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Thursday, February 12, 2004
 
Head-to-Head: Radeon 9600 Pro vs. GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
10:55 AM | Lucian Fong | Comment on this story

With the introduction of the Power Macintosh G5, Apple provided users with three options for their BTO video card, among them nVidia’s GeForce FX 5200 Ultra and, for $50 more, the ATI Radeon 9600 Pro. The specifications for the two video cards are nearly identical, which likely leaves Mac gamers who can’t splurge for a Radeon 9800 asking, “Is the Radeon 9600 worth the extra $50?” With the opportunity to try both video cards, Tim Morgan set out to answer that question.

Here is an excerpt from the artcle:

Before you fork over your money for a 5200, however, we must consider the image quality. The Radeon 9600 Pro produces a much nicer image than the GeForce FX 5200 Ultra. Halo’s pixel-shading features are fully supported by the 9600 Pro, and while nVidia is working with Halo developers to better support Halo’s graphical eye candy, for the moment, the GeForce FX 5200 does not support as many special effects, and thus has an easier time with pixel shading, resulting in higher relative frame rates.
For the full results of the comparison, including Halo, Quake 3, and Unreal Tournament 2003 benchmarks, follow the link below.

IMG Feature: Radeon 9600 Pro vs. GeForce FX 5200 Ultra


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