Seven months later of the Radeon 9700 Pro introduction, NVIDIA has given up momentarily and ATI still hasn’t found a worthy competitor for the fastest Radeons however they recently announced they would revamp the 9x00 line in order to cut production costs and at the same time improve performance slightly by improving manufacturing processes.

While newer Radeon 9800 Pro boards will become available in a matter of days/weeks, prices of 9700 Pro boards have been lowered considerably making them a great buy, not to mention changes between 9700 & 9800 boards could be considered minimal both feature and performance wise, so keep on reading as you may find this is the card you were looking for.