Sapphire Radeon X300 Graphics Card

Sapphire Updated: 2009-01-07 RSS
Sapphire Radeon X300 Graphics Card

Pioneers of the price vs. performance segment, SAPPHIRE unleashes the Xtreme in Xceptional value with the RADEON™ X300. Loaded with more features then there is room on the box to print, the RADEON X300 delivers Xotic worlds erupting with life and realism unparalleled by any in its class. Intoxicating speacila effects will become the norm in your gaming Xperience fueled by the most feature-rich VPU, with hardware acceleration for all that DirectX® and OpenGL can throw at it!

Full support for DirectX® 9.0 and the latest OpenGL® functionality
SMARTSHADER™ 2.0 technology allows for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader support
SMOOTHVISION™ 2.1 technology provides enhanced image quality by removing jagged edges and bringing out fine texture detail, without compromising performance
128MB or 256MB of high performance 128-bit DDR memory accelerates all of your 3D applications
Unique VIDEOSHADER™ engine enables seamless integration and use of pixel shaders to accelerate video processing and provide better-looking visuals
HYPER Z™ III ensures optimized hardware performnace by discarding irrelevant data that is not visible to the end user, thus enabling new levels of rendered excitment!
DVI-I Digital interface


* Four extreme parallel 3D rendering pixel pipelines
* Two programmable vertex shader pipelines
* PCI Express x16 lane native support
* 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface supporting 64MB, 128MB, or 256MB DDR1 memory configurations
* Full DirectX® 9 support


* SmartShader defines the level of realism in latest 2D/3D games and applications
* Complete hardware-accelerated Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 programmable vertex and pixel shader support
* Full hardware support for OpenGL

SmoothVision 2.1

* SmoothVision improves image quality by smoothing jagged edges, improving blurriness and refining background details during on-screen motion and at lower resolutions.
* SmoothVision settings are user configurable in ATI Catalyst® Control Panel:
o 2x/4x/6x Anti-Aliasing modes
+ Sparse multi-sample algorithm with gamma correction, programmable sample patterns, and centroid sampling
+ Lossless Color Compression (up to6:1)at all resolutions
+ Temporal Anti-Aliasing
o 2x/4x/8x/16x Anisotropic Filtering modes
+ Up to 128-tap texture filtering
+ Adaptive algorithm with bilinear (performance) and trilinear (quality) options


* HyperZ ensures optimal hardware performance by discarding irrelevant object data that is not visible to end-user on their display.
* Leverages key features from ATIs third generation HyperZ III technology that conserves video memory bandwidth for improved performance in demanding 2D/3D games and applications.
* 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 displays
* Adaptive Per-Pixel De-Interlacing and Frame Rate Conversion (temporal filtering)