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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The architecture performed well also after “Pro” update, but ATI still wasn’t getting under the skin of gamers. At least sub pixel accuracy was significantly improved but there are still some polygon gaps to be seen in few games. ATI is getting faster Third generation of Rage architecture arrived in summer The former being easier to fix, Radeon entered the market in the middle of as a first direct competition to Nvidia’s TnL chips.

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At least sub pixel accuracy was significantly improved but there are still some polygon gaps to be seen in few games.

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Actually, after two freezes doing only timedemos I am not sure if they ever really got it stable. Aside from the VR chip’s lower price-point, the main difference was that the former was a full afi design, while the VR, still a bit processor internally, used a bit external memory interface.

As a low-power solution with capable 2D-acceleration, the chip was used on many low-end graphics cards. And as an integrated graphics for servers it went on almost forever. The chip should support also WRAM with external MHz raage to exploit them at high resolutions, but I am not aware rv any card taking advantage of that. The processor was known for its well-performing bit color mode, but also its poorly dithered bit mode; strangely, the RAGE was not much faster in bit color despite the lower bandwidth requirements.

ATI dragged this filter into next gen Rzge as well and fortunately for them almost nobody noticed. Nevertheless, sales were going strong and R3 architecture was to be found in newer and actually updated chips. NT put them both on the AGP bus and switched between them, and so the board could only operate as a single Rage Pro with the performance of a Rage Fury card. Of course this was quickly exposed and company covered in shame. Archived from the original on Views Read Edit View history.


The amount is about the same as for Rage II, but this time is less expected since Rage Pro was supposed to have high quality texturing engine and “free” trilinear filter will not compensate for such deficiencies.

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It was ATI’s first dual texturing renderer, in that it could output two pixels per clock two pixel pipelines. At the end of Radeon arrived, and while it had some performance vd in the beginning, it also showed a more advanced shading architecture than Nvidia’s. Support for texture fog and specular highlights was added as well.

As the name says, AFR renders each frame on an independent graphics processor. ATI is getting faster Third generation of Rage architecture arrived in summer Initial versions relied on standard graphics memory configurations: Who knows when, but the day will come when 3d accelerator as we use it will be unknown to gamers.

Finishing words The Rage Pro line may have not been warmly welcomed by gamers in retail, but strong OEM deals were feeding the company better then ever. Merely tying fastest chipsets on the market with mature driversXpert cards were not exactly gamers dream. In reality, early versions of the new driver only delivered increased performance in benchmarks such as Ziff-Davis ‘ 3D Winbench 98 and Final Reality.


Final driver used for my tests is newest among everything I tried and is probably the only one with optimization for my system. How could one not mention the Turbo disaster in a Rage Pro article.


To win also in retail earlier availability and good initial drivers were needed. However, Ati successfully used the “complete multimedia solution” buzz and could set attractive pricing. They were ATI’s first graphics solutions to carry the Mobility moniker. Between companies designing high performance 3d accelerators ATI was among last to deliver dual pipeline architecture.

ATi also never really excelled in 16 bit quality, instead they went for big true color leap ahead with next architecture. Despite the poor introduction, the name Rage Pro Turbo stuck, and eventually ATI was able to release updated versions of the driver which granted a visible performance increase in games, however this was still not enough to garner much interest from PC enthusiasts.

Quake 3 even has special rendering path doing this filtering in software, but in some scenarios like with teleports the Rage Pro has to do the job on its own and leave some non-interpolated texel blocks on screen. Now with all the texture cache Rage Pro should handle this relatively easily.

Current technologies and software. One weakness of previous Rage architecture remained- the inability to filter alpha blended textures. Performance When it comes to framerates Rage Pro with same bus and memory capacity equals 322m minimal and average results of Voodoo Graphics.