Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: Canopus Corporation
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 3.4 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.14.01 / 08 Nov 2000
The Canopus Xplode PCI is a graphics processing card that is responsible for providing solutions to the host computer system to be able to handle graphics intensive software applications. The presence of this hardware component in the PCI slot of the computer motherboard constitutes a corresponding increase in the overall performance of the host computer system. This is primarily because its presence allows the main processor to concentrate its power to more system intensive operations. The graphics related data meanwhile are redirected to the main processor and video memory of the graphics processing card. As a component of the display subsystem it is directly responsible for sending video signals to the computer display monitor in order to render data to the computer user. Its device driver communicates with both hardware and software components of the display subsystem. The device driver also supports prevailing display technologies that are being implemented by the host operating system platform.
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 is likewise partly responsible for activating the video effects engine of the supported hardware component. The dedicated 32 MB video memory of the Canopus Xplode PCI allows for the processing of more graphics related information. Essentially the higher the video memory the more information the supported video adapter card can handle. The presence of this particular hardware component in the host computer system also allows for the implementation of 3D acceleration technologies not only from a software but more so using hardware acceleration. Basically 3D hardware acceleration techniques provide for faster rendering of data. This means that even if 2D information is written when it is rendered using a software based technique it will still be displayed relatively slower to the computer user compared to using a native hardware acceleration technique. The device driver also allows the computer user to modify some of the default display settings to customize its performance. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canopus Xplode PCI errors before installing any driver updates.