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Sapphire Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition AGP Review - Specifications

Today we're looking at Sapphire's X850XT PE, or Platinum Edition. Not only that, but we'll be testing it in the AGP format since many of our readers have perfectly serviceable AGP motherboards and haven't felt the dire need to move on to PCI-Express as yet. So kick up your heels and relax as we take a tour of the latest and greatest offering from ATI in the form of the X850XT and we'll see how it compares to its smaller brother, the X800XT!

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 30, 2005 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: Sapphire



Yeah, its time for the boring segment again, but it is necessary information for those hardcore techies that have to know the small details. It will be quick and painless, though. In a nutshell, here are the specs as put out by the folks at Sapphire:


· 256MB of GDDR3 memory


· 256-bit quad-channel GDDR3 memory interface


· 16 parallel pixel pipelines


· 6 parallel vertex processing engines


· Digital DUO™ technology allows for DUAL DVI connections for multiple flat panel use


· Dual integrated 400MHz DAC's


· 2048x1536 @ 85Hz Maximum Resolution


· YPrPB component HDTV output


· VIVO - Video-in/Video-out Capable


· Full support for DirectX 9.0 and the latest OpenGL functionality


· New SMARTSHADER™ HD technology allows for support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 programmable vertex and pixel shaders in hardware as well as OpenGL via extensions.


· SMOOTHVISION™ HD technology provides enhanced image quality by removing jagged edges and bringing out fine texture detail, without compromising performance


· 3Dc™ High quality 4:1 Normal Map Compression delivers beautiful scenes without the performance hit.


· Unique VIDEOSHADER™ HD engine uses programmable pixel shaders to accelerate video processing and provide better-looking visuals


· HYPER Z™ HD is optimized for performance at high display resolutions, including widescreen HDTV resolutions.


How much does it cost?


Sapphire Technology RADEON X850 XT Platinum Edition, (256 MB) Graphic Card


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