Radeon 8500 Officially Ships
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In a press release issued today, ATI Technologies today officially announced that it had begun shipping the Radeon 8500 Mac Edition and are available on store shelves with a suggested retail price of $299.
Here's more from the official release:
With breathtaking visual quality and groundbreaking performance, the RADEON 8500 MAC EDITION introduces Mac users to the ultimate gaming and 3D graphics experience in both Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. ATI will add additional features in an upcoming driver release(1), making it the only graphics board vendor to deliver FSAA (full scene anti-aliasing) for the Macintosh.The Radeon 8500 Mac Edition is compatible with any Power Mac computer with an AGP slot and Mac OS 9.2.1 or Mac OS X 10.1 or later. Be on the lookout for IMG's review of the 8500 soon!
IMG Preview: Radeon 8500 AGP
"Mac users have never seen this kind of gaming power before," said Stan Ossias, Product Manager, Mac Products, Desktop Marketing, ATI Technologies Inc. "In addition to unbelievable performance, RADEON 8500 Mac users will be able to take immediate advantage of our technologies like TRUFORM and SMOOTHVISION FSAA in games like Otto Matic, Spiderman, Harry Potter and others. ATI's Mac Team is really enthused to see these features exposed in hot new games."
The RADEON 8500 MAC EDITION features a flexible multiple display capability, supporting a variety of combinations of output through DVI-I, VGA and TV-out connectors.
Radeon 8500 AGP
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