ATI Rage 128

by Anand Lal Shimpi on December 9, 1998 10:02 PM EST


  • A 128-bit graphics engine with advanced triangle setup and 128-bit memory interface for incredibly fast true-color 3D and 2D graphics performance in high resolutions
  • Fully featured OpenGL ICD optimized to provide superlative performance for professional graphics, 3D animation, CAD/CAM and visualization applications
  • 32MB of memory to handle massive graphics textures at high resolutions for generating improved application performance and user interface
  • Advanced graphics architecture with superscalar rendering, line and edge anti-aliasing, gouraud shading, twin cache architecture, single-pass multi-texturing and bump mapping
  • Built-in hardware DVD for full-frame, full-screen DVD playback


Advanced Graphics Acceleration
RAGE MAGNUM's 32MB and ATI RAGE 128 GL technology offers definitive 3D acceleration for PC workstations. With full 3D acceleration in all modes and color depths in resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 32bpp, RAGE MAGNUM will deliver critical benefits: fast and accurate wire frame modeling, smoother animation and allow for extensive cut-away views, shadowing algorithms and masking for portal engines.

Power productivity applications in CAD/CAM, 3D Design and Modeling, Visualization and economic/financial modeling.

Full OpenGL ICD
RAGE MAGNUM's full support and compliance for powerful and demanding Windows NT and OpenGL applications lets users experience maximum 3D performance. Leveraging OpenGL, RAGE MAGNUM's 8-bit stencil buffer, 16/24/32 z-buffer, fog and fog tables and perspectively correct mip-mapped texturing will let you create with precision and sharpness for incredible realism.

Built-in hardware DVD
RAGE MAGNUM sets the new standard in video playback. With built-in hardware DVD (which saves you the expense of buying a separate MPEG-2 decoder card), RAGE MAGNUM processes full-frame rate, full-screen DVD video for a true multimedia experience on your PC. RAGE MAGNUM's 4-tap filtered video plays back top quality AVI files. And best of all, RAGE MAGNUM is ready for high-definition television (HDTV).

2D Workstation Performance for Windows NT
Delivering superlative 2D performance to a workstation is key, and RAGE MAGNUM's 128-bit 2D technology and current command engine provides amazing performance for robust 2D applications.


System Requirements

  • Pentium II with AGP bus
  • AGP 1.0 compliant
  • Software requires CD-ROM drive
  • DVD requires DVD drive

Graphics Controller

  • ATI RAGE 128 GL, a high performance 128-bit graphics accelerator with superior 2D, 3D, and video support

Operating Systems Support

  • Windows 98
  • Windows 95
  • Windows NT 4.0

Monitor Support

  • CRT Monitor: 15 pin VGA connector

VIP (Video Input Port)

  • VIP 1.1
  • Ready for VIP compatible side port products


  • 250 MHz for flicker free display

Display Support

  • Register compatible with VGA
  • BIOS compatible with VESA for super VGA
  • DDC1/2b/2b+ monitor support
  • VESA Display Power Management support
  • Separate horiz & vert sync at TTL levels

Memory Configuration

  • 32MB

3D Acceleration Features

  • OpenGL ICD for NT 4.0 & Windows 98/95
  • DirectX 5.0, DirectX 6.0, Direct3D, DirectDraw
  • Triangle Setup Engine
  • 8-bit stencil buffer
  • Texture Cache
  • Bilinear/Trilinear Filtering
  • Line & Edge Anti-aliasing
  • Texture Compositing
  • Texture Decompression
  • Super Scaler Rendering
  • Specular Highlights
  • Perspectively Correct Texture Mapping
  • Mip-Mapping
  • Z-buffering and Double-buffering
  • Bump Mapping
  • Fog effects, texture lighting, video textures, reflections, shadows, spotlights, LOD biasing and texture morphing

2D Mode Support:
Resolutions, Colors and Maximum Refresh Rates (HZ)

Monitor Resolution 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1152x864 1280x1024 1600x1200 1920x1200
256 colors 200 200 200 170 130 90 80
65K colors 200 200 200 170 130 90 80
16.7M colors 200 200 200 170 130 90 80

Maximum 3D Resolutions

65K colors 1920x1440
16.7M colors 1920x1200

Footnote: Maximum 3D resolutions and colors supported using double buffered settings.

Index Finally, a REAL chip from ATI

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