Category: Monitor and Video Card
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 2.6 Mb
Operating System: Windows NT, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 06.06.02.60 / November 16th 2003
The device is compatible with Windows 2000. The file size is 2.57 MB. The popularity is very high meaning very many people approve of the device; the total download number is very high. A video card, video adapter, graphics-accelerator card, display adapter, or graphics card is an expansion card whose function is to generate and output images to a display. Many video cards offer added functions, such as accelerated rendering of 3D scenes, video capture, TV-tuner adapter, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 decoding, FireWire, light pen, TV output, or the ability to connect multiple monitors, while other modern high performance cards are used for more graphically demanding purposes such as PC games. Video hardware can be integrated on the motherboard, as it often happened with early computers; in this configuration it was sometimes referred to as a video controller or graphics controller.
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
As the processing power of video cards has increased, so has their demand for electrical power. Present fast video cards tend to consume a great deal of power. While CPU and power supply makers have recently moved toward higher efficiency, power demands of GPUs have continued to rise, so the video card may be the biggest electricity user in a computer. Although power supplies are increasing their power too, the bottleneck is due to the PCI-Express connection, which is limited to supplying 75 W. Nowadays, video cards with a power consumption over 75 watts usually include a combination of six-pin (75W) or eight-pin (150W) sockets that connect directly to the power supply to supplement power. The most common connection systems between the video card and the computer display are: video graphic arrays, display visual interface. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 3Dlabs Wildcat II PCI Lite errors before installing any driver updates.