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PowerMagic ATI Radeon 8500 in the test: Swan song for the GeForce3?

PowerMagic ATI Radeon 8500 in the test: Swan song for the GeForce3?

Villagemark

This benchmark was developed by PowerVR and serves to illustrate the advantages of the Kyro2, since the overdraw in VillageMark is particularly large is. In other words, most graphics cards also calculate the objects that are hidden by others and therefore do not have to be calculated.

Villagemark 16 Bit
Villagemark 32 bit

A clear victory for the PowerMagic Radeon 8500, it couldn't be more clear, the HYPERZ ™ II is decisive for thisTechnology that the Radeon 8500 uses - similar to nVidia's Lightspeed memory architecture, it is used to optimize memory bandwidth, whereas the GeForce 3 has its problems with overdraw. It is interesting that the values ​​of the PowerMagic Radeon 8500 hardly differ in 16 and 32 bits - that speaks for a really good use of the bandwidth. The Radeon, which is clocked at 275Mhz/275Mhz, also implements the 10% increase in clock speed 1: 1.

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