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    Radeon® X1300 Series User's Guide P/N 137-40891-20
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    .... All rights reserved. ATI, the ATI logo, and ATI product and product..., without the express written permission of ATI Technologies Inc. is strictly prohibited. Disclaimer While... such products or this documentation, for any interruption of service, loss or interruption of business, loss of anticipatory...
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    ... reference. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the product and the operating instructions should be adhered to. Compatibility - This option card is ...lines or circuits, as contact with them may be fatal. • • • • • Note: This graphics card is for use only with compatible UL Listed personal...
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    ... Table of Contents Introduction ...1 Radeon® X1300 Series Features Graphic Features CrossFire™ Ready ... Serial and Part Numbers Uninstall Previous Graphics Card Drivers 1 1 3 4 4 4 4 5 Installing Hardware... Bus Types Basic Graphics Card Installation Advanced Installation: AGP Advanced Installation...
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    ... Color HDTV Support 3D Standard Settings Anti-aliasing Set the Anti-Aliasing preference manually Anisotropic Filtering Catalyst® A.I. Mipmap Detail Level Adjust ... Color Desktop Color - FullScreen 3D Avivo™ Video for Radeon® X1000 Series Standard Settings Adjustments Video Overlay ...
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    vii Using Games and Applications Connecting to HDTV Using Your ATI HDTV Video Cable 91 91 93 CrossFire™ FAQ ...95 Reference ...99 Troubleshooting Product Registration Customer Care Getting Additional Accessories Compliance Information FCC Compliance Information ...
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    ... Introduction Congratulations on the purchase of your ATI Radeon® X1300 Series graphics card. We hope ...256MB/512MB GDDR3 on-board memory. • Full support for Microsoft® DirectX® Shader Model 3.x. • High ...DDR/DDR2/ GDDR3 memory devices. • Native PCI Express® x16 bus interface. SmoothVision™...
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    ... Radeon® X1300 Series Features • Loss-less Z-buffer compression • Z Cache optimized for real-.... VideoShader™ • Seamlessly integrates pixel shaders with video in real time. • All format DTV/...units for improved efficiency. • High resolution texture support (up to 4k x 4k). • Up to 1,536 ...
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    ... options. Note: Not all features apply to all Radeon® X1300 Series graphics cards. CrossFire™ Ready Your Radeon® X1300 Series is ... provides the best performance, flexibility, and game compatibility using multiple graphics processors in a single system. For more information see ati.com/crossfire
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    ...Consult your computer system manual to ensure the power supply is designed to accommodate a high-end graphics card with a peak dissipation above 75 watts. Windows® XP with Service...pin D-shell (female) VGA output. • DVI-I output. • S-Video output. Before You Begin Before you begin...
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    ..., shown in bold above, down before installing your new ATI product. Uninstall Previous Graphics Card Drivers To ensure the successful installation of your new Radeon® X1300 Series card, you must uninstall the drivers for the existing graphics card before removing ...
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    6 Before You Begin
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    ... Hardware This chapter will guide you through the physical installation of your new Radeon® graphics card. ...to determine if you have an AGP, PCI, or PCI Express® (PCIe™) graphics card. AGP, ... supply, follow the Basic Install instructions below. If your graphics card requires a separate connection...
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    ... cover. If necessary, consult your computer's manual for help in removing the cover. L 4 WARNING - Remember to .... Note: If your computer has an on-board graphics capability, you may need to disable it ...the metal backplate cover. Align your ATI graphics card with the slot and press it in firmly until...
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    ...power supply, follow the Basic Install instructions. If your graphics card require a separate connection to... power cable connected in the upper-right corner of the card. L Consult your system builder or OEM to... system has an adequate power supply. Generally, ATI recommends a 300 watt power supply or...
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    ... Drive Power Connector to Hard Drive Installing the graphics card 1 2 Turn off the computer, monitor, ... cover. If necessary, consult your computer's manual for help in removing the cover. L 4 WARNING - Remember ... Note: If your computer has an on-board graphics capability, you may need to disable ...
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    ... Installation: PCIe™ 11 6 7 8 9 Align your ATI graphics card with the slot and press it in firmly until... supply, follow the Basic Install instructions. If your graphics card require a separate connection to... power supply. A PCI Express® compatible system has a specialized 12V graphics card power ...
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    12 Advanced Installation: PCIe™ Graphics Card Installation 1 2 3 4 5 6 Graphics Card Power Supply 6-pin Power ... 6-pin Power Connection Power connector to Graphics Card Power connector to Power Supply Installing the Radeon® graphics card 1 2 Turn off the computer, monitor, and other peripheral ...
