With clocks almost identical to my vanilla Rage II it should demonstrate how additional memory helps. This creates obvious color banding on low resolution textures viewed up close. As the name says, AFR renders each frame on an independent graphics processor. All 3d primitives from points to quadrilaterals are supported. There are tweakers with sliders that should help with this issue sacrificing some performance, but I couldn’t achieve any change. It fixed the Battlezone issues at least. Retrieved from ” https:

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It turned out R2c has the same memory clock wall as R3- after MHz it gives up. Rage II in person I bought this board with four memory chips 33d hope it is 4 MB, but it seems only way to get first Rage II with such capacity is through cards with memory expansion module.

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Blending unit looks flexible enough for any mode early Direct3d apps could throw at it. The texture mapping is just slow, unable to show better rates than three clocks per sample, even at the simplest of scenarios. Even if these features were “free”, Rage II performance would be far from best. NT put them both on the AGP bus and switched between them, and so the board could only operate as a single Rage Pro with the performance of a Rage Fury card.

For it’s time it is quite feature rich and can draw nice pictures, unless one nasty bug kicks in. Needless to say 32 bit frame-buffer color with so little memory, even if well implemented, is out of question.


This late chip was very similar to the Rage II and supported the same application coding. On top of that AGP 1x interface became an option, but without any advanced features. Rage IIc also seems to be the only R2 chip with fully asynchronous chip and memory frequency. In reality, early versions of the new driver only delivered increased performance in benchmarks such as Ziff-Davis ‘ 3D Winbench 98 and Final Reality.

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They were ATI’s first graphics solutions to carry the Mobility moniker. To my knowledge Rage II did not get any better than this. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As for driver bugs, I found only one serious, objects are disappearing in Battlezone.

Not because of lack of memory, this is true for all Rage II cards reviewed. Experience 3d gaming with mere 2 MB is very limiting even if the chip was powerful. News Blog Facebook Twitter Newsletter. This, in addition to its early lack of OpenGL support, hurt sales for what was touted to be a solid gaming solution.

This creates obvious color banding on low resolution textures viewed up close. Initial versions relied on standard graphics memory configurations: The Rage Pro graphics accelerator was the final revision of the Rage architecture and last use of the Rage brand.

As a low-power solution with capable 2D-acceleration, the chip was used on many low-end graphics cards. With memory bandwidth and sufficient capacity to allocate, true color rendering is ragr possibility. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Considering how many boards shipped with only two megabytes ragf memory, it is welcome addition nonetheless. Solvusoft is recognized by Microsoft as a leading Independent Software Vendor, achieving the highest level of completence and excellence in software development.

It offered Filtered Ratiometric Expansionwhich automatically adjusted images to full-screen size. With clocks almost identical to my vanilla Rage II it should demonstrate how additional memory helps. There is one suspicious image quality issue, textures often seem to have reduced color range.


Aside from the VR chip’s lower price-point, the main difference was that the former was a full bit design, while the VR, still a bit processor internally, used a bit external memory interface. It scored with imperfect, but well chosen feature set including all important blending modes. It took many years but final drivers are definitely 3. Solvusoft’s close relationship with Microsoft as a Gold Certified Partner enables us to provide best-in-class software solutions that are optimized for performance on Windows operating systems.

The chip was basically a die-shrunk Rage Prooptimized to be eage inexpensive for solutions where only basic graphics output was necessary.