Category: Monitor and video card
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 100 MB
Operating System: Windows XP - Professional/Home
Latest Version / Release Date: 8.634 / 19 Aug 2009
The ATI FireGL 8800 device is considered as ATI's mid-range workstation graphics accelerator. This robust graphics accelerator device is built with 128MB of DDR memory and an OpenGL driver. This graphics accelerator device is recommended for MCAD, digital content creation and 3D game development. It also supports dual monitor and DirectX 8.1 for fast 3D and or 2D graphics acceleration that can be effectively utilized with advanced workstation applications. The device’s dual monitor function gives users the capability to implement the Hydravision technology. The Hydravision technology in turn supports multiple monitor combinations and linking to digital flat panel to enjoy crisper images and true flat screen, which lessens eyestrain and save space your desk. This feature can also automatically assign 'Hot Key' shortcuts for the functions the user uses most often, like moving active windows or applications, accessing controls on the fly, or opening applications among others.
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 likewise allows setting applications to automatically open in a preferred position on the monitor using the “Application Position Memory” feature. This get rids of the need to adjust settings every time the computer is turned on. It can also simultaneously operate in wire frame and shaded mode while also working in an open window, or close multiple windows and menus without workstation performance decline. The ATI FireGL 8800 device also employs unique technologies such as the SmartShader which allows complex and realistic lighting effects to be used, the TruForm technology which gives models richer and life-like textures, and the HYPER Z II technology that saves memory bandwidth for improved performance. It also implements the Charisma Engine II which caters to transformation, clipping and lighting, and lastly the Pixel Tapestry II that gives fast fill rates in 32-bit true color resolution. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ATI Fire GL 8800 Video Accelerator errors before installing any driver updates.