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PowerColor Radeon 9800 Pro Graphics Card Review - Specifications

It is in our nature to desire and crave the very best of what resource is available to us. In this technological age of ours the IT industry has many great products on offer which come at a high asking price. Today Shawn "Toxic" Baker takes a look at PowerColor Radeon 9800 Pro which costs around $100 US less than other 9800 Pro cards which usually cost around $500 US making it a little more affordable. Does competitive pricing result in lack luster performance? Read on for the answer.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 14, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: PowerColor

Specifications

 

Cinematic Rendering

 

Immerse yourself in the world's fastest and most compelling game play, courtesy of the unprecedented speed and control of RADEON™ 9800 family of visual processors:

 

- 128MB DDR memory generates breath-taking frame rates

 

- 256-bit memory interface delivers the bandwidth for real time 3D graphics and barrier free performance

 

- 8-pixel pipeline architecture doubles the rendering power of other graphics processors

 

Maximum 3D

 

Brace yourself for feature film quality on your PC, the new standard in 3D entertainment:

 

- SMARTSHADER™ 2.1 technology supports the latest Microsoft DirectX 9.0 feature sets, enabling more complex and cinematic-quality lighting effects

 

- SMOOTHVISION™ 2.1 technology delivers the sharpest, clearest textures, removes jaggies and brings out fine texture details without sacrificing frame rates

 

- 128-bit full floating point precision enables billions of color variations to render the same lighting and effects as Hollywood studios

 

Generation Now Technology

 

Advanced stability meets revolutionary features in the RADEON™ 9800 Series, the only 8-pipeline graphics solution in its 2nd generation:

 

- ATI's award-winning Visual Processing Unit (VPU) is optimized to run the most demanding 3D and 2D next-generation games and applications

 

- Supports the latest Microsoft DirectX 9.0 and OpenGL 2.0 feature sets

 

- FULLSTREAM™ and VIDEOSHADER™ produce smoother looking, higher quality video and streaming Internet content without putting extra strain on the CPU

 

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