From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Among the effects are environment-mapped bump mapping , detail textures, glass reflections, mirrors, realistic water simulation, light maps, texture compression , planar reflective surfaces, and portal-based visibility. In terms of performance, Radeon scores lower than the GeForce2 in most benchmarks, even with HyperZ activated. Consisting of 3 different functions, it allows the Radeon to perform very competitively compared to competing designs with higher fillrates and bandwidth on paper. This causes 3DMark to think it can run certain tests. The increased density and various tweaks to the architecture allowed the GPU to function at higher clock speeds.

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At the end of the day, this means that DirectX 8. However, the Radeon could close the gap and occasionally outperform its fastest competitor, radson GeForce2 GTS, in bit color.

The silicon just can’t do what is required to support 1. ATI Technologies products Video cards. A compatible HDCP display radekn also needed for this.

The processors also include 2D GUI accelerationvideo acceleration, and multiple display outputs. Rbased GPUs have forward-looking programmable wti capability in their pipelines; however, the chips are not flexible enough to support the Microsoft Direct3D specification for Pixel Shader 1.

It is the basis for a variety rwdeon other succeeding products. The chip doesn’t support 1. The fact that that registry key exists indicates that we did some experiments in the driver, not that we are half way done implementing pixel shaders on RADEON.


Some of you have tweaked the registry and gotten the driver to export a 1. Additionally, you have to understand that the phrase “shader” is an incredibly ambiguous graphics term.

PassMark – RADEON / RADEON VE Family – Price performance comparison

HDCP is mandatory for the output of certain audio formats, placing additional constraints on the multimedia setup. It also allowed the radeonn to operate with asynchronous clock operation, whereas the original R was always clocked synchronously with the RAM. Later drivers do not differentiate the Radeon LE from other Radeon R cards and the HyperZ hardware is enabled by default, though there may be visual anomalies on cards with HyperZ hardware that is defective.

Basically, we hardware manufacturers started using the word “shader” a lot once we were able to do per-pixel dot products i. UVD 7 [7] [d]. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Unfortunately, the third texture unit did not get much use in games during the card’s lifetime because software was not frequently performing more than dual texturing. After this and all older R Radeon radron were discontinued, the R series was subsequently known as the Radeonin keeping with ATI’s new naming scheme.


Support in this table refers to the most current version.

With the final release of DirectX 8. Among the effects are environment-mapped bump mappingdetail textures, glass reflections, mirrors, realistic water simulation, light maps, texture compressionplanar reflective surfaces, and portal-based visibility. There are various practical technical reasons for this.

RADEON 7000 / RADEON VE Family

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The R was built on a nm semiconductor manufacturing process.

ATI produced a real-time demo for their new card, to showcase its new features. See article on R’s pixel shaders.

The line features 3D acceleration based upon Direct3D 7. The core speed was Mhz and the 5. These cards were produced until mid, when they were essentially replaced by the Radeon RV Current technologies and software.

The Radeon’s Ark demo presents a science-fiction environment with heavy use of features such as multiple texture layers for image effects and detail. Future releases of DirectX will have 2.

It basically improves the overall efficiency of the 3D rendering processes.