Radeon 9700 Pro

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by wormy, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. wormy macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2002
    It says the Radeon 9700 is available soon. Anyone have any idea how much longer that'll take an order to ship? Plus, how is it better than the GeForce4 Ti? Thanks!
  2. Kid Red macrumors 65816

    Dec 14, 2001
    I want to know how it stacks up against the GF4MX. Also, are there any issues I would have witha dual gig QS and Cinema Display? I remember hearing about DVD player not working or that it didn't have the connector for my Cineama display. That may have been for older cards, but i want to know if I would have any disadvantages over the GF4MX? I mostly do 2D work and I don't play any games but do watch & burn DVDs.
  3. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    Re: Radeon 9700 Pro

    On PCs the Radeon 9700 is a good 30% or so faster than the GF4 Ti... I am not sure if it will be AS much faster on mac though because the 9700 on PC uses 8x AGP and macs only use 4x AGP
  4. TyleRomeo macrumors 6502a

    Mar 22, 2002
    New York
    Re: Re: Radeon 9700 Pro

    that shouldn't really have an effect on it since PC games aren't taking advantage 8X AGP graphics yet. So it should be pretty much the same performance but the an ADC connection attached.

  5. Ambrose Chapel macrumors 65816

    Ambrose Chapel

    Jul 24, 2002
    "soon" is relative

    At MWNY an ATI rep said the 9000 Pro would be available for retail sale in Sep, and it didn't come out til this month, so....
  6. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    Re: Radeon 9700 Pro

    I would forget both cards if you are getting a new system and then buy the nvidia FX when its released for mac though no formal anouncement has been made yet. The 9700 is supposed to be a lil faster then the titanium but the fx that is coming out should be 3-5 times what these cards are.
  7. Funkatation macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2001
    Geforce FX is slower than the Radeon 9700 Pro when you start turning on AA and AF.

    check reviews at www.anandtech.com and www.tomshardware.com

    and there are rumors than ATI's next gen card the R350 (maybe 9900 pro) will be out in March.
  8. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    I recently saw that the 9700 will be available around the first of April 2003.

    They are having problem keeping up with demand on the PC side so hopefully that's the only thing that's holding up the card on the Mac side.
  9. mattmack macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2002
    San Francisco Area
    Re: Re: Radeon 9700 Pro

    A MWSF the rep said the cards on both sides are 8x and 4x compatible. Oh well guess its almost time for a new system. Anyone want a Dual G4 450:D

    with an ATI 8500:)

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