ATI Radeon 8500: specs and benchmarks

ATI Radeon 8500


ATI started Radeon 8500 sales 14 August 2001. This is Rage 7 architecture desktop card based on 150 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 64 MB of DDR memory clocked at 0.55 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 8.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via AGP 4x interface. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 23 Watt.

We have no data on Radeon 8500 benchmark results.

General info

Of Radeon 8500's architecture, market type and release date.

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Rage 7
GPU code name
Market segment
Launch date
14 August 2001 (19 years ago)
Price now
of 12724 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

Radeon 8500's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon 8500's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Core clock speed
275 MHz
Number of transistors
60 million
Manufacturing process technology
150 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
23 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon 8500's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

AGP 4x
Supplementary power connectors


Parameters of memory installed on Radeon 8500: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
64 MB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
550 MHz
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
8.8 GB/s
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon 8500. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported by Radeon 8500, sometimes including their particular versions.


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