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Friday, September 28, 2001
ATI Releases Radeon 7500 Details
10:22 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

In a recent press release, ATI has announced that their new graphics card, the Radeon 7500, has begun shipping to retail outlets in North America. It carries a suggested retail price of $199.

This is, of course, the PC version of the 7500. As mentioned in IMG's earlier preview of the 8500, a Mac version of the 7500 has yet to be confirmed; however we may have some very exciting news about this in the near future.

The specs for the 7500 via the press release are as follows:

The RADEON 7500 offers consumers a mainstream solution with a set of standard features typically associated with premium-level graphics boards. It also offers users a level of performance not seen before at this price point, incorporating a core clock speed of 290MHz (megahertz) and a memory clock speed of 230MHz, 64MB DDR (dual data rate) and uses ATI's patented HYPER Z technology to boost effective memory bandwidth by 20 percent. As a result, the RADEON 7500 can access up to 8.8GB/sec (gigabytes per second) of effective memory bandwidth. The RADEON 7500 delivers up to a 60 percent improvement in performance compared to the previous generation of RADEON high-performance processors.
Though the specs may seem a bit underwhelming to some, especially when compared to the GeForce 3 or the 8500, keep in mind that ATI's whole strategy behind this card is to serve the midrange market, rather than the hardcore gamer. However the benchmarks we have seen at several PC hardware sites so far reveal this card to be quite a competitive release, holding its own against cards costing twice as much and offering several advanced features that few cards on the market can match.

For those who may have missed it, be sure to check out IMG's recent preview of the 8500, which is a powerhouse by any standard. Also be sure to check out the rest of ATI's press release for more info on the 7500. Both cards are set to launch this October.

ATI - Radeon 7500 Now Shipping
IMG - Radeon 8500 Preview

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