View Full Version : ATI Increases Its Lead - The New Radeon 9700, 9500 PRO and 9500
10-25-2002, 03:52 AM
From Toms Hardware Guide:
After launching its 9700 PRO, ATI sends its smaller siblings into the battle of the market shares. The Radeon 9700, 9500 PRO and 9500 bridge the gap to the lower-priced of the 9000 series. Our tests show you what's behind all this.
See the review here (http://www.tomshardware.com/graphic/02q4/021024/index.html)
10-25-2002, 06:24 AM
Now if only Matrox could releasa a Parhelia II and PowerVR a Kyro III, both with 300+ MHz clockspeed, then we could have lower prices on GFx boards...
10-25-2002, 08:33 AM
No it's the time to move on ati
because Nvidia isn't stand still :-D
10-25-2002, 10:39 AM
There are also reviews on HardOCP (probably under another D.o.S attack, but it is the best review in my opinion) and AnandTech.
I will wait on the Sapphire 9500 Pro I think... Sapphire make the cards for ATI, but they also sell them for cheaper themselves now, so the 9500 Pro from them might cost around $150 or less, retail.
10-25-2002, 12:22 PM
The 3DFX series line-up were my favorite till they got bought out. I liked ATI next, but then nVidia was starting to release some killer cards. Its nice to see ATi had chanse to put the GeForce lineup to shame! :-D
10-25-2002, 02:52 PM
Im still deciding on a wilcatvp or not
My last ATI experience wasnt pretty
10-25-2002, 05:17 PM
One thing that's important to remember before you rush out to buy one of these bad boys is that not all these high-end cards are going to work on the AmigaOne (or the Pegasos for that matter). The Radeon 9700 for example only supports AGPx4 and AGPx8, while both next-gen Amigas only handle AGPx2 (also AGPx1).
I'm thinking I'll probably get a Radeon 8500 - it's one of the best cards ATI made before the 9700. Of course, it all depends on driver support...
10-26-2002, 03:48 AM
Who cares about the GFx card in the A1?
Even if one gets the hottest GFx card, there wouldn't be any games utilizing to max.
I belive that the smartest option would be to get a cheaper card and save the bucks for A1XE...
10-26-2002, 12:40 PM
The Radeon 9700 for example only supports AGPx4 and AGPx8, while both next-gen Amigas only handle AGPx2 (also AGPx1).
Radeon 9500/9700 and PRO versions support AGP 1x/2X/4x/8x. Info at the link in the news item.
10-27-2002, 12:16 AM
Reggie: he says the Amiga one should use two agp slots and he things I'm the ATI Radeon mascot!
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