Pros: Nice directx 9.x features, like advanced lighting, anisotropic filtering, antialiasing...u can say good immage quality and ATI was allways good in 2D like Matrox.
Cons: But the main point in 3D accelerating is geometrical calculation and prossecing. And this is still the domain of the unreachable nVidia. Therefor u will always get better results with nvidia if u turn off these quality features and concentrate on 3D calcu
Pros: Very overclockable - excellent updated drivers - Great value for an older high end card with all the latest supported features.
Cons: Does not behave well with ATI TV Tuner cards - the TV turner card freezes up frequently since the Radeon 9700 Pro card was installed (only system change - so pretty sure it has to do with the latest ATI drivers)
Pros: Where would you like me to begin? The strength of this card strong arms any game thrown atit without any hiccups. The versatility has amazed me with multiple configurations and mutiple monitor uses. It fits well even in the most crowded chassis.
Cons: Nothing is 100% faultless, but I can't think of anything that constitutes fault in the 9700 Pro. It is power hungry, so feed it well. I had to upgrade my power supply from a 350 watt to 480 watt.
Pros: very good speed with Windows XP as i dont see any problems since I bought 2 years ago - it running prefer also very good with gaming, it great card ive seen, nae crashing or hang-up, etc.. it went very smooth, it still great for anything with software inc