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Planning on building the ultimate silent PC? Sapphire's got the card for you: the Sapphire Atlantis 9800 Pro Ultimate Edition! Based on ATI's RADEON 9800 PRO VPU, the Atlantis 9800 Ultimate packs plenty of power for today's latest games, and with Zalman's heat pipe built-on, the card doesn't generate any noise. Does this innovative design have any flaws? Find out in this review!
Description: The SILENCE in the EYE of the StormADVERTISEMENT
There is always an eery silence that befalls the land when you are in the eye of the storm. The Sapphire RADEON™ 9800 ATLANTIS PRO ULTIMATE EDITION ’s SMARTSHADER™ 2.1 and SMOOTHVISION™ 2.1 technologies bring the graphical storm while the industries most effective quiet cooling unit ensures that your games and DVD's will not be interrupted by the drone of a virtual tornado of cooling from within your PC case. Experience the extreme in performance without compromising your desire for tranquility!
128MB DDR memory accelerates the latest 3D games
256-bit memory interface removes hardware performance bottleneck and provides end users with faster 3D graphics
Industry's only 8-pipeline graphics solution in its 2nd generation, providing twice the rendering power of any currently competing product.
Supports the new AGP 8X standard, providing a high-speed link between the graphics board and the rest of the PC (2.0 GB/sec)
First to fully support DirectX® 9.0 and the latest OpenGL® functionality
New SMARTSHADER™ 2.1 technology allows users to experience complex, movie-quality effects in next-generation 3D games and applications
SMOOTHVISION™ 2.1 technology enhances image quality by removing jagged edges and bringing out fine texture detail, without compromising performance
128-bit floating-point color precision allows for a greater range of colors and brightness
Unique VIDEOSHADER™ engine uses programmable pixel shaders to accelerate video processing and provide better-looking visuals
ATI's new FULLSTREAM™ technology removes blocky artifacts from Streaming and Internet video and provides sharper image quality
ADDITIONAL POWER CONNECTION REQUIREMENTS
The Radeon 9800 Pro must be connected to the computer power supply to meet its performance and high-speed memory requirements.
In order to supply the ATI Graphics Accelerator card with the necessary power, we have included the Power Extension Cable.
Use the Power Extension Cable to connect the Radeon 9800Pro to the computer hard drive power connector.
1. Remove the power cable from the hard drive.
2. Connect the 4-pin connector of the Power Extension Cable to the Radeon 9800 Pro power connector.
3. Connect the Power Extension Cable to the power supply connector.
4. Connect the Power Extension Cable to the Hard Drive connector.
Available in both FULL Retail and Lite Retail Versions
Full retail indicates that the package contains the entire bundle including the Game software bundle and utilities. The Lite retail versions do not come bundled with the software bundle and are packaged with the neccessities needed to enjoy the pinnacle in performance from Sapphire alone.
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