Reviews and Problems with ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
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17 June 2004
Summary: If you are looking for a mid-range card before the release of the ATi's X600 or even afterwards, you should not overlook the 9600XT from ATi. This review has shown that this card can hold its own in the current mid-range market, even with hard-to-handle games like Halo and UT2004. For $199, for the ATi version, or a bit cheaper for the other guy's, this card offers solid performance for an OK price.
Conclusion: ATI has delivered another winner with the ALL-IN-WONDER 9600. ATI has taken the ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 PRO’s best feature (dual VGA) and brought it to a lower price point, plus it features the capable RV360 and THEATER 200 chips. This 1-2 combination gives the ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 good performance in a wide variety of software applications.
Summary: What have we learned here children? :) We have learned that this card kicks major booty for the price. Sure, it's not going to perform as well as a RADEON 9700/9800, but those cards are a few hundred dollars more expensive and should not really be compared. If you are in the market for a mid range video card that will not break your bank this is the one you have been dreaming of.
Pros: Mainstream DX9 Gaming for the budget conscious, Superb Performance in all of today's games, Good 2D & 3D performance, Under $200, 128 Meg DDR Ram
Conclusion: Despite the setback for small form-factor users, ATI’s got another homerun with the ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 PRO. The biggest addition would obviously be the dual VGA support. This is a feature that multiple RADEON VPUs have been capable of supporting, but due to size constraints, ATI’s multimedia team has never been able to integrate this in an ALL-IN-WONDER product. If you wanted dual displays, one of them had to be the TV.