Category: Monitor & Video Cards
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies, Inc.
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 23,242 KB
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.5214 / 19 Jan 2004
The 256 MB DDR ATI Radeon 9800 XT presents a number of new and interesting features that enable users to enjoy high quality graphic and game displays on their monitors. One of the newest features is the technology used by ATI technologies and referred to as Visual Processing Unit (VPU). This technology enables the 256 MB DDR ATI Radeon 9800 XT device to provide excellent aspects of cinematic resolution and high computer power featured by excellent and fierce graphics. The device also incorporates other high profile technologies used by ATI such as Hyper 64 III+, SmoothVision 2, SmartShader 2.1 and VideoShader. These advanced features provide excellent resolutions for 3D graphics. The design of the 256 MB DDR ATI Radeon 9800 XT device is based on the use of an R360 graphics core supported by a .15 micron operating at a frequency of 412 MHz.
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The 256 MB DDR ATI Radeon 9800 XT device has a configuration of eight matching rendering pipelines and four geometry lying in a position parallel to each other. The device also has features that provide full support compatibility for a program known as Microsoft DirectX. This feature makes use of the 9.0 programmable pixel shaders and vertexes. Other features of the device include 2.0 Vertex Shaders that provide vertex programs with up to as many as 65,280 instructions in flow control. It also has 2.0 Pixel Shaders that support up to 16 textures while rendering passes. The 256 MB DDR ATI Radeon 9800 XT device also has a new technology referred to as F-buffer, which uses unlimited instructions to support pixel shader applications. It provides users with a wide array of floating point shade formats such as, & 32-bit, 64-bit 128-bit for each pixel. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 256 MB DDR ATI Radeon 9800 XT errors before installing any driver updates.