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ATI Radeon 8500

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The Radeon 8500 was a graphics card by ATI, launched in August 2001. Built on the 150 nm process, and based on the R200 graphics processor, the card supports DirectX 8.1. The R200 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 64 MB DDR memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 275 MHz, memory is running at 275 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the ATI Radeon 8500 does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 23 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video. Radeon 8500 is connected to the rest of the system using an AGP 4x interface.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: R200
Process Size: 150 nm
Transistors: 60 million
Die Size: 68 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Aug 14th, 2001
Production Status: End-of-life
Bus Interface: AGP 4x

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 275 MHz
Memory Clock: 275 MHz
550 MHz effective


Memory Size: 64 MB
Memory Type: DDR
Memory Bus: 128 bit
Bandwidth: 8.80 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders: 4
Vertex Shaders: 2
TMUs: 8
ROPs: 4
Pixel Rate: 1.10 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate: 0.138 GVertices/s
Texture Rate: 2.20 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width: Single-slot
TDP: 23 W
Outputs: 1x DVI
1x VGA
1x S-Video
Power Connectors: None
Board Number: 857

Graphics Features

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


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Card Notes

Variant Memory: 128 MB