Paladin of the Pegasos
Posts: 1423 from 2003/4/13
Dunno, I upgraded the 9600 in my G5 to a 9650 for the sole purpose of having DualLink DVI and sometimes later I downgraded to a 9000 (not even "Pro") in a G4 with a sidedish of Voodoo.
Performance difference? Never noticed one.
Fair enough. It's all about what works for them. Actually a G4 with Radeon 8500 does make the best setup possible for legacy software. My interest in running legacy software on MorphOS has waned in recent years. Now that I have an Amiga 500 with Vampire, I have even less concern for it.
Overall, there is very little out there that would need more than a 9650 outside of benchmarks and bragging rights on either side of the fence. Why OS4 systems ever shipped with Radeon R9s that aren't anywhere near being fully supported I will never understand.