PowerMagic ATI Radeon 8500 in the test: Swan song for the GeForce3?
- 1 Foreword
- Scope of delivery
- 2 Technology & Features
- 8 Test system
- 19 CPU scaling
- 21 Overclocking and stability
GL Excess is an OpenGL benchmark that places very low demands on the hardware. Scenes with over 200 or even 400 frames per second are not uncommon here. But it offers some remarkable effects.
In 16 bit, the Radeon 8500 is clearly ahead of the GeForce3, even at a low resolution it stands out from it. Even overclocking the card to retail clock brings a performance increase of 6%. Unfortunately, GLExcess reacted with a total system crash from a resolution of 1280x1024 at the retail cycle - certainly not a problem for theCard, as this was the only total dropout among all the benchmarks ...
In 32 bit color depth, the Radeon 8500 loses its lead again or it is only minimal from a resolution of 1024x768. Here, too, resolutions from 1280x1024 with the card tuned up to retail clock led to a total system crash ...
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