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Wednesday, May 1, 2002
 
IMG Reviews the ATI Radeon 8500
11:07 AM | Sean Smith | Comment on this story

IMG has posted a review by Lucian Fong of the Radeon 8500 Mac Edition AGP video card from ATI Technologies:

Nearly a year and a half has passed since ATI has released a high end AGP graphics card for the Mac. The previous Radeon was a big step up from the Rage 128 Pro, in both performance and features. Mac users finally had DDR memory and hardware TCL, which had been standard on the PC for quite some time.

ATI's Radeon 8500 continues that trend and represents another revolution of graphics technology on the Macintosh. Not only does it come with the obligatory speed increase, but also advanced features such as Truform, Smoothvision (FSAA), and Smartshader (pixel and vertex shaders). ATI's second generation TCL engine and memory bandwith-saving technology, HyperZ II, serves to increase performance even further....

For the rest of Fong's detailed review, complete with screen shots and, of course, Quake III and Unreal Tournament performance benchmarks, follow the link below.

IMG Review: Radeon 8500
Radeon 8500


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