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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!

By: | 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




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




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




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




Hardware accelerated de-blocking of Internet video streams


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