VAR 8500




VGA Driver

Support Memory


Video Output Function

TV-out (S-Video connector)

Video-in DVI Connector

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™ and 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 universal bus (for AGP 2X/4X systems)

Designed and manufactured by ATI


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

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

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

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

DVI and TV/Video output support

Use RAGE THEATER™ companion chip for high quality video output

165MHz integrated TMDS transmitter to support DVI up to UXGA (1600x1200) resolution

Get all of the incredible 3D and DVD of 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