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June 2004 3Digest:
ATI RADEON 9600XT 128MB (500/600 MHz)

This GPU is presented by Sapphire Atlantis RADEON 9600 XT Ultimate, 128MB, AGP card.


  • ATI RADEON 9600 GPU, 500MHz clock rate;
  • Hynix 2.8ns chips indicate 350 (700) MHz, but actual clock rate is 300 (600) MHz, 128-bit bus;
  • Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode is 2000 megapixels/sec and 2000 megatexels/sec.

Theoretical and analytical graphics card reviews containing functional analysis of ATI graphics cards

By the end of the month the product costs $160-170 on average, supports DirectX 9.0. Presses the middle-end limit from below. The price is going down, so the popularity grows. Though low-end RADEON 9800 already take its demand partly.

AGP x8/x4, 128MB DDR SDRAM in 8 Hynix chips. 2.8ns indicate 350 (700) MHz, but the memory operates at 300 (600) MHz. 128 bit bus.

On June 10, 2004 the latest drivers from ATI were 6.451 (CATALYST 4.6) for Windows XP.

Andrey Vorobiev (Anvakams@ixbt.com)

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