Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: 3Dlabs Inc. Ltd.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 2.7 MB
Operating System: Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows NT3.51, Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 06.05.04.37 / 05/28/2002
This graphics processing card was designed to fit on any vacant PCI slot on the computer motherboard. It was released to the computer market prior to the introduction of the Accelerated Graphics Port which was capable of delivering comparatively better interface for video. The 3Dlabs Wildcat PCI and its associated device driver allows for the implementation of graphics acceleration via a hardware interface. This means that the process of expediting the computation of graphics related information is handled by this specific hardware. As an element of the computer display subsystem it is dedicated to the processing of all graphics related data and formatting the result in such a way that it can be readily understood by the other components of the same subsystem. Essentially this subsystem works with different software and hardware components in order to correctly render information to the computer user.
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
The device driver allows for the interaction between the hardware and the software component. The device driver makes it possible to exert control over the specific hardware from a software interface. This means that a computer user can effectively configure the different properties associated with the performance of the 3Dlabs Wildcat PCI at run time. By installing the correct device driver the supported hardware component gains an entry in the control panel applet. The controls will affect the different attributes of the video adapter card in a more general nature. These controls however will not interfere in any way with the processing speed of the video adapter card or the functionality of its onboard memory chips. The device driver also makes it possible for the computer user to modify the display settings of the graphics processing card from within specific software applications. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 3Dlabs Wildcat PCI errors before installing any driver updates.