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Gigabyte Radeon 9600 Pro Graphics Card Review

By: Cameron Johnson | 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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