Welcome the Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 universe with an unprecedented combination of power, longevity and cinematic-quality imagery. With its quad-pipe architecture and Microsoft® DirectX® optimized features, RADEON® 9600 Series of visual processors delivers maximum programmability and entertainment value to the most devoted gamer and casual enthusiast alike.
Unprecedented Mainstream Power
The gaming experience draws players even further into its grasp thanks to new levels of immersive, cinematic quality graphics. With a powerful base of four rendering pipelines, two geometry engines, and support for the AGP 8X standard, RADEON® 9600 series delivers unprecedented power to the mainstream segment. Stable board configuration and enhanced process technology deliver high frame rates for faster performance.
Experience unparalleled 3D visual realism with the latest advances in ATI engineering. SMOOTHVISION™ 2.1 offers the sharpest, clearest picture quality with enhanced anti-aliasing that smoothes jagged edges, and anisotropic filtering that sharpens blurry textures to bring out finer image details. SMARTSHADER™ 2.0 features programmable vertex and pixel shaders that deliver hyper-realistic, cinematic imagery to all audiences.
Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 support
RADEON® 9600 series offers full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0, the industry-leading API for the most wanted gaming titles. Leveraging a premium Microsoft® DirectX®9-caliber graphics controller with full precision cinematic quality and 128-bit full floating point precision, players will reap the benefits of improved interactivity, stability and hyper-realistic 3D imagery.
Next Generation Gameplay
Backed by the power and stability of CATALYST™ software suite, RADEON® 9600 series features the industry’s most established cinematic Visual Processing Unit (VPU), now in its 3rd generation. With full support for next-generation titles, RADEON® 9600 series will pay long term dividends for students, gamers and enthusiasts everywhere.