Date: August 13th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: HISDIGITAL
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES
Through a combination of incredible 3D rendering performance, sophisticated real-time visual effects, unsurpassed image quality and cutting-edge video features, it takes the PC entertainment experience to a totally new level.
With SMARTSHADER™ 2.0 technology, Excalibur 9550 series supports Microsoft DirectX®9.0 and the latest OpenGL® functionality allowing gamers to experience complex, movie-quality effects in next-generation 3D games and applications.
Excalibur 9550 supports the AGP 8X standard, which allows large volumes of texture and vertex data to be transferred faster from system memory to the chip. With ATI's new VIDEOSHADER™ technology, Excalibur 9500 continues the tradition of providing industry-leading video and DVD playback and also offers FULLSTREAM™-a new technology that removes blocky artifacts from video and provides sharper image quality.
Features ATI's TRUFORM™2.0, SMARTSHADER™2.0 and SMOOTHVISION™2.1, and HYPER™Z III+ technologies
SMARTSHAER™2.0 technology supports DirectX®9.0 and enables more complex and realistic lighting effects
Sharper-looking 3D graphics with ATI SMOOTHVISION™2.1 technology
TRUFORM™2.0 technology that makes the outlines of 3D characters and objects look smoother and more natural than ever before
AGP 8X Support
Dual display support with HYDRAVISION™
Integrated TV-Out support up to 1024 x 768 resolution
Integrated DVI-compliant TMDS transmitter
Price: US$80 - US$100