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Blending unit looks flexible enough for any mode early Direct3d apps could throw at it. Initial versions relied on standard graphics memory configurations: 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. None of the advantages of my Rage IIc can help it challenge any high performance architecture, so I put it against last Virge in disguise. Experience 3d gaming with mere 2 MB is very limiting even if the chip was powerful. Even if these features were “free”, Rage II performance would be far from best.
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Not because of lack of memory, this rwgeiic true for all Rage II cards reviewed. This will limit number of tests but never mind, better to have casual card than rarely used exception.
More promising feature could be texture compression technique with two to four times compression ratio, but by this ATi understood less exciting palletized textures. With clocks almost identical to my vanilla Rage II it should demonstrate how additional memory helps. In reality, early versions of the new driver only delivered increased performance in benchmarks such as Ziff-Davis ‘ 3D Winbench 98 and Final Reality.
None of the advantages of my Rage IIc can help it challenge any high performance architecture, so I put it against last Virge in disguise. Most important was z-buffering implemented in hardware, as it became requirement for many Direct3D games. Even if these features were “free”, Rage II performance would be far from best. Soon the competition in value segment got too tough.
Upon closer look the bilinear filter is really cheap, just like first Rage showed. This, in addition to its early tai of OpenGL support, hurt sales for what was touted to be a solid gaming solution. Come to think of it how many small triangles were in old games?
With memory bandwidth and sufficient capacity to allocate, true color rendering is a possibility. The texture mapping is just slow, unable to show better rates than three clocks per sample, even at the simplest of scenarios.
There is one suspicious image quality issue, textures often seem to have reduced color range. Experience 3d gaming with mere 2 MB is very limiting even if the chip was powerful.
Reported chip clock is 75 MHz, but that is wrong without a doubt. For it’s time rageiif is quite feature rich and can draw nice pictures, unless one nasty bug kicks in.
For 3D Charger 4 MB of memory became standard and the card has good compatibility, avoiding problems until new generations of games in This creates obvious color banding on low resolution textures viewed up close. It was also seen on Intel motherboards, as recently asand was still used in for server motherboards. Almost every version of Rage was used in mobile applications, but there were also some special versions of these chips which were optimized for this.
Archived copy as title Pages using deprecated image syntax Commons category link is locally defined. Needless to say 32 bit frame-buffer color with so little memory, even if well implemented, is out of question.
ATI Rage IIC 3d AGP Video Card 109-49300-01
This time the architecture was definitely up to date with all of the critical 3d features working. The processor was known for its well-performing bit color mode, but also its rageiic dithered bit mode; strangely, the RAGE was not much faster in bit color despite the lower bandwidth requirements. Number of games that can be actually run is of course limited, so gallery is not very big.
Blending unit looks flexible enough for any mode early Direct3d apps could throw at it. Yet the driver is not preferring format, there is no speed improvement anyway. To my knowledge Rage II did not get any better than this. Again and better Autumn came and before anyone could yet realize first Rage will have miserable Direct3D compatibility, ATI unveiled second chip of the line.
It fixed the Battlezone issues at least.
ATI 3D Rage IIC PCI Specs | TechPowerUp GPU Database
There is quite recent driver set for this pair of chips, but opposed to 2. Only vertex fogging is performed rather slowly and often incompatible with transparent surfaces. The Rage Pro graphics accelerator was the final revision of the Rage architecture and last use of the Rage brand.