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    ... cover. If necessary, consult your computer's manual for help in removing the cover. L 4 WARNING - Remember to .... Note: If your computer has an on-board graphics capability, you may need to disable it ...the metal backplate cover. Align your ATI graphics card with the slot and press it in firmly until...
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    ...connections found on ATI graphics cards: Connector Types VGA DVI-I VGA-DVI-I Adapter S-Video In... Supports a TV antenna or cable service. Supports a TV, VCR, or Camcorder. L For more information about connecting to... All-in-Wonder® graphics card, see the AIW All-in-Wonder® Quick-Start Guide and the...
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    ... 3: Using Multiple Displays Connecting Your Monitors Your Radeon® X1300 Series graphics card provides hardware support for the ...). The TV Out connection supports the following TV formats (cables not provided): • Composite. • S-video. • Component. The TV Out connection can be combined with DVI...
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    16 Connections and Adapters for the Radeon® X1300 Series Card 1 Standard VGA Monitor Connector. ...3 Note: If you use multiple monitors, the Radeon® X1300 Series card must be the primary ... card. Normally, the system BIOS determines which graphics card will be the primary. To connect your monitors 1...
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    ... appropriate prompt insert the ATI Installation CD to load the drivers for your Radeon® X1300 Series ... basic multi-monitor configuration settings. Note: ATI provides Catalyst® Control Center software ...icon identified by the number 2. Click Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor. Set the Screen ...
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    ... Used S-Video Out Comments The S-Video out can also support a composite connection via the SVideo-to-Composite ... cable VGA connector + DVI-I connector with DVI-I-to-VGA adapter + S-Video Out UNSUPPORTED CONFIGURATION The DVI-I connector can support a CRT display using the DVI-I-to-VGA adapter DFP ...
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    Display Configurations 19 Display Configuration CRT display + CRT display + HDTV Connector(s) Used VGA connector + DVI-I connector with DVI-I-to-VGA adapter + S-Video Out to HDTV (YPrPb) cable Comments UNSUPPORTED CONFIGURATION
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    20 Display Configurations
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    ... the drivers and software associated with your Radeon® X1300 Series graphics card. Installing Drivers and Software in Windows® You ...: The installation dialog will display in English if your operating system's language is not supported. To install ATI drivers and software Note: Optical drive refers...
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    ... Install will start the Installation Wizard. Follow the wizard's on-screen instructions to complete the installation. The Express installation option is recommended.... and desktop management software will automatically be installed, along with the ATI driver. Not all software components are installed ...
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    ...When you use multiple monitors with your Radeon® X1300 Series card, one monitor will always be Primary. Any ... at any time using the ATISETUP utility located on the ATI Installation CD-ROM. The ATISETUP utility will start automatically if you insert the ATI Installation CD-ROM into your optical drive...
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    ... to enjoy all the features of your ATI graphics card. The Catalyst® Software Suite has several distinct software elements, including Driver Catalyst® Control Center HydraVision™ (not ... the Installation Wizard. Follow the Wizard's on-screen instructions, then choose either Express or Custom ...
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    25 Not all software components are installed using the Express installation. Custom installation allows you to select individual software components for installation.
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    ... 5: Catalyst® Control Center The Catalyst® Control Center is a graphical user application providing access to the display features contained within the installed ATI hardware and ... the Windows® task bar, click Start: • Click to All Programs > ATI Catalyst® Control Center > ATI ...
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    28 Launching Catalyst® Control Center Other Quick Launch Access Points Launching Catalyst® Control Center Using the System Tray 1 2 Right-click the ATI icon in the Windows® System Tray. Select Catalyst® Control Center from the popup menu. Launching Catalyst® Control Center Using the Desktop...
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    Launching Catalyst® Control Center 29 Catalyst® Control Center: Standard View
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    30 Launching Catalyst® Control Center Catalyst® Control Center: Advanced View
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    ... Center Dashboard The Catalyst® Control Center Dashboard is a graphical representation of the display features of the installed ATI hardware and software. Use ... Center is launched for the very first time. It includes a wizard that guides you through the process of configuring your display devices. ...
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    ... adjust most often or that their 3D applications support. Switch Views When in Advanced view, click ... View dialog, click the plus sign beside the graphics card name to expand the tree view. ...combinations to quickly perform tasks such as changing a graphics setting or opening an application. A hot key ...
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    Hotkeys Manager 33 Enable Hotkeys feature 1 2 Open Hotkeys Manager. Select the Enable Hotkeys feature check box. Edit an existing hot key 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Open Hotkeys Manager. Select an option from the List Hotkeys for drop-down menu. • Optionally, select an aspect from the According to list....
