Radeon 9600

By Firebird
Jun 10, 2004
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  1. Would a Radeon 9600 128mb card be enough to run Far Cry, Desert Combat Extended?? I was looking into buying a new card and I'm kinda tight on money and this was in my price range. I was just wondering how well it would perform on my Athlon xp 2600 with 512mb of pc 2700. Any one who uses this card let me know how well it performs. Also, I'm interrested in how well the pixel shaders and vertex shaders work on this card. Has anyone benchedmarked it??
  2. Godataloss

    Godataloss Newcomer, in training Posts: 501

    My cousin plays farcry with everything but the water detail maxed with that card.
  3. Firebird

    Firebird Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    What is the Framerate that your cousin is getting in FARCRY?? I was wondering.
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    At higher resolutions and full details, FarCry brings a 9600XT to its limits for sure. It isn't very smooth.

    But at medium to reasonable high detail at a reasonable resolution, like 1024x768, it runs very well.
  5. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,763

    How much do you want to spend? Newegg has a Powercolor Rageon 9800Se for $160. Its a 256 bit card so its a regular 9800 but can be soft modded with Omega drivers into a 9800 pro. Supposed to have an 80% success rate. Even if it doesnt mod its a great deal.
  6. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,382   +15

    Be sure you dont think your getting a 9600XT or PRO and end up buying a regular non xt/pro card (because they are a chunk cheaper... and slower) ;)
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