Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: Trident Microsystems
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.6 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.0.2195.133 / 15 Nov 2001
The Trident Blade XP /ICD is a graphics processing card that supports the Video Graphics Array specifications for computer display. In this context it supports analog video signals that are coursed through its 15-pin D-sub connection that generates a base resolution of 640 by 480 pixels on the computer screen. The device driver for this particular hardware component allows the computer user via a software interface to manipulate the various attributes of the video card. The Video Graphics Array was for a time the graphical standard for the computer industry and is the common denominator among all display technologies prior to the loading of the actual device driver for the graphics processing card. This means that when the computer system boots up the video adapter is locked into the Video Graphics Array mode until the operating system successfully loads the corresponding device driver for the graphics card. Once the correct device driver for the Trident Blade XP /ICD has been loaded the display resolution can be changed to a higher one for better display quality.
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
One of the most important roles of the device driver of the Trident Blade XP /ICD is that it allows for the execution of hardware acceleration to support 3D graphics technology. This type of acceleration is commonly appreciated in graphics intensive software applications like computer games. Since the graphics processing card has its own dedicated processor and video memory it can allot resources specifically for the computation of graphical data. This will translate into a faster rendering of graphics elements and smoother transition across the computer screen. The actual quality of the display of course remains dependent on the capability of the attached computer monitor. The device driver also makes sure that the information sent to the supported video adapter is processed correctly to eliminate potential display errors. The device driver also helps the computer user to configure the display subsystem of the host machine to attain its native resolution for the best possible display quality. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Trident Blade XP /ICD errors before installing any driver updates.