So, on with it. What’s the latest ATI Radeon 4800 series all about? What is the texel stream rate and all of that? WhatIfGaming is here to go over the ATI Radeon 4800 Series in depth. The ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series of GPUs in short brings the power of supercomputing to gamers, setting a new standard for visual computing and redefining the way gamers play and take HD gaming to a whole new level. The new TeraScale graphics engine delivers an immersing gaming experience. Add this GPU to your PC and watch Blu-ray movies and play HD content with great visual fidelity (HD Monitor capable of a resolution of 1920×1080 or greater). Best of all– it is all break-through efficiency that doesn’t compromise performance for power.
The powerful new TeraScale graphics will propel you deep into your game play with seamless frame rates and high resolutions. With it, enhanced anti-aliasing (AA) and anisotropic filtering allow unparalleled realism to max out the settings of the most demanding next-generation games. Below are the key 4800 series summary highlights we put together:
Enhanced Anti-Aliasing & Anisotropic Filtering
High performance anisotropic filtering and 24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) smooth jagged edges and create true-to-life graphics, for everything from grass to facial features.
Play today while preparing for tomorrow with state-of-the-art DirectX 10.1 graphics capabilities.
ATI CrossFireX Technology
ATI CrossFireX technology with up to quad GPU support offers superior scalability so your system is ready to level up when you are.
PCI Express 2.0
Support for PCI Express 2.0 will prepare you for bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications.
Unified Video Decoder 2
Unified Video Decoder 2 frees up your CPU for other tasks so you get The Ultimate Visual Experience™ for even the most processing-intensive content, including VC-1, H.264 and now MPEG-2. Also, take full advantage of Blu-ray functionality with dual-stream, picture in picture (PIP) capabilities (done in order to adhere to Blu-Ray standards).
Upscale Beyond 1080p
Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies or other HD content at full 1080p display resolution and beyond.
On-chip HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) makes life easier by allowing you to playback HDCP protected content.
HDMI with 7.1 digital surround sound support. Also, xvYCC support allows the user to enjoy a wider range of color when connected to a capable HDTV.
Best of all? DX 10.1 support. That’s right. Unlike the newer GTX 280 line, the entire 4800 series supports DX 10.1 fully with tessellation and Gather4 texture fetching.
Let’s go into the 4800 Series features now in detail through a summary.