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    FIC A96P Radeon 9600 Pro Review
    Author: Jakester
    Date Posted: July 29th, 2003
    SLRating: SLRating: 9.5/10
    Bottom Line: Overall, the A96P is an excellent card with great overclocking ability. Will it give you the maximum amount of performance for your money, read on to find out in our official review....

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    Cost vs. Effectiveness:


    Video Card

    Price (USD) 

    Cost Difference

    RADEON 9800 Pro 256MB $452 + $309
    RADEON 9800 Pro 128MB $334 + $191
    RADEON 9700 128MB $224 + $81
    RADEON 9600 Pro 128MB $143  
    GeForce FX 5900 128MB $356 + $213
    GeForce FX 5600 128MB $151 + $8
    Prices courtesy of

    When you talk about cost vs. effectiveness you have to take your mind off of the politics, the spec sheets, and put yourself into a real-world situation. If you're like me, in college and broke, you probably aren't very eager to drop $400-$500 on a video card. Unless your constantly buying the newest games and running them at insane resolutions, you can usually buy the cheaper card and still get amazing performance by tweaking a few settings and/or by over-clocking (Muahah). We will be taking a look at the performance of the ATI Radeon 9700 Pro, the MSI FX5600, and the FIC A96P (9600 Pro). I've chosen these 2 cards because I feel they are the most comparable cards to the A96P in terms of cost and performance. The price difference between the A96P and the 9700 is $81, while the difference between the A96P and the FX5600 is only $8. We'll soon find out if the extra money is worth it.

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    1. Introduction
    2. Cost vs Effectiveness
    3. Caard Layout
    4. Testing Setup
    5. Testing
    6. Video Game Benchmarks
    7. Overclocking
    8. Conclusions

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