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Difference between 9500 Pro & 9500 Atlantis

  allstar 13:14 25 May 03


Can anyone tell me the difference between the ATI Radeon 9500 Pro and the 9500 Atlantis?

I am looking to buy a graphics card with this chip and notice a bit of a price difference.

  kane_2002k 18:45 25 May 03

Instead of a 256-bit memory interface like the (9700 series), the 9500 series has to make do with 128-bit. 4 pixel pipelines are stripped away in the 9500, The 9500 PRO, however, gets the full 8 pixel pipelines and 128 MB.

9500 PRO, the memory bandwidth is 8.8 GB/s, due to the memory bus, which has been reduced to 128-bit (from the 9700). The fill rate (2.2 GPixel), however, is identical to that of the 9700. With the 9500 (non-PRO version), the fillrate is reduced to 1.1 GPixel, due to the 4 pixel pipelines that have been left out. Here, you can expect dramatic slumps in performance.

If you can afford it i would go for the 9500 pro.

  allstar 18:50 25 May 03

Thank you very much.

  rev.bem 18:51 25 May 03

9500 Atlantis works under water :-)

Seriously though all i can find is the 9500 Atlantis is manufactured by Sapphire not ATI

click here

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