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Clash of the 3D Monsters - VisionTek Ti4600 vs. Gigabyte Radeon 8500

By: Cameron Johnson | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 22, 2002 4:00 am



Graphics controller


*RADEON™ 8500 graphics processing unit (GPU)


Memory configuration


*128MB of double data rate memory(DDR)


Unique Features of MAYA.


*V-Tuner Tweaker supported, can overclock your GPU and Memory speed.


3D Features


*Features ATI's innovative TRUFORM™ technology


*ATI's new SMARTSHADER™ technology


*Supports DirectX 8.1 and OpenGL 1.3 features


*SMOOTHVISION™ anti-aliasing


*ATI's HYPER Z™ II technology conserves memory bandwidth for improved performance


*CHARISMA ENGINE™ II supports full Transformation, Clipping and Lighting (T&L)




*Integrated Transformation, Clipping and Lighting


*Twin Cache Architecture


*SuperScalar Rendering


*Single-Pass Multi-texturing


*True Color Rendering


*Specular Highlights


*Perspectively Correct Texture Mapping


*Z-buffering and Double-buffering


Industry leading DVD playback


*ATI's VIDEO IMMERSION™ II technology enables integration of industry-leading digital video features, including advanced de-interlacing algorithms for unprecedented video quality and integrated digital TV decode capability


*Includes programmable gamma for the overlay and Frame Rate Conversion (Temporal Filtering)


*Hardware DVD saves the expense of buying a separate MPEG-2/DVD decoder card and motion compensation allows for DVD decoding with minimum CPU usage




*D-Sub , S-Video , DVI-I


Bundle Software


*CyberLink PowerDVD XP


*Serious Sam (Game CD)


*Heavy Metal F.A.K.K.2 (Game CD)


*Rune (Game CD)


*Motocross Mania (Game CD)


*4X4 EVO and Oni (in 1 CD, Lite version


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