Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: Diamond Multimedia
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 15.4 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 12 Nov 2005
The Diamond X800XL-PCIE 256MB is considered by many computer users as a faster version of its Accelerated Graphics Port hosted counterpart. Although equipped with similar functionalities the main difference in speed is attributed mainly to the host slot type since PCI-Express is considered relatively faster due to its basic architecture. Based on the Radeon X800 graphics processing chip from ATI, it makes use of a 256 MB DDR type memory module that is dedicated to the processing of graphical contents. The installation of the proper device driver supports the DVI, Dual Monitor, and TV Out interface ports found at the back panel of the supported hardware component. To properly execute the Dual Monitor function, it is not enough to simply install the corresponding device driver but the underlying operating system platform must also be capable of implementing it. By design the Diamond X800XL-PCIE 256MB is equipped with 160 million transistors using a 0.11 micron low-k fabrication process. The device driver also supports a maximum of sixteen extreme parallel pixel pipelines.
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 implementation of the appropriate device driver allows for the deployment of six programmable vertex shader pipelines. The deployment of the Diamond X800XL-PCIE 256MB allows the host computer system to benefit from the 256 bit quad channel memory interface designed for the graphics processing card. The installation of the appropriate device driver also provides support for various video related technologies like DirectX and SmartShader. With the support of the correct device driver this supported hardware component can generate a maximum of 65,280 instructions using the flow control feature. It is likewise able to generate a single cycle trigonometric operation as well as 1,536 instructions along with 16 textures for each passing rendering operation. This graphics processing card makes use of 32 temporary and constant registers as well as facing registers for the implementation of double sided lighting. OpenGL technology is also supported with the use of extensions. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Diamond X800XL-PCIE 256MB errors before installing any driver updates.