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Ready For The Winter Games: ATI Radeon 9800 XT

Comparison Table

ATI Radeon 9800 PRO 128ATI Radeon 9800 PRO 256ATI Radeon 9800 XTNVIDIA GeForceFX 5900 Ultra
Chip Technology256 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit
Process0.15 Micron0.15 Micron0.15 Micron0.13 Micron
Transistors~107 Million (?)~107 Million (?)~107 Million (?)130 Million
Memory Bus256 bit DDR256 bit DDR256 bit DDR/DDR2256 bit DDR
Memory Bandwidth21.8 GB/s22.4 GB/s23.4 GB/s27.2 GB/s
Pixel Fillrate3.04 Gigapixel/s3.04 Gigapixel/s3.30 Gigapixel/s- Texelrate (Color+Z): 1800 texel/s- Z-rate (Z): 3600/s- Stencilrate: 3600/s- Texturerate: 3600/s
Max FSAA Mode6x6x6x4x
Triangle Transform Rate380 M Triangles/s380 M Triangles/s412 M Triangles/s315 M Triangles/s
AGP Bus2x/4x/8x2x/4x/8x2x/4x/8x2x/4x/8x
Memory128 MB256 MB256 MB128/256 MB
GPU Clock380 MHz380 MHz412 MHz450 MHz
Memory Clock340 MHz (680 DDR)350 MHz (700 DDR)365 MHz (730 DDR)425 MHz (850 DDR)
Memory (on reference board)??Hynix BGA specified for 400 MHzHynix BGA specified for 500 MHz
Vertex Shader444FP Array
Pixel Pipelines8884 for color & Z8 for z8 for stencil8 for texture
Texture Units Per Pipe1111
Textures per Texture Unit88816
Vertex S. Version2222.0+
Pixel S. Version2222.0+
DirectX Generation9999.0 (+)
FSAA ModiMultiSamplingMultiSamplingMultiSamplingMultiSampling
Memory OptmizationsHyper Z III+Hyper Z III+Hyper Z III+LMA II OptimizedColor Compression
OptmizationsSmartShader 2.1SmoothVision 2.1SmartShader 2.1SmoothVision 2.1SmartShader 2.1SmoothVision 2.1IntelliSample HCT
Display Outputs2222
Chip Internal Ramdacs2 x 400 MHz2 x 400 MHz2 x 400 MHz2 x 400 MHz
Chip External Ramdacs----
Bits per Color Channel10101010
SpecialTV Encoder On-Chip; FullStreamAdaptive FilteringF-BufferTV Encoder On-Chip; FullStreamAdaptive FilteringF-BufferTV Encoder On-Chip; FullStreamAdaptive FilteringF-BufferTV Encoder On-Chip; Extended ProgammabilityAdaptive FilteringUltraShadow
Launch price$399$499$499$499
Street price$300-350$450-500$450-500$400-500