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It is the successor to the Mach series of 2D accelerators. And as an integrated graphics for servers it went on almost forever. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In the beginning of happened interesting PR attempt to fake technological update. How could one not mention the Turbo disaster in a Rage Pro article. Final driver used for my tests is newest among everything I tried and is probably the only one with optimization for my system.

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Archived from the original on When it comes to framerates Rage Pro with same bus and memory capacity equals both minimal and average results of Voodoo Graphics.

ATI Rage – Wikipedia

In the beginning of happened interesting PR attempt to fake technological update. Another complain is about reduced amount of texture samples at smaller mip levels, this creates obvious shimmering. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Aside from the VR chip’s lower price-point, the pdo difference was that the former was a full bit design, while the VR, still a bit processor internally, used a bit external memory interface.


In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The former being easier to fix, Radeon entered rpo market in the middle of as a first direct competition to Nvidia’s TnL chips.

High resolution 33d composited textures are 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. Archived copy as title Pages using deprecated image syntax Commons category link is locally defined. Retrieved from ” https: Texturing engine can now enjoy 4 kB cache, drastically 3dd bandwidth demands of interpolation and enabling single pass free trilinear filtering. In games, performance actually suffered.


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. However, Ati successfully used the “complete multimedia solution” buzz and could set attractive pricing. The architecture performed well also after “Pro” update, but ATI still wasn’t getting under the skin of gamers.

As a low-power solution with capable 2D-acceleration, the chip was used on many low-end graphics cards. Views Read Edit View history. ATI dragged this filter into next gen Rage as well and fortunately for them almost nobody noticed. At the end of Radeon arrived, and while it had some performance problems in the beginning, it also showed a more advanced shading architecture than Nvidia’s.

Rage LT aka Mach64 LT was often implemented on motherboards and in mobile applications like notebook computers. Perhaps the rumor was spawned by the “trilinear” claim. 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.

ATI Rage PRO Turbo AGP

One weakness of previous Rage architecture remained- the inability to filter alpha blended textures. The chip should support also WRAM with external MHz ramdac to exploit them at high resolutions, but I am not aware of any card taking advantage of that. The amount is about the 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.


Such respins helped to prolong support for Rage Pro. 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.

However as was common at the time, trilinear here stands for mere dithering between mip maps, not actual blending. Between companies designing high performance 3d accelerators ATI was among last to deliver dual pipeline architecture. If it was design choice, the motivation behind it is a mystery to me. Also mip mapping ppro advanced games like Unreal is still doing wrong mip selections, so I disabled it again.

Actually, after two freezes doing only timedemos I am not sure if they ever really got it stable. Which brings me to gaming experience of R3 cards.

Who knows when, but the day will come when 3d accelerator as we use it will be unknown to gamers. Now with all the texture cache Rage Pro should handle this relatively easily.