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Hercules 3D Prophet Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB Review - Specifications

Since ATI's Radeon 9700 Pro started appearing on shop shelves nVidia have had to keep pace with their GeForce FX series. Recently ATI launched the Radeon 9800 Pro which is essentially a Radeon 9700 Pro with higher clock speeds to keep competitive against nVidia. Today Shawn "Toxic" Baker takes a look at the funky-looking Hercules 3D Prophet Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB video card that costs $660 US which certainly does not make it a product for the faint of heart.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 6, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%      Manufacturer: Hercules

Specifications

 

- RADEON™ 9800 PRO, the benchmark technology for First Person Shooters

 

- 8 pixel-pipeline architecture for increased rendering power

 

- 128MB DDR memory to boost the latest games with tons of textures

 

- High-quality onboard 256-bit DDR RAM interface: no bottlenecks, faster frame rates.

 

- HyperZ™III+: intelligent memory bandwidth optimization technology

 

- AGP 8X / 4X / 2X support for maximum performance with the latest motherboards

 

- Full DirectX 9 & OpenGL hardware accelerator

 

Movie-quality 3D images provided by ATI's latest 3D technology innovations:

 

- SMARTSHADER™ 2.1: Programmable Pixel Shaders 2.0 & Vertex Shaders 2.0

 

- TRUFORM™ 2.0 and DX9 Displacement Mapping

 

- SMOOTHVISION™ 2.1: hardware engine for 2X/4X/6X FSAA (Full Scene Anti-Aliasing) mode and advanced anisotropic filtering - no more jagged edges or speed compromise.

 

- High-quality TV display on CRT and flat panel monitors

 

- VIDEOSHADER™ engine: fluid playback of DVD movies on TV set or CRT and flat panels monitors

 

- FULLSTREAM™ technology for improved Internet streaming

 

- Dual display on VGA, DVI or TV-Out (HYDRAVISION™)

 

- Dual integrated 400MHz RAMDACs, maximum resolution of 2048x1536 @ 85Hz

 

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