Items tagged with ATI

  ATi's All-In-Wonder 9800 Pro When You've Got To Have It All By: Dave Atlavilla June 9, 2003     Circuit Design, whether it be at the chip level or board level, is truly an art form.  Electrical Engineers and Architects are challenged with optimizing functionality, performance and cost, into an ever shrinking piece of real-estate, either in Silicon or FR4 PCB material.  Faster, smaller and better is the name of the game and "continuous improvement" is a given not a variable.  Oh, and did we mention your creative energy needs to be supremely focused within a blistering 6 month design cycle?  Sorry, no breezy 18 month hiatus in Cabo San Lucas for you,... Read more...
  ATI All-In-Wonder 9000 Pro Multimedia and Gaming Power on a Budget By: Jeff Bouton May 25th, 2003   There are lots of companies on the market that develop hardware to bring TV to the PC but ATi is one that stands out ahead of the pack somewhat.  ATi has been making TV Tuner cards for many years now and their experience really shows.  Whether we're talking about their stand alone "VE" series TV cards or the versatile "All-In-Wonder" series, which combines a video card with TV capabilities, ATi has managed to perfect the process better than most and deliver top quality on screen output.  Offering solid products loaded with multimedia features is ATi's... Read more...
Battle Of The 256MB Graphics Cards Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB Vs. GeForce FX 5900 Ultra ATi's Catalyst 3.4 Drivers and 256MB R9800 Pro Vs. The New NVIDIA Flagship By - Dave Altavilla May 20, 2003     On May 12th we showcased our review of NVIDIA's follow-on product to the NV30, the GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, based on NVIDIA's NV35 core.  This card from the Santa Clara based design team, is a high end "enthusiast" offering targeted at delivering the best performance and image quality, regardless of cost.  As such, NVIDIA outfitted their new flagship with 256MB of DDR Memory at 850MHz.  Of course the Engineering and Marketing teams at ATi had full knowledge of NVIDIA's... Read more...
The 256MB ATi Radeon 9800 Pro It's Here!  But What Does the Extra Memory Mean to Gamers? By - Marco Chiappetta May 12, 2003 Gamers and Enthusiasts always seem to be looking for their next major upgrade.  There's almost a quest for that one piece of hardware that's going to give them bragging rights and make their buddies green with envy.  Every time a new processor, chipset or video card is announced, someone, somewhere begins to save their money in eager anticipation of the product's eventual release.  In March, when ATi unveiled the 128MB Radeon 9800 Pro, they mentioned a 256MB version of the card was also in the works.  The 128MB variant proved to be the "fastest"... Read more...
The ATi Radeon 9600 Overclocked & Ready To Rock... By - Marco Chiappetta April 18, 2003 Early Wednesday morning, the NDAs were lifted and multiple ATi Radeon 9600 Pro reviews hit the web.  Most analysts came to similar conclusions, praising the 9600 Pro for its feature set and image quality, but they came away a bit disappointed that it was outperformed by the comparably priced (at least initially) Radeon 9500 Pro in the majority of tests.  One part of the overall equation hadn't been answered though.  Initial attempts at overclocking the Radeon 9600 failed because the tweaking utilities that were available could not properly recognize the 9600 Pro VPU.  Due to the fact... Read more...
The ATi Radeon 9600 Pro Debut Decent card, fuzzy naming convention By - Marco Chiappetta April 16, 2003 It seems like we've been covering new video card releases on an almost weekly basis over the last few months.  Since the beginning of the year, we've seen NVIDIA announce, and then release, multiple flavors of GeForce FX cards, albeit on very limited basis.  Announcements have also been made recently by SiS and even by the infamous S3.  ATi has also announced a line of products based on their R350 VPU, which is a revamped version of the very successful R300 core.  Back in early March, we took a look at the flagship Radeon 9800 Pro but on that day, ATi also formally announced... Read more...
  ATI 'M10' Mobile Graphics Preview Mobile Gaming Diversifies By, Chris Angelini March 13th, 2003 The computer industry has been in the doldrums as of late.  And as much as we want to deny it, business isn't picking up as quickly as the analysts forecasted.  It isn't voodoo, though.  There is no witchcraft involved in judging the future of the fair industry in which we work.  Look at the roadmaps - processors continue getting faster, core logic adapts in time, and we are continually treated to more I/O bandwidth.  But that's to be expected.  That is what we call evolution.  What the industry needs is something to reignite the excitement that was felt when... Read more...
