Category: Monitor & Video Cards
Manufacturer: Palit Microsystems Ltd. and ATI Technologies Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 19.07 MB
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows NT SP1, Windows 2000 SP1, Windows 98 SE, Windows NT SP2, Windows 2000 SP2, Windows ME
Latest Version / Release Date: 0.5.3 / 18 February, 2008
The PALIT Radeon X1550 graphics card like most products in its category is used to enhance the performance of a system by lessening the load of the main processing chip and rerouting all graphics related information to the video card. The driver for the PALIT Radeon X1550 dictates how the information is stored in its built-in memory modules and the way it will be processed by the graphics processing unit. The use of the graphics processing unit makes it possible to dedicate specific computer resources and make more processor resources available to other applications. The use of the PALIT Radeon X1550 and its driver also makes it possible to take advantage of current technologies associated with image rendering in both 2D and 3D space. For memory intensive programs, this translates to better rendering with minimal effects on system performance.
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 PALIT Radeon X1550 graphics hardware is powered by the Radeon 3D chip that was developed by ATI. Its onboard 256 MB of memory dedicated for processing of graphics related data results in better textual and image content display on the user's computer screen. The installation of the driver for the PALIT Radeon X1550 also installs into the host computer system utilities that are meant to enhance the basic configuration of the graphics card based on user preference or program requirements. The tools can also be used to modify current settings associated with the display monitor without physically interacting with the device. In some instances, these utilities can be invoked by some image editing programs for accurate rendering of graphics. The driver also takes into consideration the limitations of other hardware components and relays this information to calling programs. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and PALIT Radeon X1550 errors before installing any driver updates.