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ATi Radeon 9700 Pro Review

By: Tio Chaharbaghi | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 14, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: ATi

System Requirements


Radeon 9700 Pro requires connection to your PC's internal power supply for operation. A 300-watt power supply or greater is recommended to ensure normal system operation where a number of other internal devices are installed.


Intel Pentium 4/III/II/Celeron™, AMD K6/Duron™/Athlon/Athlon XP or compatible with AGP 2X (3.3v), 4X (1.5V), 8X (0.8v) or Universal AGP 3.0 bus configuration (2X/4X/8X).


128MB of system memory


Installation software requires CD-ROM drive


DVD playback requires DVD drive


Graphics Technology


RADEON™ 9700 Pro Visual Processing Unit (VPU)


Memory Configuration


128MB of double data rate SDRAM


Operating Systems Support


Windows XP


Windows 2000


Windows Me


Display Support


VGA connector for analog CRT


S-video or composite connector for TV / VCR


DVI-I connector for digital CRT or flat panel


Independent resolutions and refresh rates for any two connected displays




Eight parallel rendering pipelines


Four parallel geometry engines


256-bit DDR memory interface


AGP 8X support


SMARTSHADER™ 2.0Programmable pixel and vertex shaders


16 textures per pass


Pixel shaders up to 160 instructions with 128-bit floating point precision


Vertex shaders up to 1024 instructions with flow control


Multiple render target support


Shadow volume rendering acceleration


High precision 10-bit per channel frame buffer support


Supports DirectX 9.0 and the latest version of OpenGLSMOOTHVISION™ 2.02x/4x/6x full scene anti-aliasing modes


Adaptive algorithm with programmable sample patterns


2x/4x/8x/16x anisotropic filtering modes


Adaptive algorithm with bi-linear (performance) and tri-linear (quality) optionsHYPER Z™ III3-level Hierarchical Z-Buffer with early Z test


Lossless Z-Buffer compression (up to 24:1)


Fast Z-Buffer ClearTRUFORM™ 2.02nd generation N-Patch higher order surface support


Discrete and continuous tessellation levels per polygon


Displacement mappingVIDEOSHADER™Seamless integration of pixel shaders with video


FULLSTREAM™ video de-blocking technology


Noise removal filtering for captured videoMPEG-2 decoding with motion compensation, iDCT and color space conversion


All-format DTV/HDTV decoding


YPrPb component output


Adaptive de-interlacing and frame rate conversion


Dual integrated display controllers


Dual integrated 10-bit per channel 400 MHz DACs


Integrated 165 MHz TMDS transmitter (DVI & HDCP compliant)


Integrated TV Output support up to 1024x768 resolution


Optimized for Pentium 4 SSE2 and AMD Athlon™ 3DNow!


PC 2002 compliant




3-year limited warranty


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