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    ... profile your own personal video settings that can be quickly activated manually, through a hot key... file association. Note: A profile applies to a specific graphics card. If there is more than ... your computer, you need to select the appropriate card before creating, loading, or activating a profile. ...
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    ...all Catalyst® Control Center settings applies the available settings for all graphics adapters. • the following settings applies only the settings selected in...menu. Click the Activation tab. Set a profile to activate manually: • Click Manually by then select your preferred method for activating ...
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    36 Preferences • Optionally, click the Activate button to apply the saved profile but leave the Profiles Manager open. • Optionally, click the Close button to close the Profiles Manager without applying the saved Profile. Delete a profile 1 2 3 4 Open the Profile Manager. Select a profile ...
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    Preferences 37 2 Click Hide Tooltips in the drop-down menu. Note: When a check mark appears next to Hide Tooltips, all Tooltips are disabled. Show or hide text that appears on the toolbar buttons 1 2 Click Preferences button in the Advanced View of the Dashboard. Click Hide Toolbar Text in the...
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    ... defaults in the drop-down menu. Click Yes. Help Use the Catalyst® Control Center Help feature to access the comprehensive online help system, generate a Problem Report, and get the installed version information. Display help for the aspect or feature you are using 1 2 Click the Help button in ...
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    ... a problem report should you experience a problem with your ATI product. This report can be used by ... information such as installed 2D and 3D driver versions, OpenGL® version, and Catalyst® ... includes information about each installed graphics card, such as the installed graphics chipset, device ID, ...
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    40 Catalyst® Control Center: Information Center - Graphics Software (Sample) To access the Information Center • Expand Information Center in the treeview of Advanced View and select either Graphic Software or Graphic Hardware. To access system information • Click the System Information...
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    .... Those new to the Catalyst® Control Center may use the Basic View wizard to help you configure your display preferences. Experienced users who prefer to manually configure their desktop setting should use the Advanced View. Note: The Catalyst® Control Center will open to the Basic View the very ...
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    42 Displays Manager Advanced View To change your display configuration requires dragging and/or clicking or right-clicking a display icon Access Displays Manager • From the Tree Menu, click Displays Manager. Enable a secondary display device 1 2 3 From the Tree View pane, click Displays ...
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    Displays Manager Advanced View 43 1 2 3 1 From the Tree View pane, click Displays Manager. Click and drag the display device icon in Attached displays currently disabled to the empty box to the right of the Main box. Click Clone Main with [display device] in the pop-up menu. If the secondary ...
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    44 Displays Manager Advanced View 3 1 2 3 Click Stretch horizontally onto [display device]. If the secondary display is enabled: Right click the display device icon in Desktop 2 when in Extended mode, or Lower in Stretch Vertical mode, or Clone in Clone Mode. Click Stretch horizontally onto [...
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    ... pane, click Displays Manager. Choose a refresh rate from the Refresh Rate drop-down menu. Note: See your monitor manual for supported refresh rates. Setting a refresh rate higher than recommended by the monitor manufacturer could damage the monitor. Rotate the ...
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    ... inputs that may not be automatically detected, use Force TV Detection. When a TV is detected using this method, it appears in the Displays Manager aspect and can be configured as required. However, some features that rely on automatic detection, such as extended desktop, will not be supported.
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    47 Catalyst® Control Center: Display Options Select a refresh rate override Some applications may have a default refresh rate lower than the optimal setting for your monitor. 3D Refresh Rate Override enables you to set the refresh rate for full-screen applications or games utilizing Microsoft® ...
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    ... connected display devices when it is opened or you can manually detect connected devices when they are required....automatic detection, such as extended desktop, will not be supported. 1 2 From the Tree View pane, click Display ... available if the installed graphics card does not support TV Out. Set ...
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    ... 1 2 Move the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults. Note: Clicking Defaults will restore ... Control Center loads aspects dynamically based on what device is attached to the graphics card. If you have a display device other than a standard monitor or flat panel display ...
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    ...determine the limits for the resolution and refresh rate. Enable Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) 1 2 3 From the Tree View pane, expand Monitor Properties. Click Attributes. Select Use Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) or driver defaults to place a check mark in the check box.
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    ...Move the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults. Note: Clicking Defaults ... without impacting performance. Use HDTV Support to add EDID information (containing information ...loads aspects dynamically based on what device is attached to the graphics card. If you have standard...
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    52 Catalyst® Control Center: Digital Panel Properties (Sample) Attributes Digital Panel Attributes provides information about the connected digital display. Use DVI Settings and Image Scaling to configure your digital display. Set Image Scaling 1 2 3 From the Tree View pane, expand Digital ...
