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November 2004 3Digest:
ATI RADEON 9550 XT 128MB DDR (400/500 MHz)

This GPU is presented by GeCube RADEON 9550 XT Extreme 128MB, AGP card.


  • ATI RADEON 9550 GPU, 400(!) MHz core clock;
  • 128MB DDR SGRAM; 250 (500) MHz clock speed; 128-bit bus;
  • Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode is 1600 megapixels/sec and 1600 megatexels/sec.

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

By the end of the month the product costs $100 on average, supports DirectX 9.0. As you can see, it's just an image product to raise 9550 popularity. It's actually a slightly changed RADEON 9600 PRO sold for the relatively low price.

AGP x8/x4, 128MB DDR SDRAM in 8 EtronTech (BGA) chips. 3.3ns indicate 300 (600) MHz clock, but the memory operates at 250 (500) MHz. 128 bit bus. Note that clock rates are higher than those of RADEON 9550 (250/200 (400) MHz).

On November 10, 2004 the latest drivers from ATI were 6.490 (CATALYST 4.11 WHQL, Release), 6.497 (CATALYST beta) for Windows XP.

Andrey Vorobiev (Anvakams@ixbt.com)

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