ATI Radeon 9800 XL

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Overview
Manufacturer
AMD
Original Series
ATI Radeon 9000
Release Date
October 1st, 2003
PCB Code
109-A07500-01
Board Model
AMD A075
Graphics Processing Unit
GPU Model
R350
Architecture
ATI R300
Fabrication Process
150 nm
Die Size
218 mm2
Transistors Count
117M
Transistors Density
536.7K TRAN/mm2
Pixel Pipelines
8
Vertex Pipelines
4
TMUs
8
ROPs
8
Clocks
Base Clock
380 MHz
Boost Clock
TBC MHz
Memory Clock
340 MHz
Effective Memory Clock
680 Mbps
Memory Configuration
Memory Size
128 MB
Memory Type
DDR
Memory Bus Width
256-bit
Memory Bandwidth
21.8 GB/s

Physical
Interface
AGP 8x
Height
1-slot
Display Outputs
VGA
2 ×
S-Video
1 ×
API Support
DirectX
9.0
Vulkan
-
OpenGL
2.0
OpenCL
-

Performance
Pixel Fillrate
3 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate
3 GTexel/s




 ModelCoresBoost ClockMemory ClockMemory Config.
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ATI Radeon 9800 XT - -
 
730 Mbps
 
256 MB D1 256b
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ATI Radeon 9800 XT Mac Edition - -
 
730 Mbps
 
256 MB D1 256b
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ATI Radeon 9800 PRO 256MB - -
 
680 Mbps
 
256 MB D1 256b
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ATI Radeon 9550 XL - -
 
400 Mbps
 
256 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9550 - -
 
400 Mbps
 
256 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9600 XT - -
 
600 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9550 XT - -
 
650 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9600 PRO - -
 
600 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9600 PRO PC and MAC Edition - -
 
60 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9800 XXL - -
 
676 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 256b
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ATI Radeon 9800 PRO 128MB - -
 
680 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 256b
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ATI Radeon 9800 XL - -
 
680 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 256b
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ATI Radeon 9800 PRO Mac Edition - -
 
676 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 256b
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ATI Radeon 9800 SE - -
 
580 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9700 PRO - -
 
620 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 256b
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ATI Radeon 9800 - -
 
580 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 256b
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ATI Radeon 9600 TX - -
 
540 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9500 128MB - -
 
540 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9500 PRO - -
 
540 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9700 - -
 
540 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 256b
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ATI Radeon 9200 - -
 
400 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9200 Mac Edition - -
 
400 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9250 PCI - -
 
400 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 64b
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ATI Radeon 9200 PRO - -
 
328 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9600 SE - -
 
400 Mbps
 
64 MB D1 64b
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ATI Radeon 9600 - -
 
378 Mbps
 
64 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9000 PRO - -
 
550 Mbps
 
64 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9000 PRO Mac Edition - -
 
550 Mbps
 
64 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9500 64MB - -
 
540 Mbps
 
64 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9000 - -
 
400 Mbps
 
64 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9100 - -
 
500 Mbps
 
64 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9200 LE - -
 
400 Mbps
 
64 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9550 SE - -
 
400 Mbps
 
64 MB D1 64b
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ATI Radeon 9250 - -
 
400 Mbps
 
64 MB D1 64b
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ATI Radeon 9200 SE - -
 
332 Mbps
 
64 MB D1 64b
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ATI Radeon 9800 XL - -
 
680 MB/s
 
128 MB D1 256b
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ATI All-In-Wonder 9800 PRO - -
 
676 MB/s
 
128 MB D1 256b
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ATI All-In-Wonder 9800 SE - -
 
594 MB/s
 
128 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9800 SE - -
 
580 MB/s
 
128 MB D1 128b
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ATI Radeon 9800 - -
 
580 MB/s
 
128 MB D1 256b

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Overview

The cinematic revolution continues with the Radeon® 9800 series, an advanced 3D graphics card that supports AGP design specifications. A powered with a 256-bit DDR memory interface and 8-pixel pipelines, Radeon® 9800 delivers real-time, Hollywood-caliber graphics for the most demanding games.

Blazing Performance
Radeon® 9800 series powers through demanding 3D titles, scenes and environments. Complex shader effects and full precision computation are rendered at excellent frame rates, resulting in smooth, interactive animation of organic, complex environments.

Cinematic Rendering
Backed by highly programmable cinematic shader engines and support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 and OpenGL® feature sets, the Radeon® 9800 Series is designed to bring the most detailed worlds to life with motion picture quality effects. Employing billions of color variations and high precision pixel processing, Radeon® 9800 series delivers cinematic graphics with quality and consistency.

