Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: Matrox Graphics
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 831 KB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 184.108.40.206.002 / 18 Feb 1998
This hardware component is a graphics processing card which plugs directly into the PCI slot on the computer motherboard. It is designed with its own processor to handle strictly graphics related data and supported by a built-in 4 MB of dedicated video memory. These built-in hardware components are made available to the host operating system environment as well as the installed software applications by the manufacturer provided device driver. The device driver helps the underlying operating system platform to correctly determine the type, model, and manufacturer of the installed hardware component. These data are then stored into a centralized registry database that helps the computer system to determine the capabilities of the hardware component. The information can also be used by the operating system environment to verify the integrity as well as the compatibility of potential device driver updates that will be installed into the host computer system.
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 Matrox m3D device driver also helps to determine the exact directory folder location where the other support files needed by the graphics processing card will be installed. This helps the underlying operating system platform to readily access the necessary support files which will activate requested device features. This particular video adapter is capable of generating a maximum resolution of 1024 by 768 dots per inch which results in a finer detail for both textual and graphical contents on the computer screen. The ability to reach this maximum resolution however would still depend in part to the capability of the attached display monitor. If such a resolution is not supported display errors will occur. To help reduce the chance for this display errors the device driver of the Matrox m3D communicates with the device driver of the display monitor to make sure that optimum display settings are reached. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Matrox m3D errors before installing any driver updates.