Sapphire Radeon X850 XT Graphics Card

Sapphire Updated: 2009-01-06 RSS
Sapphire Radeon X850 XT Graphics Card

You won't miss a single element hidden in the shadows of today's gaming titles with hardware boasting 16 parallel pixel pipelines, 256MB of GDDR3 memory, AGP interface and the ultimate in digital diversity with the flexibility provided with DUAL DVI connections via Sapphire's Digital Duo™ technology. Delivering pixel pounding performance, the Sapphire RADEON X850 XT provides the spark to ignite your imagination!

Full support for DirectX® 9.0 and the latest OpenGL® 2.0 functionality
SMARTSHADER™ HD technology
256MB of GDDR3 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.


* Over 160 million transistors
* Up to sixteen parallel pixel pipelines
* Six parallel vertex processing engines
* 256-bit quad-channel GDDR3 memory interface
* AGP ®x16 lane native support

SmartShader HD

* Full hardware acceleration of 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 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 OpenGLÃ'šÃ‚®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 per AA sample
o Adaptive anisotropic filtering 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, WMV9, and WMV10 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
* 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
* YPrPb component output for HDTV display connection*
* Single and dual link external TMDS transmitter support for high resolution and/or multi-monitor DVI configurations
* Compatible with ATIs THEATER video decode and capture devices for VIVO (Video Input / Video Output) configurations