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Gigabyte R96P RADEON 9600PRO Review - PAGE 1

- Tuesday, July 22nd, 2003 Like Share






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dvrocc Jul 22, 03
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Overclocking:

Due to time constraints, a full-fledge overclocking exploration could not be done on the R96P128D. However, a future 9500/9600 overclocking article is planned. The GV-R96P128D came with V-Tuner software to increase the core clock and memory clock. It's a nice utility with a friendly user interface but it maxes out at 480 MHz for the 9600 and does not fully extract the card's max. potential. Using another overclocking utility called RadTuner, a core clock speed of 546 MHz and 323 MHz (646 MHz DDR) was attained. At these clock speeds, the card was able to run through 5-6 benchmarks repeatedly without any troubles but it froze once during UT2003. It's not the card's maximum potential but that will fully be tested with the planned 9500/9600 overclocking article. So far, a respectable 36.5% increase in core clock speed and 7.6% increase in memory clock speed have been achieved.
great review, I see Redemption is back on-line. That is a real high overclock for the engine on a 9600 146Mhz increase I think is real good, The ram could use some improvement with a 46Mhz increase I was expecting at least a 100Mhz from the ram oh well what the heck its free performance. Did you happen to catch the NS rating on the ram?

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Redemption Jul 23, 03
Yeah the core overclocks like you can't believe. However, I don't think that an oc'd 9600pro can outperform an oc'd 9500pro. Still we're eager to check out the comparison later. With the RAM, I don't know the ns (maybe Ricky knows)... I think that other people have succeeded in doing more than double our 46Mhz overclock, so it might be related to the RAM that Gigabyte has decided to use.
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EricBoz Jul 28, 03
From all the other reviews I've read, the ram on this card is 2.86ns.

Hope this helps
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predder Sep 2, 03
i've been reading up on this a bit and the older ram wasn't 2.86ns whereas the ram on the card newer than the one you reviewed is. The new card also comes with powerdvd 5 (not 4), will rock & tomb raider:angel of darkness.

i'm doing a review on the card and am interested to know how the old one overclocked. Is the overclocking article done? Also i'd like to point out there is no card "profile" as yet with all the review links.

other than that, great review. your site is the best
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Jamie Wynder Sep 21, 03
I am getting this card for my birthday over a 5600 Ultra which i nearly asked for, i am glad i decide to change video card brands from NVidia to ATI. Also i can get this card for £130.00 yey i be glad, when i start my PC up with this new card in it. And start playing HL 2 Doom 3 stalker Halo and UT2004 all on it, when they come out when i get the card. Also i be glad playing on my UT2003 online, when i get this card.
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