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XGI Dual GPU Benchmarked - Volari Duo V8 Ultra - Specifications

XGI has been in the 3D graphics game for only a little over nine months and already has a top to bottom line of products available from their short list of AIB partners. Today we look at the XGI Volari Duo V8 Ultra Dual GPU graphics card put directly against the 9800 XT and FX 5950. We use a whole bunch of the latest drivers including nVidia's ForceWare 56.64 which is being released today.

By: | Editorials in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 15, 2004 5:00 am



Blazing-fast PCI Bus Interface


- 32-bit PCI local bus standard Revision 2.2 compliant


- True AGP2.0 & AGP3.0 Compliant configuration setting


- Hardware auto detect for AGP1.0, AGP2.0 or AGP3.0 mode support


Double Octa-pipe 3D Engine


- Extreme High performance 256-bit 3D engine


- High order surface tessellation


- Optimized hardware geometry transform/lighting/setup engine


- Total of 4 units of Vertex Shader with Fully compliant Direct3D 9.0 Vertex Shader ver. 2.0


- 16 sets high performance pixel rendering pipelines


- Supports Bump Mapping, Mipmapped Cubic Mapping and Volume Texture supports flat and Gouraud shading


- High quality anisotropic filtering


- Supports 2-side stencil.


- 2X/4X full scene anti-aliasing(FSAA)


Ultimate Performance 2D Engine


- Hardware command queue


- High-speed Direct Draw Accelerator


- Hardware GDI 2000 Accelerator


- Source read-buffer to minimize engine wait-state


- Built-in destination read-buffer to minimize engine wait-state


High Definition TV-OUT Solution with XV301


- PAL and NTSC Systems


- Composite, S-Video, and Component RGB Output Signals


- Macrovision Copy Protection Process Rev. 7.1.L1


- HDTV 480i/480p/1080i/720p YPbPr Output Signals


- A single link TMDS transmitter with excellent scaling capability for TFT LCD panel display


MPEG-2 Video Decoder


- MPEG-2 MP@ML standards compliant


- Supports up to 20 Mbit/sec bit rate decoding


- True hardware VCD, DVD and HDTV decoding


Video Accelerator


- YUV-to-RGB color space conversion


- Bi-linear video interpolation with integer increments of 1/2048


- Complete graphics and video overlay function


- Hardware video decoder interface


- Independent VBI capture


- Supports DVD sub-picture playback overlay


- Built-in independent Gamma correction RAM


Proprietary Cipher Video Processor


- 5 fields per-pixel motion detection de-interlace function, video sources from MPEG decoder, Video capture and AVI interfaces


- Down scaling function and scaling vector as 1/2, 1/4


- Next generation de-interlaced and 1/2 down scaling function


Display Memory Interface


- Supports DDR SDRAM, DDR-II SDRAM type to 256M Bytes memory


BitFluent Architecture (XGI VolariĀ™ Duo Only)


- Advanced interface for dual GPU solution


- Up to 2.13GB bus bandwidth


High Integration


- Programmable 24-bit true-color RAMDAC up to 400 MHz pixel clock


- Built-in VIP interface


- VESA Plug & Display for PanelLink Interface


- Built-in Thermal Diode for GPU Security-Update




- Supports 32K/64K/128K Bytes ROM decoding


- Supports 20MHz SPI ROM interface 1140-balls 37.5mm x 37.5mm FC-BGA package




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