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GV-R9800 series 3D Graphics Accelerator GV-98P128D
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Category: Video Cards
Manufacturer Link: Gigabyte
GV-R9800 series 3D Graphics Accelerator GV-98P128D with Powerful ATi Radeon 9800 VPU

GV-R9800 series 3D Graphics Accelerator GV-98P128D with Powerful ATi Radeon 9800 VPU

May 24th Gigabyte releases GV-R9800 series GV-98P128D that features the RADEON™ 9800 visual processing unit (VPU), to its successful retail lineup. The GV-R9800 series delivers breakneck performance to the gaming and enthusiast market.

The GV-R9800 series is available graphics accelerators to fully support the AGP 8X standard. The AGP 8X bus provides the crucial high-bandwidth link between the graphics card and the rest of the PC. It carries a variety of different types of data, including 3D models, textures, shaders, drawing commands, and video streams.

The GV-R9800 series also enable to render up to eight pixels simultaneously with full floating point precision. This is accomplished by eight-parallel-128-bit floating-point-rendering-pipelines, each with its own independent texture unit and pixel shader engine. The texture unit of each rendering pipeline can sample up to 16 textures in a single rendering pass. These textures can be one-, two-, or three-dimensional, with bilinear, tri-linear, or anisotropic filtering applied depending on the desired quality level.

In addition, the GV-R9800 series supports TRUFORM 2.0, the latest incarnation of ATI’s innovative higher order surface technology. It is designed to smooth out the curved surfaces of 3D characters, objects, and terrain by increasing the polygon count through a process called “tessellation”. By taking advantage of the massive vertex processing power of the VPU, TRUFORM 2.0 delivers more natural-looking 3D scenes without requiring any changes to existing artwork.

The GV-R9800 series incorporates SMARTSHADER 2.0 technology, ATI’s second generation of programmable vertex and pixel shader acceleration. Designed to be much more powerful and flexible than first-generation shader technology, SMARTSHADER 2.0 will enable for the first time the transition of movie-quality effects into real-time games and other interactive applications. As the complete implementation of Microsoft DirectX 9.0, the industry standard API for graphics, it will also be fully compatible with current and future revisions of OpenGL.

The GV-R9800 series advances the state of the art in every aspect of its design. It was created with the goal of not only making today and tomorrow’s games and other 3D applications look better than ever before, but to open up entirely new possibilities for visual entertainment. Gigabyte GV-R9800 series is definitely trustworthy in terms of the most complete range of 3D gaming solutions and unparalleled cost-effective performance.

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