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    ... should only be enabled if the Digital Panel is experiencing these types of problems. Note: Alternate DVI operational mode, when enabled, may ... default settings 1 2 Move the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults. Note: Clicking Defaults will restore the defaults for ...
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    ... Color Avivo™ Color Use Avivo™ Color with ATI graphics cards that supports per-display color settings. Independently set the hue and saturation for each attached and .... Restore default settings 1 2 Move the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults.
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    ...HDTV Support when your CRT or DFP display device supports one or more HDTV modes that are not initially ...and Add 1080i check boxes in the corresponding HDTV Support pages. The following formats and refresh rates ..., expand Digital Panel Properties. Click HDTV Support. Click Add 720p standard format to ...
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    56 HDTV Support L WARNING!: This option is only intended for displays that report incomplete or incorrect EDID ...pane, expand Digital Panel Properties. Click HDTV Support. Click Add 1080i standard format to the..., expand Digital Panel Properties. Click HDTV Support. Click Add 1080p standard format to ...
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    ... empty, then no HDTV formats are natively supported. 1 2 3 4 5 From the Tree View pane, expand Digital ... Select either 720p or 1080i in HDTV modes supported by this display. Click Apply formats. Click ... Digital Panel Properties. Click HDTV Support. Click to highlight the HDTV format to be removed in...
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    .... Restore default settings 1 2 Move the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults. Note: Clicking Defaults will restore the defaults for the .... 3D Use 3D to adjust features found in 3D applications, such as graphic-design, CAD programs and games. 3D is only available in ...
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    59 • API-Specific Catalyst® Control Center: Standard Settings Standard Settings The Standard settings page provides access to a universal slider control where you can simultaneously adjust all of the standard 3D settings for any type of 3D application. The slider enables you to adjust for ...
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    ... features of an aspect, not just the feature in the current view. Restore default settings 1 2 Move the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults. Note: Clicking Defaults will restore the defaults for the current view only. Previous settings are not altered and will be ...
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    ...Your display will automatically adjust to the application's requirements. Set the Anti-Aliasing preference manually Set the Anti-Aliasing preference manually 1 2 3 From the Tree View pane, expand 3D. Click Anti-aliasing. Ensure the application override is disabled. To...
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    62 Set the Anti-Aliasing preference manually Set the Transparent Anti-Aliasing 1 2 3 4 Expand 3D in Advanced View. Click Transparent Anti-Aliasing....not just the feature in the current view. Restore default settings 1 2 Move the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults.
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    ... • If you are unsure how to configure anisotropic filtering, use the Let the Application Decide option. Your display will automatically adjust to the application's requirements. Set the Anisotropic Filtering preference manually 1 2 From the Tree View pane, expand 3D. Click Anisotropic Filtering.
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    .... Select Enable High Quality AF. Note: Enabling this feature may impact performance. Note: This feature is not supported by all ATI graphics cards. Preview your changes • The preview image automatically displays your adjustments. Optionally, double-click 3D ...
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    ...Move the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults. Note: Clicking Defaults ...Catalyst® A.I. Catalyst® A.I. makes use of ATI's new texture analyzer technology to optimize performance in 3D ...Unreal Tournament 2004, Splinter Cell, Race Driver, Prince of Persia, and Crazy Taxi ...
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    ... features of an aspect, not just the feature in the current view. Restore default settings 1 2 Move the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults. Note: Clicking Defaults will restore the defaults for the current view only. Previous settings are not altered and will be ...
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    ... Level 67 Mipmap Detail Level Mipmapping is a texturing technique that preserves the detail on a 3D object's surface as it moves into the background. A series of high- and lowresolution texture maps are stored in memory and selectively used to create the object's surface, depending on what level of...
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    ... Move the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults. Note: Clicking Defaults ... onto a single page, without any preview window, allowing for quick access and adjustment. ...already known or understood. Set the Anti-Aliasing preference manually Set the Anti-Aliasing preference ...
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    .... Note: The slider control becomes unavailable. Set the Anisotropic Filtering preference manually Set the Anisotropic Filtering preference manually 1 2 3 From the Tree View pane, expand 3D. Click All Settings. Ensure the application override is disabled. To...
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    ..., expand 3D. Click All Settings. Scroll to SmartShader™ Effects. Select an effect from the drop down-menu. Note: Effects in the list not supported by Direct 3D® are appended with "(OpenGL® only)". Apply your settings 1 2 Click Apply to save your changes and leave the Catalyst® Control Center...
