Reviews for the new ATI Radeon 9600 were out today.
The 9600 is ATIs new is set to take over the 9500 in ATIs reasonably-priced mid-range cards.
The card will come in two flavours. The 9600 Pro and the the non pro version.
Both cards will be appearing in the retail channel in volume by the end of April. The Radeon 9600 Pro will come with RRP of $199 US and the non Pro comes in at $149 US.
With the next-generation games looming on the horizon with the promise of incredible details and obscene numbers of polygons, the performance level of the graphics card in your system is set to become more of a priority than we have seen in years. Given the sheer complexity of these titles, the graphics card of choice must possess support for the latest and greatest features as well as the raw horsepower to provide acceptable performance. Looking over the results seen within this review, we find that the new Radeon 9600 Pro is one of the few cards available today that can fit the bill. Whether it be running default settings or utilizing higher image-quality settings, the Radeon 9600 Pro has more than enough power to spare. Those looking to have solid frame-rates without a large price-tag are nearly forced to look at this card as it represents an excellent price/performance ratio.
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