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ATI Delivers: The Radeon 9500 PRO

A Comparison With The Radeon 9500 PRO

NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti4600NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti4200-8xATI Radeon 9700 PROATI Radeon 9700ATI Radeon 9500 PROATI Radeon 9500
Chip Technology256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit
Process0.15 Micron0.15 Micron0.15 Micron0.15 Micron0.15 Micron0.15 Micron
Transistors63 Mio63 Mio~107 Mio~107 Mio~107 Mio-unknown
Memory Bus128-bit DDR128-bit DDR256-bit DDR256-bit DDR128-bit DDR128-bit DDR
Memory Bandwidth10.4 GB/s8.0 GB/s19.8 GB/s17.6 GB/s8.8 GB/s8.8 GB/s
Pixel Fillrate1.24 Gigapixel/s1.1 Gigapixel/s2.6 Gigapixel/s2.2 Gigapixel/s2.2 Gigapixel/s1.1 Gigapixel/s
Anti Aliased Fillrate4.8 Billion AA Samples/s4 Billion AA Samples/s15.6 Billion AA Samples/s13.2 Billion AA Samples/s13.2 Billion AA Samples/s- unknown
Max FSAA Mode4x(s)4x(s)6x6x6x6x
Triangle Transform Rate136 M Triangles/s113 M Triangles/s325 M Triangles/s275 M Triangles/s275 M Triangles/s275 M Triangles/s
AGP Bus1x/2x/4x1x/2x/4x/8x1x/2x/4x/8x1x/2x/4x/8x1x/2x/4x/8x1x/2x/4x/8x
Memory128 MB128 MB128/256 MB128 MB128 MB64 MB
GPU Clock300 MHz250 MHz325 MHz275 MHz275 MHz275 MHz
Memory Clock325 MHz (650 DDR)256 MHz (513 DDR)310 MHz (620 DDR)270 MHz (540 DDR)275 MHz (550 DDR)270 MHz (540 DDR)
MemoryBGA 2.8nsBGA 3,3-4nsBGA 2.9 ns-unknownBGA 3.6 ns-unknown
Vertex Shader224444
Pixel Pipelines448884
Texture Units Per Pipe221111
Textures per Texture Unit4416161616
Vertex S. Version1.11.12222
Pixel S. Version1.31.32222
DirectX Generation889999
FSAA ModiMultiSamplingMultiSamplingMultiSamplingMultiSamplingMultiSamplingMultiSampling
Memory OptmizationsLMA IILMA IIHyper Z IIIHyper Z IIIHyper Z IIIHyper Z III
Display Outputs222222
Chip Internal Ramdacs2 x 350 MHz2 x 350 MHz2 x 400 MHz2 x 400 MHz2 x 400 MHz2 x 400 MHz
Chip External Ramdacs------
Bits per Color Channel8810101010
Special--TV Encoder On-Chip; FullStreamAdaptive FilteringTV Encoder On-Chip; FullStreamAdaptive FilteringTV Encoder On-Chip; FullStreamAdaptive FilteringTV Encoder On-Chip; FullStreamAdaptive Filtering
Estimated Price~ $200-300~ $150-200$399$299$199$179