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ATI Radeon VE videocard Review

ATI Radeon VE videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The ATi Radeon VE is the little brother to the ATi Radeon chip. This video card is not aimed at the high-end gaming client, but more at the budget minded consumer.
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External Mfg. Website: ATI Apr 08 2001   A. Smith  
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ATi Radeon VE Review
ATi Radeon VE Review - Alan Smith
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ATi Radeon VE

The ATi Radeon VE is the little brother to the ATi Radeon chip. This video card is not aimed at the high-end gaming client, but more at the budget minded consumer. ATi lists a TON of features on their webpage, let's take a look at some of them here.

Specifications
  • Powered by the RADEONT VE graphics processor

  • HydraVisionT Multiple Monitor Management Software gives you flexible multi-display support to enable many combinations of VGA, DVI and TV

  • 32MB of DDR memory

  • ATI's HYPER ZT technology reduces memory bandwidth consumption resulting in improved performance

  • Incredible 3Dgraphics performance with ATI's PIXEL TAPESTRYT 3D rendering engine

  • Supports DirectXr 7.0, DirectX 8.0r and OpenGLr

  • DVI interface with integrated TMDS for economical digital flat panel support

  • DVD playback with integrated motion compensation and iDCT

  • Analog video output support for both composite and S-Video

  • Supports 3D resolutions (32-bit color) up to 1920 x 1200

  • AGP universal bus (for AGP 2X/4X systems)

HydraVisionT Multiple Monitor Management Software
  • Leading-edge RADEONT VE technology of supports traditional CRT monitors, flat panel displays and TVs

  • Multi-task with MultiDesk - Create, name, and organize up to nine active multi-monitor desktop applications

  • Assign Hot Key shortcuts for the functions you use most often: moving active windows or applications, accessing controls on the fly, or opening applications - with a single keystroke

  • Set your applications to automatically open in your preferred position on your monitors using the Application Position Memory feature - eliminating the need to reset your settings every time you turn on your computer

  • Read more about HydraVisionT


Excellent 3D Performance
  • RADEONT VE, with powerful double data rate memory, delivers excellent 3D performance in its class

  • ATI's HYPER ZT technology reduces memory bandwidth consumption resulting in improved performance

  • RADEONT VE supports DirectXr 7.0, DirectXr 8.0, and Open GLr allowing for superior graphics and 3D textures that add a more natural look to game environments

  • Experience the incredible 3D and DVD of RADEONT VE with flat panel displays to enjoy crisper and clearer images, true flat screen, reduced eyestrain and space savings

  • Crisp and clear 32-bit 3D resolutions up to 1900 x 1200


Reliable and Proven Technology
  • RADEONT VE employs the award-winning technology from ATI's successful graphics accelerators for consistent, stable performance

  • Unified driver architecture allows for the use of one driver set across the RADEONT family of products

  • Quality product from the world's largest manufacturer of graphics boards means reduced cost of ownership - less downtime, low power consumption, full technical support, and five-year warranty



  • Whew! That's a lot of stuff. As you can see, this card is packed with great features, so... let's move onto the benchmarks...

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Contents of Article: ATI Radeon VE
 Pg 1.  — ATI Radeon VE videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Benchmarks...
 Pg 3.  Onto The Numbers...
 Pg 4.  Quake 3 Arena...
 Pg 5.  More Q3A Results...
 Pg 6.  SPEC ViewPerf and ZD...
 Pg 7.  Hydravision and Conclusions...

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