Over the past 6 months, a small but very mature video card chipset manufacturer has made its way from second rate video chipset producer to having the most powerful video chipset on the market, if you haven't guessed it yet we are talking about ATI.
ATI's move up the 3D ladder has been a rather slow one. ATI's Rage line was meant to be a high end 3D system, but was moved to mid end due to its inabilities to take on the nVidia counterparts at the time. The Radeon line was ATI's answer to a long awaited question.
Starting with the 7000 series, ATI started to show it could do what was needed, but still unable to take out the top of the 3D line due to nVidia's GeForce line. 7500, 8000, 8500 were also amongst ATI's next and impressive chips but none more so than the 9xxx series.
Released as the 9700 Pro video card, it proved to be able to remove nVidia from the top of the 3D ladder, and it continued to do so through nVidia's attempts to add AGP8x to their GeForce 4 chipsets. ATI needing something of a budget series card needed to take out a new lease on the 9xxx core. Cutting the memory bus from 256bit to 128bit was ATI's design for a mid range product. Dubbing it the 9500 series, this card has gained some pull in the 3D ranks.
Tyan has been known for quite some time as merely a server and workstation motherboard producer. With the overclocking market growing in the positive way it is, even Tyan want to move into this section, and with the 3D sector taking off, Tyan also wants a slice of that. With ATI currently being the way to go, Tyan has started to produce its own line of ATI based video cards. Today we look at the Tyan Tachyon 9500 Pro video card for the middle 3D section of the market.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Tachyon 9500 Pro - Page 1 [Introduction]
- Tachyon 9500 Pro - Page 2 [Specifications]
- Tachyon 9500 Pro - Page 3 [Features]
- Tachyon 9500 Pro - Page 4 [Benchmarks - Test System and Synthetic]
- Tachyon 9500 Pro - Page 5 [Benchmarks - OpenGL]
- Tachyon 9500 Pro - Page 6 [Benchmarks - Direct3D]
- Tachyon 9500 Pro - Page 7 [Conclusion]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- The Last Guardian coming in 2016, new footage and screenshots released
- Become a certified Microsoft Office expert with this bundle
- See the cancelled Legacy of Kain game in action
- Ready At Dawn's new AAA action game to be revealed next week
- Here's everything we know about Ghost Recon Wildlands
- Asrock 3-Way 2S2S SLI Bridge Card
- Amped Wireless Athena AC2600 RTA2600 MU-MIMO Wireless Router Review
- ASRock 990FX Extreme9 IPMI Module?
- Tweak Launcher dont work with x99-sli mobo
- SanDisk X400 1TB SATA III SSD Review
- Colorful introduces first custom GTX1080: Colorful iGameGTX1080 X-TOP-8G
- CybertronPC offers new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics on all desktops
- Inno3D announces new GeForce GTX 1080 video cards
- Samsung Electronics expands 750 EVO SSD with worldwide availability and increases capacity to 500GB
- Free public gamer event E3 Live to debut in Los Angeles