graphics card queerie

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by daggett2, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. daggett2 macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2004
    Is there a difference between the ATI Radeon 9000 Pro and ATI Radeon 9600 XT (both 128MB). I'm designer and do some video editting. Is one designed more for graphics as opposed to gaming?
    I'm getting a new mac and Apple will install the XT cheaper, but is it the proper card?
    I know this sounds stupid but i can't get a straight answer anywhere. thanx.
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    I'm going to make a semi-wild guess and say that the 9600 is faster, in clock speed, memory speed etc.
  3. Jigglelicious macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2004
    The 9600XT is about twice as fast as the 9000 Pro. There is no reason to get the slower card.
  4. daggett2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2004
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002

    check the Mac Radeon 9000 and the PC 9600 XT

    While the Apple OEM version usually isn't clock at the same as the PC, you'll get an idea what changed in the chip technology.

    will give you an idea about the graphic app benchmarks to see if it's worthwhile to spend more than $50 on a video card update.

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