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Gigabyte Maya II Radeon 9500 Video Card Review

By: Cameron Johnson | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 13, 2003 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Specifications of the Maya II 9500


Graphics Technology


RADEON™ 9500 Visual Processing Unit (VPU)


Memory configuration


64MB of double data rate memory(DDR)


Unique Features of Maya II Radeon 9500


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


* 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 OpenGL 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




D-Sub , S-Video , DVI-I


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