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ATI Radeon 8500

Graphics Processor
R200
Pixel Shaders
4
Vertex Shaders
2
TMUs
8
ROPs
4
Memory Size
64 MB
Memory Type
DDR
Bus Width
128 bit
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, in its 215R7AAGA13H variant, the card supports DirectX 8.1. Since Radeon 8500 does not support DirectX 11 or DirectX 12, it might not be able to run all the latest games. 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 paired 64 MB DDR memory with the Radeon 8500, 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
GPU Variant
215R7AAGA13H
Architecture
Rage 7
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
150 nm
Transistors
60 million
Die Size
68 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Aug 14th, 2001
Generation
Radeon R200
(8500)
Production
End-of-life
Bus Interface
AGP 4x

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
275 MHz
Memory Clock
275 MHz
550 Mbps effective

Memory

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

Render Config

Pixel Shaders
4
Vertex Shaders
2
TMUs
8
ROPs
4

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
1.100 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate
137.5 MVertices/s
Texture Rate
2.200 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
TDP
23 W
Suggested PSU
350 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
Vulkan
N/A
Pixel Shader
1.4
Vertex Shader
1.1

Card Notes

Variant Memory: 128 MB

R200 GPU Notes

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