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ATI Radeon 9500

Graphics Processor
Pixel Shaders
Vertex Shaders
64 MB
Memory Size
Memory Type
256 bit
Bus Width
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The Radeon 9500 was a graphics card by ATI, launched in March 2003. Built on the 150 nm process, and based on the R300 graphics processor, the card supports DirectX 9.0. The R300 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 218 mm² and 110 million transistors. It features 4 pixel shaders and 4 vertex shaders, 4 texture mapping units and 4 ROPs. Due to the lack of unified shaders you will not be able to run recent games at all (which require unified shader/DX10+ support). ATI has placed 64 MB DDR memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 275 MHz, memory is running at 270 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the ATI Radeon 9500 does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 12 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video. Radeon 9500 is connected to the rest of the system using an AGP 8x interface.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: R300
Architecture: Rage 8
Process Size: 150 nm
Transistors: 110 million
Die Size: 218 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Mar 1st, 2003
Production Status: End-of-life
Bus Interface: AGP 8x

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 275 MHz
Memory Clock: 270 MHz
540 MHz effective


Memory Size: 64 MB
Memory Type: DDR
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Bandwidth: 17.28 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders: 4
Vertex Shaders: 4
TMUs: 4
ROPs: 4
Pixel Rate: 1.100 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate: 275.0 MVertices/s
Texture Rate: 1.100 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width: Single-slot
TDP: 12 W
Outputs: 1x DVI
1x VGA
1x S-Video
Power Connectors: None
Board Number: 942

Graphics Features

DirectX: 9.0
OpenGL: 2.0
OpenCL: N/A
Vulkan: N/A
Pixel Shader: 2.0
Vertex Shader: 2.0


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Card Notes

Variant Memory: 128 MB

R300 GPU Notes

Graphics/Compute: GFX2
Video Shader
Video Immersion II
Programmable pixel&vertex pipelines