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ATI VGA Wonder

Graphics Processor
18800-1
Pixel Shaders
1
Vertex Shaders
N/A
TMUs
N/A
ROPs
1
Memory Size
256 KB
Memory Type
DRAM
Bus Width
32 bit
The VGA Wonder was a graphics card by ATI, launched on February 5th, 1990. Built on the 800 nm process, and based on the 18800-1 graphics processor, the card does not support DirectX. Since VGA Wonder does not support DirectX 11 or DirectX 12, it might not be able to run all the latest games. The 18800-1 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 256 KB DRAM memory with the VGA Wonder, 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. VGA Wonder is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI interface.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
18800-1
Architecture
Wonder
Foundry
NEC
Process Size
800 nm
Transistors
unknown
Die Size
90 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Feb 5th, 1990
Generation
VGA
Predecessor
EGA
Successor
Mach 8
Production
End-of-life
Bus Interface
PCI

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
10 MHz
Memory Clock
10 MHz

Memory

Memory Size
256 KB
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
200 W
Outputs
1x VGA

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 8-bit
Output: D-sub
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