Power-Color sent over one of their new video cards, a Radeon 9200SE. This card has some new and older technologies implemented into it such as SMARTSHADER, SMOOTHVISION, FULLSTREAM and VIDEO IMMERSION. Though DirectX 9 has come out this card is only DirectX 8.1 compatible. Even though this video card is a budget card it would have been nice for it to support DirectX 9. Below is a comparison chart between the Radeon 9200, 9200SE, and 9200 Pro. The 9200SE is the slowest in the 9200 series of cards and only has a 64-bit memory interface; as you can see this is definitely a budget card.
|RADEON™ 9200SE||RADEON™ 9200||RADEON™ 9200 PRO|
Below are the specifications for the video card that were pulled from the Power-Color website. The card looks to be pretty low end however it does have a lot of features that look like they will help the card perform well. Also the fact that this card is a low profile budget card makes it perfect for LAN applications or project systems.
|Chipset||Radeon 9200||Video in/out||Video Out|
|Memory||64MB DDR||TV Connector||RCA|
Power-Color RADEON 9200™ SE9 series delivers a dazzling 3D experience to PC enthusiasts with the best performance in its class, optimized for today’s most compelling gaming environments and applications. Driven by an advance quad-pipe architecture, RADEON™ 9200 supports the AGP 8X standard, doubling the bandwidth of competing products and enabling more engaging characters and effects.
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