Category: Monitor and video cards
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 276443 bytes
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000
Latest Version / Release Date: 0.11 / 27 Feb 2004
The latest Neomagic driver features the following: one it has a hardware cursor support and full BWindowScreen support that is utilized for hardware pageflipping, scrolling/panning and also acceleration in games or applications. It has B_YCbCr422 hardware overlay support in exception to MAgicGraph 128 and also supports both laptop internal panels and external displays. It has DPMS support for external displays and panels and has a full 2D acceleration on all cards. Some of the cards that it supports include MagicGraph 128 (NM2070), MagicGraph 128V (NM2090), MagicMedia 256XL+ (NM2380), MagicMedia 256AV (NM2200), MagicGraph 128ZV+ (NM2097) and MagicGraph 128ZV (NM2093) among others. Some of the limitations of using this driver are; the driver may not load but one can make sure that 'assign IRQ to VGA card' has been enabled in the system BIOS. If a laptop is not working with the driver, the LCD stretching/zooming is disabled.
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
Others limitations include: NeoMagic cards never support overlay downscaling and stretching modes for the laptop display panel will not be set up if no hardcursor in the stretched modes is supported and if overlay output needs tweaking to operate. On NM2070 panel centering only operates vertically and horizontal centering-related information is lacking. This latest version has added full 2D acceleration for all remaining cards and also updated NM2200 and later cards workplace virtual size restrictions for accelerated modes; the card's engines restrictions are the same when compared with the older ones, 1600x1024 resolutions. It also has fixed BIOS ROM dump option and fixed error regarding calculating overlay engine register value for right clipping video output. Users of NeoMagic MagicGraph 128V are advised to utilize the latest version of the device driver so that it can function easily. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and NeoMagic MagicGraph 128V errors before installing any driver updates.