Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: Diamond Multimedia
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 0.99 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 18.104.22.168 / 08/29/2005
This hardware component which is based on the ATI Radeon X800 GTO chipset is hosted on the PCI-Express slot on the computer motherboard. This specific slot is designed to provide newer video adapter cards with a wider bandwidth and better interface to allow for faster and more efficient handling of graphics related information. The installation of the corresponding device driver will allow for the full deployment of its 400 MHz core clock speed which translates to lower processing time of graphical data. The device driver also supports the 15 pin D-sub connector as well as the DVI based output port of the graphics processing card. The device driver helps the other components of the display subsystem to correctly detect which output port is being used by the corresponding computer display monitor. This allows for the correct handling of transmitted video signals from the Diamond X800 GTO 256MB PCI-E expansion card to the attached display device.
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
This graphics processing card is also equipped with a built-in memory module which allows for the caching of graphics related data. The memory module is a dedicated component that is used by the other elements of the display subsystem to queue the processing of information. The Diamond X800 GTO 256MB PCI-E makes use of a 256 MB memory module using the GDDR3 memory interface format. The effective clock speed for the onboard memory modules is pegged at 490 MHz by its manufacturer. This amount of speed that is generated by the memory modules is a good complement to the speed of the main graphics processor. In terms of practical application what this translates to is an improved handling of graphics related information by the host computer system. The computer user gains the ability to make use of graphics intensive software applications without sacrificing the performance level of the host machine. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Diamond X800 GTO 256MB PCI-E errors before installing any driver updates.