  The ATi Radeon 9800 Pro Full Release Review ATi Technologies Distances Itself From NVIDIA Once Again By, Dave Altavilla March 5, 2003 This article and review showcase should come as no surprise to those of you that have been following the never ending saga of World Domination in the 3D Graphics Card arena.  Just a few short weeks after NVIDIA officially allowed the GeForce FX 5800 Ultra to peek its head out from the test lab and on to the pages of no more than a couple select on-line and print media publications, the Engineering and Marketing teams at ATi are launching another volley right back at their competitor, once formerly known as the "Chipzilla" of 3D Graphics. ... Read more...
The GeForce FX 5200 & 5600 Debut! The NV34 and NV31 Officially Unveiled By - Marco Chiappetta March 6, 2003 In November '02, during COMDEX in Las Vegas, NVIDIA introduced their eagerly anticipated GeForce FX GPU, formerly codenamed NV30.  The high-end GeForce FX part on display at COMDEX, was NVIDIA's answer to ATi's DirectX9 compliant R300, the core that powers the very popular Radeon 9700 and 9500 product lines.  At the time, NVIDIA did not disclose final clock speeds, or specifications for the inevitable GeForce FX derivatives, but we all knew they would eventually come.  Then, in late January we learned that the high-end part in the GeForce FX lineup would be branded the... Read more...
An Interview With ATi's VP Of Software, Ben Bar-Haim Executive Management at ATi shares their vision By -Dave Altavilla January 21, 2003     Hello Ben Bar-Haim, and thanks for letting us steal a few moments of your time here.  With the 3D Graphics market poised for yet another flurry of new hardware technology and competitive positioning, we thought it made sense to catch up with ATi and learn a little bit more about the Software side of your game plan. Before we dig in, could you please give us a little background on yourself?  What is your position within ATI and your specific responsibilities? [Ben] I?d like to start by thanking you for this great opportunity. I am the... Read more...
  ATI RADEON 9500 Pro Performance Analysis Seriously Powerful Mainstream Graphics By: Dave Altavilla November 27, 2002 As you probably are aware, High End / Enthusiast 3D Graphics cards, make up a relatively small slice of the overall TAM (Total Available Market) in the Graphics Card arena.  What is perhaps the largest portion of this market, is what some would call "mainstream" graphics, or the value segment.  That is to say that graphics cards, that are priced below $200 or so, make up the largest percentage share of all retail and OEM business in the marketplace.  So, as you can surmise, although it is important to have that all-powerful King of the Hill 3D Gaming... Read more...
  ATI RADEON 9700 and 9500 Family Preview Meet The Whole Family! By: Chris Angelini October 24th, 2002 ATI has been hammering away at NVIDIA?s firm grasp on the hearts and minds of gamers, multimedia enthusiasts, corporate users and laptop owners.  Up until now, they have done so with individual product announcements, like the RADEON 9700 Pro, RADEON 9000 Pro, and so on.  Each card effectively delivered a well-aimed blow to NVIDIA?s comprehensive lineup, currently consisting of the GeForce4 Ti and MX families.  With the 9000 and 8500 cards covering the mainstream market, ATI is poised to further its cause in the mid and high-end 3D arenas, filling the gap between the RADEON... Read more...
  ATI?s MOBILITY? RADEON? 9000 family Now shipping in over 20 powerful new portable PCs World?s most powerful mobile visual processors gain widespread market acceptance and numerous editorial awards in record time MARKHAM, ON ? Just weeks following their launch, ATI?s (TSE:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) MOBILITY RADEON 9000 and MOBILITY FIRE GL 9000 mobile visual processors, the world?s first family of mobile visual processors with hardware support for version 1.4 pixel and vertex shaders, are now available in over twenty powerful new mobile designs. These include flagship models from global brands such as Apple, Dell and Hewlett-Packard, as well as high-end desktop replacement and desknote computers... Read more...
  ATI All In Wonder 9700 Pro Review The Fastest 3D in a Multimedia Package By: Chris Angelini November 4th, 2002 Back in September, ATI gave us a peek at a project on which its multimedia team had been working.  Dubbed the All in Wonder RADEON 9700 Pro, we knew it would be incorporating the R300 Visual Processing Unit (VPU).  Imagine our surprise when ATI also divulged that the 3D core would probably be running at the same frequency as its flagship RADEON 9700 Pro card.  Typically, All In Wonder variants, when first introduced to the market, had to be scaled back in clock speed a bit - but not this one.   From there, the preview only got better. Not only would the... Read more...
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