Inno3D Tornado GeForce3 Ti500 in the test: Against the ATi Radeon 8500
Since 3DMark 2001, like 3DMark 2000, is a purely synthetic benchmark, it also says relatively little about the expected game performance, i However, this is a good starting point for future games, as it is based entirely on DirectX 8, especially DX8 cards like GeForce3 or Radeon 8500 stand out clearly from the rest.
The GeForce 3 Ti 500 stands out clearly from the normal GeForce3 and the Ti 200, but it is still to come late at 1280x1024 the performance of the Radeon 8500 LE at all and the Radeon 8500 with retail clock only at a resolution of 1600x1200, but cannot outdo it. The difference in performance between the top candidates GeForce3 Ti 500 and the Radeon 8500 LE as well as the Retail is a maximum of 13% for 16 bits (800x600). But it's only beyond thata few percent. The GeForce3 is just behind the Ti 500 (6-13%), the GeForce3 Ti 200 much more clearly (10-23%).
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