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ATI Radeon 8500 Videocard Review

ATI Radeon 8500 Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: In fact, the Radeon 8500 had so much potential it was dubbed a "GeForce3 killer".
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External Mfg. Website: ATI Mar 26 2002   Colin Sun  
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QIII Arena Benchmarks

Quake III Arena

Source: ID Software

Quake III Arena is a First Person Shooter (FPS) that revolutionized gaming as we know it. Using multiple light sources and having graphics textures that can fill videocards, even after 3 years it's still able to bring a cutting edge system to its knees.

Quake III Arena MAX 1024x768 demo001
Video Card FPS Ranking
1. GeForce2 Ti 125.1
2. GeForce3 Ti500

196.7

3. Radeon 64 DDR 84.2
4. ATi Radeon 8500 201.7
5. ATi Radeon 8500 (oc'ed) 205.3

Quake III Arena MAX 1024x768 nv15demo
Video Card FPS Ranking
1. GeForce2 Ti 56.6
2. GeForce3 Ti500

59.8

3. Radeon 64 DDR 46.3
4. ATi Radeon 8500 60
5. ATi Radeon 8500 (oc'ed) 62.4

The separation with the demo001 demo is much more apparent between the older and newer cards. With the GeForce3 Ti500 and Radeon 8500's we're still CPU limited.

Quake III Arena MAX 1600x1200 demo001
Video Card FPS Ranking
1. GeForce2 Ti 33.8
2. GeForce3 Ti500

110.9

3. Radeon 64 DDR 36.3
4. ATi Radeon 8500 105.1
5. ATi Radeon 8500 (oc'ed) 126.5

Quake III Arena MAX 1600x1200 nv15demo
Video Card FPS Ranking
1. GeForce2 Ti 34.4
2. GeForce3 Ti500

50.6

3. Radeon 64 DDR 22.6
4. ATi Radeon 8500 53.5
5. ATi Radeon 8500 (oc'ed) 56.6

Like RTCW, at 1600x1200 the cards are finally starting to be taxed. It's obvious because with the demo001 overclocking the Radeon 8500 brings a 21 fps increase! That's almost 20%!

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Contents of Article: ATI Radeon 8500
 Pg 1.  ATI Radeon 8500 Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Technology of the Radeon 8500
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks and Overclocking
 Pg 4.  RTCW Benchmarks
 Pg 5.  — QIII Arena Benchmarks
 Pg 6.  Serious Sam Benchmarks
 Pg 7.  AA Benchmarks and Conclusions

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