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Tyan Tachyon G9600 Pro Video Card Review - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark2001SE

Not everyone is in the position to be able to go out and spend $500 on the latest high-end graphics card based on chips from ATI or nVidia. For this very reason ATI created the Radeon 9600 Pro, the upgrade from the Radeon 9500 Pro, which offers respectable performance at an affordable price. Today Cameron "Sov" Johnson takes a look at the Radeon 9600 Pro in the form of the Tachyon G9600 Pro from Tyan. Does it have enough horse-power to run today's latest games? Read on and find out!

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 27, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: Tyan

Test System Setup

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)
Memory: 2x 256MB DDR-400 Kingmax (Supplied by Kingmax Australia)
Hard Disk: Western Digital WD80 7200RPM (Supplied by Techbuy)
Motherboard: Gigabyte 8KNXP (Supplied by Gigabyte)
Operating System Used: Windows XP Professional SP1
Drivers Used: ATI Catalyst 3.2
Software Used: 3DMark2001 SE, 3DMark2003, Code Creatures, Comanche 4, Unreal Tournament 2003, Quake 3 and Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast

 


3DMark2001 SE

 

3DMark2001 SE is a part of the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 8.1 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce4), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments.

 

 

 

 

As we can see, the performance gain over the 9500 is only slight, but definitely there.

 

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