drivers for Mediators
Computer is pleased to announce releasing Mediator drivers
for the Picasso96 gfx system for PCI graphic cards based
on the ATI Radeon 9200 series chipset.
The Radeon 9200 series PCI cards features
- Dual integrated display controllers
- 64 or 128 MB of 64 or 128-bit 400MHz DDR SGRAM memory
- 400MHz integrated RAMDACs with refresh rates up to
- resolution up to 2048x1536x32@85Hz
- two VGA, or one VGA and one DVI-I connector
- on board S-Video connector for TV-Out
The main goal of the releasing Mediator support for
the Radeon 9200 series cards is a wide availability
of these powerful, in-expensive, factory new cards in
the PCI format.
Apart from faster graphic engine, bigger memory compared
with the Voodoo cards, the Radeon 9200s provide much
faster PCI-to-PCI read accesses from their graphic memory.
This feature results in increasing performance of the
PCI busmaster cards (like Spider or FastEthernet), which
use this memory for their DMA buffers.
Radeon Overlay Support
As the Elbox Radeon driver supports Radeon overlay function,
the supported PCI TV tuner cards work on the Radeon
screen in all PIP and backdrop modes (as shown at TV
screenshots page) without any
Amiga processor load.
Radeon & Voodoo cohabitation
The Radeon PCI card can be used in the Mediator systems
together with the Voodoo gfx card, which allows work
on two (or more) monitors simultaneousely. Here
you can see the list of currently supported screen modes
in this configuration. In Mediator systems where two
gfx cards are installed (Radeon and Voodoo), all DMA
buffers are automatically redirected to the Radeon card
The Radeon Mediator drivers are designed
for all MEDIATOR models. However, as most of the Radeon
9200 PCI series cards require the 3.3V auxiliary PCI
power supply, they will work out of the box only in
the Mediator 1200 TX and Mediator 1200 SX busboards
with the ATX power supply.
PCI Radeon cards may also be used in other
Mediator models, but it will require installing the
Radeon card in the special PCI adapter which provides
an auxiliary 3.3V power supply. Elbox is planning to
produce a PCI 3.3V power adapter riser. It will include
the bracket for the low profile Mobility Radeon 9200
card model available in Elbox
The OS3.x Radeon Mediator driver will be
available free of charge for all Mediator Multimedia
CD registered users in the upcoming 1.28 update.
comprehensive list of supported Radeon cards will be
available at the Mediator
- complete list