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    ... features of an aspect, not just the feature in the current view. Restore default settings 1 2 Move the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults. Note: Clicking Defaults will restore the defaults for the current view only. Previous settings are not altered and will be ...
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    ...texture formats for Direct 3D® This option enables support for DirectX® compressed texture formats. DXT ... graphics. 1 2 3 From the Tree View pane, expand 3D. Click API Specific. Select Support ... are experiencing these issues, as it may cause problems in other games. 1 2 3 From the Tree View pane...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 81
    ...default settings 1 2 Move the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults. Note: Clicking Defaults will restore the defaults ... to preview the changes before applying them. The Color curve is a graphical representation of all the values of gamma, brightness, or contrast. The ...
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    74 Color Desktop Catalyst® Control Center: Color Color Desktop Adjust the overall richness of color by using the Gamma control. To adjust the overall brightness use the Brightness control, and the overall contrast use the Contrast control. Display Color page to configure Desktop 1 2 From the ...
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    ...this be the case the gamma, brightness, and contrast sliders are disabled. The Reactivate ATI color controls button resets the sliders to their previous settings. 1 2 From the Tree View pane, click Color. Click Reactivate ATI color controls button. Set Color Gamma 1 2 From the Tree ...
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    ... OK to save your changes and exit the Catalyst® Control Center. Restore default settings 1 2 Move the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults. Note: Clicking Defaults will restore the defaults for the current view only. Previous settings are not altered and will be ...
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    Color - FullScreen 3D 77 Color - FullScreen 3D Adjusting the Gamma control alters the overall richness of color. Adjusting the Brightness control alters the overall brightness. Adjusting the Contrast control alters the overall contrast. • Adjusting the Gamma can be useful for CAD applications ...
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    ...Move the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults. Note: Clicking Defaults ...not just the feature in the current view. Avivo™ Video for Radeon® X1000 Series Use the Avivoମ. aspect to apply standard video settings with a Wizard or selecting a video preset. Use Adjustments ...
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    ... Settings 79 Catalyst® Control Center: Avivo Video Standard Settings To quickly adjust your ... Wizard to configure your display devices. Start the Video Wizard 1 2 3 From the Tree View pane, expand ... Settings. Click the Wizard button. Select a Video Preset 1 2 From the Tree View pane, expand ...
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    ... Move the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults. Note: Clicking Defaults ... view. Adjustments Use Avivo™ Video Adjustments to manually set Gamma, Brightness, Contrast,..., and Hue. Let the application control the video adjustments 1 2 3 From the Tree View pane, expand ...
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    ... parts of an image. 1 2 3 From the Tree View pane, expand Video. Click Adjustments. Click and drag the... color in an image. 1 2 3 From the Tree View pane, expand Video. Click Adjustments. Click and drag ... of an image. 1 2 3 From the Tree View pane, expand Video. Click Adjustments. Click and drag ...
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    ... Move the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults. Note: Clicking Defaults ... Mode (full-screen) if you want the video content to be displayed on both displays. The Secondary ...select in Standard Mode if you want the video content to be displayed on the primary display only....
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    ...Mode (full-screen) if you want the video content to be displayed on both displays. The Secondary display displays the same content as the primary. Set video aspect ratio 1 2 3 From the Tree View pane,... the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults. Note: Clicking Defaults ...
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    ... lets the multimedia driver to select the best deinterlacing scheme for different video sources and ... mode 1 2 3 From the Tree View pane, expand Video. Click Deinterlacing. Select a deinterlacing mode ... the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults. Note: Clicking Defaults ...
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    ... Settings The All Settings page combines all of the principal Video features onto a single page, without any preview window, allowing quick access ... is already known or understood. Let the application control video adjustments Enable this feature the to let the application determine the ...
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    ...Standard Settings 2 3 4 Click All Settings. Scroll to Video Adjustments. Adjust the Contrast control slider ... Mode 1 2 3 4 From the Tree View pane, expand Video. Click All Settings. Scroll to Overlay ... Mode (fullscreen) if you want the video content to be displayed on both displays. The Secondary ...
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    ... displays the same content as the primary. Set video aspect ratio 1 2 3 4 From the Tree View pane, ... mode 1 2 3 4 From the Tree View pane, expand Video. Click All Settings. Scroll to Deinterlacing. ... Settings 1 2 3 4 From the Tree View pane, expand Video. Click All Settings. Scroll to Windows®...
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    ...Move the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults. Note: Clicking Defaults ... VPU Recover enables the ATI display driver to detect when the graphics processor stops responding ... cases, VPU Recover will be able to reset the graphics processor without requiring a system restart...
