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RADEON 9800 Series of visual processors is the most visually advanced 3D performer on the planet, delivering an immersive, cinematic experience for the most demanding next-generation games with 128MB of DDR memory and a 256-bit memory interface. Merging advanced stability with revolutionary features, RADEON 9800 Series is the only Visual Processing family in its 2nd generation.
Slot/Port Type: AGP 8x
Video Chipset: Radeon 9800 PRO
Interface Connection: DVI Yes, VGA Yes, S-Video Yes
Functionality: 2 Monitors
normalized-Installed Video Memory: 128
Product Title: ATI RADEON 9800 PRO Graphics Card
Power Score: 4.4 | 30 Reviews
Core Clock Speed: 380 MHz
Installed Video Memory: 128 MB
Effective Memory Clock Speed: 680 MHz
Memory Technology: DDR SDRAM
Slot Space Required: 1
System Requirements: RADEON 9800 Series of products requires connection to your PC's internal power supply for operation. Consult your system builder or OEM to ensure your system has an adequate power supply. Otherwise, ATI recommends a 300-Watt power supply or greater to ensure normal system operation where a number of other internal devices are installed. IntelÂ® PentiumÂ® 4/III, Celeron II, AMDÂ® K7/AthlonÂ®/ AthlonÂ® XP with AGP 8X (0.8v), 4X (1.5V) or Universal AGP 3.0 bus configuration (8X/4X). 128MB of system memory Installation software requires CD-ROM drive DVD playback requires DVD drive
System Type: PC
Warranty Information: 3 Year Limited
URL: Manufacturer Link
Chipset Line: Radeon
Bus Width: 256 bit
AGP Support: AGP 4X, AGP 8X
RAMDAC Speed: 400 MHz
Number of S-Video Output: 1
Software Included: CATALYST
Brand Name: AMD
Number of DVI Output: 1
Analog Signal: Yes
Color Depth at Maximum Resolution: 16.7 Million Colors (32-bit)
Type of Video Card: 2D/3D Video w/TV Support
Parent Retsku: B00008ZPJP
Description: RADEON 9800PRO 128MB
Max Resolution: 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Chipset Series: 9
Base Warranty: 3 year(s)
Number of VGA Output: 1
Frequency Band: Operating Systems Support: - Windows® XP - Windows® 2000 - Windows® Me Display Support: - VGA connector for analog CRT - S-video or composite connector for TV / VCR - DVI-I connector for digital CRT or flat panel - Drive two displays simultaneously with independent resolutions and refresh rates Features: - Eight parallel rendering pipelines - Four parallel geometry engines - MPEG-2 decoding with motion compensation, iDCT and color space conversion - All-format DTV/HDTV decoding - YPrPb component output - Adaptive de-interlacing and frame rate conversion - Dual integrated display controllers - Dual integrated 10-bit per channel 400 MHz DACs - Integrated 165 MHz TMDS transmitter (DVI 1.0 compliant and HDCP ready) - Integrated TV Output support up to 1024x768 resolution - Optimized for Pentium® 4 SSE2 and AMD Athlon 3Dnow! - Windows® Logo Program compliant At-a-glance: - Prepare yourself for the world's fastest and most compelling gameplay, courtesy of the unprecedented power, control and eight-pipeline architecture of RADEON 9800 Series. - Experience feature film quality on your PC, the new standard in 3D entertainment. - Advanced stability meets revolutionary features with support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0, - OpenGL® feature sets and the only cinematic quality Visual Processing Unit in its 2nd generation. Features: - Cinematic Rendering: - 128MB of DDR memory provides increased performance when rendering high resolution textures, characters, and environments - 256-bit memory interface delivers the bandwidth for real-time 3D graphics and barrier-free performance - 8-pixel pipeline architecture doubles the rendering power of other graphics processors Generation Now Technology: - Supports the latest Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 and OpenGL® feature sets, ensuring long-term compatibility with the hottest gaming releases. - FULLSTREAM removes blocky artifacts from streaming Internet video to deliver smoother looking, higher quality online content. - VIDEOSHADER integrates features to provide unprecedented support for digital and high definition video.
Digital Signal: Yes
Display Refresh Rate: 85 Hz
Product Reviews (11)
ATI RADEON 9800 PRO Graphics Card.
Strengths: Great card when it first appeared. Worked well with most software and very few problems. Lasted longer than 9 years.
Weakness: Limited usefulness on new software requirements.
This card has lasted me for over nine years of extensive use. I had it in a Dell XPS and it finally gave up the ghost. I think the fan may have quit working on it causing it to overheat and cause vertical lines to appear on my monitor.
By anonymous; - Sep 13, 2012
ati dosnt honor warenty
Strengths: great graphics
Weakness: ati customer service
card is great untill you need to use the warrenty. the fan stoped on mine cant buy the fan anywhere so you have to send it in to have a new one put on. it took five weeks before i got it "fixed" when i got it back it was a diffrent card diffrent serial number and put green lines on the screen where you couldnt view the screen. called them back always got voice mail never a call back opened...
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card is great untill you need to use the warrenty. the fan stoped on mine cant buy the fan anywhere so you have to send it in to have a new one put on. it took five weeks before i got it "fixed" when i got it back it was a diffrent card diffrent serial number and put green lines on the screen where you couldnt view the screen. called them back always got voice mail never a call back opened several work ticket on website finaly called better business bureau and a week later ati called me and promised me a new card within 4 days its been 6 and i still havent gotten it.
By jasonsmmnds - Oct 1, 2007
One of the Greatest Video cards of all time
Strengths: Can play many of the "modern" games at good frames per second, compared to other cards that are 4 years old. still beats many of the lower end new generation cards fps wise. ati has a great warranty
Weakness: it's an old card only 128mb ram
if you have a newer card these came with the same gpu's as the 9800xt's so you can theoretically run it like a 9800xt without the 256mb of ram. if you can find a card for less than a eighty dollars it's a good deal. I'd choose this over the ati 1300's, and geforce 6200s any day. at 15-70fps i still pwn on CSS.
By konman43 - Apr 11, 2006
Strengths: Display is impressive right before it crashes
Weakness: crashes constantly
I have totally troubleshot my entire system. We conducted multiple reformats. Comes down to the graphics card. Wben the card is replaced system is stable - put card back in - crash city.
By anonymous; - Dec 30, 2005
I purchased this along with my...
Strengths: Smooth, Great Price ($149.99 after rebates)
Weakness: When I play a game or do 3dMark It crashes, I think
I purchased this along with my HDTV Wonder. Read my review on that too! Whenever I run 3dMark05 or 3dMark03 everything will be fine for like 30 sec or 1 min. All of a sudden my computer beeps and the screen shows some wired crazy stuff, usaully a rought multicolored-dark colored look to it. I have sent ATI 3 emails and have not otten any responce in over 12 days. Very frusterated. I can play...
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I purchased this along with my HDTV Wonder. Read my review on that too! Whenever I run 3dMark05 or 3dMark03 everything will be fine for like 30 sec or 1 min. All of a sudden my computer beeps and the screen shows some wired crazy stuff, usaully a rought multicolored-dark colored look to it. I have sent ATI 3 emails and have not otten any responce in over 12 days. Very frusterated. I can play CounterStrike source for like 10minutes until it craps out on me.
By JeffMyren - Dec 4, 2004