Radeon 9000 Pro da PowerColor
Con la seguente press-release, C.P. Technology, (Power Color) annuncia il lancio della nuova scheda video basata sulla GPU Radeon 9000 Pro:
"TAIPEI, Taiwan - C.P. Technology, a leading VGA manufacturer and ATi's first-tier third party Add In Board (AIB) partner, today introduced the PowerColor RADEON 9000 PRO graphics card, the most advance and powerful mainstream VGA in the world.
Powered by ATi';s innovative RADEON 9000 PRO GPU (Graphic Processing Unit), PowerColor RADEON 9000 PRO affords mainstream users the Best-of-class 3D gaming features, such as four-pipeline architecture and AGP 8X support, at a very attractive cost. As a mainstream VGA completely supports DirectX® 8.1, RADEON 9000 PRO's TRUFORM and SMARTSHADER technologies enable more complex and realistic lighting effects.
PowerColor RADEON 9000 PRO features a core clock speed of 275 MHz, memory clock speed of 275 MHz and 64MB of high speed DDR (double data rate) memory. Available in late July, it has an MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail price) of (US) $149.
"We are excited by the opportunity to present RADEON 9000 PRO in our product lineup" said Larry Yeo, Executive Vice President, CP Technology. “We see this product bringing high-end 3D graphics technology to customers at a variety of price points.
The RADEON 9000 PRO includes all of the ATi&'s industry-leading technologies, such as TRUFORM, an innovative rendering technology that helps to deliver the smoothest, most natural 3D images ever seen on existing and next-generation 3D games; and SMARTSHADER, an advanced technology that is the first application of its kind to take advantage of Microsoft's new DirectX 8.1 specification, including supporting Pixel Shaders Versions 1.2 - 1.4 to enable more complex and realistic texture and lighting effects without sacrificing performance.
The following technologies also enriches RADEON 9000's capabilities of visual effects and multimedia capabilities:
- HYPERZ; II, the most efficient memory bandwidth saving technology, that boosts rendering performance by 25 percent;
- CHARISMA ENGINE; II, which supports full transform, clipping and lighting (T&L) at 62.5 million triangles/second peak processing capability;
- PIXEL TAPESTRY; II, the advance 3D rendering engine, which uses four rendering pipelines to process an incredible 2 gigatexels per second for the highest fill rates in 32-bit color at high resolutions;
HydraVision, ATI's world-leading, multi-monitor desktop management software optimizes the dual display experience with user controllable shortcut keys and individual application settings. The RADEON 9000 PRO takes advantage of HydraVision with its integrated dual display controllers, enabling true dual monitor support, for the first time in a high-performance gaming product;
VIDEO IMMERSION II, a technology that enables integration of industry-leading digital video features, including DVD (digital versatile disc) video playback and advanced de-interlacing algorithms for unprecedented video quality."