Nevertheless, sales were going strong and R3 architecture was to be found in newer and actually updated chips. With the new driver strongly optimized for popular synthetic benchmark and “Turbo” printed next to Rage Pro on chips ATI tried to create new product. It offered Filtered Ratiometric Expansion , which automatically adjusted images to full-screen size. To win also in retail earlier availability and good initial drivers were needed. Archived from the original on Very interesting were speculation about multitexturing capabilities of the texture unit.

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Between companies designing high performance 3d accelerators ATI was among last to deliver dual pipeline architecture. However, Ati successfully used the “complete multimedia solution” buzz and could set attractive pricing. In ap projects Wikimedia Commons.

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Finishing words The Rage Pro line may have not aagp warmly welcomed by gamers in retail, but strong OEM deals were feeding the company better then ever. 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.

The chip should support also WRAM with external MHz ramdac to exploit them at high resolutions, but I am not aware of any card taking advantage of that. Very interesting were speculation about multitexturing capabilities of xk texture unit. It offered Filtered Ratiometric Expansionwhich automatically adjusted images to full-screen size.

The former being easier to fix, Radeon entered the market in the middle of as a first direct competition to Nvidia’s TnL chips. It is codenamed mach64LB zl as you see the chip was used for discrete cards as well.


Developers were not pleased. But when it arrived at the end of the year in the form of Rageit also demonstrated very advanced design with “full speed” 32 bit depth rendering. Texturing engine can now enjoy 4 kB cache, drastically reducing bandwidth demands of interpolation and enabling single pass free trilinear filtering. By using this site, you agree to the Terms apg Use and Privacy Policy.

Current technologies and software. However as was common at the time, trilinear here stands for mere dithering between mip maps, not actual blending. Such respins helped to prolong support for Rage Pro. As the name says, AFR renders each frame on an independent graphics processor.

The takeover of ATI rgae some critics, but the trend of the ap seems to be a convergence of CPU and graphics back into a single device and in this regard AMD is doing very well. Archived from the original on In the beginning of happened interesting PR attempt to fake technological update.

Support for texture fog and specular highlights was zl as well. 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.

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As a low-power solution with rsge 2D-acceleration, the chip was used on many low-end graphics cards. Actually, after two freezes doing only timedemos I am not sure if they ever really got it stable.


This page was last edited on 7 Juneat It was also seen on Intel motherboards, as recently asand was still used in for server motherboards. When it comes to framerates Rage Pro with same bus and memory capacity equals both minimal and average results of Voodoo Graphics.

Rage LT aka Mach64 LT was often implemented on motherboards and in mobile applications like notebook computers.

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Geometry transformation defects of Rage II are gone, I did not notice any perspective errors. If it was design choice, the motivation behind it is a mystery to me.

High x, and composited textures are supported. Under certain conditions the rumor goes, Rage Pro should be able to perform single cycle multitexturing.

ATI showed cleverly balanced chip and in rapidly consolidated market suddenly became the only “real” threat to what was shaping like Nvidia’s complete domination. It was ATI’s first dual texturing renderer, in that it could output two pixels per clock two pixel pipelines.