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256MB ATI X1600 Pro VGA, DVI-I, TV-out, PCI-Express Dual Head Graphics Adapter - Overview
ATI Radeon X1600 Pro
Features and specifications

The ThinkCentre and Lenovo 256MB ATI X1600 Pro VGA, DVI-I, TV-Out PCI-Express Dual Head Graphics Adapter features fast 2D and 3D graphics capability:

  • VGA, DVI-I, and TV-Out connections
  • Attach two monitors for multi-monitoring environments using the VGA and DVI-I connection.
  • A full height adapter with native PCI-Express x16 bus interface
  • 2560 x 1600 resolution
    • Dual integrated display controllers
    • Dual integrated 400 MHz DACs
  • Dual-link DVI-I for high-resolution digital displays
  • 128-bit DDR memory
  • 165 MHz TMDS transmitter

Performance specifications
  • Features
    • 157 million transistors on 90nm fabrication process
    • Dual-link DVI
    • Twelve pixel shader processors
    • Five vertex shader processors
    • 128-bit 4-channel DDR2 memory interface
    • Native PCI Express x16 bus interface
    • Full height graphics adapter.
      • AGP 8x configurations also supported with AGP-PCI-E external bridge chip
    • Dynamic voltage control
  • Ring bus memory controller
    • 256-bit internal ring bus for memory reads
    • Programmable intelligent arbitration logic
    • Fully associative texture, color, and Z/stencil cache designs
    • Hierarchical Z-buffer with early Z test
    • Lossless Z Compression (up to 48:1)
    • Fast Z-Buffer Clear
    • Z/stencil cache optimized for real-time shadow rendering
  • Ultra-threaded shader engine
    • Support for Microsoft™ DirectX™ 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 programmable vertex and pixel shaders in hardware
    • Full speed 128-bit floating point processing for all shader operations
    • Up to 128 simultaneous pixel threads
    • Dedicated branch execution units for high performance dynamic branching and flow control
    • Dedicated texture address units for improved efficiency
    • 3Dc+ texture compression
      • High quality 4:1 compression for normal maps and two-channel data formats
      • High quality 2:1 compression for luminance maps and single-channel data formats
    • Multiple Render Target (MRT) support
    • Render to vertex buffer support
    • Complete feature set also supported in OpenGL(TM) 2.0
  • Advanced image quality features
    • 64-bit floating point HDR rendering supported throughout the pipeline
      • Includes support for blending and multi-sample anti-aliasing
    • 32-bit integer HDR (10:10:10:2) format supported throughout the pipeline
      • Includes support for blending and multi-sample anti-aliasing
    • 2x/4x/6x anti-aliasing modes
      • Multisample algorithm with gamma correction, programmable sparse sample patterns, and centroid sampling
      • New adaptive anti-aliasing feature with performance and quality modes
      • Temporal anti-aliasing mode
      • Lossless color compression (up to 6:1) at all resolutions, including widescreen HDTV resolutions
    • 2x/4x/8x/16x anisotropic filtering modes
      • Up to 128-tap texture filtering
      • Adaptive algorithm with performance and quality options
    • High resolution texture support (up to 4k x 4k)
  • Avivo™ video and display platform
    • High performance programmable video processor
      • Accelerated MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, WMV9, VC-1, and H.264 decoding and transcoding
      • DXVA support
      • De-blocking and noise reduction filtering
      • Motion compensation, IDCT, DCT, and color space conversion -- Vector adaptive per-pixel de-interlacing
      • 3:2 pulldown (frame rate conversion)
    • Seamless integration of pixel shaders with video in real time
    • HDR tone mapping acceleration
      • Maps any input format to 10 bit per channel output
    • Flexible display support
      • DVI 1.0 compliant / HDMI interoperable and HDCP ready **
      • Dual integrated 10-bit per channel 400 MHz DACs
      • 16-bit per channel floating point HDR and 10-bit per channel DVI output
      • Programmable piecewise linear gamma correction, color correction, and color space conversion (10 bits per color)
      • Complete, independent color controls and video overlays for each display
      • High quality pre- and post-scaling engines, with underscan support for all outputs
      • Content-adaptive de-flicker filtering for interlaced displays
      • Xilleon(TM) TV encoder for high quality analog output
      • YPrPb component output for direct drive of HDTV displays*
      • Spatial/temporal dithering enables 10-bit color quality on 8-bit and 6-bit displays
      • Fast, glitch-free mode switching
      • VGA mode support on all outputs
      • Drive two displays simultaneously with independent resolutions and refresh rates
    • Compatible with ATI TV/Video encoder products, including Theater 550
  • CrossFire (TM)
    • Multi-GPU technology
    • Four modes of operation:
      • Alternate Frame Rendering (maximum performance)
      • Supertiling (optimal load-balancing)
      • Scissor (compatibility)
      • Super AA 8x/10x/12x/14x (maximum image quality)

