Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: Silicon Integrated Systems
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 17.1 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 126.96.36.1991 / 15 May 2002
A video card or graphics accelerator card like the SI10S belongs to the display subsystem of the host computer system. It is activated by the installation of the appropriate device driver in order to take full advantage of the entire feature sets built into it by its manufacturer. This type of expansion card is primarily responsible for directing processed information to the main output device of the computer system which is normally the display monitor. The device driver of these types of expansion cards are likewise responsible for activating add-on features like direct to television output, video capture, or support for multiple monitors among others. The actual add-on feature sets that are built into the particular graphics processing card vary depending on the specification of its manufacturer. Regardless of the add-on features the primary function of the SI10S and its corresponding device driver is to assist the host computer system in processing graphics related information.
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
Since graphics processing cards are intended to reduce the load placed on the main processor they are useful hardware components when dealing with graphics intensive programs. In some instances video adapter cards like the SI10S allows the host machine to become more capable in executing video gaming programs. When installed with the proper device driver the SI10S also helps the computer user and the host machine to cope with graphics designs and 3D environments which require faster rendering and better display quality. The capability of the video adapter card to improve the display quality is partly subject to the capability of the attached display monitor. This means that the graphics processing card will not set a resolution that is higher than what the display monitor can handle otherwise display errors will occur. The error checking mechanism is implemented in part by the device drivers of the display subsystem. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and SI10S errors before installing any driver updates.