IMG Examines the Radeon 9000 Pro
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IMG has posted a look at ATI's latest retail offering for the Mac, the Radeon 9000 Pro. This powerful AGP card has 64MB of memory and full shader support at a price point of $170 (MSRP). Here's a clip from the preview:
As Apple and ATI work to improve OpenGL support under OS X, Jaguar users are only going to be seeing more and more improvements. Apple's latest 10.2.3 update to Mac OS X brought texture compression previously unavailable to shipping games like Jedi Knight II and Soldier of Fortune II. Previously when running the Jedi Knight II demo on Highest settings, the Radeon 9000 Pro could only average about 6 Frames Per Second due to the game's incredible detailed high-resolution textures. Now with texture compression enabled, the demo can run upwards of 40 FPS on the Radeon 9000, showing how much of a difference these OpenGL improvements can make.For more on the Radeon 9000, which is expected to ship this week at the Macworld Expo, read the full preview.
IMG Preview: Radeon 9000
Radeon 9000 Pro
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