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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

Specifications

 

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)

 

*PIXEL TAPESTRY™ II

 

*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

 

Output

 

*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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