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9500 pro vs 9600 pro

By vega
Nov 20, 2003
  1. Having recently damaged my radeon 9500 non pro whilst replacing the fan, I went on the lookout for a new card and came across somebody selling his 9500 pro 128 for £60, I was origionally going to buy a 9600 pro but am curious as to how the 9500's and the 9600's square up to each other as one thing I've learnt other the years is that newer is not necessarily better!
     
  2. NoisySilence

    NoisySilence TS Rookie Posts: 184

  3. vega

    vega TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    Noisy - thanks for the superb link, now I can buy the 9500 pro with complete peace of mind.
    I've also been offered a 9700 pro for £140 - if I can scrape enough money together, I might just pick this baby up instead - heres hoping!
     
  4. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 369

    9600xt comes with golden ticket to half life 2 and cs 2, incase you never knew. its goes for $279cdn so like $125 pounds. it runs a full 100mhz faster than the 9600 pro, which i have
     
  5. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 369

    9800 non pro beats the 9700pro and is like $200usd. as it the gfx5900 non ultra
     
  6. vega

    vega TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    Like everyone else, I'm desperate to get my hands on half life 2, that it will come with or without my gfx card is not of any significance to me just as long as I get my hands on this 9500 as they appear to be as rare as hens teeth!
     
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Well ATI stopped producing them, so you need to find a store that has some leftover stock. I can find some from time to time but I'm not really familiar with the Club3D brand.

    http://www.mpl.be/productinfo/technicalsheet.aspx?prd=6659

    What's funny though is that in the price list, they describ that card with a 256bits DDR controller. It's either a typo, or maybe it's an L shape card ( early 9500 PCB ) which actually had the 256bits interface. The picture shows it as a new 9500 though.
     
  8. Hitman`

    Hitman` TS Rookie Posts: 77

    Comparison of the 9500 and 9600 Pro.

    When the 9700 Pro came to the market, the 9000 and 9500 cards were released to create a budget and cost efficient lines of graphics cards. The 9500 is a powerful card, even though it is rather old compared to todays newer cards, it packs a punch for its cost. But that would change. Relizing the success of the 9500 Pro, When the 9800 Pro was introduced, another card was produced with a remade core, dubbed the RV350. Now the 9600 Pro has many of the core features of the 9800 pro, such as pixel shading technologies, but it lacks in the rendering department. Not that it lacks performance, but the manufacturing cost is reduced, and the clock speed is increased to 450-500Mhz. The 9600 Pro is like a 9500 Pro with the advanced pixel operations of the 9800 Pro. But if your lookng towards the 9600 Pro, I would rather look at the 9700 Pro. You may be paying a little more, but its worth every penny. The 9700 Pro is a defacto card on the market as far as performance and price go.
     
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