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Fire GL 8800 64/128 MB
User's Guide
Version 1.0 P/N 137-50002-10 Rev. A
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    Fire GL 8800 64/128 MB User's Guide Version 1.0 P/N 137-50002-10 Rev. A © Copyright 2001, by ATI Technologies Inc. All rights reserved, including those to reproduce this guide or parts thereof, in any form without the express written permission of ATI Technologies Inc. Products may not be exactly as shown.

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    Disclaimer The manufacturer (MFR) reserves the right to make changes to this document and the products which it describes without notice. The MFR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions made herein; not for incidental or consequential damages resulting from the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

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    Table of Contents Getting Started ... 1 Installing the Hardware and Software ... 7 Using Your Fire GL 8800 ... 25...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Reference... 40 Rem oving the Fire GL 8800 Drivers...40 Troubleshooting... 42 Technical Details... 45 Features and Perform ance... 45 Pin Assignments... 47 Video M odes... 49 Compliance Inform ation...52...

  • Page 5: Getting Started

    CHAPTER 1 Getting Started Experience the speed and reliability of the FIRE GL™ 8800 workstation board. Based on the revolutionary next generation geometry and rendering technology from ATI, it delivers affordable high-end workstation 3D/2D graphics acceleration. FIRE GL™ 8800 has an optimized high-powered OpenGL® driver to provide outstanding 2D and 3D performance.

  • Page 6: Using This Guide

    PDF file. This format gives you great flexibility on page 25 explains how you can take on page 40 provides troubleshooting tips and regulatory provides information on installing and HYDRAVISION™, a desktop management utility to ® on page 7 provides...

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    Viewing the User's Guide Online You can also read the User's Guide online—important hypertext links, such as Table of Contents entries, World Wide Web, and email addresses are active. Place your mouse cursor over Table of Contents entries or main headings.

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    4 Getting Started Fire GL 8800 Features • RADEON™ 8800 GPU and 64 MB or 128 MB DDR memory • CHARISMA ENGINE™ II supports full Transformation, Clipping and Lighting (T&L) at 75 million triangles/second peak processing capability • PIXEL TAPESTRY™ II, the 3D rendering engine, powers 2.4 Gigatexels/second for fast fill rates in 32-bit true color resolution •...

  • Page 9: System Requirements And Tools

    System Requirements and Tools Computer system Operating system Service Pack Information for Windows NT 4.0 Windows 2000 Tools Monitor • Pentium® 4/III/II/Celeron K6/Athlon® or compatible • 128 MB of system memory 256 MB for best performance • Motherboard with free AGP 2x/4x slot •...

  • Page 10: Quick Installation, Installation Steps

    6 Getting Started Quick Installation • Brief instructions on how to get to work with the Fire GL 8800 in the shortest possible time. • Recommended for experienced users and system administrators only. • For more detailed information on installation and operation of your graphics accelerator, please refer to the corresponding sections of the Fire GL 8800 User’s Guide.

  • Page 11: Installing The Hardware And Software

    CHAPTER 2 Installing the Hardware and Software Installing the Hardware The hardware installation includes the following steps: • Preparing your Computer • Installing the Card • Connecting the Cables and Completing the Installation Preparing your Computer IN THIS CHAPTER Installing the Hardware Installing the Software Turn off the power to your system and discharge your body’s static electric charge by touching a grounded...

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    8 Installing the Hardware and Software Information Before you Start What do you need to use your Fire GL 8800? System Requirements and Tools • Motherboard with free AGP 2X/4X slot. • 128 MB of system memory 256 MB for best performance •...

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    What type of monitors do you need? Where are the drivers? Installing the Hardware and Software 9 Your Fire GL 8800 is optimally configured to be combined with digital flat-panel (DFP) TFT LCD displays and digital CRT displays. You can also connect the Fire GL 8800 to high-resolution MultiSync or multi-frequency monitors or other VGA monitors.

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    If DDC support is available, the respective resolution and refresh rate for each monitor is automatically detected. • Desktop Management utilities HYDRAVISION DualScreen Before you install your Fire GL 8800 card, we recommend that you first uninstall the the driver for your current graphics card.

