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Review - ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

Review by Edward Chang, call sign: Big_E

December 30, 2002

 

Feature Comparison:

Cards

ATI Radeon 9700 Pro ATI Radeon 9000 Pro ATI Radeon 9000 ATI Radeon 8500 128MB ATI Radeon 7500 MSI GeForce4 TI4600 MSI GeForce4 TI4200 EVGA GeForce4 MX440 Leadtek GeForce3
Chip Technology 512-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Manufacturing Process .15 u .15 u .15 u .15 u .15 u .15 u .15 u .15 u .15 u
Transistors 110 37 37 60 30 63 63 29 57
Fill Rate (MegaPixels) 2600 1100 900 1100 580 1200 900 540 800
Fill Rate (GigaTexels) 2.6 2.2 2.0 2.2 1.74 2.4 2.0 1.08 1.6
Memory Bandwidth 19.8 GB 8.8 GB 8.0 GB 8.8 GB 7.4 GB 9.6 GB 8.0 GB 6.4 GB 7.4 GB
8X AGP Bus Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Memory 256-bit 128MB Samsung 2.86-ns DDR  64MB Hynix 3.3-ns DDR 64MB Hynix 4-ns DDR 128MB Hynix 3.3-ns DDR 64MB Samsung 4-ns DDR 128MB Samsung 2.86-ns DDR 128MB Hynix 4-ns DDR 64MB Samsung 5-ns DDR 64MB 3.8-ns DDR
GPU Clock 325 275 250 275 290 300 250 270 200
Memory Clock 310 275 250 275 230 300 250 200 230
Pixel Shader Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
Pixel Pipelines 8 4 4 4 2 4 4 2 4
Texture Units Per Pipe 2 1 1 2 3 2 2 2 2
DirectX Generation 9.0 8.1 8.1 8.1 7.0 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.0
Memory Optimizations Hyper-Z III Hyper-Z II Hyper-Z II Hyper-Z II Hyper-Z LMA II LMA II LMA II LMA
Display Outputs 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
Chip Internal Ramdacs 2x400 MHz 2x400 MHz 2x400 MHz 2x400 MHz 2x350 MHz 2x350 MHz 2x350 MHz 350 MHz 350 MHz
Approximate Price $350 $100 $80 $120 $60 $250 $150 $75 $100

 

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