Virtual Perfection
Experience impeccable 3D visual realism with the advanced engineering of ATI technology. SmoothVision™ 2.1 delivers the sharpest, clearest picture quality imaginable. SmartShader™ 2.1 enables 128-bit full floating point precision for hyper-realistic imagery. FullStream™ removes blocky artifacts from streaming Internet video to deliver smoother looking, higher quality online content.

Next Generation Gameplay
Radeon® 9800 series of graphics processors beats with the heart of a champion, thanks to ATI’s cinematic Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) in its 3rd generation. Backed by the latest Catalyst® software suite, Radeon® 9800 series optimizes performance, power and stability to surpass the most exacting gameplay requirements.

Overview

Radeon® 9800 technology is available in five product configurations built by ATI: Radeon® 9800 XT, Radeon® 9800 PRO 256MB, Radeon® 9800 PRO 128MB,Radeon® 9800 128MB and Radeon® 9800 LE 128MB. For more details on differentiating features of the four products, please see the product comparison.

Radeon® 9800 series of visual processors is one of the most visually advanced 3D performers on the planet, delivering an immersive, cinematic experience for the most demanding next-generation games with up to 256MB of DDR memory and a 256-bit memory interface. The Radeon® 9800 series Visual Processing family, in its 3rd generation, merges advanced stability with revolutionary features.

At-a-glance:
  • Radeon® 9800 series powers through the most demanding next-generation 3D titles, scenes and environments
  • Featuring highly programmable cinematic shader engines and support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 and OpenGL® feature sets
  • Experience impeccable 3D visual realism with the advanced engineering of ATI technology
  • Radeon® 9800 series beats with the heart of a champion, backed by the latest Catalyst® software suite

 

Radeon 9800 Series Specifications

System Requirements
  • Radeon® 9800 Series of products requires connection to your PC’s internal power supply for operation. Consult your system builder or OEM to ensure your system has an adequate power supply. Otherwise, ATI recommends a 300-Watt power supply or greater to ensure normal system operation where a number of other internal devices are installed.
  • Intel® Pentium® 4, AMD® Athlon® or higher with AGP 8X (0.8v), 4X (1.5V) or Universal AGP 3.0 bus configuration (8X/4X)
  • 128MB of system memory
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive
Graphics Technology
  • Radeon® 9800 XT, Radeon® 9800 PRO, or Radeon® 9800 graphics technology
Memory Configuration
  • 128MB or 256MB of double data rate SDRAM
Operating Systems Support
  • Windows® XP
  • Windows® 2000
  • Windows® Me
Features
  • Eight parallel rendering pipelines
  • Four parallel geometry engines
  • 256-bit DDR memory interface
  • AGP 8X support
  • SmartShader™ 2.1
    • Full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 programmable vertex and pixel shaders in hardware
    • 2.0 Vertex Shaders support vertex programs up to 65,280 instructions with flow control
    • 2.0 Pixel Shaders support up to 16 textures per rendering pass
    • New F-buffer technology supports pixel shader programs with unlimited instructions
    • 128-bit, 64-bit & 32-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
    • 2x/4x/6x full scene anti-aliasing modes
    • Adaptive algorithm with programmable sample patterns
    • 2x/4x/8x/16x anisotropic filtering modes
      • Adaptive algorithm with bi-linear (performance) and tri-linear (quality) options
  • HyperZ™ III+
    • 3-level Hierarchical Z-Buffer with early Z test
    • Lossless Z-Buffer compression (up to 24:1)
    • Fast Z-Buffer Clear
    • Z cache optimized for real-time shadow rendering
  • TruForm™ 2.0
    • 2nd generation N-Patch higher order surface support
    • Discrete and continuous tessellation levels per polygon
    • Displacement mapping
  • VideoShader™
    • Seamless integration of pixel shaders with video
    • 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 400 MHz DACs
  • Integrated 165 MHz TMDS transmitter (DVI 1.0 compliant)
  • Integrated TV Output support up to 1024×768 resolution
  • Windows® Logo Program compliant

*with optional HDTV adapter available from ATI Online Store

Warranty
  • 3-year limited warranty

Mode Tables

2D DISPLAY MODES
Resolutions, colors and maximum refresh rates (Hz) in 256, 65K or 16.7M colors

Monitor ResolutionHz
640×480200
800×600200
1024×768200
1152×864200
1280×1024160
1600×1200120
1920×1080* 16:9120
1920×1200100
1920×144090
2048×153685

*16:9 aspect ratio monitors are supported on 1920×1080 and 848×480 on Windows® XP, Windows® 2000 and Windows® ME. The complete list of resolutions depends on the driver version and operating system. NOTE: resolutions are limited by the performance of the attached monitor.

MAXIMUM 3D RESOLUTIONS
(with 128MB Frame Buffer)

65K colors2048×1536
16.7M colors2048×1536