View Full Version : RADEON 9600 series 256mb for XSI?

11 November 2004, 12:41 AM
Have a question. I'm looking into purchasing into purchasing Softimage. Question about the graphics card for this software. Is there anyone running Softimage and using a RADEON 9600 series 256mb graphics card? Fi so, are you able to make this combo work? If so, what drivers set are you using?

11 November 2004, 07:31 AM
I'm using XSI perfectly succesfully with my Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB card. Ok, it's not exactly the same as 9600, but I'm pretty sure they should compare quite well. Radeon 9600 are basically just a slower version of 9800's (Though they use a different cores and everything, but anyways). Both have the same features and everything.
And my work 'puter uses an Ati card too, an 9100 series, which is also perfectly running XSI.

The drivers I'm currently using are Catalyst 4.10, I haven't bothered to install the newest 4.11 yet. And older driver's from atleast Catalyst 4.6 have been working for me perfectly in XSI. Never a single problem regarding my gfx-card.

My work 'puters 9100 had this small annoyance that the render region tool wasn't showing the region when "drawing" it, but it would appear after releasing the mousebutton, but it had some ancient drivers then, and it was corrected with newest drivers so it's working perfectly too now.

Horrible gibberish what I just wrote, but hope it helps. Bottom line is that yes I'm 90% sure it'll work, or if it won't it'll not be youy gfx-card's fault.

11 November 2004, 04:51 PM
My card is an ATI brand X800 Pro, Catalyst 4.10. Haven't done anything in XSI that really stresses this card, other than playing with sub division levels. On top of that it plays HL2 great, so I get to work and play.

11 November 2004, 05:30 PM
I'm using a radeon 9600 pro 128mb with xsi 4 and everything seems to be a ok. I'm using catalyst drivers 4.11. In the past using xsi 3 and 3.5 i had a problem with raycast polygon selecting but this has been fixed by either xsi 4 or newer catalyst drivers.

11 November 2004, 05:40 PM
you guys using the 9800...right now at work I have a fire gl 500 (ithink) and it doesnt show me the opengl realtime shadows in well, real time.... it takes about 2 minutes to refresh and sometimes doesnt show at all.... so my Q is does it do this on your cards or does it actually do realtime??

11 November 2004, 05:54 PM
well i just tried realtime shadows with my 9600 pro. It slows the animation playback down alot but the shadows are pretty much real time. in other words i'm not waiting for 2 mins for it to refresh

11 November 2004, 09:58 PM
thanks. thats all i needed to know.

11 November 2004, 08:35 AM
I am using a 9600 Pro 256 mb myself and XSI doesn't seem to be showing my viewports. The interface itself will come up, but I can't see any of my grids. When I minimize, then maximize again, I just see my desktop where the viewports should be. Does anyone have any thoughts as to what may be causing this? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

11 November 2004, 09:04 AM
When I used a radeon 9600 256Mo with xsi 3.5 I experienced display problems, like raycast not working properly and white text boxes instead of grey.
We installed these drivers and everything was corrected :

Now with xsi 4 we no longer have troubles.
Hope it helps !

11 November 2004, 10:17 AM
To anyone having raycast problems.....

When i had theses problems i found an easy way to temporarily fix it. Save your work and close xsi and change the desktop from 32bit to 16bit. and reopen xsi

11 November 2004, 11:32 PM
I have a RADEON 6900 256MB, no problem here.
If u use the newest cathalyst, omega or another radeon driver, disable the new AI option to avoid some crashes. (That works for me, using omega).
Make a search for ati radeon drivers in the forum.


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