ATI Radeon 9600 Pro AGP Video Card Review

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Performance

Our Test System:

  • Intel Pentium 4 3.0C 800MHz FSB (Intel ES unlocked Sample)
  • EPOX 4PCA3+ Canterwood Motherboard
  • Thermalright SLK-900U w/80cfm Delta (Air Cooled)
  • 1Gb Corsair XMS PC-3500 (CL 2-6-3-2)
  • Seagate 120Gb Serial ATA 150 Hard drive
  • Antec TrueControl 550W Power Supply
  • ViewSonic E90fb Monitor
  • BeanTech Igloo8 Aluminum Case

Driver Versions:

  • NVIDIA Detonator 43.45
  • Intel Chipset Software Utility 5.00.1012
  • Intel Application Accelerator v2.3
  • EPOX BIOS Date 07/03/2003

Video Cards:

  • ATI Radeon 9600Pro 128mb (Default is 200/600)
  • MSI Geforce 4 Ti-4800 128mb (Default is 250/400)
  • Albatron FX5200U 128mb (Default is 250/650)

Testing Procedure :

All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows XP Professional build 2600 with Service Pack 1A and DirectX 9.0b. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. No overclocking was done on the video card unless noted. Nvidia 43.45 drivers were the only driver used for this review. Our testing processor was an unlocked Intel Pentium 4 3.0C. Our testing was done at 200×15 = 3.0GHz with H/T enabled. We did disable the audio and lan features found in the BIOS menu.

Now for the results!

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