Sapphire Radeon X700 Graphics Card

Sapphire Updated: 2009-01-06 RSS
Sapphire Radeon X700 Graphics Card

Inject a shot of adrenaline into your PC with the power of the RADEON X700, as it flexes its computational muscle, and unleashes its High-Definition clarity with features such as SMARTSHADER™ HD, SMOOTHVISION™ HD and ATI's revolutionary 3Dc™ image enhancement technology complemented by 128MB or 256MB of onboard memory, and the latest advent of technology, the PCI Express interface! Enjoy the best but pay less with Sapphires RADEON X700!

Full support for DirectX® 9.0 and the latest OpenGL® 2.0 functionality
SMARTSHADER™ HD technology
128 or 256MB of DDR memory
3Dc™ High quality 4:1 Normal Map Compression delivers beautiful scenes without the performance hit.
Unique VIDEOSHADER™ HD engine uses programmable pixel shaders to accelerate video processing and provide better-looking visuals
HYPER Z™ HD is optimized for performance at high display resolutions, including widescreen HDTV resolutions.


* 4 or 8 parallel pixel pipelines
* Six programmable vertex shader pipelines
* 110 million transistors on 0.11 micron fabrication process
* 64/128-bit memory interface supporting DDR SGRAM, DDR SDRAM, GDDR3 SDRAM
* AGP 8x or PCI Express®x16 lane native support
* Video In/Video Out board versions available

SmartShader HD

* 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
o Single cycle trigonometric operations (SIN & COS)
* Direct X 9.0 Extended Pixel Shaders
o Up to 1,536 instructions and 16 textures per rendering pass
o 2nd generation F-buffer technology accelerates multi-pass pixel shader programs with unlimited instructions
o 32 temporary and constant registers
o Facing register for two-sided lighting
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 HD

* 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 to 6:1)at all resolutions, including widescreen HDTV 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


* High quality 4:1 Normal Map Compression
* Works with any two-channel data format

HyperZ HD

* 3-level 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
* Optimized for performance at high display resolutions, including widescreen HDTV resolutions

VideoShader HD

* 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)

Display 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