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SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600
"In this article we test the Sapphire Atlantis Radeon 9600 against the Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra, Inno3D GeForce 5200 SE and MSI GeForce4 Ti4200. Software used was:- 3dmark 2001 SE, 3dmark 2003, GL Excess, Nvidia Dawn, Comanche4, Max Payne 2, Quake 3, Serious Sam SE, Unreal Tournament 2003 and X2 The Threat."
Embodying the unbridled dreams of the avid gamer the Radeon 9600 Atlantis Smartshader 2.1 and Smoothvision 2.1 technologies construct detail rich worlds peppered with ill-intentioned villains brought to life by DirectX 9.0 and OpenGL 2.0.
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 FEATURES
128MB DDR memory accelerates the latest 3D games. Double Data Rate memory removes hardware performance bottleneck and provides end users with faster 3D graphics. Industry's only 4-pipeline graphics solution in its 2nd generation, providing twice the rendering power of any currently competing product.
Supports the new AGP 8X standard, providing a high-speed link between the graphics board and the rest of the PC (2.0 GB/sec). First to fully support DirectX 9.0 and the latest OpenGL functionality. New Smartshader 2.1 technology allows users to experience complex, movie-quality effects in next-generation 3D games and applications.
Smoothvision 2.1 technology enhances image quality by removing jagged edges and bringing out fine texture detail, without compromising performance. 128-bit floating-point color precision allows for a greater range of colors and brightness.
Unique Videoshader engine uses programmable pixel shaders to accelerate video processing and provide better-looking visuals. ATI's new Fullstream technology removes blocky artifacts from Streaming and Internet video and provides sharper image quality.
GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600