Index The Chip HyperZ: With the final release of DirectX 8. Support in this table refers to the most current version. At the end of the day, this means that DirectX 8. After this and all older R Radeon cards were discontinued, the R series was subsequently known as the Radeon , in keeping with ATI’s new naming scheme. Some of you have tweaked the registry and gotten the driver to export a 1.

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Retrieved 23 March For years ATI has been considered to be a leader in multimedia or video features, courtesy of products like their TV tuner and 332mb lines, however they have rarely been considered to be the high-end performance leaders of the industry.

After this and all older R Radeon cards were discontinued, the R series was subsequently known as the Radeonin keeping with ATI’s new rzdeon scheme. However, the Radeon could close the gap and occasionally outperform its fastest competitor, the GeForce2 GTS, in bit color. Things get even more confusing once you take into account the different memory configurations available on Radeon based cards.

ATi Radeon R100 Series

We mentioned earlier that the Radeon operates at up to MHz. Video Card Specification Comparison. There are various practical technical reasons for this. Just as a quick refresher, this 0. The increased density and various tweaks to the architecture allowed the GPU to function at higher clock speeds.


Log in Don’t have an account? It basically improves the overall efficiency sdg the 3D rendering processes.

Unlike its rivals, however, the LE has considerable performance potential, as is possible to enable HyperZ through a system registry alteration, plus there is considerable overclocking room. Rradeon Radeon’s Ark demo presents a science-fiction environment with heavy use of features such as multiple texture layers for image effects and detail.

A forum post by an ATI engineer in clarified this:.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Like Matrox and S3, ATI was caught completely off guard by the 3D revolution of a few years ago that left the market dominated by companies like the now defunct Rendition as well as a much more familiar name, 3dfx. It also allowed the card to operate with asynchronous clock operation, whereas the original R was always clocked synchronously with the RAM. Among the effects are environment-mapped bump mappingdetail textures, glass reflections, mirrors, realistic water simulation, light maps, texture compressionplanar reflective surfaces, and portal-based visibility.

The chip doesn’t support 1. Additionally, you have to understand that the phrase “shader” is an incredibly ambiguous graphics term.

The core speed was Mhz and the 5. This is also true of GeForce and GeForce2.

Basically, we hardware manufacturers started using the word “shader” a lot once we were able to do per-pixel dot products i. In a game that takes advantage of three textures for example, the Radeon would be able to render two triple textured pixels at once while the GeForce2 Qti would only be able to do one.


Rbased GPUs have forward-looking programmable shading capability in their pipelines; however, the chips are not flexible enough to support the Microsoft Direct3D specification for Pixel Shader 1. A compatible HDCP display is also needed for this. Views Read Edit View history.

ATI Radeon 32MB SDR

Index The Chip HyperZ: Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Future releases of DirectX will have 2. Recent reports have indicated that ATI was planning to dramatically phase out their Rage line and replace it with a more cost effective solution based on the Radeon core.

The fact that that registry key exists indicates that we did some experiments in the driver, not that we are half way done implementing pixel shaders on RADEON. The R was built on a nm semiconductor manufacturing process. With the final release of DirectX 8. Around the time that the Radeon and were announced, rival Nvidia released its GeForce 3 Ti and Ti, the and Ti are direct competitors but the and Ti are not.

ATI produced a real-time demo for their new card, to showcase its new features.