Without a doubt, if you are in for a new videocard, Radeon boards are currently your best bet considering soon-to-be-released GeForce FX boards wonít add much to the table (feature/performance wise), however, depending on your budget you might be debating whether to get a Radeon 9500 or a Pro model, or even put down the cash and invest in a more expensive 9700 Pro.

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Today we are taking a close look to two very popular boards: ATIís flagship Radeon 9700 Pro board manufactured by Crucial Technology and a mid-priced offering, the Atlantis Radeon 9500 Pro sold by Sapphire Technologies.