ATI Radeon 9600 Pro Review

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

A 3D graphics card, like the ATI Radeon 9600 Pro, is essential for anyone that plays computer games. Game makers are constantly pushing the graphics technology envelope, and the only way to play some games is to have one of these cards in your system. This card is unique in that it can be used on either a PC or Macintosh computer.

It features ultra-high resolution support, 4 parallel rendering pipelines, 2 parallel geometry engines, 256MB of DDR memory, and exclusive ATI technologies that enhance game realism. Like SmartShader 2.0 & SmoothVision 2.1. SmartShader 2.0 - full support for OpenGL 2.0, 2.0 Pixel Shaders, 2.0 Vertex Shaders, & Shadow volume rendering acceleration SmoothVision 2.1 - full-scene anti-aliasing & advanced anisotropic filtering Ultra High-Resolution Support - up to 2048x1536 DVD & Quicktime Acceleration Integrated MPEG-2 Decoding Dual DVI Output (1 DVI to VGA adapter included) Requires an available AGP slot System Requirements - Power Mac G4, G5, or PC, a 300 Watt Power Supply or higher, Mac OS X 10.3.6 and later, Windows 2000 w/ SP1, or XP.