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Sapphire Radeon 9600XT Review (Page 1)

For those who have been looking for performance on a budget, the recent release of the Radeon 9600XT was a true blessing. Today we look at the Sapphire version of this very VPU. Come join us as we see see if the lower cost still leaves you with enough performance to satisfy the gamer in all of us!
By: Mike Wright from Dec 16, 2003 @ 23:00 CST
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Sapphire


When it comes to graphics boards, not everyone can afford to shell out US$500 or more for a top of the line card. Some might think that leaves those average gamers out in the cold, but this doesn't hold true. There are some solid mid-level performers available and the Radeon 9600XT is one that seems to be garnering a lot of attention lately. With a price tag in the US$200 area and some very workable performance numbers, this seems to be a lot more reasonable than the high-octane alternatives.

Enter Sapphire Technologies. They have been creating some solid video cards for a while now and can many times be found a good deal cheaper than others with the same features. Though most noted for their "Ultimate Edition" line of silent video cards, we will take a look at a more traditional version today and see if they can keep up with their competitors, and more importantly, if they can still do so at a lesser price.

So sit back as we peek in at some of the performance numbers to see if Sapphire is keeping up with the reputation they have made for themselves!

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