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- Tuesday, September 30th, 2003 Like Share


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Master of the VG Sep 30, 03
It looks impressive by numbers, but I'll wait until I see the actual performance of it before I get an opinion about it.

Its nice for me to see that several of my favorite games are actually listed on the benchmarks though.
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fanatic Oct 1, 03
Hopefully they'll do more to the 9600 than just use the R360 core and increase clock speeds, hopefully it'll have 8 pipelines like the 9500 Pro had.
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trueplaya4ever89 Oct 1, 03
does anyone kno if 9600xt it will have 4x agp support?
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Master of the VG Oct 1, 03
All AGP cards are backwards compatable. An AGP 8x card will work in a 4x AGP slot.
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Redemption Oct 1, 03
quote fanatic
Hopefully they'll do more to the 9600 than just use the R360 core and increase clock speeds, hopefully it'll have 8 pipelines like the 9500 Pro had.
Unfortunately the card will be 4 pipelines. The XT cards are really just overclocks of the original cards + onboard temperature diodes + the 9600XT uses the new low voltage production technology to reduce power consumption and heat generation. Besides, ATI feels that the generous bump in clock speed at the same price point of the previous 9600PRO will result in a better bang for you buck... nearly the same as the 9500PRO.
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Cheesysoapopra Oct 1, 03
I dont know.. HAving 8 pipelines REALLY REALLY! makes a difference...
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Master of the VG Oct 1, 03
Yes, but 8 pipelines are more expensive for ATI to make. They really don't want to be producing midrange cards at the same price as their high end cards.
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Cheesysoapopra Oct 1, 03
Yeah, hence the quick stop for producing Radeon 9500pros...
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Master of the VG Oct 1, 03
And the Softmoddable 9500 non pro. Who would buy a Radeon 9700 pro if you can softmod a card half its price?
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fanatic Oct 16, 03
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And the Softmoddable 9500 non pro. Who would buy a Radeon 9700 pro if you can softmod a card half its price?
They can still be bought as new though, listed here.

Also, is the XT series going to include the AIW option, or is it just going to be a regular video card?
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