Category: Monitor and Video Cards
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 46.78 Mb
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, bit, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.1.9 / 16 Oct 2007
Radeon 9600XT and Radeon 9600 Pro are similar in core and pipeline structures but have some slight variations. The similarities in core and pipeline structures imply that both products have an equal level of DX 9 shader architecture support, which enables them to have advanced full floating Pixel Shader 2.0+ and the more versatile Vertex Shader 2.0 configurations. The + sign indicates that the devices have an incorporated F-Buffer, which augments and makes unlimited the lengths of pixel shader software. In addition, Radeon 9600XT has a -Zcompression that facilitates the inclusion of a -Zcompression feature. Radeon 9600XT operates on a wide range of computer memories and anything in the range of 128 and 256 MB is a good capacity to support the device. Most of the support features for Radeon 9600XT are similar to those required by Smoothvision 2.1. This means that exact Anti-Aliasing and Anti-Aliasing features of Smoothvision 2.1 are found in Radeon 9600XT
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
Radeon 9600XT is an advanced and advantageous device in that it has a lower capacitor requirement as compared to Radeon 9600 Pro. This means that the former has a lower power requirement than the latter, yet has a more enhanced performance. The higher performance of Radeon 9600XT as compared to Radeon 9600 Pro is exhibited by the higher operating speed of the former. In addition, Radeon 9600XT has a PCB design featuring shorter and highly efficient traces that enable devices such as clocks used at high altitude to be as efficient as any other clock by utilizing power in an efficient manner. Another advantage of using Radeon 9600XT is that its small size coupled with a requirement for fewer capacitors makes it occupy a smaller space, thus enabling it to be used in a multiplicity of devices that require tiny cards. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ATI Radeon 9600 XT errors before installing any driver updates.