Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 0.99 MB
Operating System: Windows XP Windows 2003 Windows 2000 Windows NT Windows 98
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 08/29/2005
The Diamond X550-PCIE OC 256MB makes use of the X550 graphics processing chipset that was developed by ATI Technologies to deliver improved graphical data processing to the host computer system. In terms of reliability and functionality, the performance of this hardware component depends initially on the presence of the appropriate device driver and secondly on the current usage of the host computer system. Designed to be hosted on the PCI-Express expansion slot on the computer motherboard, it can make use of the maximum x16 interface speed provided with support from its device driver and the corresponding Basic Input Output System of its host. The manufacturer has equipped it with a built-in 256 MB of GDDR video memory module which is dedicated to the processing of complex graphical calculations. The presence of the appropriate device driver allows the host computer system to benefit from its 400 MHz clock speed which is ably supported by the 500 MHz of video memory speed. Overall this graphics processing card provides midrange support for any computing environment.
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
In order to further improve its overall handling of graphical data the manufacturer has designed it to make use of a 2x 400 MHz RAMDAC to boost the video memory capability. Essentially the faster and bigger the memory modules the better the graphics processing card can handle graphics related computations. The device driver of the Diamond X550-PCIE OC 256MB not only implements proprietary technology but also supports the execution of industry standards like the OpenGL and DirectX. When supported by the corresponding device driver it can allow the computer user to set a maximum display resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels. This value however can only be met if the other elements of the display subsystem can support it. In this context this display resolution value can be limited by the capability of the computer display monitor. To connect to the computer display monitor the device driver provides the computer user with flexibility by supporting DVI and conventional 15 pin D-sub connections. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Diamond X550-PCIE OC 256MB errors before installing any driver updates.