Excerpt: ATI RADEON 9500 Pro Performance Analysis Seriously Powerful Mainstream Graphics By: Dave Altavilla November 27, 2002 As you probably are aware, High End / Enthusiast 3D Graphics cards, make up a relatively small slice of the overall TAM (Total Available Market) in the Graphics Card arena. What is perhaps the largest portion of this market, is what some would call "mainstream" graphics, or the value segment.
Conclusion: Looking over everything ATI has brought to the table with the RADEON 9500 PRO, it’s hard not to give this card our Editor’s Choice Award. In terms of performance, the numbers don’t lie. ATI has brought a new level of power to the $200 price point. Even NVIDIA’s GeForce4 Ti 4600 can’t keep up with the RADEON 9500 PRO in many cases! On top of its incredible performance, the feature set of RADEON 9500 PRO is just as impressive.