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Product : Radeon 9500 Atlantis Pro
Company : Sapphire
Author : Mark 'Ratchet' Thorne
Date : February 3rd, 2003


Since the 9500 Atlantis Pro supports all the same features as the 9700 Pro, rather than go over those features again I'll simply outline them and redirect you to this page in my ATI Radeon 9700 Pro review for more indepth information.

  • Eight parallel rendering pipelines
  • Four parallel geometry engines
  • 128-bit DDR memory interface
  • AGP 8X support
    • Programmable pixel and vertex shaders
    • 16 textures per pass
    • Pixel shaders up to 160 instructions with 128-bit floating point precision
    • Vertex shaders up to 1024 instructions with flow control
    • Multiple render target support
    • Shadow volume rendering acceleration
    • High precision 10-bit per channel frame buffer support
    • Supports Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 and the latest version of OpenGL®
    • 2x/4x/6x full scene anti-aliasing modes
    • Adaptive algorithm with programmable sample patterns
    • 2x/4x/8x/16x anisotropic filtering modes
    • Adaptive algorithm with bi-linear (performance) and tri-linear (quality) options
    • 3-level Hierarchical Z-Buffer with early Z test
    • Lossless Z-Buffer compression (up to 24:1)
    • Fast Z-Buffer Clear
  • TRUFORM 2.0
    • 2nd generation N-Patch higher order surface support
    • Discrete and continuous tessellation levels per polygon
    • Displacement mapping
    • Seamless integration of pixel shaders with video
    • FULLSTREAM video de-blocking technology
    • Noise removal filtering for captured video
  • MPEG-2 decoding with motion compensation, iDCT and color space conversion
  • All-format DTV/HDTV decoding
  • YPrPb component output
  • Adaptive de-interlacing and frame rate conversion
  • Dual integrated display controllers
  • Dual integrated 10-bit per channel 400 MHz DACs
  • Integrated 165 MHz TMDS transmitter (DVI 1.0 compliant)
  • Integrated TV Output support up to 1024x768 resolution
  • Optimized for Pentium 4 SSE2 and AMD Athlon 3Dnow!
  • PC 2002 compliant

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