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Gigabyte's Maya Radeon 9700 Pro and 9000 Look - Specifications

It is always good to have choice. Up until ATI released its Radeon 8500, many users wanting powerful computer systems were forced to look for nVidia based graphics solutions. Fortunately for us, ATI hit back hard with their Radeon 9xxx series of graphics cards which presented us with new choices and happily opened the market right up. Gigabyte were one company which went along with ATI and Cameron "Sov" Johnson takes us on a discovery of both of the latest Maya series graphics cards based on ATI's Radeon 9700 Pro and 9000 cores!

| 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

 

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

 

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

 

SMARTSHADER™

 

DirectX 8.1 support

 

OpenGL 1.3

 

SMOOTHVISION™

 

HYPER Z™ II

 

CHARISMA ENGINE™ II

 

PIXEL TAPESTRY™ II

 

VIDEO IMMERSION™ II

 

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

 

Mip-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

 

Output

 

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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