IMG Reviews ATI's Radeon 9800 Pro
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IMG has published the long awaited review of ATI's latest and greatest graphics card, the Radeon 9800 Pro. Since this editor is very tired and currently lacks a coherent train of thought, he will exercise economy of words. Here is an excerpt from the review:
The real meat of the Radeon 9800 Pro is found in the new ATI Displays control panel, which is used to control SMOOTHVISION, ATI's marketing term for full-scene anti-aliasing (both super-sample and multi-sample) and anisotropic filtering. Basically, full-scene anti-aliasing eliminates the stair-stepping effect and shimmering textures. The multi-sampling (MSAA) method is much more efficient than super-sampling (SSAA) and offers similar, if not equal, improvements to image quality. Anisotropic filtering increases the texture quality of polygons that lie at an oblique angle relative to the plane of the screen. When the two are combined, the resulting improvement to image quality in games is amazing.The review contains benchmarks against the Radeon 8500 and 9000 Pro, as well as screenshots from various games demonstrating full-scene anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering. Read the rest of the review to find out why this writer only slept for three hours.
IMG Review: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
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