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specman
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2003-10-26T05:25:50Z
Could sum1 plz help me and tell me an expected release date 4 the 256MB ATi Radeon 9800 XT in the UK.Your help can solve my enquiry and would most importantly be throughly appreciated.

Specifications & Features of the 256MB ATi Radeon 9800 XT

RADEON 9800 Visual Processing Unit (VPU)
412MHz Core Clock
MEMORY CONFIGURATION

256MB of DDR SDRAM - 730MHz DDR
3D GRAPHICS FEATURES

Eight parallel rendering pipelines process up to 3.04 billion pixels per second
Four parallel geometry engines process up to 380 million transformed and lit polygons per second
High precision 10-bit per channel frame buffer support
256-bit DDR memory interface
AGP 8X support
SMARTSHADER 2.1

Full support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 programmable pixel and vertex shaders in hardware
2.0 Pixel Shaders support up to 16 textures per rendering pass
2.0 Vertex Shaders support vertex programs with an unlimited number of instructions and flow control
128-bit per pixel floating point color formats
Multiple Render Target (MRT) support
Shadow volume rendering acceleration
Complete feature set also supported in OpenGL via extensions
SMOOTHVISION 2.1

State-of-the-art full-scene anti-aliasing
New technology processes up to 18.2 billion anti-aliased samples per second for unprecedented performance
Supports 2x, 4x, and 6x modes with programmable sample patterns
Advanced anisotropic filtering
Supports up to 16 bilinear samples (in performance mode) or trilinear samples (in quality mode) per pixel
2x/4x/6x full scene anti-aliasing modes
Adaptive algorithm with programmable sample patterns
2x/4x/8x/16x anisotropic filtering modes
Adaptive algorithm with bilinear (performance) and trilinear (quality) options
Bandwidth-saving algorithm enables this feature with minimal performance cost
HYPER Z III+

Hierarchical Z-Buffer and Early Z Test reduce overdraw by detecting and discarding hidden pixels
Lossless Z-Buffer Compression and Fast Z-Buffer Clear reduce memory bandwidth consumption by over 50%
Fast Z-Buffer Clear
8.8 : 1 Compression Ratio
Optimized Z-Cache for enhanced performance of shadow volumes
TRUFORM II

2nd generation N-patch higher order surface support
Discrete and continuous tessellation levels per polygon for dynamic LOD
DirectX 9.0 displacement mapping
VIDEOSHADER
Seamless integration of programmable pixel shaders with video data
High quality, hardware accelerated de-blocking of internet streaming video
Noise removal filter for captured video
Integrated MPEG-2 decode
Hardware accelerated iDCT, motion compensation, and color space conversion
Top quality DVD and all-format DTV/HDTV decode with low CPU overhead
Back-end scaler delivers top quality playback
Upscaling and downscaling with 4-tap horizontal and vertical filtering
Filtered display of images up to 1920 pixels wide
Unique per-pixel adaptive de-interlacing feature combines the best elements of the bob and add-field (weave) techniques
FULLSTREAM video de-blocking technology

Noise removal filtering for captured video
MPEG-2 decoding with motion compensation, iDCT and color space conversion
All-format DTV/HDTV decoding
YPrPb component output
Adaptive de-interlacing and frame rate conversion
Dual integrated display controllers
Dual integrated 10-bit per channel 400MHz DACs
Integrated 165 MHz TMDS transmitter (DVI and HDCP compliant)
Integrated TV Output support up to 1024x768 resolution
Optimized for Pentium 4 SSE2 and AMD Athlon 3Dnow!
PC 2002 compliant
DISPLAY FEATURES

Dual integrated display controllers
Drive two displays simultaneously with independent resolutions and refresh rates
HYDRAVISION software provides complete control over multi-display configurations with a user-friendly interface
Dual integrated 10-bit per channel palette DACs operating at up to 400MHz
Integrated 165MHz TMDS transmitter supports resolutions up to QXGA (2048x1536) and complies with DVI and HDCP specifications
Integrated TV-Out support up to 1024x768 resolution
YPrPb output for direct drive of HDTV monitors
DISPLAY SUPPORT

15-pin VGA connector for analog CRT
S-video or composite connector for TV/VCR
DVI-I connector for digital CRT or flat panel
Independent resolutions and refresh rates for any two connected displays
GENERAL FEATURES

Comprehensive 2x, 4x, and 8x AGP support
High performance quad-channel DDR or DDR2 memory interface supports 64/128/256MB configurations
Fully compliant with PC 2002 requirements
Optimized for Pentium 4 SSE2 and AMD Athlon 3Dnow! processor instructions
Supports optional THEATER 200 companion chip for NTSC/PAL/SECAM video capture
Highly optimized 128-bit 2D engine with support for new Windows XP GDI extensions
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JoeyDee
2003-10-26T08:27:06Z
Welcome to the Forums!

You didn't have to copy and paste all that info about the 9800XT, we all know what it is.

The 9800XT should be available world-wide by christmas...
thedazman67
2003-10-26T09:37:42Z
heres a site expecting to have the Asus 9800XT 256MB in by the 1st week of nov for 418.57 link below

http://www.overclock.co.uk/cust...tid=17049&cat=306&page=1 

enjoy

thedazman
specman
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2003-10-26T11:59:31Z
thnx 4 ur help but i thnk i will w8 4 the ATI Radeon 9800XT 2 b released instead.It must b shipping 2 uk stores during the month of November.This looks promising as the Asus Radeon 9800 XT/TVD 256Mb is launched in the 1st wk of November.Thnx again
JoeyDee
2003-10-26T14:02:03Z
The ASUS Radeon 9800XT is a better card...
specman
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2003-10-26T16:11:13Z
can u support ur claim with evidence,proving it is better.Thnx
thedazman67
2003-10-27T15:07:44Z
heres you're evidance a comprehensive review of the Asus 9800XT 256MB.

http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view...1C8266BA112165193FDB1DEE 

thedazman
specman
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2003-10-27T16:00:12Z
thnx very much daz.You hav changed my whole perception about the Radeon card.I have changed my mind and will be purchasing the Asus card,based on arrival.Thnx alot 4 all ur help and suggestions.
Telexen
2003-10-27T16:03:13Z
*drools*

I can't wait until that's below $500
thedazman67
2003-10-27T18:34:08Z
not a problem

thedazman