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ATi Radeon 9700 Pro Review

By: Tio Chaharbaghi | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 14, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: ATi

System Requirements

 

Radeon 9700 Pro requires connection to your PC's internal power supply for operation. A 300-watt power supply or greater is recommended to ensure normal system operation where a number of other internal devices are installed.

 

Intel Pentium 4/III/II/Celeron™, AMD K6/Duron™/Athlon/Athlon XP or compatible with AGP 2X (3.3v), 4X (1.5V), 8X (0.8v) or Universal AGP 3.0 bus configuration (2X/4X/8X).

 

128MB of system memory

 

Installation software requires CD-ROM drive

 

DVD playback requires DVD drive

 

Graphics Technology

 

RADEON™ 9700 Pro Visual Processing Unit (VPU)

 

Memory Configuration

 

128MB of double data rate SDRAM

 

Operating Systems Support

 

Windows XP

 

Windows 2000

 

Windows Me

 

Display Support

 

VGA connector for analog CRT

 

S-video or composite connector for TV / VCR

 

DVI-I connector for digital CRT or flat panel

 

Independent resolutions and refresh rates for any two connected displays

 

Features

 

Eight parallel rendering pipelines

 

Four parallel geometry engines

 

256-bit DDR memory interface

 

AGP 8X support

 

SMARTSHADER™ 2.0Programmable pixel and vertex shaders

 

16 textures per pass

 

Pixel shaders up to 160 instructions with 128-bit floating point precision

 

Vertex shaders up to 1024 instructions with flow control

 

Multiple render target support

 

Shadow volume rendering acceleration

 

High precision 10-bit per channel frame buffer support

 

Supports DirectX 9.0 and the latest version of OpenGLSMOOTHVISION™ 2.02x/4x/6x full scene anti-aliasing modes

 

Adaptive algorithm with programmable sample patterns

 

2x/4x/8x/16x anisotropic filtering modes

 

Adaptive algorithm with bi-linear (performance) and tri-linear (quality) optionsHYPER Z™ III3-level Hierarchical Z-Buffer with early Z test

 

Lossless Z-Buffer compression (up to 24:1)

 

Fast Z-Buffer ClearTRUFORM™ 2.02nd generation N-Patch higher order surface support

 

Discrete and continuous tessellation levels per polygon

 

Displacement mappingVIDEOSHADER™Seamless integration of pixel shaders with video

 

FULLSTREAM™ video de-blocking technology

 

Noise removal filtering for captured videoMPEG-2 decoding with motion compensation, iDCT and color space conversion

 

All-format DTV/HDTV decoding

 

YPrPb component output

 

Adaptive de-interlacing and frame rate conversion

 

Dual integrated display controllers

 

Dual integrated 10-bit per channel 400 MHz DACs

 

Integrated 165 MHz TMDS transmitter (DVI & HDCP compliant)

 

Integrated TV Output support up to 1024x768 resolution

 

Optimized for Pentium 4 SSE2 and AMD Athlon™ 3DNow!

 

PC 2002 compliant

 

Warranty

 

3-year limited warranty

 

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