Rage II in person I bought this board with four memory chips in hope it is 4 MB, but it seems only way to get first Rage II with such capacity is through cards with memory expansion module. I did some feature tests on VT4 in Tomb Raider 2. Even if these features were “free”, Rage II performance would be far from best. This is not much of surprise from a chip without texture caching, still despite this optimization in synthetic tests the performance drop of bilinear filtering remains rather big. Soon the competition in value segment got too tough.

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Experience As you will see in the performance summary improvements in the 3d architecture are not to be seen in real games. In reality, early versions of the new driver only delivered increased performance in benchmarks such as Ziff-Davis ‘ 3D Winbench 98 and Final Reality.

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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. Autumn came and before anyone could yet realize first Rage will have miserable Direct3D compatibility, ATI unveiled second chip of the line. Again and better Autumn came and before anyone could yet realize first Rage will have miserable Direct3D compatibility, ATI unveiled second chip of the line.

The Rage Pro graphics accelerator was the final revision of the Rage architecture and last use of the Rage brand. Archived from the original on Archived copy as title Pages using deprecated image syntax Commons category link is locally defined. Announced performance was 26 million perspectively correct texture mapped pixels per second.


There is one suspicious image quality issue, textures often seem to have reduced color 3c-rage. Current technologies and software.

ATI Rage – Wikipedia

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.

For it’s time it is quite feature rich and can draw nice pictures, unless one nasty bug kicks in. Needless to say 32 bit frame-buffer color with so little memory, even if well implemented, is out of question. 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.

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Perspective correction and 32 bit depth and even Z-buffering have little impact, but bilinear filtering higher than desirable performance drop. It took many years but final drivers are 3e-rage good. With clocks almost identical to my vanilla Rage II it should demonstrate how additional memory helps. As a low-power solution with capable 2D-acceleration, the chip was used on many low-end graphics cards.

Overall While ATI had a horrible Windows driver reputation since Mach64, and the packages have scary high amount of files, my test system was stable and everything went as it should. On top of that AGP 1x interface became an option, but without any advanced features.

Thus the improvement over first Rage II comes down only to more memory. Considering how many boards shipped with only two megabytes of memory, it is welcome addition nonetheless.


Retrieved from ” https: It was also seen on Intel motherboards, as recently asand was still used in for server motherboards. Maybe newer drivers broke compatibility with the tweak.

Soon the competition in value segment got too tough. Yet the driver is not preferring format, there is no speed improvement anyway.

It was up to Rage Pro 3d-rate move ATi into higher class 3d gaming. This late chip was very similar to the Rage II and supported the same application coding. Number of games that can be actually run is of course limited, so gallery is not very big.

ATI RAGE IIC graphics card – RAGE IIC – 4 MB

More promising feature could be texture compression technique with two to four times compression ratio, but by this 3d-ragf understood less exciting palletized textures. Only vertex fogging is performed rather slowly and often incompatible with transparent surfaces.

They were ATI’s first graphics solutions to carry the Mobility moniker. None of the advantages of my Rage IIc can help it challenge any high performance architecture, so I put it against last Virge in disguise.