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Introducing ATi's New Middle Class: The Radeon 9600 PRO

3D Mark 2003: Vertex Shader Speed

While they didn't seem to influence the vertex shader scores in 3DMark 2001 SE, the 9600 PRO's missing vertex shaders clearly manifest themselves in the scores here. Nonetheless, the 9600 PRO is still almost twice as fast as the FX 5600 Ultra!

3D Mark 2003: Pixel Shader Speed 2.0

The pixel shader portion of the suite again sees the Radeon 9600 PRO outperform the FX 5600 Ultra.