Op GA-Source lees ik dat ATI volgende maand met een nieuwe videokaart komt, de XPERT 2000. Hij zal nog gebaseerd zijn op de Rage128 chip en krijgt 32MB mee. Dit zooitje krijg je dan voor $99
ATI Technologies today announced the XPERT 2000, with 32 MB of memory, 32-bit true color acceleration and full hardware DVD acceleration.
The XPERT 2000 will make 32 MB of graphics memory a standard with system builders. As games become more complex, the 32MB will continue to provide the necessary bandwidth for high frame rate, texture intense game play for future games. The XPERT 2000 is fully optimized to operate in 32-bit true color to provide optimal visual quality graphics. And it does so with minimal performance degradation, providing true color with a performance level equal to that of a card that supports only 16-bit color.
With hardware DVD, the XPERT 2000 produces high quality DVD images at full-screen, full frame rate playback. XPERT 2000 allows even low cost PCs the ability to play back DVDs without burdening the processor. This makes the XPERT 2000 the ideal solution for running interactive DVD applications and watching DVD movies.
Game play will be enhanced through the acceleration of the OpenGL ICD and Microsoft's DirectX APIs. The result is full acceleration and top speeds for DirectX and OpenGL games and z-based fog and special effects.
The graphics power of the XPERT 2000 comes from the RAGE 128 chip, with more than 8 million transistors, equivalent to many processors today. Other 3D architectural features include a Twin-Cache Architecture including on-chip texture and pixel caches, a 8-bit stencil buffer, a 32-bpp renderer for full accuracy 3D rendering, a deep 32-bit Z-buffer, and high-quality alpha and fog effects.
The XPERT 2000 with 32 MB will be available in August at a street price of (US) $99.