This chip is presented by Sapphire Atlantis RADEON 9500 128MB 256bit, AGP card.
Overclocks to 400(!)/660 MHz.
The performance results are in the summary diagrams.
On June 10, 2003 the latest drivers version from ATI is 6.343 for Windows XP.
By the end of the month the product belongs to the $160-170 range; closest rival: GeForce4 Ti 4200.
I shall note there's Radeon2.ru web-site that tracks all software novelties from ATI and offers improved drivers versions with preset registry settings for increasing RADEON cards perfomance.
All the latest drivers belong to the CATALYST series.
Considering the new anisotropy quality, I recommend you to read the anisotropic filtering section.
Below are screenshots obtained on RADEON 9500.
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