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    ... ATI in determining the cause of the problem. This information is then used to develop more stable graphic drivers. 1 2 3 From the Tree View pane, click VPU Recover. ...an error report if VPU Recover is activated for submission to ATI Technologies. Click Send Error Report button in ...
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    90 An email is created containing the error report for submission to ATI Technologies. Note: No personal information is included in the error report. Apply your settings 1 2... 2 Move the mouse to the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Click Defaults. Note: Clicking Defaults will restore...
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    91 2 3 4 Click Catalyst® A.I. If necessary, clear the check mark from Disable Catalyst® A.I. Click and drag to slider to the desired setting. Note: Change to Catalyst® A.I. settings is not shown in the 3D Preview. Apply your settings 1 2 Click Apply to save your changes and leave the ...
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    ...card. Using TV Out Your Radeon® X1300 Series has TV Out capability.... Hz. Some monitors may not support this refresh rate and could be damaged.... monitor to see if your monitor supports a refresh rate of 50 Hz. • If... To connect your Radeon® X1300 Series card to a TV, use an S-Video cable. To connect...
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    ... Out 3 Looking at the back of your PC, locate your S-Video Out. Using an SVideo cable, attach one end of the cable to your graphics card and the other to your TV. Refer to... Your S-Video Out to a TV or VCR 1 2 3 4 S-Video Connection on graphics card TV S-Video Cable Computer Using a ...
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    ... may not work with TV display enabled. If you experience problems when TV display is enabled, disable TV display to restore your ... device. Using Games and Applications Some older games and applications may program your Radeon® X1300 Series directly to run under a specific display mode. This may ...
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    ...For proper operation of your ATI Component Video Adapter, ATI display drivers must be correctly installed.... HDTV Cable 1 2 3 4 ATI HDTV Video Output Cable Backplate of the ATI Graphics Card Male RCA ... See your HDTV or component input device manual for configuration information specific to your device.
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    ... on your computer. Note: Your TV will not display anything until Windows starts. This can take several minutes. Using Your ATI HDTV Video Cable Use the HDTV Video Cable to watch DVD movies and play video games on your High Definition Television. L Copy-protected DVDs ...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 106
    98 Connecting to HDTV
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    ...the latest information, please consult the CrossFire™ Web site at: ati.com/crossfire 1 What combination of products are required to build a working...system? Two components are required: • Two CrossFire™ Edition graphics cards from the same brandfamily. • A CrossFire™ Ready motherboard with...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 108
    ... when CrossFire™ is enabled reappear after CrossFire™ is disabled. 5 How are the graphics cards connected on a CrossFire™ system? The two cards are ... optimal rendering mode available for the application is automatically selected. 7 Is a driver profile required to make CrossFire™ work? No....
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 109
    ... mode. 9 What happens if two CrossFire™ graphics cards have different clock speeds... or application. • Alternate Frame Rendering - the two graphics cards are used to render alternate frames... are performance features settings automatically selected by ATI's Catalyst™ Control Center. Super Anti...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 110
    ... or game being used. Performance improvements can be increased up to 100%, and the latest graphicsintensive programs will generally see over 80%...motherboard contains an integrated video connection and SurroundView™ is enabled, more displays can be added. Additional troubleshooting tips are covered ...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 111
    ... Solution • • • Verify that the installation instructions were properly followed. Check that the card is properly installed ... in Safe Mode. While starting Windows® XP, press and hold F8 until ... operating system for the interrupt assignments. Contact ATI's Customer Care or your local technical ...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 112
    ... No Display Possible Solution Check that the card is seated properly in its expansion slot. Ensure ...some manufacturers do not allow the built-in graphics to be disabled or to become the secondary display.) Make.... Re-install the ATI drivers for your Radeon® X1300 Series card. • Operating System...
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    ...TV to YPbPr input. Ensure that the HDTV Component Video Adapter is properly connected, then restart ... mode. Consult your HDTV user's manual. • • Your system is in component output mode.... your product with ATI at: ati.com/online/registration Customer Care For detailed instructions on how to use...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 114
    ... product, the following Customer Care options are available: Service Online or Mail Availability 24/7 Language ..., Spanish, Portuguese, German Access ati.com or ATI TECHNOLOGIES INC. Attention: Customer Care .../or local toll charges to Canada will apply) ATI Customer Care will work to resolve your ...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 115
    ... best meets their needs and budget. • ATI Customer Care reserves the right to limit support... cables, installation CD-ROMs, manuals, and other accessories for ATI products can be purchased ...not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio ...
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    ... receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required to ensure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this...
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    Compliance Information 109 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive Compliance This product was manufactured by ATI Technologies Inc.
