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Gigabyte's Maya Radeon 9700 Pro and 9000 Look

By: Cameron Johnson | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Nov 26, 2002 5:00 am

Maya II Radeon 9700 Pro Specifications


Graphics Technology


RADEON™ 9700 PRO Visual Processing Unit (VPU)


Memory configuration


128MB of double data rate memory(DDR)


Unique Features of GV-R9700 PRO


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


Features At-a-glance


Fastest* 3D gaming performance with next-generation VPU architecture


Complete DirectX 9.0 support for unprecedented realism and sophisticated visual effects


SMOOTHVISION™ 2.0 technology provides new levels of image quality with advanced full-scene anti-aliasing (FSAA) and anisotropic filtering


Revolutionary new video features including VIDEOSHADER™ and FULLSTREAM™ technologies


Featuring CATALYST™ - ATI's industry-leading software suite with frequently scheduled free updates providing additional features and performance over the product's lifetime


DVI-I and TV-Out connector supported


Fastest 3D Gaming Performance


128MB DDR memory accelerates the latest 3D games


256-bit memory interface removes hardware performance bottleneck and provides end users with faster 3D graphics


Industry's first 8-pixel pipeline architecture, providing twice the rendering power of any currently competing product.


Supports the new AGP 8X standard, providing a high-speed link between the graphics board and the rest of the PC (2.0 GB/sec)


First to fully support DirectX 9.0 and the latest OpenGLR functionality


New SMARTSHADER™ 2.0 technology allows users to experience complex, movie-quality effects in next-generation 3D games and applications


SMOOTHVISION™ 2.0 technology enhances image quality by removing jagged edges and bringing out fine texture detail, without compromising performance


96-bit floating-point color precision allows for a greater range of colors and brightness


Unique VIDEOSHADER™ engine uses programmable pixel shaders to accelerate video processing and provide better-looking visuals


ATI's new FULLSTREAM™ technology removes blocky artifacts from Streaming and Internet video and provides sharper image quality




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


Maya Radeon 9000 Specifications


Graphics controller


RADEON™ 9000 PRO graphics processing unit (GPU)


Memory configuration


64MB of double data rate memory(DDR)


Features At-a-glance


Powered by ATi Radeon 9000 serial GPU


Comprehensive 2X and 4X AGP support


High performance dual-channel 128-bit DDR memory interface supports 64MB configurations


Optimized for Pentium 4 SSE2 and AMD Athlon™ 3Dnow! processor instructions


Highly optimized 128-bit 2D engine with support for new WindowsR XP GDI extensions


Best-of-class 3D gaming with a four-pipeline architecture


Supports DirectX(r) 8.1 and OpenGL(r) 1.3 features


CHARISMA ENGINE(tm) II supports full Transformation, Clipping and Lighting (T&L) at 75 million triangles/second peak processing capability


Complex, realistic lighting effects with ATI SMARTSHADER™ technology


Sharper-looking 3D graphics with ATI SMOOTHVISION™ technology


Dual display support with HYDRAVISION™


Featuring CATALYST™ - Industry-leading software suite


DVI-I and TV-Out connector supported


Supports Gigabyte V-Tuner for overclocking and hardware monitoring


3D Graphics Features


Four parallel rendering pipelines process up to 1.2 billion pixels per second


SMARTSHADER™ technology


o Full support for DirectX 8.1 programmable pixel and vertex shaders in hardware


o 1.4 pixel shaders support up to 6 textures per rendering pass


o 1.1 vertex shaders support vertex programs up to 128 instructions


o Complete feature set also supported in OpenGL via extensions


o Programmable shaders provide enhanced 3D effects in over 100 existing and upcoming game titles


MAYA GV-R9000 PRO Features




DirectX 8.1 support


OpenGL 1.3












High Performance Memory Support


Dual Display Support


Integrated Transformation, Clipping and Lighting


Twin Cache Architecture


SuperScalar Rendering


Single-Pass Multi-texturing


True Color Rendering


Triangle Setup Engine


Texture Cache


Bilinear/Trilinear Filtering


Line & Edge Anti-aliasing


Full-Screen Anti-aliasing


Texture Compositing


Texture Decompression


Specular Highlights


Perspectively Correct Texture Mapping




Z-buffering and Double-buffering


Emboss, Dot Product 3 and Environment bump mapping


Spherical, Dual-Paraboloid and Cubic environment mapping


Fog effects, texture lighting, video textures, reflections, shadows, spotlights, LOD biasing and texture morphing




D-Sub , S-Video , DVI-I


Bundle Software


CyberLink PowerDVD XP


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


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


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