NT put them both on the AGP bus and switched between them, and so the board could only operate as a single Rage Pro with the performance of a Rage Fury card. In the beginning of happened interesting PR attempt to fake technological update. 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. One weakness of previous Rage architecture remained- the inability to filter alpha blended textures. The Rage Pro graphics accelerator was the final revision of the Rage architecture and last use of the Rage brand.

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At the end of Radeon arrived, and while it had some performance problems in the beginning, it also showed a more atl shading architecture than Nvidia’s.

ATI Rage PRO Turbo AGP

The architecture performed well also after “Pro” update, but ATI still wasn’t getting under the skin of gamers. Developers were not pleased.

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. What followed after was series of ATI vs Nvidia battles without a clear conclusion. However, Ati successfully used the “complete multimedia solution” buzz and could set attractive pricing.

Actually, after two freezes doing only timedemos I am not sure if they ever really got it stable. 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. Finishing words The Rage Pro line may have not been warmly welcomed by gamers in retail, but strong OEM deals were feeding the company better then ever.


Now with all the texture cache Rage Pro should handle this relatively easily. Archived copy as title Pages using deprecated image syntax Commons category link is locally defined. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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This, in addition to its early lack of OpenGL support, hurt sales for what was touted to be a solid gaming solution. This late chip was very similar to the Rage II and supported the same application coding. Afi when it arrived at the end of the year in the form of Argeit also demonstrated very advanced design with “full speed” 32 bit depth rendering. Retrieved from ” https: Such respins helped to prolong support for Rage Pro. 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.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Very interesting were speculation about multitexturing capabilities of the texture unit. 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 pri, used a bit external memory interface.

This page was last edited on 7 Juneat Under certain conditions the rumor goes, Rage Pro should be able to perform single cycle multitexturing. Perhaps the rumor was spawned by the “trilinear” claim.


The only added feature is integrated TMDS for flat panels. Of course this was quickly exposed and company covered in shame.

As the gallery shows the heaviest issue remains inability to filter textures blended via alpha channel. The former being easier to fix, Radeon entered the market in the middle of as a first direct competition to Nvidia’s TnL chips. Views Read Edit View history. When it comes to framerates Rage Pro with same bus and pri capacity equals both minimal and average results of Voodoo Graphics.


It is codenamed mach64LB and as you see the chip was used for discrete cards as well. Who knows when, but the day will come when 3d accelerator as rate use it will be unknown to gamers. Another complain is about reduced amount of texture samples at smaller mip levels, this creates obvious shimmering. It was ATI’s first dual texturing renderer, in that it could output two pixels per clock two pixel pipelines.

ragee 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.

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