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August 2004 3Digest:
PowerColor RADEON 9800SE 128MB 256bit (380/680 MHz)

This chip is presented by PowerColor RADEON 9800SE 128MB 256bit (Gold), AGP card.


  • ATI RADEON 9800 SE GPU (4 pipelines), 380MHz;
  • 128 MB DDR SDRAM. 256 bit bus.
  • Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode is 1520 megapixels/sec and 1520 megatexels/sec.

Wasn't overclocked.

Theoretical and analytical videocard reviews, containing functional analysis of ATI graphics cards

By the end of the month the product costs $140-150 on average, supports DirectX 9.0. Fills the narrowing gap between RADEON 9600XT and RADEON 9800 PRO. Its future is unclear.

AGP x8/x4/x2, 128MB DDR SDRAM in 8 Hynix chips. 2.8ns indicate 350 (700) MHz, but the memory operates at 340 (680) MHz. 256-bit bus. 4 rendering pipelines (not 8!).

On August 10, 2004 the latest drivers from ATI were 6.467 (CATALYST 4.8 WHQL Release) and 6.476 (CATALYST 4.9 beta) for Windows XP.

Andrey Vorobiev (Anvakams@ixbt.com)

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