Of course this was quickly exposed and company covered in shame. And since Nvidia tripped over their shoelaces talent of ATI was no longer to be in doubt. One weakness of previous Rage architecture remained- the inability to filter alpha blended textures. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Media Center software is required. Here are all the individual benchmark results.

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Seem’s atu a perfectly sane choice for persons that are new to this hobby, and want a to era gaming machine. The card I tested has awesome multimedia capabilities: It was ATI’s first dual texturing renderer, in that it could output two pixels per clock two pixel pipelines.

Final driver used for my tests is newest among everything I tried and is probably the only one with optimization for my system. In reality, early versions of the new driver only delivered increased performance in benchmarks such as Ziff-Davis ‘ 3D Winbench 98 and Final Reality.

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. Includes more than 80 soundcards and a growing Wavetable Recording section with more than recordings. On the other hand. It was also seen on Intel motherboards, as recently asand was still used in for server motherboards. Initial versions relied on standard graphics memory 128mv The Rage has always been a competitor to the RivaTNT2 and does compete well, at least regarding speed and image quality, let’s not discuss the inferior and more restrictive drivers.


Video output uses a short breakout cable. MacOS had to have built-in support for them and its APIs for 3D presented less of a challenge, thus the drivers were of higher quality than their Win9x counterparts. There is no material that is knowingly illegal here. How did the bit image quality compare to the TNT2 and Voodoo3?

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Considering long life time of the Rage Pro architecture, this should not have happened and caused image quality issues in years when such omission was no longer tolerable. Drivers are kind of a mess though, it took me a agi to find the proper ones I don’t think I tried looking at AMD’s site, good call.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. What followed after was series of ATI vs Nvidia battles without a clear conclusion. Developers were not pleased.

The driver has options to adjust the image, make in sharper and reduce flickering. ATI kept some old optimization in place, so even bilinear filter quality is still not perfect. In the beginning the drivers were really bad typical for ATi at this time. The Media Center software is required. Playing like a Pro Per-polygon mip mapping going wrong I already mentioned bilinear filter optimization.


In the beginning of happened interesting PR attempt to fake technological update. Just pair it up with a V2, seems like a good choice.

But in 32 bit it is very competitive and goes head to head with the TNT2 range of cards: Perhaps the rumor was spawned by the “trilinear” claim. Paint Shop Pro 3. This disclaimer is brought to you thanks to the BSA.

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. Return to General Old Hardware.