ATI Radeon 9550

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Yes! <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/news/shownews.html?i=22152" target="_new">ATI will sell the Radeon 9550 outside China</A>!
Bye bye 9600SE, <A HREF="http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/video/display/20040328022222.html" target="_new">welcome 9550</A>!

But obviously, I can't find any review or benchmark of this card anywhere. Does anyone have some link to benchmarks or reviews of this card?

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cleeve

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Not really any point of benchmarking it... it's a 9600 with a lower core speed.

They say there'll be 128 and 64 bit version of it too.

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TheRod

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These 9550 might not be that bad, and how well they could overclock? Could they be BIOS modded? I have a lot of questions and I need answer! :smile:

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cleeve

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Someone will make a BIOS for them soon after they come out... actually, I'm sure the 9600 non-pro bios would work on them.

They'd probably overclock as well as any 9600, but since they'd likely come without a cooling fan (just a heatsink, I bet) you'd probably need to get a crystal orb or something to make it worthwhile.

And of course, avoid the 64-bit version.


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9550? will it be slower than 9600 since 9600 has bigger number? :redface: What's the point of producing a card that is even slower than its predecessor?
 

Crashman

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ATI does that all the time, they release good cards and then cheaper versions, followed by even cheaper versions, followed by even cheaper versions. It wouldn't surprize me if they quit making 8500 based cards alltogether and simply went with cheaper versions still of the 9600.

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