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I want to by a Sapphire 9600xt, but i want to know one thing for sure! Does de software for the 9600xt supports a option to zoom in, on the picture like the desktop, by using for example the Ctrl-Z.( ON YOUR TELEVISION ) At this moment I use a matrox dualhead graphic card, and it works perfect on my tv screen. beause the resolution isn't that greet, I can zoom in by selecting a place on my desktop. By moving the mouse pointer this selected wide go's with you, so you can move all over your desktop.
When starting a movies, de screen will automatic set in fullscreen play for the tv standaard. My problem is, that this matrox card doesn't support 3d graphics or dx 9.0 c So i am looking for a other card. On the website i can't find any specs of this supject, so i have to ask it on this forum, So please let me know if you know!!!
I"m pretty sure what you are asking about is a standard Windows Accessibility feature, and will work reguardless of what video hardware you use.
Yep you can. You have to install Hydavision though. I dont think you can set Ctrl-Z though, as thats standard windows 'Undo'. I use Shift-Ctrl-F1 for mine. The hotkey feature isnt as good either, as you are limited to what keys you can assign - 0 to 1 and F1 to F12 +PrtScr and scroll lock. Modifiers are ok though. I REALY miss the Matrox method of just hitting the hot key combination you want. I requested this feature from ATI about 4 years ago (or more) when I first got my 9700Pro, and they havent done it yet.
Anyway, you open a program called MagnifyFX with the hotkey, and you have two windows pop up. One is the control panel for it (magnification multiplication etc) and the other is the window it magnifies to. Just put the second window on the screen you want it on.
Its not as well implemented as the Matrox one (where you can drag a box around the area to view, and it works the rest out for you), but it seems to work well enough for what I need it for.
Just noticed, you can define the area you want to magnify. There is a button on the MagnifyFX control panel called "Define Area" that works just like the Matroz zoom! Nice.
Actually, its pretty pointless. It resizes the zoom window, and keeps the magnification factor the same. You can do exactly the same thing by resizing the zoom window and moving your cursor.
Hydravision does need a bit of a look at, and someone (hint Wavey) to do a full write up. Im very interested to see how it works with Crossfire.
I gonna look for this program and i will test is first!
You have to download this future at the ATI-tech site, and i think you have to register firts with you ATI product.
Well i have to buy it firts.
I have a other question:
My board is a p4b- Asus pentium 4 boad with a AGP 4x slot
There are two 9600xt is on the market, with one differend
the first: Sapphire ATI Radeon 9600 XT 128 MB DDR 8x AGP tv-out & dvi
Sapphire ATI Radeon 9600 XT 128 MB DDR 8x AGP tv-out & dvi
The second: Sapphire ATI Radeon 9600 XT chipset 256 MB
Sapphire ATI Radeon 9600 XT chipset 256 MB DDR 8x AGP tv-out & dvi
256MB DDR high performance two-channel DDR memory interface accelerates the latest 3D applications
Highly Optimized 128-bit 2D engine with support for new WindowsXP GDI extensions
3rd Generation Visual Processing Unit (VPU) comprised of 4 rendering pipelines and 2 geometry engines
Fully compliant with PC 2002 requirements
Supports the AGP 8X and AGP 4x standard
Full support for DirectX® 9.0 and the latest OpenGL® functionality
New SMARTSHADER™ 2.0 technology allows users to experience complex. movie-quality effects in next-generation 3D games and applications
SMOOTHVISION™ 2.1 technology enhances image quality by removing jagged edges and bringing out fine texture detail. without compromising performance
128-bit floating-point color precision allows for a greater range of colors and brightness
They cost Exactly the same price so i thing i better can choice the 256mb chipset
Am i right?
If they cost the same, I see no reason for not getting the 256MB version. I would check around to make sure they are both clocked the same though. They might have twice as much ram that just happens to be clocked slower.
Also, I dont think you have to register for Hydravision, but I doubt it will work on a non-ATI video card.
I cant seem to give you a direct link, so try this:
on the top right click on 'Drivers and Software' and pick Windows XP
Click WindowsXP drivers and software
click 'HYDRAVISION - For RADEON and Mobile ATI Products'
At the bottom of that page are links to full and basic versions of Hydravision. I always get the full version, and have no idea what the diferences are between them.
Just looked through the link 'Learn more about HYDRAVISION™ features' and it doesnt mention the zoom thing at all.
Anyway, I really doubt you can get it to work on a non-ATI card, but you never know.
I just check the folder C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI HYDRAVISION and the MagnifyFX .exe is only 40KB. If it is only a stand alone app it might work.
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