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Gigabyte Radeon 9200 Graphics Card Review - Specifications

Often products which are focused towards the value end of the market are over-shadowed by many for the more lucrative products available to us. Today Cameron "Sov" Johnson takes a look at Gigabyte's GV9200 graphics card. It is based on ATI's most recent value VPU, the Radeon 9200. It features AGP 8x and 128MB of onboard RAM and most importantly - will not cost you an arm and a leg. Does it have what it takes to power your value based system? Read on as we give you the answer!

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 21, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Specifications of the Gigabyte GV9200

 

Graphics technology

 

RADEON™ graphics technology

 

Memory configuration

 

128MB of DDR memory

 

Display support

 

Register compatible with VGA

 

Supports VESA PnP compatible displays

 

BIOS compatible with VESA for super VGA

 

DDC1/2b/2b+ monitor support

 

VESA Display Power Management Support

 

Separate horizontal and vertical synchronization at TTL levels

 

CHARISMA ENGINE™ II

 

Four parallel rendering pipelines process up to 1.1 billion pixels per second

 

High performance 2nd generation hardware transform & lighting engine

 

Advanced vertex shader support for the latest programmable effects

 

SMARTSHADER™ technology

 

Full support for DirectX 8.1 programmable pixel and vertex shaders in hardware

 

1.4 pixel shaders support up to 22 instructions and up to 6 textures per rendering pass

 

1.1 vertex shaders support vertex programs up to 128 instructions

 

Complete feature set also supported in OpenGL via extensions

 

Programmable shaders provide enhanced 3D effects in over 100 existing and upcoming game titles

 

SMOOTHVISION™

 

Image quality enhancement features for Direct3D™ and OpenGL applications

 

Programmable full-scene anti-aliasing supports 2 to 6 samples with user selectable performance and quality modes

 

Advanced anisotropic filtering supports 2 to 16 samples for high quality texture rendering with minimal performance impact

 

HYPER Z™ II

 

Lossless Z-Buffer Compression and Fast Z-Buffer Clear reduce memory bandwidth by up to 25%

 

FULLSTREAM™

 

Hardware accelerated de-blocking of Internet video streams

 

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