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Tyan Tachyon 9500 Pro Video Card Review - Specifications

Tyan are a company who has been known mostly for their impressive server / workstation products. Recently they've taken notice of the growing overclocking market and decided to switch their focus slightly with the introduction of their Tyan Tachyon series of video cards. Follow Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes a look at the Tyan Tachyon 9500 Pro video card based on ATI's Radeon 9500 Pro VPU. How does it stack up against the best on the market? Read on and find out!

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 8, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%      Manufacturer: Tyan

Specifications of the Tyan Tachyon 9500 Pro

 

Graphics Technology

 

RADEON™ 9500Pro Visual Processing Unit (VPU)

 

Memory configuration

 

128MB 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

 

Output

 

D-Sub , S-Video , DVI-I

 

Bundle Software

 

* WinDVD 4.0.

 

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