Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: Canopus Corporation
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 5.08 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.12.01.0672-6.16.02 / 25 Jul 2007
The Canopus SPECTRA 3200 is a graphics processing card that is based on the nVIDIA Riva TnT chipset. It features an internal pass-through cable system with a corresponding external variant. This hardware component provides the host computer system with the ability to implement 3D rendering functionalities. The device driver allows the supported hardware component to deliver high-end gaming functionality to allow the execution of graphics intensive computer video games. Many industry experts consider the Canopus SPECTRA 3200 as the lower end counterpart of the Riva TnT video card and was marketed mostly in Japan. The installation process of this graphics processing card requires the use of a vacant slot on the computer motherboard. It is automatically detected by the underlying operating system and may require the installation of a corresponding device driver depending on the version of the operating system environment. For newer operating system platforms this graphics processing card may be assigned a corresponding generic device driver for the Riva TnT chipset.
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
Although a generic device driver designed for nVIDIA based graphics processing card chipsets can make this supported hardware operational, only the appropriate device driver can make it truly functional. The device driver provided by the manufacturer contains values specific to the functionality of the Canopus SPECTRA 3200 device. This means that there is a lesser chance that the computer user can experience display errors and can properly configure the properties of the supported hardware component. The correct device driver will also ensure that the display subsystem of the host computer system will function correctly. In many instances display related errors are commonly attributed to corrupt or older versions of the device driver. Since the Canopus SPECTRA 3200 is the primary component responsible for the processing of graphics related information, it is important that the correct device driver be installed to reach optimum performance. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canopus SPECTRA 3200 errors before installing any driver updates.