300PRO errors before installing any driver updates.