Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: Canopus Corporation
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 5.1 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.12.01.0672-6.16.02 / 08 May 2002
The Canopus SPECTRA 8400 is a type of graphics processing card which is installed directly on the computer motherboard of the host machine. It is designed to provide a boost to the overall computing performance of the host machine. This is achieved by freeing up the main processor with the load to handle graphics related data. These information are instead diverted to the graphics processing card where they are handled by a corresponding processor and memory module dedicated to handling these types of data. This process can only be properly achieved if the correct device driver is installed into the host computer system. Essentially generic device drivers contain general information that covers a wide range of hardware components that share common chipsets. This in turn fails to take advantage of the built-in feature sets of the supported device. This holds true not only for graphics processing cards but for a host of hardware components as well.
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
When using the correct device driver the supported hardware component can correctly interact with a number of operating system environment protocols and technologies. One such technology supported by the Canopus SPECTRA 8400 is the DirectDraw feature of the host operating system environment. This technology is part of the Application Programming Interface that is responsible for the rendering of graphics to maximize the performance of certain software applications. This function supported by the device driver is likewise partly responsible for allowing software applications either as an embedded window or in full screen mode. This technology relies mainly on hardware acceleration techniques which when passed on to the main processor would require tremendous amounts of computation. In turn this would result into an overall dip in the performance of the host machine. When relayed to the dedicated processor and memory module of the Canopus SPECTRA 8400 the overall system performance improves. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canopus SPECTRA 8400 errors before installing any driver updates.