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    Setting the Display Driver to Standard VGA To avoid possible driver conflicts between your old and new graphics card, install the standard VGA driver for your operating system. Install the standard VGA driver before you shut down your computer and remove the installed (AGP, PCI, or ISA) VGA card. Note: Installing the standard VGA driver is not required for Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

  • Page 16: Installing The Card

    12 Installing the Hardware and Software Installing the Card To install your graphics accelerator card, follow these steps: Switch off your computer and all external options (monitor, printer, and others). Then disconnect all cables from the back of your computer. Unplug all power cables from the electrical source. If you are disconnecting a peripheral from the computer or are Note: removing a component from the system board, wait 10 - 20 seconds...

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    Remove the computer cover. If necessary, consult your computer system manual about removing the cover. Power Supply Remember to discharge your body’s static electricity by touching the metal surface of the computer chassis Remove any existing graphics card from your computer If the old graphics card sticks rock it gently from end to end.

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    14 Installing the Hardware and Software Insert the card into the AGP slot. Note: You can use the Fire GL 8800 in either AGP 2x/4x or AGP 2x slots. • Locate the AGP 2x/4x slot. Compare the expansion slots in your computer with the following illustration: •...

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    Replace the screws to fasten the card in place • Align the slot in the mounting bracket of the card with the screw hole in the rear panel of the computer case. • Use the screws you removed from the expansion slot cover or a previously installed graphics card to secure the card in place.

  • Page 20: Completing The Installation

    16 Installing the Hardware and Software Connecting the Cables and Completing the Installation Connecting the Monitor Cables You may connect one or two monitors, either analog VGA or DFP/digital CRT to the Fire GL 8800. The Fire GL 8800 supports the following monitor combinations: •...

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    Please use the DVI-to-VGA adapter provided with your Note card to connect a second VGA monitor to the DVI connector (2). Display cable DVI-I connector on card Installing the Hardware and Software 17 VGA connector from monitor VGA to DVI- I adapter...

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    18 Installing the Hardware and Software Connecting a Digital Flat-Panel (DFP) Monitor or Digital CRT Monitor Securely attach the monitor’s data cable to the DVI output connector (2) on the card. Attach the cable to the monitor according to the monitor's instructions.

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    Start your System Switch on your monitor before you switch on your computer. Failing to do so could damage your monitor. If you have correctly installed the card, operating system messages will appear on your monitor when the boot procedure is finished. Your monitor is running in standard VGA mode.

  • Page 24: Installing The Software

    20 Installing the Hardware and Software Installing the Software You will need to install the Fire GL 8800 drivers and software in the following cases: • After you have installed the card to your system. • After you have re-installed or upgraded your operating system. Notes Before you Start: Information, Tips and Hints...

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    Before you Start: Information, Tips, and Hints Before you install the drivers for your Fire GL 8800 accelerator, make sure your monitor cable is properly attached to the card. Do you need a special driver installation? The software installation procedure later in this chapter describes how to install the drivers for your graphics card after you have installed the new card for the first time and have rebooted your computer.

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    Select the check boxes to specify the components you want to install. Desktop Management desktop management software will install If your Windows NT 4.0 is not correctly updated with Service Pack 5, you are prompted if you want to install the drivers and Service Pack at this time –...

  • Page 27: Software Installation For Windows 2000 And Windows Xp

    When the Installation complete message appears click Next again. This will restart your computer. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display > Settings, or right-click on the Windows desktop, select Properties and Settings. Set the resolution, color depth, and refresh rate that best suit your requirements and your monitor's performance.

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    Note: If you have two monitors connected this setting applies to the monitor connected to the VGA connector. Use the Monitor settings in a dual-monitor configuration. 13 Click OK until you are on the Windows desktop. Note DualScreen dialogs to adapt each monitor's...

  • Page 29: Using Your Fire Gl 8800

    IN THIS CHAPTER Changing the Video Settings Configuring Application Profiles on page 37 SEE ALSO HYDRAVISION for Fire GL dialog to set up a dual-monitor desktop Adjustment dialogs, together with the dialog to customize application profiles for on page 26...

  • Page 30: Changing The Video Settings, How To Switch To The Display Properties

    Setting Resolution, Color Depth and Refresh Rate Windows NT 4.0 Select the Settings dialog in the Display Properties window. Set the resolution (Desktop Area), Color Palette and Refresh Frequency that best suit your requirements and your monitors' performance. Note: The resolution setting applies to both monitors, if you have two monitors connected to the Fire GL 8800.

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    (1) Check the documentation of your monitor(s) and make sure that each monitor supports the planned resolution and refresh rate setting. (2) Use the Windows XP: Settings\Advanced\DualScreen) to set up your two-monitor desktop. Notes (3) Use the Windows XP: Settings\Advanced\ATI Monitor) to select and set your specific monitor(s).

