AMD FireGL X2-256 Graphics Accelerator
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Product Information for AMD FireGL X2-256 Graphics Accelerator

Highlights for AMD FireGL X2-256 Graphics Accelerator

  • Host Interface:AGP 8x
  • Standard Memory:256MB

Marketing Information

The FireGL X2-256 is our highest performance workstation graphics accelerator, delivering the fastest 3D performance and superior quality graphics for professional applications. Based on the FGL 9800 Visual Processing Unit (VPU), featuring four geometry engines and eight parallel rendering pipelines, the FireGL X2-256 takes the leading computer-aided design (CAD) and digital content creation (DCC) applications to a new level of interactivity.

General Information

  • Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 100-505064
  • Product Line: FireGL
  • Product Name: FireGL X2-256 Graphics Accelerator
  • Manufacturer Website Address:
  • Product Type: Graphics Card
  • Brand Name: AMD
  • Technical Information

  • API Support: OpenGL
  • RAMDAC Speed: 400MHz
  • Dual RAMDAC: Yes
  • Host Interface: AGP 8x
  • Maximum Resolution: 2048 x 1536
  • Number of Monitors Support: 2
  • Digital Signal: Yes
  • Analog Signal: Yes
  • Physical Characteristics

  • Shipping Dimensions: 7.05" Height x 29.05" Width x 24.02" Depth
  • Shipping Weight: 1.37 lb
  • Miscellaneous

    Additional Information

    Revolutionary graphics architecture:

  • 8-pixel pipeline architecture providing high performance, parallel rendering capabilities
  • 24-bit for each color component (RGBA) enables true-life images to be displayed beyond 16.7M colors
  • Full scene anti-aliasing

    Optimized Software Support:
    • Optimized drivers certified for the leading CAD and DCC software applications
    • Hardware accelerated rendering using OpenGL Shading Language and DirectX 9 HLSL
    Graphic Features:
    • Hardware acceleration of the following:
      • Anti-aliased points and lines or full scene anti-aliasing (2X, 4X, 6X)
      • 3D lines and triangles
      • Stipple points
      • Two-sided lighting
      • Up to 8 light sources
      • Directional and local lighting
      • OpenGL overlay planes
      • Occlusion culling
      • 6 user defined clip planes
      • OpenGL polymode functions
      • 32-bit (24+8-bit stencil) Z Buffer
      • Fast Z and color clears
      • Full DX9 vertex shader support with 4 vertex units
    • SMARTSHADER 2.1:
      • Programmable pixel and vertex shaders
      • 16 textures per pass
      • Pixel shaders up to 160 instructions with 32-bit floating point precision for each RGBA component
      • Multiple render target support
      • Shadow volume rendering acceleration
      • High precision 10-bit per channel frame buffer support
      • 2X/4X/6X full scene anti-aliasing modes
      • High performance adaptive algorithm with programmable sample patterns
      • 2X/4X/8X/16X anisotropic filtering modes
      • Adaptive algorithm with bi-linear (performance) and tri-linear (quality) options
    • HYPER Z III+:
      • 3-level Hierarchical Z-Buffer with early Z test
      • Lossless Z-Buffer compression (up to 24:1)
      • Fast Z-Buffer Clear
  • System Requirements

  • Intel Pentium 4/Xeon, AMD Athlon/Opteron or compatible CPU
  • AGP 8X/4X bus
  • 128MB of system memory (256MB or more recommended)
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
  • 300 watt or greater power supply (recommended)

  • Platform Support



  • Additional Warranty Information:

  • Advanced parts replacement option

  • Standard Warranty: 3 Year Limited
  • Environmental Conditions

    Processor & Chipset

  • Chipset Model: FireGL 9800
  • Interfaces/Ports

  • Interfaces/Ports: 2 x DVI-I
  • Software


  • Standard Memory: 256MB
  • Memory Technology: DDR SDRAM
  • Bus Width: 256bit
  • Power Description