have mentioned in previous video card reviews, upgrading your graphics
card is a quick place to pick up your system’s performance, especially
in games. Today we will be reviewing a video card based on ATI’s top-midrange
level chipset; the Radeon 9600 XT. This is a great option for those who
want to get great value for their dollar, without spending all their savings.
9600 XT is made by HIS (Hightech Information System). HIS was founded
in 1987 and is now an ATI-based graphics company in Hong Kong. HIS’s main
plant, which is located in China, employs over 800 workers who are now
working on exploring the US market for their products. For more information
on HIS as a company, please visit their website.
move on to see what kind of bundle HIS has put with their 9600 XT solution.
included a driver CD, PowerDirector 2.5, PowerDVD 5, and a 6-in-1 CD with
the following Game Demos: Comanche4, Delta Force: Black Hawk Down, Serious
Sam: The Second Encounter, Tom Clancy: Black Thorn, Vietcong, and Worms
Blast. Also included is a User Manual, S-Video to Composite adapter, S-Video
cable, and a DVI to VGA adapter.
Looks like this bundle is a pretty nice one! Now lets move on to the card.