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August 2004 3Digest:
RADEON 9600 256MB (325/400 MHz)

This chip is presented by Hercules 3D Prophet 9600 256MB, AGP card.


  • ATI RADEON 9600 GPU, 325MHz clock rate;
  • 256MB DDR SGRAM; 200 (400) MHz clock rate; 128-bit bus;
  • Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode is 1300 megapixels/sec and 1300 megatexels/sec.

Theoretical and analytical videocard reviews, containing functional analysis of ATI graphics cards

By the end of the month the product costs $106-110 on average, supports DirectX 9.0. There's nothing to add to this . 256MB is a purely marketing trick.

AGP x8/x4, 256MB DDR SDRAM in 8 Hynix chips. 4ns indicate 250 (500) MHz, but the memory operates at 200 (400) MHz usual for RADEON 9600. 128-bit bus.

On August 10, 2004 the latest drivers from ATI were 6.467 (CATALYST 4.8 WHQL Release) and 6.476 (CATALYST 4.9 beta) for Windows XP.

Andrey Vorobiev (Anvakams@ixbt.com)

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