Empowering your creative element is what Sapphire does best and the SAPPHIRE RADEON 9250 continues this commitment with an advanced relationship between hardware and software! Fueled by the industry's leading technology in the ATI RADEON 9250 core, the SAPPHIRE
RADEON 9250 comes fully loaded with its four pixel shader pipeline, SMARTSHADER technology, full hardware support for Microsoft DirectX 8.1 and DX9 compliance. The latest addition to the Sapphire family offers a full compliment of support for
the hottest gaming titles available and still remains flexible enough to meet all of your multimedia needs with features such as VIDEO IMMERSION and FULLSTREAM technologies which provide for amazing video playback quality.
Q: i am (painfully) aware there is currently no radeon driver for the 9250 - but judging from above bold text - is there ...hope?
What is 4 pixel shader - and smart shader ...does that = pixel shader 2.0?
For the Nvidia based EVGA eGeForce FX 5500 (ddr/128/pci):
128-bit Studio-Precision Color
Digital Vibrance Control 3.0
Integrated TV encoder
Integrated full hardware MPEG-2 Decoder
Full DirectX 9 with Vertex/Pixel Shader 2.0+ Support
Q: This card says it supports it...but doesnt work - black screen. doesnt work with aero - or basic. doesnt work at all. I cannot check IRQ settings - as the card isnt installed "Disable becuase it is not compatible with the VGA adapter"
So there is where im at. ive purchased 2 cards for the mission to run aero - and nither work. If anyone has one of these cards - or MS - if you feel like re-writing your WDM drivers to work (they dont in 5744) i would appreciate it.
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