Despite the poor introduction, the name Rage Pro Turbo stuck, and eventually ATI was able to release updated versions of the driver which granted a visible performance increase in games, however this was still not enough to garner much interest from PC enthusiasts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. At least sub pixel accuracy was significantly improved but there are still some polygon gaps to be seen in few games. Peak processing rate is 1. It offered Filtered Ratiometric Expansion , which automatically adjusted images to full-screen size.

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It was ATI’s first dual texturing renderer, in that it could output two pixels per clock two pixel pipelines.

ATI Rage – Wikipedia

The amount is about ;ro 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. Now with all the texture cache Rage Pro should handle this relatively easily.

ppci NT put them both on the AGP bus and switched between them, and ;ro the board could only operate as a single Rage Pro with the performance of a Rage Fury card. They were ATI’s first graphics solutions to carry the Mobility moniker. Considering long life time of the Rage Pro architecture, this should not have happened and caused image quality issues in years when such omission was no longer tolerable.

It integrated a low-voltage differential signaling LVDS transmitter for notebook LCDs and advanced power management block-by-block tkrbo 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.


In finally all the efforts delivered the big success, Radeona card with undisputed performance achievements and solid drivers from the start. Texturing engine can now enjoy 4 kB cache, drastically reducing bandwidth demands of interpolation and enabling single pass free trilinear filtering.

However as was common at the time, trilinear here stands for mere dithering between mip maps, not actual blending.

ATI Rage PRO Turbo PCI Specs | TechPowerUp GPU Database

High resolution and composited textures are supported. 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.

pdi Archived from the original on The Rage Pro graphics accelerator was the final revision of the Rage architecture and last use of the Rage brand. The chip was basically a die-shrunk Rage Prooptimized to be very inexpensive for solutions where only basic graphics output was necessary. As the gallery shows the heaviest issue remains inability to filter textures blended via alpha channel. One weakness of previous Rage architecture remained- the inability to filter alpha blended textures.

Retrieved from ” https: The former being easier to fix, Radeon entered the market in the middle of as a first direct competition to Nvidia’s TnL chips.

And since Nvidia tripped over their shoelaces talent of ATI was no longer to be in doubt. It is the successor to the Mach series of 2D accelerators. ATI dragged this filter into next gen Rage as well and fortunately for them almost nobody noticed.


ATI 3d Rage Pro Turbo 109-41900-00 VGA 8mb PCI Video Graphics Card

Which brings me to gaming experience of R3 cards. This late chip was very similar to the Rage II and supported the same application turboo. When it comes to framerates Rage Pro with same bus and memory capacity equals both minimal and average results of Voodoo Graphics. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Support for texture fog and specular highlights was added as well.

Peak processing rate is 1. Developers were not pleased. What followed after was series of ATI vs Nvidia battles without a clear conclusion.

Of course this was quickly exposed and company covered in shame. At least sub pixel accuracy was significantly improved but there are still some polygon gaps to be seen in few games.

ATI 3D Rage PRO Turbo PCI vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 340 OEM

Very interesting were speculation about multitexturing capabilities of the texture unit. Aside from the VR chip’s lower price-point, the main difference atk that the former was a full bit design, while the VR, still a bit processor internally, used a bit external memory interface. Such respins helped to prolong support for Rage Pro. In reality, early versions of the new driver only delivered increased performance in benchmarks such as Ziff-Davis ‘ 3D Winbench 98 and Final Reality.