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PowerColor Radeon 9800 Pro Graphics Card Review

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



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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