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FIC Radeon 8500 Videocard Review

FIC Radeon 8500 Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The FIC Radeon 8500/AT0008 is one of the first in the series of FIC videocards to hit the market.
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Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: FIC Mar 01 2002   Colin Sun  
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Quake III 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. FIC Radeon 8500 189.1
6. FIC Radeon 8500 (oc'ed) 202.5

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. FIC Radeon 8500 57.6
6. FIC Radeon 8500 (oc'ed) 59.9

Like we saw in RTCW, the resolution 1024x768 has now become all CPU limited, the GeForce3 Ti500 and the Radeon 8500's retail and OEM perform almost identical to each other.

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. FIC Radeon 8500 97.8
6. FIC Radeon 8500 (oc'ed) 107

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. FIC Radeon 8500 51.2
6. FIC Radeon 8500 (oc'ed) 53.5

At the higher resolutions, in demo001 again the GeForce3 Ti500 and the Radeon 8500's perform very close to each other. In the nv15demo, it looks like the T&L in the radeon is just a tad more efficient when the cards are under stress.

Serious Sam 2

Source: CroTeam

Serious Sam 2 is a game that uses OpenGL and is a little more advanced than the now retired Quake III Arena. Higher numbers denote faster frames per second (FPS), and hence, better performance.

Serious Sam 2 (Quality 1024x768 Little Trouble) Benchmark Results
Video Card FPS Ranking
1. GeForce2 Ti 49.9
2. GeForce3 Ti500

75.1

3. Radeon 64 DDR 47.4
4. ATi Radeon 8500 71.7
5. FIC Radeon 8500 65.1
6. FIC Radeon 8500 (oc'ed) 71.4

Serious Sam 2 (Quality 1024x768 Valley of the Jaguar) Benchmark Results
Video Card FPS Ranking
1. GeForce2 Ti 37.1
2. GeForce3 Ti500

47.1

3. Radeon 64 DDR 36.3
4. ATi Radeon 8500 46.6
5. FIC Radeon 8500 45.2
6. FIC Radeon 8500 (oc'ed) 46.6

Serious Sam 2 is more of a overall system benchmark then anything else. It has a hard time differentiating the GeForce3 Ti500 and the Radeon 8500's.

Serious Sam 2 (Quality 1600x1200 Little Trouble) Benchmark Results
Video Card FPS Ranking
1. GeForce2 Ti 21.5
2. GeForce3 Ti500

29.4

3. Radeon 64 DDR 23.2
4. ATi Radeon 8500 33.4
5. FIC Radeon 8500 30.1
6. FIC Radeon 8500 (oc'ed) 33.4

Serious Sam 2 (Quality 1600x1200 Valley of the Jaguar) Benchmark Results
Video Card FPS Ranking
1. GeForce2 Ti 17.1
2. GeForce3 Ti500

24.4

3. Radeon 64 DDR 18.5
4. ATi Radeon 8500 23.4
5. FIC Radeon 8500 21.5
6. FIC Radeon 8500 (oc'ed) 23.4

It was horrible running these benchmarks at this resolution. Not even the mighty GeForce3 Ti500 or Radeon 8500 could pull decent frame rates.

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Contents of Article: FIC Radeon 8500
 Pg 1.  FIC Radeon 8500 Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Overclocking, Benchmarks, Comparisons
 Pg 3.  — Quake III Arena Benchmarks
 Pg 4.  Antialiasing Benchmarks, Conclusions

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