AMD ATI Radeon 9200
Windows XP 32-bit
3.5/5 from 20 reviews.
- Utilizes AMD Charisma Engine II Technology
- Supports AMD SmartShader Technology
- Utilizes AMD Pixel Tapestry II 3D Rendering Engine
- Maximum Supported Resolution: 2048 x 1536
- OpenGL and Direct3D Support
Description:The AMD Radeon 9200 series of graphics cards utilize proprietary Charisma Engine II to provide graphics acceleration in OpenGL and Direct3D based games. All cards in the series support SmartShader technology, which is used to create complex textures found on the surfaces of materials like glass, wood, and stone. The technology can also render shadows of objects in real time, producing an impression of depth. SmoothVision and Pixel Tapestry II, two other graphical rendering technologies utilized by the cards, help in removing jagged edges from objects rendered in 3D, thus improving overall quality of graphics. Apart from these, all cards of the series are capable of sending video outputs to compatible digital television sets.
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The Charisma Engine, used in all cards in the given series, offers a range of useful features to game developers, allowing them to make use of complex, multi-layered 3D structures and textures in their games. Transform and Lighting, one of the most significant features offered by the engine, allows developers to pinpoint the position of an object displayed on screen down to the exact coordinates, and to place light sources at the proper positions to light up the object properly. Clipping, another feature offered by the engine, prevents rendering of textures and objects that are not supposed to be visible to the user at a given moment. This frees up clock cycles of the GPU core, which can be used to process and render other essential objects quickly.