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XGI Dual GPU Benchmarked - Volari Duo V8 Ultra

By: Shawn Baker | Editorials in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 15, 2004 5:00 am

Specifications

 

Blazing-fast PCI Bus Interface

 

- 32-bit PCI local bus standard Revision 2.2 compliant

 

- True AGP2.0 & AGP3.0 Compliant configuration setting

 

- Hardware auto detect for AGP1.0, AGP2.0 or AGP3.0 mode support

 

Double Octa-pipe 3D Engine

 

- Extreme High performance 256-bit 3D engine

 

- High order surface tessellation

 

- Optimized hardware geometry transform/lighting/setup engine

 

- Total of 4 units of Vertex Shader with Fully compliant Direct3D 9.0 Vertex Shader ver. 2.0

 

- 16 sets high performance pixel rendering pipelines

 

- Supports Bump Mapping, Mipmapped Cubic Mapping and Volume Texture supports flat and Gouraud shading

 

- High quality anisotropic filtering

 

- Supports 2-side stencil.

 

- 2X/4X full scene anti-aliasing(FSAA)

 

Ultimate Performance 2D Engine

 

- Hardware command queue

 

- High-speed Direct Draw Accelerator

 

- Hardware GDI 2000 Accelerator

 

- Source read-buffer to minimize engine wait-state

 

- Built-in destination read-buffer to minimize engine wait-state

 

High Definition TV-OUT Solution with XV301

 

- PAL and NTSC Systems

 

- Composite, S-Video, and Component RGB Output Signals

 

- Macrovision Copy Protection Process Rev. 7.1.L1

 

- HDTV 480i/480p/1080i/720p YPbPr Output Signals

 

- A single link TMDS transmitter with excellent scaling capability for TFT LCD panel display

 

MPEG-2 Video Decoder

 

- MPEG-2 MP@ML standards compliant

 

- Supports up to 20 Mbit/sec bit rate decoding

 

- True hardware VCD, DVD and HDTV decoding

 

Video Accelerator

 

- YUV-to-RGB color space conversion

 

- Bi-linear video interpolation with integer increments of 1/2048

 

- Complete graphics and video overlay function

 

- Hardware video decoder interface

 

- Independent VBI capture

 

- Supports DVD sub-picture playback overlay

 

- Built-in independent Gamma correction RAM

 

Proprietary Cipher Video Processor

 

- 5 fields per-pixel motion detection de-interlace function, video sources from MPEG decoder, Video capture and AVI interfaces

 

- Down scaling function and scaling vector as 1/2, 1/4

 

- Next generation de-interlaced and 1/2 down scaling function

 

Display Memory Interface

 

- Supports DDR SDRAM, DDR-II SDRAM type to 256M Bytes memory

 

BitFluent Architecture (XGI Volari™ Duo Only)

 

- Advanced interface for dual GPU solution

 

- Up to 2.13GB bus bandwidth

 

High Integration

 

- Programmable 24-bit true-color RAMDAC up to 400 MHz pixel clock

 

- Built-in VIP interface

 

- VESA Plug & Display for PanelLink Interface

 

- Built-in Thermal Diode for GPU Security-Update

 

Miscellaneous

 

- Supports 32K/64K/128K Bytes ROM decoding

 

- Supports 20MHz SPI ROM interface 1140-balls 37.5mm x 37.5mm FC-BGA package

 

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