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

Radeon 9600 PRO Card Versions

  • Radeon 9600 PRO 128 MB DDR (400/600); available: April 2003; price: $169-$199;
  • Radeon 9600 64/128 MB DDR (325/400); available: April 2003; price: $149-$169.

And the features of the Radeon 9600 VPU (RV350) in summary:

  • DirectX 9;
  • ~75 million transistors;
  • Four pixel pipelines (4x1 design);
  • Two vertex shader units;
  • 0.13 micron manufacturing process;
  • 128 bit DDR Memory (DDR-II ready);
  • Up to 128 MB Memory;
  • SmartShader 2.0;
  • SmoothVision 2.1 (optimized FSAA, AA and memory controller; 6:1 color compression);
  • HyperZ III+ (8:1 Z-compression).
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Header Cell - Column 0 ATI Radeon 9500ATI Radeon 9500 PROATI Radeon 9600 PRONVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti 4200-8xNVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 Ultra
Chip Technology256 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit
Process0.15 Micron0.15 Micron0.13 Micron0.15 Micron0.13 Micron
Transistors~107 Mio~107 Mio~75 Mio~63 Mio~80 Mio
Memory Bus128 bit DDR128 bit DDR128 bit DDR128 bit DDR128 bit DDR
Memory Bandwidth8.8 GB/s8.8 GB/s9.6 GB/s8.0 GB/s11.2 GB/s
Pixel Fillrate1.1 Gigapixel/s2.2 Gigapixel/s1.6 Gigapixel/s1.1 Gigapixel/s1.4 Gigapixel/s
Anti Aliased Fillrate6.6 Billion AA Samples/s13.2 Billion AA Samples/s9.6 Billion AA Samples/s4 Billion AA Samples/s5.6 Billion AA Samples/s
AGP Bus1x/2x/4x/8x1x/2x/4x/8x1x/2x/4x/8x1x/2x/4x/8x1x/2x/4x/8x
Memory64/128 MB128 MB128 MB64/128 MB128 MB
GPU Clock275 MHz275 MHz400 MHz250 MHz350 MHz
Memory Clock270 MHz (540 DDR)275 MHz (550 DDR)300 MHz (600 DDR)257 MHz (514 DDR)350 MHz (700 DDR)
Memory-unknownBGA 3.6 ns-unknownBGA 3.1 ns-unknown
Vertex Shader44221 (Array)
Pixel Pipelines48444
Texture Units Per Pipe11121
Textures per Texture Unit161616416
Vertex S. Version2.
Pixel S. Version2.
DirectX Generation9.
FSAA ModiMultiSamplingMultiSamplingMultiSamplingMultiSamplingMultiSampling
Memory OptmizationsHyper Z IIIHyper Z IIIHyper Z III+LMA IIIntelliSample
OptmizationsSmartShader 2.0SmoothVision 2.0SmartShader 2.0SmoothVision 2.0SmartShader 2.0SmoothVision 2.1nFiniteFX IIAccuviewCineFXIntelliSample
Display Outputs22222
Chip Internal Ramdacs2 x 400 MHz2 x 400 MHz2 x 400 MHz2 x 400 MHz2 x 400 MHz
Chip External Ramdacs-----
Bits per Color Channel101010810
SpecialTV Encoder On-Chip; FullStreamAdaptive FilteringTV Encoder On-Chip; FullStreamAdaptive FilteringTV Encoder On-Chip; FullStreamAdaptive FilteringRow 26 - Cell 4 TV Encoder On-Chip;Adaptive Filtering, DirectX 9+
Estimated Price$179 (old price)$199 (old price)$169-$199$169-$199$169-$199