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ATI Radeon 8500 XT

ATI Radeon 8500 XT Image
The Radeon 8500 XT was a graphics card by ATI, launched in June 2002. Built on the 150 nm process, and based on the R250 graphics processor, the card supports DirectX 8.1. The R250 graphics processor is a relatively small chip with a die area of only 68 mm² and 60 million transistors. It features 4 pixel shaders and 2 vertex shaders, 8 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 128 MB DDR memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 300 MHz, memory is running at 300 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, its power draw is rated at 25 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video. Radeon 8500 XT is connected to the rest of the system using an AGP 4x interface.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: R250
Process Size: 150 nm
Transistors: 60 million
Die Size: 68 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Jun 1st, 2002
Production Status: End-of-life
Bus Interface: AGP 4x

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 300 MHz
Memory Clock: 300 MHz
600 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 128 MB
Memory Type: DDR
Memory Bus: 128 bit
Bandwidth: 9.60 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders: 4
Vertex Shaders: 2
TMUs: 8
ROPs: 4
Pixel Rate: 1.20 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate: 0.150 GVertices/s
Texture Rate: 2.40 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width: Single-slot
TDP: 25 W
Outputs: 1x DVI
1x VGA
1x S-Video

Graphics Features

DirectX: 8.1
OpenGL: 1.4
OpenCL: n/a
Pixel Shader: 1.4
Vertex Shader: 1.1

Card Notes

Unreleased GPU

R250 GPU Notes

Unreleased Chip for Radeon 8500XT