Date: February 25th, 2004
Article by: Roger (Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: ATI Technologies
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ATI RADEON 9600XT INTRODUCTION
Everyone loves reading about the newest enthusiast level video card. They are fun to play with and the reviews are always interesting to read… however mainstream and budget cards are what support the industry. Very few of us can afford to slap down the cash required to pick up an ATI 9800XT. (To those who can, more power to you bro!)
Today we're going to take a look at a card that is currently being billed by some as the best mainstream video card for the money, the ATI 9600XT.
The 9600XT is built on the technology that made the 9600Pro a winner among reviewers. The XT takes it a step further however, and pushes the card's core frequency an extra 100MHz. With a few more tweaks under its belt, the XT is poised to become the king of mainstream cards. Is this card a 'must own'?
We'll see how well it fares at Tweaknews!
ATI CORPORATE PROFILE
Founded in 1985, ATI Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative visual processor solutions. A pioneer, an innovator and a market leader in the graphics industry, ATI provides cutting-edge visual processor technologies for the PC, Macintosh, workstation and notebook markets plus consumer markets including hand-held, set-top box and digital TVs.
ATI's revenues for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2002 were in excess of US $1 billion. ATI has over 1,900 full-time employees supporting customers from its headquarters in Markham, Ontario, Canada, as well as from offices in Barbados, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, The United Kingdom and The United States.