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Benchmarks

 

3DMARK 2001 PRO
FIC RADEON 8500
GeForce 3 Ti500
1024x768x32
7141
7628
1600x1200x32
4664
5089

3DMARK 2001 PRO is a synthetic 3D benchmark. As you can see, the RADEON 8500 numbers are very close to nVidia's GeForce3 Ti500 Board, with some more driver improvements from ATI we might indeed see ATI's 8500 claim "being a GeForce3 killer" come true.


Q3A version 1.29h
FIC RADEON 8500
GeForce 3 Ti500
512x384x16 - Fastest
259.2
274.5
1024x768x32 - High Quality
203.7
210.2
1600x1200x32 - S High Quality
103.6
122.2

Quake III Arena is an OpenGL benchmark. Notice the benchmark numbers, no bottle neck is present from the CPU or memory so we can see how both the GeForce 3 Ti 500 and RADEON 8500 compare in real life, the GeForce 3 Ti 500 is leading the way. In higher resolutions tests, you notice similar results mostly due nVidia's Light speed Memory Architecture.

Summation

The FIC RADEON is in fact an original ATI RADEON card boxed differently, this technique lets FIC include its own bundle and/or remove any extras ATIís original version offers, all in order to save costs of course. As the benchmarked revealed, the 8500 is indeed a strong competitor to the GeForce 3, if ATI will continue with their driver updates as promised by their PR, we might see the 8500 as a clear winner in the weeks to come. FICís RADEON 8500 board is a great solution for people looking for top-notch graphics without paying for the extras you will never use.


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Oleg Mitskaniouk
01/11/13
















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