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ATI Radeon 64MB DDR Video Card Review

ATI Radeon 64MB DDR Video Card Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: "It's not for me, it for my DAD!" That's what I've been telling everyone when I picked up a retail Radeon 64 VIVO.
Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: ATI May 22 2001   Colin Sun  
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Radeon Specs:

High quality performance
  • RADEON™ comes powered by 64MB of DDR memory to accelerate all of today's hottest 3D games
  • With DDR memory you get twice the memory bandwidth for the highest data transfer rates through the pipeline
  • Delivers immersive, realistic 32-bit true color 3D graphics at the fastest possible framerates
  • Features ATI's HyperZ™ technology that improves memory bandwidth without the added cost of proprietary memory.
Best visual reality
  • RADEON™ graphics boards feature the leading-edge technology of the RADEON™ GPU
  • The RADEON™ CHARISMA ENGINE™ supports full transformation, clipping and lighting (T&L) at 30 million/second processing capability for a 10-fold improvement in 3D details
  • 3D game characters are brought to life with the CHARISMA ENGINE™ support for other cutting-edge character animation such as vertex skinning and key frame interpolation
  • PIXEL TAPESTRY™ , the RADEON™ 3D rendering engine, powers up to an incredible 1.5 Gigatexels per second for unsurpassed graphics performance
Industry best DVD playback
  • Process full-frame rate, full-screen DVD or MPEG-2 video
  • Hardware DVD saves the expense of buying a separate MPEG-2/DVD decoder card
  • Integrated IDCT and motion compensation allows for DVD decoding with minimum CPU usage
  • HDTV ready

Video capture and TV/VCR-output support (optional features)
  • Radeon™ uses ATI’s RAGE THEATRE™ companion chip for high quality video encoding and decoding.
  • Capture MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 full motion video at 720x480 30 fps resolution
  • Grab still images from VCRs or camcorders with S-Video or composite input
  • Use video-out to connect your PC to TV or VCR for recording
  • Create and edit professional-looking home videos using MPEG-2 video capture. Transfer them to CD and to watch on your DVD player. (Ulead Video Studio software required)
Ultimate 3D game support
  • The most complete implementation of the DirectX® feature set
  • RADEON™ supports more features of DirectX® 8.0 than any other graphics board on the market
  • Instant superior 3D game support right out of the box with full acceleration for today's hottest 3D games
  • Full support and compliance for powerful and demanding DirectX® and OpenGL games and applications


Specifications

System requirements
  • Pentium® III/II/Celeron, AMD K6®/Athlon or compatible with AGP 2X or AGP 2X/4X universal slot
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive
 
Graphics controller
  • ATI RADEON™ graphics processing unit (GPU)
 
Memory configurations
  • 64MB of double data rate memory
 
Operating systems support
  • Windows® 98/SE
  • Windows® ME
  • Windows® 2000
 
Monitor support
  • CRT Monitor: 15 pin VGA connector
  • TV and VCR: S-Video or Composite connector
 
Display support
  • Register compatible with VGA
  • BIOS compatible with VESA for super VGA
  • DDC1/2b/2b+ monitor support
  • VESA Display Power Management Support
  • Separate horiz & vert sync at TTL levels
 
3D acceleration features
  • CHARISMA ENGINE™
  • PIXEL TAPESTRY™ architecture
  • Integrated Transformation, Clipping and Lighting
  • Twin Cache Architecture
  • Superscalar Rendering
  • Single-Pass Multi-texturing
  • True Color Rendering
  • Triangle Setup Engine
  • Texture Cache
  • Bilinear/Trilinear Filtering
  • Line & Edge Anti-aliasing
  • Texture Compositing
  • Texture Decompression
  • Specular Highlights
  • Perspectively Correct Texture Mapping
  • Mip-Mapping
  • Z-buffering and Double-buffering
  • Emboss, Dot Product 3 and Environment bump mapping
  • Spherical, Dual-Paraboloid and Cubic environment mapping
  • Fog effects, texture lighting, video textures, reflections, shadows, spotlights, LOD biasing and texture morphing
 
Warranty
  • 5-year limited warranty

Display modes: resolutions, colors and maximum refresh rates (Hz)
Resolutions 256 colors 65K colors 16.7M colors (32bpp)
640x480 200 200 200
800x600 200 200 200
1024x768 200 200 200
1152x864 150 150 150
1280x1024 130 130 130
1600x1200 90 90 90
1920x1440 75 75 75
2048x1536 75 75 75
Resolution and refresh rates are subject to change.

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Contents of Article: ATI Radeon 64MB
 Pg 1.  ATI Radeon 64MB DDR Video Card Review
 Pg 2.  — Radeon Specs:
 Pg 3.  3DMark 2001 - No Antialising
 Pg 4.  Quake 3 action?
 Pg 5.  More Benchmarks
 Pg 6.  3DMark 2001 - No Antialising

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