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XGI Dual GPU Benchmarked - Volari Duo V8 Ultra

By: Shawn Baker | 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 Volari™ 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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