Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by fantasi, Mar 27, 2004.
How do you find this info out from the computer?
right click a blank part of the desktop and press properties > settings, will tell you there, card type attached to monitor type.
Are you asking because you think you have been sold a 9700 instead of a 9700 Pro ?
Its actually under:
Right Click blank area of screen - select properties - select settings - select advanced tab - select adapter. Will say at top of screen.
Right click My COmputer - select manage - select device manager - select display adapter. All of your hardware is under device manager.
yeah i did that but it just says radeon 9700 Series....=\
and you were expecting a pro?
yup...well thats what i thought i would get......obviously there is a difference in core and memory frequency. does anyone have a default 9700 and 9700 pro in terms of speed for each of them?
Try these two links.
hmm thats strange... mine says 9700 pro, but i didnt buy a pro...
got lucky did u ? lol i woudn't mind that if u dont like it send it here
Umm, didn't it say on the box or was this a used card?
You can also download sisoft sandra and under the video card info it will say
The ati web site has a comparison page where you can select 2 cards and see the differences.
If you have the pro it hsould have an overclocking option in their control panel that will show you the speeds.
9700 Pro should be 325 core/300 mem, if I remember correctly... I actually bought a card expecting a Pro, but it was a whitebox OEM made by powercolor. I found out much later that Powercolor doesn't clock their OEM cards as high. It came clocked @ 325/300, but would crash constantly at those speeds... I found out from Powercolor's site that it was only supposed to be 277 core, 270 mem. I run it at around 285/290 and it runs fine now. But I thought I was buying a pro.
Strange what you say, I bought a Powercolor 9800Pro (brand new, retail, but half the retail price at time it was launched about 1 year ago or so...), and it is clocked as Ati tells it should be, minus 2-3Mhz but Sazar (Ati specialist here) told me at this time is was normal to have a tiny difference from one video card to another... but mine isn't an OEM one, that should explain it...
hehe, mine's actually a 9500pro
Oddly enough, ONLY the 9700 Bulk/OEM is clocked lower than its retail counterpart.... I saw a 9800 OEM that was clocked at ATI-spec. Figures, though.. my luck, I get the one junker. I paid $280 for it a year ago, when the pros were still $400 in stores, so I don't guess it was all that bad. It plays everything I throw at it.
the actual clocks for the 9700pro are 324/310 mhz... core/mem...
the clocks for the stock 9700 are 275/270 core/mem
an overclocking tool such as rage3d's tuner or one of various others will report your exact core/mem speeds...
There was quite a few questions a while ago at rage3d forums from people who had bought a 9700pro but thought they had been sent a 9700. There is a few ways to turn a non pro into a pro and the only way to tell the difference that I now of is by looking at the brand and model number of the memory on the actual card not by software
I have a 9500 Pro but it still shows up as a 9700 Pro.
Never could figure that out.
oh well i think i have a 9700 pro from the speed check. thanks guys. but now, the default 320 317 is makin price of persia seem as if i overclocked it, you know when u see all those artifacts that are not suppose to be tehre. i didnt even overclock it yet . So i was thinking should i change the fan on the card with this http://www.pccasegear.com/prod1065.htm . I mean will it make a difference. Ive already got artic silver 3 so that should help. Tell me if i should buy that. thx
the default clocks are 324/310... perhaps what you have is a flashed 9500 series card...
btw the vga silencer is apparently a decent product... several people I know have used it and say its pretty decent...