9500 Pro Vs 9600 Pro

  Iceman1978 22:05 14 Aug 2003

Im changing my gfx card which is the best the 9500 or the 9600?

  Jester2K II 22:06 14 Aug 2003

9600 - bigger number!!!

  Jester2K II 22:07 14 Aug 2003
  Jean-Luc Picard 22:10 14 Aug 2003

The 9500pro is the clear winner on most fronts. However you may find the 9500pro hard to find as most available on the market have been snapped up. You best bet may be a 2nd hand purchase.

  The Sack 22:12 14 Aug 2003

9500 pro can be softmodded to a 9700 pro a 9600 is a 9600.

  Jester2K II 22:14 14 Aug 2003

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Quote - The Radeon 9600 Pro is the perfect example of bigger numbers not necessarily meaning higher performance; as we noted in our overview of the RV350's technology, the Radeon 9600 Pro is actually more like a regular Radeon 9500 than a Radeon 9500 Pro.

As you can see, the Radeon 9500 Pro was quite a fluke in that it was basically a slightly detuned Radeon 9700 Pro whereas the Radeon 9600 Pro is much more castrated, which is what you would expect from a $150 - $199 mainstream card

As we mentioned in our original article however, expecting the Radeon 9600 Pro's core improvements and higher clock speed to overcome the lack of rendering pipelines and outperform the Radeon 9500 Pro may very well be wishful thinking - a question we're looking to finally answer today.

  Iceman1978 23:02 14 Aug 2003

Probably will have to go for 9600, as its virtually impossible to get your hands on the 9500.

  Ironman556 23:10 14 Aug 2003

The 9500 Pro's generally preferred if you can find it, and can afford the extra.

I have a Sapphire 9600 Pro and can run most games at high (1280 x 1024) resolution and full detail without much slowing down. I only have to reduce resolution for very complexed or very fast games, and then not by much.

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