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ATI Mobility FireGL 9000

M9
Graphics Processor
4
Pixel Shaders
1
Vertex Shaders
4
TMUs
4
ROPs
64 MB
Memory Size
DDR
Memory Type
128 bit
Bus Width
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The Mobility FireGL 9000 was a professional graphics card by ATI, launched in January 2002. Built on the 150 nm process, and based on the M9 graphics processor, in its M9-CSP64GL variant, the card supports DirectX 8.1. The M9 graphics processor is a relatively small chip with a die area of only 81 mm² and 36 million transistors. It features 4 pixel shaders and 1 vertex shaders, 4 texture mapping units and 4 ROPs. 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 placed 64 MB DDR memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 250 MHz, memory is running at 200 MHz.
Its power draw is not exactly known. This device has no display connectivity, as it is not designed to have monitors connected to it. Mobility FireGL 9000 is connected to the rest of the system using an AGP 4x interface.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
M9
GPU Variant
M9-CSP64GL
Architecture
Rage 7
Process Size
150 nm
Transistors
36 million
Die Size
81 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
2002
Generation
Mobility FireGL
Production
End-of-life
Bus Interface
AGP 4x

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
250 MHz
Memory Clock
200 MHz
400 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
64 MB
Memory Type
DDR
Memory Bus
128 bit
Bandwidth
6.400 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders
4
Vertex Shaders
1
TMUs
4
ROPs
4

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
1.000 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate
62.50 MVertices/s
Texture Rate
1.000 GTexel/s

Board Design

TDP
unknown
Outputs
No outputs

Graphics Features

DirectX
8.1
OpenGL
1.4
OpenCL
N/A
Vulkan
N/A
Pixel Shader
1.4
Vertex Shader
1.1

M9 GPU Notes

Chip Variant: RV280
Graphics/Compute: GFX1
Video Immersion II
Programmable pixel&vertex pipelines

M9 Chip Numbers:
M9-CSP64GL (216W9NCBGA12FH)