This was part of the new DirectX 9 specification, along with more flexible floating-point-based Shader Model 2. At the time, this was quite astonishing, and resulted in the widespread acceptance of AA and AF as critical, truly usable features. ATI thus could achieve higher clock speeds. UVD 7 [1] [d]. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from April Articles with permanently dead external links All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September

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Worthy of note regarding the Rbased generation 95550se that the entire lineup utilized single-slot cooling solutions. The first graphics cards using the R to be released were the Radeon With a transistor count of million, it was the largest and most complex GPU of the time. The R, with its next-generation architecture giving it unprecedented features and performance, would have been superior to any R refresh. Add quad-pipe architecture with massive fill rates, and witness Excalibur 95550se emerge as an appealing solution to enthusiasts and devoted gamers alike.

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UVD 7 [1] [d]. At the time, this was quite astonishing, and resulted in the widespread acceptance of AA and AF as critical, truly usable features.

The textures can be any combination of one, two, or three dimensions with bilineartrilinearor anisotropic filtering.

9550sw ATI Technologies products Video cards. March 21th, at Multi-sampling offered vastly superior performance over the supersampling method on older Radeons, and superior image quality compared to NVIDIA’s offerings at the time. However, refined design and manufacturing techniques enabled a doubling of transistor count and a significant clock speed gain.


The still held its own against the revised FXprimarily and significantly in tasks involving heavy SM2.

ATI only intended for the series to be a temporary solution to fill the gap for the Christmas season, prior to the release of the Utilizing four individual load-balanced bit memory controllers, ATI’s memory implementation was quite capable of achieving high bandwidth efficiency by maintaining adequate granularity of memory transactions and thus working around memory latency limitations.

A few months later, the and PRO were launched. This page was last edited on 31 Julyat Radeon was one of the shortest-lived product of ATI, later replaced by the Radeon series. HDCP is mandatory for the output of certain audio formats, placing additional constraints on the multimedia setup.

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Besides advanced architecture, reviewers also took note of ATI’s change in strategy. The logo and box package of the was resurrected in to market the unrelated and slower Radeon which is a derivative of the This freed up engineering resources that were channeled towards driver improvementsand the performed phenomenally well at launch because of this.

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Current technologies and software. While this differed from the older chips using 2 or 3 for the original Radeon texture units per pipeline, this did not mean R could not perform multi-texturing as efficiently as older chips.

It also lost part of HyperZ III with 9550xe removal of the hierarchical z-buffer optimization unit, the same as Radeon Anti-aliasing was, for the first time, a fully usable option even in the newest and most demanding titles of the day. All images are for reference only, and are subject to change without prior notice. It did cause a usually visibly imperceptible loss of quality when doing heavy blending.

Khanlaunched in August This trade-off in precision offered the best combination of transistor usage and image quality for the manufacturing process at the time. A slower chip, thewas launched a few months later, differing only by lower core and memory speeds. ATI, perhaps mindful of what had happened to 3dfx when they took focus off their Rampage processor, abandoned it in favor of finishing off their next-generation R card.