  • Page 32: Setting A Dualscreen Configuration

    28 Using Your Fire GL 8800 Setting a DualScreen Configuration Note Windows NT 4.0: Select the DualScreen dialog in the Display Properties window. Windows 2000 / Windows XP: Select the DualScreen dialog via Display Properties > Settings > Advanced > DualScreen.

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    Select your Primary Monitor. The primary monitor is the left monitor or top monitor, respectively, of a multiple-monitor desktop. Monitor icon 1 is for the monitor connected to the VGA connector, monitor icon 2 is for the monitor connected to the DVI connector.

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    (2) The Settings dialog will display the corresponding DualScreen resolution. For example, 1024x768 is a single-screen resolution, using only one monitor. 2048x768 indicates the same resolution for Extended Desktop Horizontal using both monitors, and 1024x1536 indicates the same resolution for Extended Desktop Vertical using both monitors...

  • Page 35: Selecting Your Monitor

    Selecting your Monitor Windows NT 4.0: Select the ATI Monitor dialog in the Display Properties window. Windows 2000 / Windows XP: Select the ATI Monitor dialog via Display Properties > Settings > Advanced > ATI Monitor. In Windows 2000 / Windows XP the ATI Monitor dialog is not active - if you have only one monitor connected to the card - if you have disabled the secondary monitor in the...

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    32 Using Your Fire GL 8800 You can customize the settings of the connected monitors. For more information on setting up the monitors refer to the context sensitive online help. Click the tab for the monitor you want to set up. Monitor 1 is the monitor connected to the VGA connector, Monitor 2 is the monitor connected to the DVI connector.

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    Select from list (continued) If the list does not display your monitor type and you have a disk from the monitor manufacturer, use the Have Disk button to import the monitor information to the internal monitor list. • Click the Have Disk button, insert the disk, and select the directory or file containing information about your monitor.

  • Page 38: Adjusting The Monitor Display

    34 Using Your Fire GL 8800 Adjusting the Monitor Display Using this dialog you can adjust the display of the connected monitor(s). For more information on adjusting the monitor's display refer to the context sensitive online help. Windows NT 4.0: Select the Adjustment dialog in the Display Properties window.

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    Monitor Tuning: Monitor Tuning is available only for VGA monitors. If you have two monitors connected to the Fire GL 8800: Note Monitor 1 is the monitor connected to the VGA connector, Monitor 2 is the VGA monitor connected to the DVI connector.

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    36 Using Your Fire GL 8800 Notes Gamma Correction Adjustment: Adjust the monitor's gamma correction for optimal brightness with the red, green and blue slider bars. When these sliders are changed the gamma correction table modifies each pixel's color value. The Gamma Correction Adjustment settings apply to both monitors, if you have two monitors connected to the Fire GL Note...

  • Page 41: Configuring Application Profiles

    Configuring Application Profiles Use the Configuration individual application settings. How to switch to the Configuration dialog? Windows NT 4.0: Select Display Properties > Configuration. Windows 2000 Windows XP: Select Display Properties > Settings > Advanced > Configuration. Activating a configuration profile: For some of the most popular applications the optimal configuration profile is factory-set by default.

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    38 Using Your Fire GL 8800 Notes (1) The configuration default settings typically require modification only for the following: • diagnostic purposes • fine-tuning a specific application/system configuration • specific settings recommended by your hardware or software documentation • tuning your application/system environment for best performance and memory usage (2) Only experienced users should modify the configuration settings...

  • Page 43: Default Settings

    Using Your Fire GL 8800 39 Adding a new application profile: Click the Add button in the Configuration Profiles section and enter the new application for which you want to set the configuration parameters. Modifying the configuration parameters: To change the configuration settings of a specific application, for example, CATIA, select the application from the list in the Configuration Profiles section and click the Modify button.

  • Page 44: Reference, Rem Oving The Fire Gl 8800 Drivers

    CHAPTER 4 Reference Removing the Fire GL 8800 Drivers This section describes how to properly remove your graphics card software from your system should you need to do so. Notes From the Start menu, click Start > Programs > ATI FGL, Click ATI FGL Install/Uninstall.

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    Click Add/Remove component. Select ATI Fire GL 8800 Video Accelerator and uncheck the checkbox Note: Make sure that only those components are unchecked that you want to remove now. (Click Back and Add/Remove component to select specific software components for removal.) Click Next.

