Reviews and Problems with ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
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ATI Radeon 9000 Pro Review
3 September 2002
Excerpt: A lot of you hardcore enthusiasts, touting your GeForce4 Ti’s or even Radeon 9700s, may be unexcited by this card, and rightfully so. However, the sub-$200 market is one of the hottest selling markets for both ATI and NVIDIA, since the average consumer isn’t willing to spend $400 on a video card, and it’s also a hot choice for OEMs.
Excerpt: ATi - the worlds largest supplier of video cards - unveiled their new line of Radeon graphics cards a short while ago, and we are one of the first in Europe to receive the Radeon 9000 Pro, their......
Summary: The card will be entering the market at $129 USD which is incredibly cheap for a DX8.1 compliant video card. The card is firmly aimed at the mass market and I think ATI will sell these by the bucket load once they are out on retail stores. Remember, not everybody wants to spend $400+ on a video card and for this price you get everything you need and more. The 2D quality is excellent as always with ATI. I have yet to see a NVIDIA card equal this quality.
Pros: Fully DX8.1 Compliant, Very low price, Beats its nearest competitor hands down, Future proof, Ideal card for non enthusiasts wanting a great deal of power, Superb 2D quality, TV out & Multimonitor support
Conclusion: ATI’s RADEON 9000 PRO is the new king of the hill in the value market. NVIDIA’s GeForce4 MX just can’t match the feature set of ATI’s latest budget chip. However, just because the RADEON 9000 PRO is loaded with features doesn’t make it the perfect card for any gamer on a budget. As our performance results demonstrated, the RADEON 8500/8500LE and the GeForce4 Ti 4200 often outperform the RADEON 9000 PRO.
Conclusion: Architecturée autour du processeur graphique du même nom, la Radeon 9000 Pro est une carte graphique de milieu de gamme. Toutefois, grâce au support des modes DirectX 8.1 et AGP 8x, elle pourrait bientôt surpasser les cartes animées par les puces Geforce MX.
Excerpt: ATI torna all'attacco nel settore delle schede video di fascia entry level con un prodotto pienamente compatibile DirectX 8.1 in diretta concorrenza con le schede della famiglia nVidia GeForce 4 MX.