gains we saw with 3DMark03 were equally as impressive.
At default speeds the Radeon 9600 Pro posted an overall
score 3180, but when overclocked the overall score jumped to
an even 4000, a 26% increase. Incidentally, the
overclocked 9600 Pro surged past the 9500 Pro as well, but
it was still 679 points behind the 9700 Pro. Looking
at the detailed results shows measurable increases in every
one of the "game" tests that comprise the 3DMark03 suite.
There is something interesting to note in the 3DMark03
tests. When the Radeon 9600 Pro was overclocked, the
CPU score shot way up.
Head-to-Head / Performance
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Comanche 4 with the card overclocked, again show the Radeon
9600 pro outpacing the 9500 Pro at 1024x768, regardless of
what settings were used. When we raised the resolution
to 1600x1200, the 9600 Pro beat the 9500 Pro when AA and
Aniso filtering were disabled, but once those features were
turned on the 9500 Pro took over.