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One major change with the manufacturing of the core was the use of the flip-chip packaging , a technology not used previously on video cards. A compatible HDCP display is also needed for this. Support in this table refers to the most current version. Radeon R Radeon R The performance and quality increases offered by the R GPU is considered to be one of the greatest in the history of 3D graphics, alongside the achievements GeForce and Voodoo Graphics. 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.

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The logo and box package of the was resurrected in to market the unrelated and slower Radeon which is a derivative of the Views Read Edit View history. 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Third time’s the charm? Radeon ‘s advanced architecture was very efficient and, of course, more powerful compared to its older peers of A few months later, the and PRO were launched. Official ATI specifications dictate a bit memory bus for the SE, but most of the manufacturers seriws a bit bus.

Meanwhile, the also became popular because it could in some cases be modified into the much more powerful In earlythe cards were replaced by the or, R The would be the second of ATI’s chips after the to be shipped to third-party manufacturers instead of ATI producing all of its graphics cards, though ATI would still produce cards off of its highest-end chips.


R was the first fully Direct3D 9-capable consumer graphics chip. UVD 7 [1] [d]. This trade-off in precision offered the best combination of transistor usage and image quality for the manufacturing process at the time. It did cause a usually visibly imperceptible loss of quality when doing heavy blending.

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. This freed up engineering resources that were channeled towards driver improvementsand the performed phenomenally well at launch 9200ze of this.

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See article on R’s pixel shaders. ATI thus could achieve higher clock speeds. The first graphics cards using the R to be released were the Radeon However, refined design and manufacturing techniques enabled a doubling of transistor count and a significant clock speed gain.

The demands of the 8×1 architecture required more bandwidth than the bit bus designs of the previous generation due to having double the texture and pixel fillrate. Being the first laptop chip to offer DirectX 9. The R also offered advanced anisotropic filtering which incurred a much smaller performance hit than the anisotropic solution of the GeForce4 and other competitors’ cards, while offering significantly improved quality over Radeon ‘s anisotropic filtering implementation which was highly angle dependent.

The R was the first board to truly take advantage of a bit memory bus. HDCP is mandatory for the output of certain audio formats, placing additional constraints on the multimedia setup.


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Ssries R, with its next-generation architecture giving it unprecedented features and performance, would have been superior to any R refresh. Radeon was one of the shortest-lived product of ATI, later replaced by the Radeon series.

They were designed to maintain a performance lead over the recently launched GeForce FX Ultra, which it managed to do without difficulty. 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.

With a transistor count of million, it was the largest and most complex GPU of the time.


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Equipped with 4 vertex shader units, R possessed over twice the geometry processing capability of the preceding Radeon and the GeForce4 Tiin addition to the greater feature-set offered compared to DirectX 8 shaders.

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.

These were Rs with higher clock speeds, and improvements to the shader units and memory controller which enhanced anti-aliasing performance.