FIC A98P Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB Review

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This time around FIC decided to revise their look and created a hip box design with a rendered bull on the cover, with many similarities to the ATI box design (silver figure, red and black colors), but overall looking more fierce. So how will the FIC’s rendition of the 9800 Pro stand up? Let’s take a look.

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Introduction:

Oh how interesting the graphics card
industry has been the last few weeks. From Futuremark
cheating fiascos to the introduction of NVIDIA’s
new flagship video card, we’ve had a lot of action
and things taking place all around, some good and
others bad. It seems that product cycles are only
getting shorter, and the recently ignited ATI and
NVIDIA flagship card rivalry is only to get hotter
as the months pass.

With the enthusiast market’s cut
throat nature so often referred as an only ATI
vs NVIDIA war, often times individual board partners,
the manufacturers that we see in store and online
shelves are not mentioned. FIC, being one of ATI’s
largest partners, both in the OEM and more recently
a powerhouse in the enthusiast front is of course
at it again with their rendition of the Radeon
9800 Pro. Over the last year we’ve seen FIC transition
itself directly into the enthusiast markets first
with their feature rich Via KT400 and Intel 845
chipset motherboards, and then almost out of nowhere
one of the best Radeon 9700 Pro graphics cards
we’ve tested.

This time around FIC decided to revise
their look and created a hip box design with a
rendered bull on the cover, with many similarities
to the ATI box design (silver figure, red and black
colors), but overall looking more fierce. So how
will the FIC’s rendition of the 9800 Pro stand
up? Let’s take a look.

Specifications:


GPU
RADEON 9800 PRO

Processing technology
0.15µ

GPU Speed
378mhz

Memory
128MB onboard DDR RAM

Memory Speed
338mhz

Memory / Core interface
256-bit DDR

Bus
AGP 2X/4X/8X

Rendering pipelines
8

DirectX 3D Hardware
DirectX 9

OpenGL version

OpenGL1.3

RAMDAC
Dual 400MHz RAMDACs

Output options
DVI-I Output / TV Output / VGA Output

Maximum resolution
2048×1536 @ 85Hz

Cinematic Rendering

  • Up to 256MB of
    DDR memory provides increased performance when
    rendering high resolution textures, characters,
    and environments
  • 256-bit memory
    interface delivers the bandwidth for real-time
    3D graphics and barrier-free performance

  • 8-pixel pipeline
    architecture doubles the rendering power of
    other graphics processors
Maximum
3D
  • SMARTSHADER™ 2.1
    supports the latest Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0
    feature set, enabling cinematic quality lighting
    and shadow effects.
  • SMOOTHVISION™
    2.1 delivers the sharpest, clearest textures
    without sacrificing frame rates.
  • 128-bit full
    floating point precision enables billions of
    color variations to render the same lighting and
    effects as Hollywood studios.
  • Featuring
    CATALYST™, the industry’s most stable 3D
    acceleration software.

Generation Now Technology

  • Supports the
    latest Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 and OpenGL®
    feature sets, ensuring long-term compatibility
    with the hottest gaming releases.
  • FULLSTREAM™
    removes blocky artifacts from streaming Internet
    video to deliver smoother looking, higher
    quality online content.
  • VIDEOSHADER™
    integrates features to provide unprecedented
    support for digital and high definition video.

 

Package Contents:


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  • Instruction Manual

  • Installation Driver Disk

  • S-Video Cable

  • RCA Cable

  • DVI to VGA Adapter

  • S-Video to RCA Adapter

Traditionally we’ve seen FIC basically
give you the essentials with their graphic card
offerings and the A98P is no exception, with all
the cables and adapters one would need and nothing
else.

 

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