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AMD Radeon X1950XTX

With the Radeon® X1950, your graphics performance will never be compromised.


Imagine games with hyper realistic light blooms, lifelike skin textures, and silky smooth hair. Now imagine the non-stop action packed gaming on a CrossFire™ platform – the only choice for hardcore gamers.

That’s what it’s like with the Radeon X1950, ATI’s fastest and most flexible 3D processor. All gaming, all the time. Radeon® graphics. Never comprise.

Radeon® X1950 Graphics Technology – Features

Feel the power of ATI’s fastest multi-GPU platform

A game powered by the Radeon X1950 is a beautiful thing to behold. Its sophisticated architecture employs Shader Model 3.0, enables simultaneous high dynamic range lighting effects and full screen anti-aliasing, and is equipped with 512 MB GDDR4 memory for incredibly fast frame buffering.

  • Unite the power of two graphics cards to accelerate your games even further with CrossFire – the new reference for hardcore gaming
  • Experience stunning 3D graphics in today’s most advanced games courtesy of the latest memory support (GDDR4) and Shader Model 3.0
  • Watch your characters and their surroundings come to life with adaptive anti-aliasing and high dynamic range lighting effects
  • Browse store shelves with confidence, knowing your system can conquer each and every game you see

Make the most of your PC

The Radeon X1950 is the ultimate upgrade for your multimedia system. It sets an industry standard for image quality in photos and DVD movies and provides full support for HDCP content.

  • Rediscover your photos and video with the Avivo™ video and display engine and experience a billion more colors1 than ever before
  • Ready your multimedia system for HDCP and watch high-definition content

A flexible, fully loaded, and future-looking graphics solution

The Radeon X1950 is designed to turn your system into the ultimate gaming platform. It will prepare your system for Windows Vista™3, ensure that you get the most out of your high definition display, and prime your PC for future video technologies.

  • Take advantage of Windows Vista™ user interface and multimedia features
  • Take control with a high-performing upgradeable gaming PC, powered by the most explosive multi-GPU platform
  • Display your graphics however you like, on a large screen flat panel, a projector, or in a multiple-monitor environment




  • 384 million transistors on 90nm fabrication process
  • 48 pixel shader processors
  • 8 vertex shader processors
  • 256-bit 8-channel GDDR4 memory interface
  • Native PCI Express x16 bus interface
Ring Bus Memory Controller
  • 512-bit internal ring bus for memory reads
  • Fully associative texture, color, and Z/stencil cache designs
  • Hierarchical Z-buffer with Early Z test
  • Lossless Z Compression (up to 48:1)
  • Fast Z-Buffer Clear
  • Optimized for performance at high display resolutions, including widescreen HDTV resolutions
Ultra-Threaded Shader Engine
  • Support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 programmable vertex and pixel shaders in hardware
  • Full speed 128-bit floating point processing for all shader operations
  • Up to 512 simultaneous pixel threads
  • Dedicated branch execution units for high performance dynamic branching and flow control
  • Dedicated texture address units for improved efficiency
  • 3Dc+ texture compression o High quality 4:1 compression for normal maps and two-channel data formats
  • High quality 2:1 compression for luminance maps and single-channel data formats
  • Complete feature set also supported in OpenGL® 2.0
  • Advanced Image Quality Features
  • 64-bit floating point HDR rendering supported throughout the pipeline
  • Includes support for blending and multi-sample anti-aliasing
  • 32-bit integer HDR (10:10:10:2) format supported throughout the pipeline
  • Includes support for blending and multi-sample anti-aliasing
  • 2x/4x/6x Anti-Aliasing modes
  • Multi-sample algorithm with gamma correction, programmable sparse sample patterns, and centroid sampling
  • New Adaptive Anti-Aliasing feature with Performance and Quality modes
  • Temporal Anti-Aliasing mode
  • Lossless Color Compression (up to 6:1) at all resolutions, including widescreen HDTV resolutions
  • 2x/4x/8x/16x Anisotropic Filtering modes
  • Up to 128-tap texture filtering
  • Adaptive algorithm with Performance and Quality options
  • High resolution texture support (up to 4k x 4k)
Avivo™ Video and Display Platform
  • High performance programmable video processor
    • Accelerated MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, WMV9, VC-1, and H.264 decoding and transcoding
    • DXVA support
    • De-blocking and noise reduction filtering
    • Motion compensation, IDCT, DCT and color space conversion
    • Vector adaptive per-pixel de-interlacing
    • 3:2 pulldown (frame rate conversion)
  • Seamless integration of pixel shaders with video in real time
  • HDR tone mapping acceleration
    • Maps any input format to 10 bit per channel output
  • Flexible display support
    • Dual integrated dual-link DVI transmitters
    • DVI 1.0 compliant / HDMI interoperable and HDCP ready*
    • Dual integrated 10 bit per channel 400 MHz DACs
    • 16 bit per channel floating point HDR and 10 bit per channel DVI output
    • Programmable piecewise linear gamma correction, color correction, and color space conversion (10 bits per color)
    • Complete, independent color controls and video overlays for each display
    • High quality pre- and post-scaling engines, with underscan support for all outputs
    • Content-adaptive de-flicker filtering for interlaced displays
    • Xilleon™ TV encoder for high quality analog output
    • YPrPb component output for direct drive of HDTV displays
    • Spatial/temporal dithering enables 10-bit color quality on 8-bit and 6-bit displays
    • Fast, glitch-free mode switching
    • VGA mode support on all outputs
    • Drive two displays simultaneously with independent resolutions and refresh rates
  • Compatible with ATI TV/Video encoder products, including Theater 550