Sapphire Radeon 9550 Graphics Card

Sapphire Updated: 2009-01-06 RSS
Sapphire Radeon 9550 Graphics Card

The SAPPHIRE RADEON™ 9550 delivers unprecedented realism and visual quality to the enthusiast with true support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9 technology. Fitted with 128MB of onboard memory and utilizing next generation VPU technology the SAPPHIRE RADEON™ 9550 offers more then just blistering frame-rates and fluid graphics with realistic and dynamic lighting, the RADEON™ 9550 is also capable of superior DVD/HDTV decoding while keeping the CPU free to work in the background on other tasks! The RADEON™ 9550 increases expectations of what a mainstream product should be!

Industry acclaimed next generation VPU, RADEON™ 9550
True Microsoft® DX9 Performance for today's games
Full support for the latest OpenGL® functionality
Next Generation Performance with 128MB onboard memory
Supports the AGP 8X and AGP 4x standard, providing a high-speed link between the graphics board and the rest of the PC


* 4 parallel pixel pipelines
* 2 programmable vertex shader pipelines
* 128-bit dual-channel DDR memory interface
* AGP8x/4x

SmartShader™ 2.0
* Support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 programmable vertex and pixel shaders in hardware
* DirectX® 9.0 Vertex Shaders
o Vertex programs up to 65,280 instructions with flow control
* DirectX® 9.0 Pixel Shaders
o Up to 1,536 instructions and 16 textures per rendering pass
o 32 temporary and constant registers
o 128-bit, 64-bit & 32-bit per pixel floating point color formats
o Multiple Render Target (MRT) support
* Complete feature set also supported in OpenGL® via extensions

SmoothVision™ 2.1
* 2x/4x/6x Anti-Aliasing modes
o Sparse multi-sample algorithm with gamma correction, programmable sample patterns, and centroid sampling
o Lossless Color Compression (up to6:1)at all resolutions
o Temporal Anti-Aliasing
* 2x/4x/8x/16x Anisotropic Filtering modes
o Up to 128-tap texture filtering
o Adaptive algorithm with bilinear (performance) and trilinear (quality) options

* Hierarchical Z-Buffer with Early Z Test
* Lossless Z-Buffer Compression (up to 48:1)
* Fast Z-Buffer Clear
* Z Cache optimized for real-time shadow rendering

* Seamless integration of pixel shaders with video in real time
* FullStream™ video de-blocking technology for Real, DivX, and WMV9 formats
* VideoSoap™ noise removal filtering for captured video
* MPEG1/2/4 decode and encode acceleration
o DXVA Support
o Hardware Motion Compensation, iDCT, DCT and color space conversion
* All-format DTV/HDTV decoding
* YPrPb component output for direct drive of HDTV displaysâ€
* Adaptive Per-Pixel De-Interlacing and Frame Rate Conversion (temporal filtering)

Additional Features
- Dual integrated display controllers
- Dual integrated 10 bit per channel 400 MHz DACs
- Integrated 165 MHz TMDS transmitter (DVI 1.0 compliant / HDMI interoperable and HDCP ready*)
- Integrated TV Output support up to 1024x768 resolution
- Windows® Logo Program compliant
- ATI Catalyst® Software Suite