Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: ATI AMD
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 9.83 MB
Operating System: Windows Operating Systems
Latest Version / Release Date: 6.13.3279 / 22 Oct 2001
The RAGE XL AGP 2X Family (Microsoft Corporation) belongs to the Rage product line by ATI. ATI Rage is a line of graphics chipsets that offers GUI or graphical user interface 2D acceleration, 3D acceleration and video acceleration. This specific Rage product is fully compliant with the OpenGL 1.2 and Direct3D 6 and supports various functionalities from the previous Rage graphics chipsets like a robust GUI/ VGA accelerator core, DVD acceleration and triangle setup. This graphics chipset has an added IDCT or inverse discrete cosine transform acceleration as well. It was the maker’s 1st dual texture rendering since it can output 2 pixels for every clock or 2 pixel pipelines. The RAGE XL AGP 2X Family (Microsoft Corporation) is also capable of implementing the Twin Cache Architecture which is a caching method wherein an 8 kilobit buffer is used for storing texels that were utilized by the 3D engine. Further, this device has an integrated pixel cache of 8 kilobit utilized for writing pixels back to the device’s frame buffer.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
This graphics chipset employs 0.25 micrometer fabrication and 8 million transistors. The RAGE XL AGP 2X Family (Microsoft Corporation) also implements a host of 3D features including support for fog table and fog, vertex arrays hardware support, texture lighting, video textures, Z-based and vertex fog and Alpha blending. It is also capable of implementing compositing of textures, filtering of trilinear and single clock bilinear textures, mip mapped perspective correct texturing along with support for chroma key, 1.00 biasing, spotlights, shadows, and Z-based and vertex reflections. Other 3D features include removal of hidden surface by making use of 32, 24 or 16 bit Z-buffering, specular and Gouraud shaded polygons, 8 bit stencil buffer, bump mapping, and edge and line antialiasing. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and RAGE XL AGP 2X Family (Microsoft Corporation) errors before installing any driver updates.