Category: Monitor and Video Card
Caution Level: Safe
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Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.12.01.0672-6.16.02 / N/A
The video card Canopus SPECTRA F11 PE32 also called Canopus SPECTRA was developed based on nVidia’s RIVA TNT 128 bit video card. It has 16 MB of 125 MHz SDRAM (synchronous dynamic random access memory) and 250 MHz RAMDAC (random access memory digital to analog converter). This video card’s package comes with a supplementary cable that is used to pass video signals coming from the Voodoo _ card into the SPECTRA card. The SPECTRA in turn passes the signal out to the monitor which will result in eliminating signal degradation when no 3Dfx card is used. The Canopus SPECTRA also employs an internal connection to connect a Pure 3D II card to the SPECTRA card without the need for cables. Using the Pure card eliminates signal degradation as well. This video card is likewise already video ready so users can use the VideoPORT 600 that can interface with the SPECTRA and install it in a 5.25 inch driver bay.
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 driver for the Canopus SPECTRA is very well written and supports well-known common application programming interfaces (API) such as Open GL ICD and DirectX. Further, options are made available by the driver should users wish to tweak the video card’s performance settings and to alter compatibility settings in the event that users are having difficulty with some games. However, tweaking the card’s driver may also alter the stability of the computer system as a whole so users are advised to proceed with utmost caution. The Canopus SPECTRA’s installation comes with an advanced media player called the Media Scope as well. Other features of the video card include a TNT or twin texel 32 bit (Alpha + red, green, blue) graphics pipeline, bilinear, points sampled, 8-tap and trilinear Anisotropic filtering and support for single pass multitexturing rendering among others. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canopus SPECTRA F11 PE32 errors before installing any driver updates.