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ATI Radeon 8500 AGP Video Card
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Revolutionize your 3D gaming experience! With 64MB DDR memory and intelligent architecture, RADEON™ 8500 gives you the new level of character realism and texture versatility, raising the bar in visual quality and performance.

  • Powered by the revolutionary RADEON™ 8500 – world’s fastest and most advanced graphics processing unit (GPU)
  • Features ATI's TRUFORM™, SMARTSHADER™, SMOOTHVISION™, and HYPER™ Z II technologies
  • The only GPU to support DirectX® 8.1
  • Supports OpenGL® 1.3 features
  • 64MB of powerful double data rate (DDR) memory
  • Latest 3D games support the advanced features of RADEON™ 8500
  • Dual monitor and Video output support
  • Industry-leading DVD video playback
  • Digital Flat Panel (DVI) support
  • Supports 3D resolutions (32-bit color) up to 2048x1536
  • AGP 2.0 Compliant BUS - AGP 2X (3.3V), AGP 4X (1.5V), or AGP2X/4X based systems

ATI Radeon 8500 AGP Video Card

Best visual effects
  • ATI’s new SMARTSHADER™ technology takes advantage of the DirectX® 8.1 features to enable more complex and realistic texture and lighting effects
  • The only graphics board to support DirectX® 8.1
  • Best performance for today’s and tomorrow’s demanding applications
  • Full support and compliance with OpenGL® 1.3 applications
  • CHARISMA ENGINE™ II supports full Transformation, Clipping and Lighting (T&L) at 75 million triangles/second peak processing capability
  • PIXEL TAPESTRY™ II, the RADEON™ 8500 3D rendering engine, powers an incredible 2.4 Gigatexels per second for the highest fill rates in 32-bit at high resolutions
Unsurpassed 3D gaming
  • Powered by the revolutionary RADEON™ 8500 GPU and 64MB of DDR memory for the fastest and most advanced 3D graphics on the market
  • Features ATI’s innovative TRUFORM™ technology that makes the outlines of 3D characters and objects look smoother and more natural than ever before
  • High resolution 32-bit 3D gaming up to 2048x1536
  • ATI’s HYPER Z™ II technology conserves memory bandwidth for improved performance in demanding applications and boosts effective bandwidth by over 25%
  • SMOOTHVISION™ anti-aliasing – the most advanced anti-aliasing to eliminate distracting visual artifacts for smoother looking images and without serious performance compromise

Dual monitor support
  • Leading-edge HydraVision™ technology supports traditional CRT monitors, flat panel displays and TVs
  • Multi-task with MultiDesk – play multi-monitor games, or work in different applications on each monitor without having to switch back-and-forth
  • Assign ‘Hot Key’ shortcuts for the most used functions
  • Vary settings from one application to the next, or choose global settings that determine the behavior of windows and dialog boxes for all applications in your multi-monitor environment
  • Learn more about HYDRAVISION™
Industry-leading video playback
  • ATI’s VIDEO IMMERSION™ II technology enables integration of industry-leading digital video features, including advanced de-interlacing algorithms for unprecedented video quality and integrated digital TV decode capability
  • Includes programmable gamma for the overlay and Frame Rate Conversion (Temporal Filtering)
  • Hardware DVD saves the expense of buying a separate MPEG-2/DVD decoder card and motion compensation allows for DVD decoding with minimum CPU usage
  • HDTV ready

System requirements
  • Pentium® 4/III/II/Celeron™, AMD® K6/Athlon® or compatible with AGP 2.0 Compliant BUS - AGP 2X (3.3V), AGP 4X (1.5V), or AGP2X/4X based systems
  • 64MB of system memory
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive

Graphics controller

  • RADEON™ 8500 graphics processing unit (GPU)

Memory configuration

  • 64MB of double data rate memory

Operating systems support

  • Windows® 98/98SE
  • Windows® Me
  • Windows® 2000
  • Windows® XP

Monitor support

  • CRT Monitor: 15-pin VGA connector
  • TV and VCR: s-video or composite connector
  • DVI-I (flat panel display) connector

Display support

  • Register compatible with VGA
  • BIOS compatible with VESA for super VGA
  • DDC1/2b/2b+ monitor support
  • VESA Display Power Management Support
  • Separate horizontal and vertical synchronization at TTL levels
  • DirectX® 8.1 support
  • OpenGL® 1.3
  • SMOOTHVISION™ anti-aliasing
  • High Performance Memory Support
  • Dual Display Support
  • Integrated Transformation, Clipping and Lighting
  • Twin Cache Architecture
  • SuperScalar Rendering
  • Single-Pass Multi-texturing
  • True Color Rendering
  • Triangle Setup Engine
  • Texture Cache
  • Bilinear/Trilinear Filtering
  • Line & Edge Anti-aliasing
  • Full-Screen Anti-aliasing
  • Texture Compositing
  • Texture Decompression
  • Specular Highlights
  • Perspectively Correct Texture Mapping
  • Mip-Mapping
  • Z-buffering and Double-buffering
  • Emboss, Dot Product 3 and Environment bump mapping
  • Spherical, Dual-Paraboloid and Cubic environment mapping
  • Fog effects, texture lighting, video textures, reflections, shadows, spotlights, LOD biasing and texture morphing


  • 3-year limited warranty

DVI and TV/Video output support
  • RADEON™ 8500 uses RAGE THEATER™ companion chip for high quality video output
  • Features 165MHz integrated TMDS transmitter to support DVI up to UXGA (1600x1200) resolution
  • Get all of the incredible 3D and DVD of RADEON™ 8500 with the benefit of flat panels – crisper images, significantly reduced eyestrain and space savings
  • Use video-out to connect your PC to TV or VCR


2D display modes: resolutions, colors and maximum refresh rates (Hz) in 256, 65K or 16.7M colors

Monitor Resolution


640x480 200


1024x768 200
1152x864 200
1280x1024 160
1600x1200 120
1920x1080 120
1920x1200 100
1920x1440 90
2048x1536 85

Maximum 3D resoulutions


65K colors 2048x1536
16.7M colors


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