SLCentral - Your logical choice for computing and technology
Latest Deals   
Various options regarding this article
Discuss This Article
Print This Article
E-Mail This Article

  • Home
  • Search
  • Forums
  • Hardware
  • Games
  • Tech News
  • Deals
  • Prices
  • A Guru's World
  • CPU/Memory Watch
  • Site Info
  • Latest News
    Corsair TX750W Power Supply Unit Review
    Businesses For Sale
    Shure E530PTH Earphones Review
    Guide to HDTVs
    Cheap Web Hosting
    >> Read More
    Latest Reviews
    Corsair TX750W Power Supply Unit - 4-/-0/2008
    Shure E530PTH Earphones - 9-/-0/2007
    Suunto T6 Wrist Top Computer - 1-/-0/2007
    Suunto X9i Wristwatch - 9-/-0/2006
    Shure E3g Earphones - 5-/-0/2006
    >> Read More
    SL Newsletter
    Recieve bi-weekly updates on news, new articles, and more

    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....

    Find the lowest price for this product
    Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    >> Discuss This Article

    Video Game Benchmarks:

    Now lets take a look at how the cards perform when the time calls for some fraggin'! Lets start it off with the infamous UT2K3 benchmarks in D3D (Direct 3D). For the UT2K3 benchmarks we used HardOcp's UT Benchmark utility v2.1. The following information about the utility's "High Quality" test is posted on their website to explain what they've done- take a look....

    It should be mentioned that the "High Quality" test which was used within this utility loads an INI file which automatically forces the maximum detail and quality settings available within the game with some additional enhancements. Specifically ( from the utility's FAQ ):

    For the MaxDetail.ini I made the following changes:


    DetailTexMipBias= -0.8
    DefaultTexMipBias= -0.8

    (We felt that slightly more aggressive LOD would both sharpen image quality and increase the demand slightly for the highest detail quality setting.)

    One thing to note is that V-Sync has been disabled on all three cards, now lets begin.








    The results remain quite similar to the previous ones with the 9700 out in the lead and the FX5600 and A96P battling it out to claim the best cost-efficient graphics card in all the land- well at least in this review. Before we end the game benchmarks lets take a look at another popular benchmark- Comanche 4.


    With the results in, it appears that while all three cards obviously decrease in performance as the AA and resolutions are increased, the 9600 and 9700 decrease much slower than the FX5600. In every game-benchmark the 9600 is the clear victor over the FX5600 and at a lesser cost. I think its clear which of the two cards wins the award for most cost-efficient graphics card. Next up is one of my personal favorites.

    Overclocking Go the the next page
    Article Options

    Post/View Comments   Post/View Comments
    Print this article   Print This Article
    E-mail this article   E-Mail This Article
    Article Navigation

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

    If you liked this review, you may like...

    ATI Radeon 9700 Review

    Sony Ericsson T68i Review

    Handspring Treo 270 PDA Review

    Browse the various sections of the site
    Reviews, Articles, News, All Reviews...
    Reviews, Articles, News...
    Regular Sections
    A Guru's World, CPU/Memory Watch, SLDeals...
    Forums, Register(Free), Todays Discussions...
    Site Info
    Search, About Us, Advertise...
    Copyright 1998-2007 . All Rights Reserved. Tuesday 20th March 2018 09:55 AM Legal | Advertising | Site Info