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Info History of ATi Graphics cards Vol. 1

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10.8 NEXUS 128

NEXUS 128 is a powerful, 128-bit graphics force in the studio. This ultra-fast graphics accelerator board supports ultra-high resolutions of 1920x1200 in both 2D and 3D.

True color (32-bit) Workstation graphics

128-bit 2D/3D acceleration

32MB of powerful graphics memory

Ultra-high resolution support up to 1920x1200

PN 109-57500-00A

NEXUS 128 Official announcement picture(Engineering Sample)

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10.9 All In Wonder 128

October 14, 1999 ATI announces the 32MB All-in-Wonder 128, the most versatile combination TV, video and graphics board on the market.Features advanced dbx stereo TV tuner, Digital VCR, Video Capture, Real-time video compression and DTV readiness.

PN 109-53400-11
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11. Rage 128 Pro series

In 1999, NVIDIA gradually emerged as a king in the 3D graphics card battle, and it has the potential to succeed the former king of 3DFX. At that time, NVIDIA was the first to launch the revolutionary GeForce 256. Although ATI's Rage 128 Pro was excellent, it could not compete with the powerful and advanced GeForce 256. Later, ATI adopted Dual ASIC dual-chip technology to launch the "Aurora project"

April 6, 1999 ATI Technologies Inc. announced the performance-enhanced RAGE 128 PRO AGP 4X chips: the best of class RAGE 128 PRO GL for entry level Workstation and high end PC markets and the cost effective RAGE 128 PRO VR for mainstream commercial and consumer markets.First chip in the world to integrate a DVI-compliant TMDS transmitter

11.1 Rage Fury Pro

August 5, 1999 ATI Technologies Inc. announced the 32MB RAGE FURY PRO. The RAGE FURY PRO offers performance up to 50 per cent faster in 3D Winbench performance and up to 40 per cent faster frame rates in Quake III at 1,024 x 768 in 32-bit than the previous RAGE FURY.

The RAGE FURY PRO's 32MB of memory can handle even the most texture-laden games and its 32-bit true color capability is ideal for performance gaming and high end 3D and video applications.

Ready for the next generation of AGP 4X systems, the RAGE FURY PRO provides full AGP 4X support.

11.1.1 SDRAM

11.1.1.1 Engineering Sample

PN 109-63200-00B

RAGE FURY PRO first introduced a version of SDRAM video memory that supports VIVO. Later there was a DVI output version.

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(From anandtech.com)
 

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11.1.2 SGRAM

RAGE FURY PRO that uses SGRAM video memory also has a version that supports VIVO or DVI output.

11.1.2.1 Engineering Sample

PN 109-63100-00B

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11.1.2.2 Qualification Sample

The sample sticker on the back of the graphics card is torn off, only the sticker on the EEPROM remains, which is almost the same as the official version.

PN 109-63100-00
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11.2 Xpert 2000 PRO

November 8, 1999 ATI Technologies Inc.announced the 32MB Xpert 2000 PRO accelerator board for retail and PC OEM markets, an add-in card that offers class-leading 2D and 3D graphics and hardware DVD video Playback with 32MB of memory.

The Xpert 2000 PRO is ideal for system builders and OEMs looking to differentiate their lower cost PCs. Traditionally, low cost PCs come with just 8 MB of graphics memory, poor 2D and 3D and no DVD.

PN 109-65700-20

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11.3 Rage Fury MAXX

October 7, 1999 ATI announces RAGE Fury MAXX , uses dual RAGE 128 Pro Processors and 64 MB of memory to deliver 500 Megapixels/second of raw 3D performance for the Power Gamer.

Rage Fury MAXX is the legendary ATI "Aurora", and essentially wants to learn the dual core of Voodoo5 5500.Due to the lack of advanced features, Rage Fury MAXX is just a bloated product that has not responded well to the market. However, the highlight of the dual-core Rage Fury MAXX has become the most nostalgic and most collectible ATI graphics card.

11.3.1 Single head

11.3.1.1 Two EEPROM Engineering Sample

PN 109-67300-00A

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11.3.1.2 DIY?

PN 109-67300-00

This card may be a DIY work by hardware enthusiasts. Although it was unsuccessful, it recorded the madness of the year.

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11.5 All In Wonder 128 Pro

November 8, 1999 ATI technologies Inc.announced the All-in-Wonder 128 PRO, bringing together ATI's unique TV tuning features and the RAGE 128 Pro graphics chip with industry-leading graphics features and performance on a single board.

11.5.1 Engineering Sample

PN 109-65600-00C
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12. Mobile series

ATI launched the Mobile series chips for notebook computers.

12.1 Rage LT

The PCI interface Rage LT chip similar to the Rage II, the earliest was in mobile applications like notebook computers.Mobile chips based on 3D Rage Pro chips have begun to be widely used.

November 11, 1996 ATI Technologies Inc.announced the industry's first LCD accelerator to integrate high performance 3D rendering, leading 2D performance, TV-quality video Playback, true color DAC and LVDS transmitters, on a single-chip. The 3D RAGE LT will provide users of laptops, as well as emerging applications such as desktop flat panel monitors and LCD panel projectors, with a full range of features and levels of performance previously achievable only on desktop computers.

12.2 3D RAGE LT PRO

November 10, 1997.ATI announces the 3D RAGE LT PRO.

The 3D RAGE LT PRO, based on ATI's new market leader 3D RAGE PRO accelerator, has the fastest 2D and 3D performance in the mobile market.

First mobile AGP 3D notebook chip

First with Tri-View™ (for simultaneous disPlay on LCD, CRT, TV)

First with hardware acceleration for software DVD

First with 65 MHz integrated LVDS transmitters-~Fastest 2D and 3D performance for notebook market

Engineering Sample

PN 109-45400-00C
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12.3 RAGE Mobility-M and RAGE Mobility-P

November 2, 1998

ATI Technologies Inc. announced its new RAGE Mobility family of graphics accelerators, the RAGE Mobility-M and RAGE Mobility-P. These new products enable a "one-component graphics sub-system solution" and bring high-end performance in 2D, 3D and software DVD to the mainstream notebook segments.

The RAGE Mobility family extends the capability of theRAGE LT PRO graphics accelerator.

The RAGE Mobility-M and RAGE Mobility-P are pin-compatible with the ATI RAGE LT PRO

12.4 RAGE Mobility-M1

February 22, 1999 ATI announces RAGE Mobility-M1 -- the world's first notebook PC graphics accelerator with 8MB of integrated memory.

RAGE Mobility-M1 is pin-compatible with RAGE Mobility-M and P and is available in a similar package to RAGE Mobility-M, P and RAGE LT PRO. With the addition of the RAGE Mobility-M1

12.5 Rage Mobility 128

October 25, 1999

ATI announces RAGE Mobility 128 - world's fastest single-chip graphics subsystem for notebook PCs

Brings 128-bit desktop graphics to mobile computing for the first time

mobility128engineeringsample.jpg

(From anandtech.com)

12.6 Rage Mobility M4

October 30, 2000 ATI Technologies Inc.announced Mobility M4, the industry's first shipping AGP 4X graphics component for the mobile platform.
 

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Are you the same guy that did the similar 3DFX thread? If so, thank you. If not, thank you for this, anyway! I remember a lot of these cards, all the way back to the Mach64.
 

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i gamed through the 90s on an S3 Virge 4MB (we didn't need no stinking VGA card before '95), but around 1999 i got an ATI Rage II Pro 8MB to pair with my Creative VooDoo 2 8MB. i was king back then :)
 

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