As the name says, AFR renders each frame on an independent graphics processor. Archived from the original on And as an integrated graphics for servers it went on almost forever. And since Nvidia tripped over their shoelaces talent of ATI was no longer to be in doubt. Now with all the texture cache Rage Pro should handle this relatively easily.

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ATI 3D RAGE PRO (mach64GT) GPU |

ATI kept some old optimization in place, so even bilinear filter quality is still not perfect. Support for texture fog and specular highlights was added as well. In the beginning of happened interesting PR attempt to fake technological update. Rage Pro has double the amount of gradients over Rage II and it is enough to not be perceived at first look, but still is far from proper filtering.

Now with all the texture gurbo Rage Pro should handle this relatively easily. Also mip mapping in advanced games like Unreal is still doing wrong mip selections, so I disabled it again.

The chip should support also WRAM with external MHz ramdac to exploit tjrbo at high resolutions, but I am not aware of any card taking advantage of that. It is the successor to the Mach series of 2D accelerators. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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.


As a low-power solution with capable 2D-acceleration, the chip was used on many low-end graphics cards. This late chip was very similar to the Rage II and supported the same application coding.

The long life of R3 architecture after die shrink. Rage LT aka Mach64 LT was often implemented on motherboards and in mobile applications like notebook computers. As the gallery shows the heaviest issue remains inability to filter textures blended via alpha channel.

Nevertheless, sales were going strong and R3 architecture was to be found in newer and actually updated chips. ATI is getting faster Third generation of Rage architecture arrived in summer It was also seen on Intel motherboards, as recently asand was still used in for 3v motherboards.

Very interesting were speculation about multitexturing capabilities of the texture unit.

ATI Rage PRO Turbo AGP

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. How could one not mention the Turbo disaster in a Rage Pro article. They were ATI’s first graphics solutions to carry the Mobility zti. 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. Windows 95 and Mac OS were not supported. 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.

ATI entered like a graphics giant with more than 1, employees and during the year topped number of 3d chips sold, many of them integrated on motherboards. Perhaps the rumor was spawned by the “trilinear” claim.


The chip was basically a die-shrunk Rage Prooptimized to be very inexpensive for solutions where only basic graphics output was necessary. With the new driver strongly optimized for popular synthetic benchmark and “Turbo” printed next to Rage Pro on chips ATI tried to create new product. However as was common at the time, trilinear here stands for mere dithering between mip maps, not actual blending.

ATI Rage PRO Turbo AGP Specs | TechPowerUp GPU Database

But when it arrived at the end of the year in the form of Rageit also demonstrated very advanced design with “full speed” 32 bit depth rendering. Merely tying fastest chipsets on the market with mature driversXpert cards were not exactly gamers dream. It offered Filtered Ratiometric Expansionwhich automatically adjusted images to full-screen size. One weakness of previous Rage architecture remained- the inability to filter alpha blended textures.

Peak processing rate is 1. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. And since Nvidia tripped over their shoelaces talent of ATI was no longer to be 33d doubt.