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December 2003 3Digest:
PowerColor RADEON 9800SE 128MB 256bit (Gold)

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


  • ATI RADEON 9800 GPU, 380MHz clock rate;
  • 128 MB DDR SDRAM in 8 Hynix's chips on both PCB sides. 2.8ns fetch time indicates 350 (700) MHz, but the memory works at 340 (680) MHz. 256-bit bus. 4 rendering pipelines (not 8!).
  • Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode is 1520 megapixels/sec and 1520 megatexels/sec.

Wasn't overclocked.

Theoretical and analytical graphics card reviews containing functional analysis of ATI graphics cards

By the end of the month the product costs $250 on average, supports DirectX 9.0.

On December 10, 2003 the latest driver from ATI is 6.396, 6.404 for Windows XP.

I shall note there's Radeon2.ru website that tracks all software novelties from ATI and offers improved drivers versions with preset registry settings for increasing RADEON cards perfomance.

Andrew Vorobyev (anvakams@ixbt.com)
Kirill Budankov (budankov@ixbt.com)

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