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Date: September 26th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: ATI
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS



-Four extreme parallel 3D rendering pixel pipelines
-Two programmable vertex shader pipelines
-PCI Express x16 lane native support
-128-bit memory interface supporting 64MB, 128MB, or 256MB DDR1 memory configurations
-Full DirectX® 9 support
-325Mhz Core Cock
-200Mhz DDR Memory Clock


SMARTSHADER™ 2.0


SMARTSHADER™ defines the level of realism in latest 2D/3D games and applications
Complete hardware-accelerated Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 programmable vertex and pixel shader support full hardware support for OpenGL®


SMOOTHVISION™ 2.1


-SMOOTHVISION™ improves image quality by smoothing jagged edges, improving blurriness and refining background details during on-screen motion and at lower resolutions.


-SMOOTHVISION™ settings are user configurable in ATI CATALYST™ Control Panel:

2x/4x/6x Anti-Aliasing modes

Sparse multi-sample algorithm with gamma correction, programmable sample patterns, and centroid sampling
Lossless Color Compression (up to6:1)at all resolutions
Temporal Anti-Aliasing

2x/4x/8x/16x Anisotropic Filtering modes

Up to 128-tap texture filtering
Adaptive algorithm with bilinear (performance) and trilinear (quality) options


HYPER Z™ III


-HYPER Z™ ensures optimal hardware performance by discarding irrelevant object data that is not visible to end-user on their display.
-Leverages key features from ATI’s third generation HYPER Z™ III technology that conserves video memory bandwidth for improved performance in demanding 2D/3D games and applications.
-Lossless Z-Buffer Compression (up to 48:1)
-Fast Z-Buffer Clear
-Z Cache optimized for real-time shadow rendering


VIDEOSHADER™


-Seamless integration of pixel shaders with video in real time
-FULLSTREAM™ video de-blocking technology for Real, DivX, and WMV9 formats
-VIDEOSOAP™ noise removal filtering for captured video
-MPEG1/2/4 decode and encode acceleration
-DXVA Support
-Hardware Motion Compensation, iDCT, DCT and color space conversion
-All-format DTV/HDTV decoding
-YPrPb component output for direct drive of HDTV displays†
-Adaptive Per-Pixel De-Interlacing and Frame Rate Conversion (temporal filtering)


Additional Features


-Dual integrated display controllers
-Dual integrated 10 bit per channel 400 MHz DACs
-Integrated 165 MHz TMDS transmitter (DVI 1.0 / HDMI compliant and HDCP ready)
-Integrated TV Output support up to 1024x768 resolution
-Windows® Logo Program compliant
-ATI CATALYST™ Software Suite

 

 


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