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ATI Radeon 8500 X4

R200 x4
Graphics Processor
4 x4
Pixel Shaders
2 x4
Vertex Shaders
8 x4
TMUs
4 x4
ROPs
64 MB x4
Memory Size
DDR
Memory Type
64 bit x4
Bus Width
ATI Radeon 8500 X4 Photo ATI R200 Photo
The Radeon 8500 X4 was a graphics card by ATI, launched in January 2002. 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. Radeon 8500 X4 combines four graphics processors to increase performance. It features 4 pixel shaders and 2 vertex shaders, 8 texture mapping units and 4 ROPs per GPU. 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 256 MB DDR memory on the card, which are connected using a 64-bit memory interface per GPU (each GPU manages 64 MB). The GPU is operating at a frequency of 250 MHz, memory is running at 250 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, its power draw is rated at 92 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI. Radeon 8500 X4 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-X interface. The card measures 330 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
R200
Architecture
Rage 7
Process Size
150 nm
Transistors
60 million
Die Size
68 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Never Released
Generation
Radeon R200
(8500)
Production
End-of-life
Bus Interface
PCI-X

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
250 MHz
Memory Clock
250 MHz
500 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
64 MB
Memory Type
DDR
Memory Bus
64 bit
Bandwidth
4.000 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders
4
Vertex Shaders
2
TMUs
8
ROPs
4

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
1.000 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate
125.0 MVertices/s
Texture Rate
2.000 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
Length
13 inches
330 mm
TDP
92 W
Outputs
2x DVI

Graphics Features

DirectX
8.1
OpenGL
1.4
OpenCL
N/A
Vulkan
N/A
Pixel Shader
1.4
Vertex Shader
1.1

R200 GPU Notes

Graphics/Compute: GFX1
Video Immersion II
Programmable pixel&vertex pipelines

Retail boards based on this design (1)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
CAE Tropos 250 MHz 250 MHz