Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: Diamond Multimedia
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 5.2 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.12.1 / 06/25/2002
This graphics processing card requires the installation of the corresponding device driver in order to correctly function in the host computer system. It plugs directly to the interface slot on the computer motherboard to actively become part of the display subsystem of the host computer system. The presence of the Diamond PED 256MB X1600 and its appropriate device driver supports the execution of the other elements of the display subsystem. The device driver communicates directly with the device driver of the other functional elements in order to produce the best possible display quality for the host machine. Its presence in the host computer system also translates to a relative increase in the overall performance of the machine because it effectively relieves the main processor of handling graphics related data. The dedicated video memory modules along with the onboard graphics processing chip allows the supported hardware component to efficiently handle all graphical information.
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
One of the roles of the device driver is to activate the onboard graphics processor as well as the associated video memory modules. These components become responsible for the calculation of graphical data which are eventually passed on to the computer display monitor for rendering to the computer user. The device driver of the Diamond PED 256MB X1600 communicates with the device driver of the computer display monitor in order to find out how to correctly format the processed information. This routine helps to prevent or totally minimize display related errors in the host computer system. The implementation of the proper device driver allows for the execution of texture mapping techniques as well as the correct rendering of polygons in a fast and timely manner. The device driver is also partly responsible for accelerating geometric calculations, translation of vertices, and rotation based on prevailing coordinate systems implemented by the active software application. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Diamond PED 256MB X1600 errors before installing any driver updates.