Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 12.23 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.521 / 03 Jan 2007
Providing the necessary installation information file for the Connect3D Radeon X1550, the device driver allows the underlying operating system environment to store the provider, make, model, and driver version into the registry database. The device driver not only allows the display hardware to become operational but also functional by supporting its various feature sets and incorporating them into the supported graphics technology of the host operating system platform. The device driver is normally installed together with the support utility designed for the Connect3D Radeon X1550 to allow the computer user to modify its default settings directly from a software interface. This control panel applet is used to dictate how the display hardware component will handle the rendering of textual and graphics contents directly to the computer monitor. The presence of the video hardware component also relieves the host computer system of the responsibility of processing graphics data.
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 Connect3D Radeon X1550 supports the implementation of the ATI Crossfire graphics technology. This feature set can be activated by the associated device driver provided that the necessary hardware components are present. The ATI Crossfire technology basically requires a motherboard that supports two PCI-E based video cards and two similar graphics hardware components installed in both expansion slots. This technology allows for better handling of graphics related data as well as efficient handling of requests from graphics intensive software applications. Essentially the built-in memory and graphics processor of the Connect3D Radeon X1550 allows it to process data faster because it is dedicated to a specific type. Unlike the processor of the host computer system which has to handle all types of data. This results in a relatively faster computer system that will provide the computer user with better operation. The quality of the rendered graphics content is still dependent on the capability of the attached display monitor. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Connect3D Radeon X1550 errors before installing any driver updates.