Category: Monitor and Video Cards
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 512 MB
Operating System: Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: M11 / 07 Jan 2008
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 is the AGP pendant of the ATI Mobility Radeon X600. At the time of its manufacturing, it was the fastest graphic card that was available for notebooks and it was the one that started the time of gaming notebooks. Its name may suggest that it is related to desktop graphic card of 9700 though technically it is not. When one compares it with Radeon 9600, it is possible to note that it is highly clocked. However, its performance is just like that of X1400. ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 is codenamed M11 and its pipelines are 4/2 Pixel-/Vertexshader. Its core speed is 450 MHz and its memory speed is 275MHz while its memory Bus width is 128/64 Bit. Its memory type is DDR and the maximum amount of memory is 256 MB. ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 has no shred memory and its DirectX is DirectX 9 and Shader 2.0.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The features of ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 include Smartshader 2.0, Smoothvision 2.1 and Powerplay 4.0. The notebook size is regarded as medium. It has also the first notebook processor in the world that featured low-k technology. Low k materials are in many cases porous and fragile and this makes them easily damaged when they are being cleansed. TSMC is the foundry that makes the Mobility Radeon 9700 for ATI and it uses a silicon oxide based low k chemical vapor deposition film Applied Materials. ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 is implemented at varying speeds between 390MHz and 450 MHz, all depending on particular manufacture or the notebooks configuration and model. The memory also varies in frequencies depending on thermal considerations and stability. The chip that is strapped in GERICOM Hummer 30680, for example is qualified to run with a core clock of 405MHz. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 errors before installing any driver updates.