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    110 Compliance Information
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    ... Acronym for "two dimensional," a term applied to computer graphics that are "flat." Typical desktop applications such ... NTSC video contains more frames per second than motion picture film ... on a twodimensional display. 3Dc™ An ATI hardware-based compression technology that reduces the size of 3D ...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 120
    ..., while maintaining performance. AGP The Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) is a slot on the computer motherboard ...and quickly than was previously possible with PCI video cards; AGP runs at several times ... load-balancing scheme where two graphics cards are used to render alternate frames of the display....
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 121
    ... of graphical operation is only available in Radeon® CrossFire™ graphics cards running Microsoft® Direct 3D® and OpenGL® games or applications. Anisotropic Filtering A ... shades of grey. Aspect A group of related features in ATI's Catalyst® Control Center software. For example, the...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 122
    ...offscreen memory used to provide smooth video and 2D graphics acceleration. This technique uses ...look "blocky" and less distinct. This is also a problem for computer-generated images, especially for surface... can only encode to either "0" or "1." So a graphical bit depth of 1 means that the display can...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 123
    .... Buffer A name referring to portions of on-board video memory. One large buffer is always ... Center Catalyst® Control Center is the successor technology to the Catalyst® software formerly available only ... immediate feedback using a more intuitive graphical user interface. Color Component Three ...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 124
    ...DVD players and HDTV systems, component video is a standard Red/Green/Blue (RGB)...left and right audio channels. The quality of the video signal is reduced by the process of mixing the brightness ...and video games. Compositing Engine A chip that is available only on CrossFire™ Edition graphics cards....
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 125
    ... the Catalyst® Control Center used to display a graphical representation of the features available in installed ATI hardware and software. The dashboard... It provides software developers with low-level access to functions on graphics cards, providing the type of performance necessary for intensive 3D...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 126
    ...multiple dots. DVI Acronym for "Digital Video Interface," a standard video connection used on many ..., capable of either analog or digital). It supports high-bandwidth video signals over 160 .... Frame Buffer The portion of the memory buffer on the graphics card used to store the image being displayed....
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 127
    ... Per Second In terms of 3D graphics, refers to the rate at which the graphic processor can render new ... transferring combined digital audio and video. HDMI™ supports standard, enhanced, and high-... boxes. A DVI adapter can be used to transfer the video signal to an HDMI™-capable display, although ...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 128
    ... represents whether the picture is interlaced, or the product of progressive scanning technology. Interlaced displays paint the odd-numbered scan lines...additional brightness or saturation values for that color. HydraVision™ HydraVision™ is ATI's multi-monitor management software, enabling users ...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 129
    ... have been moved or occluded. It does this by optimizing the storage of buffer regions in the graphics card's memory buffer. Other applications are typically not adversely affected ... in Japan. It draws a total of 525 vertical interlaced frames of video at a refresh rate of 60 Hz, making it relatively
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 130
    ... various forms of Unix, including Linux®. ATI Overdrive ATI Overdrive maximizes the performance of the GPU ...625 vertical interlaced frames of video at a refresh rate of 25 Hz. PCI Acronym for "Peripheral ... (such as built-in graphical processors) and peripherals that fit into an expansion card slot,...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 131
    ... superseded by the AGP standard for the main graphics card bus. PCI Express® (PCIe™) The successor ... for more communications between such peripherals as graphics cards and the computer's CPU. PCIe ... on a display. In general, more pipelines available on a graphical processor means there are more 3D...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 132
    ... vertical columns. The default VGA resolution of many video cards is capable of displaying 640 rows of... fully saturated color exists when you have 100% brightness in one of the three channels (say, ... the top half of the screen while the second graphics card renders the bottom half. This configuration ...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 133
    ... best overall image quality. SECAM An analog color video signal that originated in France, and is used in many... the Middle East and Asia. Like the PAL video standard, SECAM also draws a total of 625 vertical interlaced frames of video at a refresh rate of 25Hz, but uses a fundamentally different way...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 134