Physical specifications

Full height graphic adapter with the following dimensions:

  • Approximate height: 126.3 mm (4.97 in)
  • Approximate depth: 181.3 mm (7.13 in)
  • Approximate width: 21.1 mm (0.83 in)


1 year Customer Replacement Unit (CRU) Service

Hardware requirements

The 256MB ATI X1600 Pro VGA, DVI-I, TV-Out PCI Express Dual Head Graphics Adapter is supported on the following systems:

  • 3000 J110 (type 7393, 7394, 7395)
  • 3000 J115 (type 7387, 7388, 7389)
  • ThinkCentre A51 (type 8122, 8123, 8124, 8131, 8137, 8138)
  • ThinkCentre A52 (type 8287, 8296, 8327, 8340, 8343, 8381)
  • ThinkCentre A53 (type 8701, 8973, 8983, 8995, 9277, 9287, 9387, 9635)
  • ThinkCentre A55 (type 8705, 8975, 8985, 9265)
  • ThinkCentre A60 (type 8700, 8979, 8991, 9269, 9283, 9383, 9631)
  • ThinkCentre E50 (type 8776, 8777)
  • ThinkCentre M52e (type 8299)
  • ThinkCentre M55 (type 8012, 8794, 8798, 8802, 8806, 8811, 8816)
  • ThinkCentre M55e (type 9279, 9379, 9389, 9637)
  • ThinkCentre M55p (type 8794, 8798, 8802, 8806, 8811)

Display support
  • DVI-I connector for digital CRTs or flat panels
  • VGA connector for analog display
  • Drive two displays simultaneously with independent resolutions and refresh rates with in the following configurations:
    • One analog and one digital monitor: DVI-I and VGA connectors.
    • Two analog monitors: DVI-I connector with a DVI-VGA dongle and VGA connector.
  • Dual Link DVI-I for high-resolution digital displays

  • TFT Flat Panel Monitors
    • T54A, T54H, T55D, T56A, T74A, T710, T750, T540, T560, T84H, T85A, T86A, T86D, T860H, L150, L150p, L151, L151p, L170, L170m, L170p, L171, L171p, L190, L191, L191p, L192p, L200p, L201p
  • CRT Monitors
    • E54, E74, E74M, G76, G78, G96, G97, P275, P260, P76, P77, P97, P96, C170, C190, C220P
Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.

Software requirements
  • Microsoft Windows NT
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows 98 SE
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows Me

  • 256MB ATI X1600 Pro VGA, DVI-I, TV-Out PCI Express Dual Head graphics adapter
  • DVI-to-VGA Dongle
  • User Guide/Driver CD
  • Safety / Warranty Guide

  • Due to the power consumption requirements of this graphics adapter, 56 watts, this adapter is not supported by the ThinkPad Advanced Dock (Machine Type = 2503). The ThinkPad Advanced Dock PCI express supports a maximum of 50 watts.

Agency approvals
C-Tick, BSMI, CE, TUV / CB Report, MIC, ICES-003, VCCI, FCC

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