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Radeon 9200SE (RV280SE): first photos and test results

The summer is hot and the graphics card market suffers depression. Makers do not release new GPUs, testers are mostly offered original coolers and packages. But! As soon as makers squeezed maximum from top-end chips and saw that their sales were still a small share of total, they started releasing "super-light" models. If the "LE" suffix was popular for such products last year, today itís "SE". As you might know already, late in July ATI plans to release a pared-down Radeon 9200 with the "SE" suffix Ė Radeon 9200SE. These products can already be found in some markets, and our colleagues from Korean DarkCrow even had time to conduct a provisional testing.

So, what is the difference between Radeon 9200 SE and usual 9200 and 9200Pro? As would be expected, the memory suffered first, having been pared down to 64-bit vs. 128-bit in 9200/9200 Pro. The sample tested featured 128Mb of Infineon´s 6ns DDR TSOP-II memory clocked at 164.25 MHz ű 2 (i.e. 329MHz), 200.25MHz Radeon 9200SE (RV280SE) GPU, 400MHz RAMDAC, D-Sub, S-Video/RCA Composite interfaces. The card was made on a low-profile 4-layer green PCB. The testbed featured 3.06GHz Intel Pentium4 with HT and 533MHz FSB, 512Mb of Samsung´s PC2100, ASUS P4GBX (BIOS-1005) on E7205, Windows XP, Catalyst 3.6/DirectX 9.0a. Radeon 9200SE model was compared to a reference Radeon 9200 (249.75/401MHz DDR GPU/memory clock speeds).

Seeing test results above, you can practice interpreting "SE" as you think it should be. Maybe "Sabotage Edition", "Sales Edition", etc. Such low performance can be excused only by even lower price. And just imagine how unfair system builders might use the confusing similarity of model names.

Source: DarkCrow

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