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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

 

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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