With Radeon 9800 and 9600 Pro cards out now, there’s still a gap to be filled; one of good bang for the buck without sacrificing pipelines nor putting you too much out of pocket. Here’s a gander at FIC’s 9500 Pro offering – a no frills package, with the exception of its insane Overclocking capabilities... Here’s a snip:
“As the inspirational lyrist and voice of a generation Mr. Bob Dylan wrote, “the times they are a changin...” or so the song goes and so does my thought yet again to these words while looking for a way to describe my feelings on a particular piece of hardware. The piece of hardware I am referring to is the A95P (Radeon 9500 Pro AGP 8x 128MB) from FIC, which is based on the VPU from the wonderful CANADIAN company ATI. Perhaps it is not so much the A95P that brought forth the lyrics but the new movement on the part of ATI to share with others the fruits of their labors in the R&D department for eye candy goodness which we all love to drool over.”
OCAddiction has just put the finishing touches on our review of the ATI Radeon 9800 Pro. We were dying to know if this thing is actually worth the jack over the Radeon 9700, so we decided to put it head to head with one and find out! Here's a blurb from the review..
"Another, more important, improvement of the R350 GPU is higher clock speeds. The clock speed of the RADEON 9700 PRO is 325 MHz and ATI has managed to improve the core clock speed of the RADEON 9800 PRO to 380MHz. Not bad. That is a 17% increase in core clock speed even with staying with the .15u manufacturing process that was used on the R300 GPU."
Many of us in the overclocking community love to push every little bit of power out of our components whenever possible. Whether its upgrading equipment or improving on our existing hardware, many find themselves doing hours of work for a small drop in temperature, a gain in clock speeds, or both if possible. Lapping a heat sink is a common way to improve a system's cooling factor, but what about the component the heat sink itself is trying to cool? If that component isn't as flat as the heat sink, then there was probably little-to-no gain in lapping the heat sink to that component. Today, we'll show you how to lap your video card processor core.
The Dremel Flexi-Shaft is a flexible cable attachment for use with the Dremel rotary tool. Its smaller diameter size and flexible cable can help you to get greater control and precision out of a Dremel