ATI Q&A at Accelerate Your Mac
6:00 AM | Tristram Perry | Comment on this story
Mac troubleshooting and performance site Accelerate Your Mac! has posted an extensive interview with ATI Technologies about their new 2D/3D graphics cards for the Mac, the Radeon 8500 (AGP) and Radeon 7000 (PCI). The Q&A is chock full of information about various features, including the Radeon 8500's advanced DVD playback.
Here are two excerpt discussing full-screen anti-aliasing and clock rates:
Q: What Apps and Games support FSAA (now or via updates planned in the future)?Although fairly extensive in its discussion of the Radeon 7000 and 8500, the interview does not contain information about the Mobility Radeon 7500 graphics chip that many gamers earnestly hope will be included in the next revision to Apple's PowerBook line.
A: There's a list of fifteen or sixteen games we know of that are either supporting or planning to support FSAA in the near future and they include some of the most popular games on the Mac. I'm not sure I'm at liberty to disclose the titles since the publishers themselves may have their own announcement plans. Otto Matic, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Red Faction, and Black & White are some that come to mind that are fairly open about their plans....
Q: The Mac Radeon 8500 is said to be clocked slightly slower than the PC version. Why was this done?
A: The slightly lower core clock speed helps ensure that we have a more consistent supply of components for the Mac boards. The difference in performance is negligible so we opted for a more pragmatic choice. I'm trying to avoid an intermittent supply situation that occasionally affected the Radeon PCI card in the past.
Follow the link below for the full text of Accelerate Your Mac's interview.
Accelerate Your Mac: Radeon Q&A with ATI
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