Category: Graphic card
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 16mb
Operating System: Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Latest Version / Release Date: 9700 / Not Stated
The 9700 is rated as an award worth graphics card and destined to be a die hard choice for gamers. The 9700 system requirements include an Intel Pentium 4/iii/ii that is compatible with AGP 2X with a system memory of 128 MB. The computer should have ample power supply so as to supply the graphics card. There should be a DVD driver for DVD play back and software installation. A double data rate 128MB memory chip is required before the installation of the 9700 card. There should be an S video connector for TV/VCR connection and a n independent refresh connector rates for any of the two connected displays. The Radeon 9700 is compatible with windows XP, 2000 and Windows millennium. It features an eight pipeline rendering panel that is of geometric origin which is supported by 8X support.
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 9500 comes with a programmable vertex shaders and pixels with a texture pass of 16. pixel can handle up to 160 instructions with a floating bit of 128 precision. The vertex shaders are up all the way to 1024 with a flow control and a support of multiple render targets. The 10 bit channel precision frame comes with buffer support. The 9700 has a 3 Hierarchical Z buffer with early Z test and Z buffer that is lossless and a faster buffer clear. There is seamless pixel shaders with video intergration that support full stream video technology for de-blocking. Just like the previous cards it comes with an MPEG-2 motion for decoding and a color conversion. It has integrated TMDS transmitter that is supported by a 165 MHz that is DVI 1.0 compliant. It has dual integrated controllers. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Radeon 9700 PRO errors before installing any driver updates.