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Gigabyte Radeon 9600 Pro Graphics Card Review - Specifications

We would all love to be in the position to be able to buy a brand new Ferrari on the way to work tomorrow but of course due to the high retail it is inhibitive of actually happening unless your numbers come up in the Lottery. The same, to a lesser extent, applies to graphics cards. If you can't afford the Ferrari of graphics cards, follow Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes a look at the Gigabyte Radeon 9600 Pro. It might just be what your wallet was looking while satisfying your performance cravings!

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 15, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 7.5%      Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Specifications of the G9600Pro

 

Graphics Technology

 

RADEON™ 9600Pro Visual Processing Unit (VPU)

 

Memory configuration

 

128MB of double data rate memory(DDR)

 

Unique Features

 

* Fastest 3D gaming performance with next-generation VPU architecture

 

* Complete DirectX 9.0 support for unprecedented realism and sophisticated visual effects

 

* SMOOTHVISION™ 2.0 technology provides new levels of image quality with advanced full-scene anti-aliasing (FSAA) and anisotropic filtering

 

* Revolutionary new video features including VIDEOSHADER™ and FULLSTREAM™ technologies

 

* Featuring CATALYST™ - ATI's industry-leading software suite with frequently scheduled free updates providing additional features and performance over the product's lifetime

 

* DVI-I and TV-Out connector supported

 

Fastest 3D Gaming Performance

 

* Industry's first 8-pixel pipeline architecture, providing twice the rendering power of any currently competing product.

 

* Supports the new AGP 8X standard, providing a high-speed link between the graphics board and the rest of the PC (2.0 GB/sec)

 

* First to fully support DirectX 9.0 and the latest OpenGL functionality

 

* New SMARTSHADER™ 2.0 technology allows users to experience complex, movie-quality effects in next-generation 3D games and applications

 

* SMOOTHVISION™ 2.0 technology enhances image quality by removing jagged edges and bringing out fine texture detail, without compromising performance

 

* 96-bit floating-point color precision allows for a greater range of colors and brightness

 

* Unique VIDEOSHADER™ engine uses programmable pixel shaders to accelerate video processing and provide better-looking visuals

 

* ATI's new FULLSTREAM™ technology removes blocky artifacts from Streaming and Internet video and provides sharper image quality

 

Output

 

D-Sub , S-Video , DVI-I

 

Bundle Software

 

* WinDVD 4.0, Tomb Raider, Rainbow Six3 Raven Shield, Will Rock

 

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