Developers were not pleased. The only added feature is integrated TMDS for flat panels. Archived from the original on The takeover of ATI had some critics, but the trend of the future seems to be a convergence of CPU and graphics back into a single device and in this regard AMD is doing very well. This page was last edited on 7 June , at Perhaps the rumor was spawned by the “trilinear” claim.

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The amount is about the same as for Rage II, but this time is less expected since Rage Pro was supposed to have high quality texturing engine and “free” trilinear filter will not compensate for such deficiencies. Aside from the VR chip’s lower price-point, the main difference was that the former was a full bit design, while the VR, still a bit processor internally, used a bit external memory interface.

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. Such respins helped to prolong support for Rage Pro. High resolution and composited textures are supported.

ATI showed cleverly balanced chip and in rapidly consolidated market suddenly became the only “real” threat to what was shaping like Nvidia’s complete domination.

ATI’s effort to bite into professional market is also clear from addition of edge anti-aliasing. And as an integrated graphics for servers it went on almost forever. Playing like a Pro Per-polygon mip mapping going wrong I already mentioned bilinear filter optimization. The chip was basically a die-shrunk Rage Prooptimized to be very inexpensive for solutions where only basic graphics output was necessary.


Also mip mapping in advanced games like Unreal is still doing wrong mip selections, so I disabled it again.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. However, in games I was not able to find any situation were enabled multitexturing would increase performance. As a low-power solution with capable 2D-acceleration, the chip was used on many low-end graphics cards. What followed after was series of ATI vs Nvidia battles without a clear conclusion. Support pfo texture fog and specular highlights was added as well.

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Texturing engine can now enjoy 4 kB cache, drastically reducing bandwidth demands of interpolation and enabling single pass free trilinear filtering. One weakness of previous Rage architecture remained- the inability to filter alpha blended textures. It integrated a low-voltage differential signaling LVDS transmitter for notebook LCDs and advanced power management block-by-block power control.

Quake 3 even has special rendering path doing this filtering in software, but in some scenarios like with teleports the Rage Pro has to do the job on its own and leave some non-interpolated texel blocks on screen.

ATI dragged this filter into next gen Rage as well and fortunately for them almost nobody noticed. The chip should support also WRAM with external MHz ramdac to exploit them at high resolutions, but I am not aware of any card taking advantage of that. It is codenamed mach64LB and as you see the chip was used for discrete cards as well.

It was ATI’s first dual texturing renderer, in that it could output two pixels per clock two pixel eage. In reality, early versions of the new driver only delivered increased performance in benchmarks such as Ziff-Davis ‘ 3D Winbench 98 and Final Reality. Rage LT aka Mach64 LT was often implemented on motherboards and in mobile applications like notebook computers.


If it was design choice, the motivation behind it is a mystery to me. It was also seen on Intel motherboards, as recently asand was still used in for server motherboards.

ATi also never really excelled in 16 bit quality, instead they went for big true color leap ahead with next architecture. Nevertheless, sales were going strong and Atu architecture was to be found in newer and actually updated chips. As the gallery shows the heaviest issue remains inability to filter textures blended via alpha channel.

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However, Ati successfully used the “complete multimedia solution” buzz and could set attractive pricing. They were ATI’s first graphics solutions to carry the Mobility moniker.

However as was common at the time, trilinear here stands for mere dithering between mip maps, not actual blending. The processor was known for its well-performing bit color mode, but also its poorly dithered bit mode; strangely, the RAGE was not much faster in bit color despite the lower bandwidth requirements.

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