Jaton Xabre 400 64MB

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Aron Schatz
Posted
September 1, 2002
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This is a nice budget card, althought there are better cards for a bit more money.
Tags Graphics

Page 1: Intro, Specs

<B>Intro</B>:
Since the introduction of the SiS Xabre 400 Video Chipset, I have been intrigued by the price/performance of it. I knew that it was targeted towards the ultra budget market, and mostly as an upgrade from the integrated video offered on some motherboards (of course with an AGP slot as well). Late July, <a href="http://www.jaton.com">Jaton</a> sent me their latest card based on the SiS Xabre 400 chipset.

<B>Xabre Specs</B>:


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<h3><a href="#3d"></a>High Performance & High Quality 3D Acceleration<a Name="3d"></a></h3>
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<blockquote><font face="Verdana" size="-1">Built-in a high quality 3D engine <br>
Support DirectX 8.1 Pixel Shader ver. 1.3.<br>
Support Bump Mapping, Cubic Mapping and VolumeTexture <br>
Supports 2X/4X full scene anti-aliasing <br>
Built-in high performance VLIW T&L engine<br>
Support OpenGL two side lighting<br>
Support OpenGL primary and secondary color merging <br></font></blockquote>
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<h3><a href="#3d"></A>Display Memory Interface<a name="Mem"></a></h3>
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<td><blockquote><font face="Verdana" size="-1">Supports DDR SDRAM <br>
Supports 64MB memory configurations <br></font></blockquote></td>
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<h3><a href="#3d"></a>MPEG-2/1 Video Decoder<a name="MPEG"></a></h3>
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<td><blockquote><font face="Verdana" size="-1">Motion Compensation layer decoding architecture <br>
Supports up to 20 M bit/sec bit rate decoding <br>
Supports VCD, DVD and HDTV decoding <br></font></blockquote></td>
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<h3><a href="#3d"></a>High Performance 2D Acceleration<a name="2D"></a></h3>
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<td><blockquote><font face="Verdana" size="-1">Built-in hardware command queue <br>
Built-in Direct Draw Accelerator <br>
Built-in GDI 2000 Accelerator <br>
Maximum 64 MB frame buffer with linear addressing <br>
Supports AGP8X 533 MHz data read for all 2D engine functions <br></font></blockquote></td>
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<td><blockquote><font face="Verdana" size="-1">Supports 4 fields per-pixel motion detection de-interlace function, video sources from MPEG decoder, <br>Video capture and AVI interfaces.
Supports down scaling function and scaling vector as 1/2, 1/4. <br>
Supports de-interlaced and 1/2 down scaling function <br><br>640x480 res. <br>
800x600 res. <br>
1024x768 res. <br>
1280x1024 res. <br>
1600x1200 res. <br>
1920x1440 res. <br>
2048x1536 res. <br>
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<td><blockquote><font face="Verdana" size="-1">Optimizes both Direct X 8.1 and OpenGL 1.3 for Windows XP /Windows 9X/Windows 2000 </font></blockquote></td>
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