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Features for Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900

Last Reviewed: 07-Sep-2016
Article ID: 000005944

The features of the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900 (Intel® GMA 900) are listed as follows:

Third-generation graphics core

  • 256-bit graphics core
  • 8/16/32 bpp
  • Up to 8.5 GB/sec memory bandwidth with DDR2 533 MHz
  • 1.3 GP/sec and 1.3 GT/sec fill rate
  • 128 MB maximum video memory
  • 2048x1536 at 85 Hz maximum resolution
  • Dynamic Display Modes for flat-panel and wide-screen support
  • Operating systems supported: Microsoft Windows XP*, Windows 2000*, Linux*-compatible (Xfree86 source available)

High-performance 3D

  • Up to 4 pixels per clock rendering
  • Microsoft DirectX* 9 hardware acceleration features: Up to 4 pixels per clock rendering
  • Pixel Shader 2.0
  • Volumetric textures
  • Shadow maps
  • Slope Scale depth bias
  • Two-sided stencil
  • Microsoft DirectX* 9 Vertex Shader 2.0 and Transform and Lighting supported in software through highly optimized Processor Specific Geometry Pipeline (PSGP)
  • DirectX texture decompression
  • OpenGL* 1.4 support

Advanced display technology

  • 400 MHz DAC frequency for up to 2048x1526 resolution for both analog and digital displays on 915 G/GL and for 915GM/GML in dual-channel mode, up to 2048x1536 at 60 Hz or dCRT/HDTV up to 1920x1080 at 85 Hz. Two Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO) ports for flat-panel monitors and/or TV-out support via Advanced Digital Display 2 (ADD2) cards
  • Multiple display types (LVDS, DVI-I, DVI-D, HDTV, TV-out, CRT) for dual monitor capabilities
  • HDTV 720p and 1080i display resolution support
  • 16x9 Aspect Ratio for widescreen displays

High quality media support

  • Up and down scaling of video content
  • High Definition content decode
  • 5x3 overlay filtering
  • Hardware motion compensation support for DVD playback

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Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900 (Intel® GMA 900)