  • Page 46: Troubleshooting

    42 Reference Troubleshooting Your board is a complex electronic device and can only be repaired by authorized technical personnel with special equipment. Do not attempt to change or repair any parts of this product. Doing so will render your warranty invalid. If you experience a problem using the Fire GL 8800, check the following sections for advice on how to solve your problem.

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    Software. • Set Windows back to ‘Standard VGA’ and re-install the Fire GL 8800 drivers. How to enable a two-monitor desktop? You need two monitors connected to the card. Both monitors must be switched on when you start your computer.

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    44 Reference Checking for address and interrupt conflicts • It is necessary to ensure that the I/O and memory addresses reserved for the graphics board are not used by other hardware devices. • The integrated on-board VGA controller of your Fire GL 8800 uses the following addresses (hex): I/O Address: Standard VGA I/O: 3B0-3DF...

  • Page 49: Technical Details, Features And Perform Ance

    Technical Details Features and Performance General Operating environment System requirements Certifications Dimensions Power requirements Features and Performance Pin Assignments Video Modes on page 49 Windows® NT 4.0, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP Pentium® 4/III/II/Celeron compatible FCC/DOC, ICES-003, CE/DOC, SMA C-Tick, MIC, BSMI, VCCI Length: 174.6 mm (6.9 inches) Width: 108.0 mm (4.25 inches)

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    46 Reference Functional System Bus System Graphic controller Video memory BIOS Digital/analog converter Data width Connectors H/V Sync output signals Fire GL 8800 card addresses Windows® NT 4.0, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP AGP 2x or AGP 4x/2x RADEONTM 8800 GPU Fire GL 8800 /64 MB: 64 MB SDRAM Fire GL 8800 /128 MB: 128 MB SDRAM 128 Kbyte BIOS FlashROM, reprogrammable by...

  • Page 51: Pin Assignments

    3D Performance Test system: Intel P4 1.5 GHz, single processor, 512 MB Rambus • 12.5 Million antialiased 3D 10-pixel vectors per second • 29.1 Million 3D 10-pixel vectors per second, non-antialiased • 45.1 Million 1-pixel triangles per second • 12.3 Million 25-pixel triangles per second, Gouraud-shaded, Z- buffered, non-textured •...

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    48 Reference DVI-I Output Connector DVI: Digital Visual Interface DDC: Display Data Channel T.M.D.S: Transition Minimized Differential Signal MicroCross Pins: C1 Analog Red Video Out C2 Analog Green Video Out C3 Analog Blue Video Out C4 Analog Horizontal Sync C5 Analog Common Ground Return (Red, Green, Blue Video Out) Pin Function...

  • Page 53: Video M Odes

    Video Modes All video modes comply with VESA DMT (Discrete Monitor Timing) or VESA GTF (General Timing Format) standards. The Fire GL 8800 supports HiColor, 16-bit modes and TrueColor, 32-bit (24 color, 8 α) modes. There is no support for 8-bit modes. Analog and digital monitors with 15-pin VGA connector –...

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    50 Reference Digital Monitors with DVI connector – single monitor Resolution 640 x 480 800 x 600 1024 x 768 1152 x 864 1280 x 960 1280 x 1024 1600 x 1000 1600 x 1024* 1600 x 1200 Dual Screen - 2 Monitors with VGA connector Resolution Dual 640 x 480...

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    Dual Screen - 1 Monitor with VGA connector and 1 Monitor with DVI connector Resolution Refresh Rates (Hz) Dual Monitor 1 640 x 480 60, 75, 85, 100 800 x 600 60, 75, 85, 100 1024 x 768 60, 75, 85, 100 1280 x 1024 60, 75, 85, 100 1600 x 1200...

  • Page 56: Compliance Inform Ation

    52 Reference Compliance Information FCC Compliance Information FCC - DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY FOR A CLASS B DIGITAL DEVICE We, the Responsible Party ATI Research Inc.- Fire GL Graphics 4 Mount Royal Avenue, Marlborough, MA 01752-1978 USA; Phone: (508) 303-3900 declare that the product Fire GL 8800 AGP complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

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    Reference 53 CE Compliance Information EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and amendments 91/263/EEC, 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC, Class B Digital Device EN 55022:1998/CISPR 22 Class B, Limits and Methods of Measurement of Radio Interference Characteristics Information Technology Equipment. EN 55024:1998, Immunity of Information Technology Equipment (ITE), including EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-11...

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    54 Reference VCCI Class B ITE Compliance Information...

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