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ATI Radeon 8500 XT

Graphics Processor
R250
Pixel Shaders
4
Vertex Shaders
2
TMUs
8
ROPs
4
Memory Size
128 MB
Memory Type
DDR
Bus Width
128 bit
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, the ATI Radeon 8500 XT does not require any additional power connector, 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
Architecture
Rage 7
Foundry
TSMC
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
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
9.600 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders
4
Vertex Shaders
2
TMUs
8
ROPs
4

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
1.200 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate
150.0 MVertices/s
Texture Rate
2.400 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
TDP
25 W
Outputs
1x DVI
1x VGA
1x S-Video
Power Connectors
None

Graphics Features

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

Card Notes

Unreleased GPU

R250 GPU Notes

Unreleased Chip for Radeon 8500XT
Graphics/Compute: GFX1
Programmable pixel&vertex pipelines