Before we start discussing the 3D capabilities of ATIís chipset, I would like to say a couple of words about 2D graphics. Thanks to the 400MHz RAMDAC, this RADEON supports a maximum resolution of 2048x1536x32bit with 85Hz refresh rate. A refresh rate of 100Hz is available in the more common mode, 1600x1200x32bit. This results in a superb 2D image quality (against many other integrated chipsets). The image is crisp and sharp even in the highest supported resolutions. Of course, the engineering team included support for hardware DVD decoding. The chipset features enhanced DVD playback options, including hardware iDCT and motion compensation. It should also be mentioned that the ATI RADEON 9100 IGP supports TV and DVI outputs without any additional chips or daughter cards.