ATI is also announcing the Radeon 9600 XT; a much more exciting derivative of the Radeon 9600 Pro based on a low-k dielectric 0.13-micron process. The benefits of a low-k dielectric are mainly related to shielding from crosstalk in high transistor density chips; the benefit of a low-k process is mainly the ability to scale up clock speeds, which is why you will see that ATI is able to clock the 9600 XT at 500MHz. According to ATI, the Radeon 9600 XT should be the first mainstream part to outperform the Radeon 9700 Pro in all situations – not bad for a $199 card.

The Radeon 9600 XT will hit the streets sometime in November and we’ll be sure to bring you coverage of that card as soon as we get our hands on one.

Finally we have the NV38, NVIDIA’s Fall refresh part; we won’t see NV40 and R4x0 until next Spring so both companies are bringing out higher clocked versions of their current cards in order to compete during the holidays.

Just like the Radeon 9800 XT, the NV38 is basically a higher clocked version of the NV35 (GeForce FX 5900 Ultra) with a new cooling system. Now running at 475/475 (950MHz DDR), the NV38 boasts a 5% increase in core clock and an 11% increase in memory frequency.

The card will officially be launched next month but we’re going to be able to bring you a preview of the NV38’s performance today.

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  • Anonymous User - Saturday, October 4, 2003 - link

    The MS flightsim tests might have v-sync enabled. That would explain the strange test results Reply
  • dswatski - Saturday, October 4, 2003 - link

    AND: Age of Mythology AND: Rendering with Adobe Premiere Pro with support for second monitor. Reply
  • Anonymous User - Saturday, October 4, 2003 - link

    gf Reply
  • Rogodin2 - Saturday, October 4, 2003 - link

    That was a pathetic review because there were way too many varibles and the fact that anand stated that there were no valid premises to reach a conclusion should have been taken to heart before he decided to publish such a POS as this.

    rogo
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  • Anonymous User - Friday, October 3, 2003 - link

    This info is simply unofficial, as DX doesn't want to stir up the industry more than has alredy been done. As some might recall, 3dfx was given the same ultimatum back in 99', yet the news wasn't even released until 2 years later after Reply
  • Anonymous User - Friday, October 3, 2003 - link

    So by all means, Do Not Download Detonator 50 Drivers!!! Along with this, NV has been caught cheating on benchmarks as they usually do over at Anandtech . Notice that all of the realworld benchmarks perform better on ATi, yet all synthetic benchmarks perform better by a large margin on NV hardware. "These violations are inexcusable" said a DX employee, and I'd have to agree. So without the inside drive on DX10, NV will not be able to even optimize their cards as ATi can and will probably fall into bankruptsy just as 3dfx did before them...
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  • Anonymous User - Friday, October 3, 2003 - link

    NVIDIA out of DX10? Discuss
    There's an interesting link on Gearbox Software's forums that claim NVIDIA has been shunned by Microsoft's DirectX team for future versions of the API - Thanks SidiasX!

    Nvidia's NV38 (along with the rest of the FX series) has been dubbed as a substandard card by team dx. This means that DX will not include NV in it's developement range for directx10. Team DX made the decision "as a favor to the graphics industry". Team DX claims that NV violated their partnership agreement by changing the DX9 code with their latest set of drivers as caught by Xbit labs recently. This violates the licensing agreement and conpromises DX's quality in order to make it seem as if ATi and NV cards alike display the same image quality (which would be really bad in this case). This can only be fixed by reinstalling dx9b.

    ATI's "Development Agreement"


    it's looking bad for Nvidia..
    Reply
  • Anonymous User - Friday, October 3, 2003 - link

    NVIDIA out of DX10? Discuss
    There's an interesting link on Gearbox Software's forums that claim NVIDIA has been shunned by Microsoft's DirectX team for future versions of the API - Thanks SidiasX!

    Nvidia's NV38 (along with the rest of the FX series) has been dubbed as a substandard card by team dx. This means that DX will not include NV in it's developement range for directx10. Team DX made the decision "as a favor to the graphics industry". Team DX claims that NV violated their partnership agreement by changing the DX9 code with their latest set of drivers as caught by Xbit labs recently. This violates the licensing agreement and conpromises DX's quality in order to make it seem as if ATi and NV cards alike display the same image quality (which would be really bad in this case). This can only be fixed by reinstalling dx9b.

    ATI's "Development Agreement"


    it's looking bad for Nvidia..
    Reply
  • Anonymous User - Friday, October 3, 2003 - link

    NVIDIA out of DX10? Discuss
    There's an interesting link on Gearbox Software's forums that claim NVIDIA has been shunned by Microsoft's DirectX team for future versions of the API - Thanks SidiasX!

    Nvidia's NV38 (along with the rest of the FX series) has been dubbed as a substandard card by team dx. This means that DX will not include NV in it's developement range for directx10. Team DX made the decision "as a favor to the graphics industry". Team DX claims that NV violated their partnership agreement by changing the DX9 code with their latest set of drivers as caught by Xbit labs recently. This violates the licensing agreement and conpromises DX's quality in order to make it seem as if ATi and NV cards alike display the same image quality (which would be really bad in this case). This can only be fixed by reinstalling dx9b.

    ATI's "Development Agreement"


    it's looking bad for Nvidia..
    Reply
  • Anonymous User - Friday, October 3, 2003 - link

    The CPu is not out.
    the NV38 is not out
    the new drivers 52.14 are not out.
    and these drivers have issues and probably IQ degradation.

    the test should go up to 1600 x 1200 at least,
    we should stress video cards not CPU's.
    DX9 needs to be included in the benches.

    I know what my next card will be ,
    ATI will be replacing my Nvidia soon.

    I want to play HL2 and TR aod.(I love the game).

    I remember , years ago ,when ATI came out with a faster card and the next day Nvidia had a new driver that increased performance by 25%.

    I'm still disgusted since the cheat drivers with bad IQ, and poor DX9 .





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