Creative has announced a powerful new graphics card designed for serious gamers and other PC users demanding maximum visual performance. The Creative 3D Blaster 5 RX9800 Pro comes in 128MB or 256MB DDR II models. They are powered by an eight-pipeline ATI Radeon 9800 Pro visual processing unit (VPU) and fully support Microsoft DirectX9 with Smartshader and Smoothvision 2.1 technology. Compatible with an 8x AGP bus, the cards offer three display output options for 3D gaming via PC monitor, television screen or digital LCD panel. Along with the new RX9600 Pro, both versions of the RX9800 Pro are available from Creative.
RRP: 9600 $499; 9800 128MB $1099; 9800 256MB DDR II $1299