Ready For The Winter Games: ATI Radeon 9800 XT

Comparison Table

ATI Radeon 9800 PRO 128 ATI Radeon 9800 PRO 256 ATI Radeon 9800 XT NVIDIA GeForceFX 5900 Ultra
Chip Technology 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit
Process 0.15 Micron 0.15 Micron 0.15 Micron 0.13 Micron
Transistors ~107 Million (?) ~107 Million (?) ~107 Million (?) 130 Million
Memory Bus 256 bit DDR 256 bit DDR 256 bit DDR/DDR2 256 bit DDR
Memory Bandwidth 21.8 GB/s 22.4 GB/s 23.4 GB/s 27.2 GB/s
Pixel Fillrate 3.04 Gigapixel/s 3.04 Gigapixel/s 3.30 Gigapixel/s - Texelrate (Color+Z): 1800 texel/s
- Z-rate (Z): 3600/s
- Stencilrate: 3600/s
- Texturerate: 3600/s
Max FSAA Mode 6x 6x 6x 4x
Triangle Transform Rate 380 M Triangles/s 380 M Triangles/s 412 M Triangles/s 315 M Triangles/s
AGP Bus 2x/4x/8x 2x/4x/8x 2x/4x/8x 2x/4x/8x
Memory 128 MB 256 MB 256 MB 128/256 MB
GPU Clock 380 MHz 380 MHz 412 MHz 450 MHz
Memory Clock 340 MHz (680 DDR) 350 MHz (700 DDR) 365 MHz (730 DDR) 425 MHz (850 DDR)
Memory (on reference board) ? ? Hynix BGA specified for 400 MHz Hynix BGA specified for 500 MHz
Vertex Shader 4 4 4 FP Array
Pixel Pipelines 8 8 8 4 for color & Z
8 for z
8 for stencil
8 for texture
Texture Units Per Pipe 1 1 1 1
Textures per Texture Unit 8 8 8 16
Vertex S. Version 2 2 2 2.0+
Pixel S. Version 2 2 2 2.0+
DirectX Generation 9 9 9 9.0 (+)
FSAA Modi MultiSampling MultiSampling MultiSampling MultiSampling
Memory Optmizations Hyper Z III+ Hyper Z III+ Hyper Z III+ LMA II Optimized
Color Compression
Optmizations SmartShader 2.1
SmoothVision 2.1
SmartShader 2.1
SmoothVision 2.1
SmartShader 2.1
SmoothVision 2.1
IntelliSample HCT
Display Outputs 2 2 2 2
Chip Internal Ramdacs 2 x 400 MHz 2 x 400 MHz 2 x 400 MHz 2 x 400 MHz
Chip External Ramdacs - - - -
Bits per Color Channel 10 10 10 10
Special TV Encoder On-Chip; FullStream
Adaptive Filtering
F-Buffer
TV Encoder On-Chip; FullStream
Adaptive Filtering
F-Buffer
TV Encoder On-Chip; FullStream
Adaptive Filtering
F-Buffer
TV Encoder On-Chip; Extended Progammability
Adaptive Filtering
UltraShadow
Launch price $399 $499 $499 $499
Street price $300-350 $450-500 $450-500 $400-500
This thread is closed for comments
No comments yet
    Your comment