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ATI Graphics Vantage

Graphics Processor
Mach8
Pixel Shaders
1
Vertex Shaders
N/A
TMUs
N/A
ROPs
1
Memory Size
1 MB
Memory Type
DRAM
Bus Width
32 bit
The Graphics Vantage was a high-end graphics card by ATI, launched in January 1992. Built on the 800 nm process, and based on the Mach8 graphics processor, in its 38800-1 variant, the card does not support DirectX. Since Graphics Vantage does not support DirectX 11 or DirectX 12, it might not be able to run all the latest games. The Mach8 graphics processor is a relatively small chip with a die area of only 90 mm². It features 1 pixel shader and 0 vertex shaders, 0 texture mapping units, and 1 ROP. Due to the lack of unified shaders you will not be able to run recent games at all (which require unified shader/DX10+ support). ATI has paired 1 MB DRAM memory with the Graphics Vantage, which are connected using a 32-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 10 MHz, memory is running at 10 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, its power draw is not exactly known. Display outputs include: 1x VGA. Graphics Vantage is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI interface. Its price at launch was 599 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Mach8
GPU Variant
38800-1
Architecture
Mach
Foundry
NEC
Process Size
800 nm
Transistors
unknown
Die Size
90 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
1992
Generation
Mach 8
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
599 USD
Bus Interface
PCI

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
10 MHz
Memory Clock
10 MHz
10 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
1 MB
Memory Type
DRAM
Memory Bus
32 bit
Bandwidth
40.00 MB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders
1
Vertex Shaders
0
TMUs
0
ROPs
1

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
10.00 MPixel/s
Texture Rate
0 MTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
TDP
unknown
Suggested PSU
350 W
Outputs
1x VGA
Board Number
111

Graphics Features

DirectX
N/A
OpenGL
N/A
OpenCL
N/A
Vulkan
N/A
Pixel Shader
N/A
Vertex Shader
N/A

Card Notes

Bus: ISA 16-bit
Output: D‐sub