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Overclock results for PowerColor Radeon 9600PRO 256MB

Discussion in 'Overclocking / Modding' started by mutant, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. mutant

    mutant Junior Member

    Dec 18, 2003
    If anybody has this card or is simply interested, here are my results of overlcocking it.

    Test computer
    -P4 2.4Ghz
    -512MB DDR333
    -PowerColor Radeon 9600 PRO 256MB - speed: 400 core/2*200 memory(stock)
    -Windows XP Pro (best one for testing in my opinion)
    -Newest Catalyst drivers from www.ati.com

    Achieved results
    - Core: 448Mhz
    - Memory: 2*241Mhz

    If either one of those was raised by a small amount, it wouldn't work well anymore. The overclock gave me about 10FPS gain on most of the tests I ran, on other ones the gain was smaller. Pixel Shader was the most noticable speed increase. Also the fill rate increased by a nice number. Overall, Im very happy with the result of the overclock. I know this isn't the best card, considering the speed of memory was lowered by 2*100 than the Radeon 9600 PRO "Built By" ATI, but still its good for now. No additional cooling was used.
  2. anax

    anax Junior Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    I have the same card as yours. First time i bought this card, i can't even get near to those results. I did something with the bios and i ended up with nothing on the screen. Brought it back to the store and change the card. Finally, i got the same results as yours.

    Test computer
    Intel Pentium 4 2.8Ghz
    Kingston 256MB*2 DDR333
    PowerColor Radeon 9600 PRO 256MB - (R96-D3GN)
    Microsoft Windows 2000 pro.
    Omega drivers v2.5.51

    overclock results - using atitool 0.0.20

    Old card (bad flash)
    core clock - 421 Mhz :mad:
    Memory clock - 225 Mhz :mad:

    New card (the one that i'm using)
    core clock - 450.00 Mhz
    Memory clock - 241.20 Mhz

    I was just wondering, can it be the old card that I had before was actually a 9600 pro ez 128 MB ? I looked at the sticker on the card, it shows that it is that model. I guess a sticker wouldn't prove anything. ;) Or maybe the card itself is no good?
    Anyway, at least I know how far this card can be overclocked. Thank you for your results, or else i would just be happy with the old card results and never knew about it. Thanks again :D
  3. itachi

    itachi Junior Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    the 256mb version sucks. you should've gotten the 128mb version. ati didn't release specs for a 256mb version, so you don't exactly get what you'd expect. the core is at 400, but the memory is at 200 x 2. whereas the norm for the memory should be at 300 x 2. your core runs like a pro but your memory runs like a standard. not really double memory if it can't even perform.
  4. anax

    anax Junior Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    Yeap, you're right. I made a mistake buying the 256mb card. :)
  5. nutzy73

    nutzy73 Junior Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    please tell me how can I overclock my 9600pro :(
    Intel Inside Pentium 630 3.0GHz (performance rated at 4.5GHz)
    1024 DDRam
    Powercolor ATi Radeon 9600PRO 256mb:eek:
    ATi Catalyst 7.8


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