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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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    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.

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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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