3D Prophet Radeon 9800 Pro review -
On the next four pages we'll show you some photo's we took of this product. The images where taken in 2560x1920 pixels and then scaled down. The camera used was a Sony DCS-F707 5.1 MegaPixel.
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Front side view: new copper cooling, a bit louder than we are used to from ATI. No ramsinks. The reference design is very close to the Radeon 9700 Pro, some components are located on a different position. If you look closely (upper left) a few capacitors seem to have a small heatsink also. We'll show that in more detail later.
On the backside we notice the same, ramsinks and a board layout close to the Radeon 9700 Pro. Also a very nice copper GPU cooler on the backside. The GPU ladies and gentlemen runs VERY hot. If the card is doing hard work I would not recommend touching any GPU sink.
From left to right: CRT/VGA, SVideo and DVI-I output connectors
So here we have this product that balances in the upper region of the low-end segment and the lower segment if the mid-range performing product. The 3D Prophet 9600 with 256 MB DDR memory
3D Prophet Radeon 9800 Pro review
Once again it's Hercules who did an amazing thing with it's new Radeon 9800 Pro. Lovely blue PCB, copper ramsinks, GPU front and backside cooled with copper plated cooling and even some capacitors have little copper ramsinks.
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Read it again .. yes 9700 .. not 9700 Pro ! ATi really is saturating the market quite good with a card that fits any budget and system. Therefore ladies and gentlemen next to the 9000, 9000 Pro, 9100, 9500, 9500 Pro and 9700 Pro they now introduce you the Radeon 9700.