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Gigabyte Maya II Radeon 9800 Pro Review

By: Cameron Johnson | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 12, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Specifications of the Gigabyte Maya II R9800 Pro


Graphics Technology


RADEON™ 9800 PRO graphics technology


Memory Configuration


128MB of double data rate SDRAM


Operating Systems Support


Windows XP


Windows 2000


Windows Me




Eight parallel rendering pipelines


Four parallel geometry engines


256-bit DDR memory interface


AGP 8X support




Full support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 programmable vertex and pixel shaders in hardware


2.0 Vertex Shaders support vertex programs up to 65,280 instructions with flow control


2.0 Pixel Shaders support up to 16 textures per rendering pass


New F-buffer technology supports pixel shader programs with unlimited instructions


128-bit, 64-bit & 32-bit per pixel floating point color formats


Multiple Render Target (MRT) support


Shadow volume rendering acceleration


Complete feature set also supported in OpenGL via extensions




2x/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) options




3-level Hierarchical Z-Buffer with early Z test


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


Fast Z-Buffer Clear


Z cache optimized for real-time shadow rendering




2nd generation N-Patch higher order surface support


Discrete and continuous tessellation levels per polygon


Displacement mapping




Seamless integration of pixel shaders with video


FULLSTREAM™ video de-blocking technology


Noise removal filtering for captured video


MPEG-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 1.0 compliant and HDCP ready)


Integrated TV Output support up to 1024x768 resolution


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


Windows Logo Program compliant


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