    ... frame rates, and the new 3Dc™ compression technology makes it possible to display higher polygon ... Radeon® CrossFire™ graphics cards running Microsoft® Direct 3D® games or applications. S-Video Short ... a higher-quality signal compared to composite video. The signal is split into two separate ...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 135
    ...a circle, the base unit is a pixel. Texture Mapping In computer graphics, two-dimensional textured surfaces are referred to as texture ...any 3D intensive application. Transition Minimized Differential Signaling (TMDS) A technology designed to reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) and improve the...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 136
    ... smoother edges in interlaced video images. VersaVision™ An ATI technology enabling accelerated display ... point size data. A vertex shader is a graphics processing function that manipulates these values,... shader units A feature built into the graphical processor which renders the texture, magnitude...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 137
    ... lowest standard resolution supported by virtually all video cards. Video Immersion™ II A technology that integrates digital ... the number of system crashes caused by problems occurring with the graphics hardware. If the display driver detects that the graphics processor has hung, VPU Recover will ...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 138
    ...which have the luminance value subtracted from them. It is an equivalent color space to the chrominance-based YCbCr, which is used for digital video. Z-buffer The portion of video memory that keeps track of which onscreen elements can be viewed and which are hidden behind other objects. In the case...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 139
    ..., 119 480i 101, 114, 119, 123 480p 101, 119, 123 5:4 (aspect ratio) 107 720p 52, 53, 54, 101, 114, 123 720p mode 52 A Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) 106, 117 accessories 103 Activate a profile 32 Activate an application, file, or shortcut when a profile is started 33 Add an HDTV format 53 Advanced ...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 140
    ... Ratio 54, 75, 80, 84, 107, 114, 119 ATI Overdrive 116 ATISETUP utility 20, 21, 22 Avivo Color 51 Avivo Video 76, 77, 78 B Back Buffer 108 back buffer..., 71, 72, 74, 75, 77, 78, 82, 100, 107, 109, 110, 113, 114, 118 Buffer ..., 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 78, 83, 100, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, ...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 141
    ...quality 41 Color Temperature 107 Compliance Information 103 compliance information 99 component video 110 Composite Video 110, 120, 123 Compositing Engine 97, 98, 110, composition...21, 109 Control point 110 Copy-protection DVDs 77, 78, 82, 83, 100, 107, 114 101 CPU 117 Crazy Taxi 3 62 Create a list...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 142
    ... are detected 45 device ID 37 Digital 100 Digital Flat Panel (DFP) 40, 41, 42, 52, 53, 100 Digital flat-panel (DFP) display 4 Digital Panel ..., 117, 119 dot pitch 91 driver installation 19 drivers installing 19 uninstalling 5 ...-A 112 DVI-D 112 DVI-I 96, 97, 100, 112 DXT 68 DXT texture formats ...
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    ... 68 Getting Additional Accessories 103 Gouraud Shading 112, 113 GPU 110 Graphical Processor Unit (GPU) 68, 116, 119 graphics chipset 37 Graphics ... 36 H Half Life 2 62 Hardware installing 7 HDTV 91, 93 HDTV Adapter Troubleshooting 101 HDTV Component Video Adapter 92 HDTV Support 52 Help 5, 21, 25, ...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 144
    ... Canada Compliance 104 Information Center 36 installation tips 99 Installing drivers 19 interlaced 80, 116, 122 K Keyframe interpolation 115 KTX ... 116 luminance 110, 120, 123, 124 M Mac OS X 116 Master graphics card 95, 96, 97, 110, 120 Match the source video 80, 84 memory size 37 Microsoft DirectX ...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 145
    ...Manager 31, 32, 33 R Race Driver 62 Radeon 118, 120 RCA connection ... 72 Red Green Blue (RGB) 100, 110, 114, 118, 121, 123 ...38, 42, 43, 44, 47, 69, 100, 115, 116, 117, 119 Refresh ...38, 45, 47, 50, 63, 91, 100, 111, 112, 115, 117, 118..., 122 S Safe Mode 99 safety instructions iii Same on all 83 Saturation...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 146
    ... 67 Select Language 35 Separate Video 120 serial number 4 Set a higher ... 61 Set the Anisotropic Filtering preference manually 60 Set the Anisotropic Filtering to automated ... Show Toolbar Text 34 Slave graphics card 95, 97, 110 slot ... SuperTiling 120 SurroundView 22, 98 S-Video 110, 120 Swap display 41 ...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 147
    ... 65 Trilinear filtering 122 Triple buffering 69 Troubleshooting 99, 101 HDTV adapter 101 43, 45, 90, 91, 101, 123 troubleshooting 99 TV 38, 40, 41, 42...119 VGA 4, 118, 123 VGA connector 123 Video 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 100, 101, 110, 112, 120, 123 Video Adjustments 85 video ...
  • ATI X1300 | User Guide - Page 148
    ...Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Compliance Windows 19, 21, 22, 84, 101, ... Control Panel 109 Windows Media Settings 84 Windows Media Video Acceleration. 84 Windows... Windows System Tray 35 Windows XP 4, 19, 99 Wizard 36, 38, 75, 76 X XGA 118 Y Y/C 120 Y/C video 120 YCbCr 124 YPbPr 101, ...



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