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Radeon 8500 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by :: kna ::, 19 Feb 2002.

  1. :: kna ::

    :: kna :: POCOYO! Moderator

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  2. Sim0n

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    Hmmmmm, nice review.....

    YIPPEE first comment in a article forum...

    KNA what happened to the overclocking and modding parts, or are thry coming laterz

    ATI o\/\/|\| J00
     
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    Well, as stated in the article, I didn't really want to fudge about with the card just yet.. at least not until I can mod the ramsinks to fit the memory etc.

    When I get a little more time with it.. I'll put up some more details.
     
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    Cut up a FOP heatsink or a few 40x40mm Zalmann and epoxy them to it m8, damn... ive gotta read the review... no first i have a lecture, bugger!! damn.. hmm.. ok, ill bbl..
     
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    Slighty off topic, but love the avatar bindi, thought you might have been a RD fan...

    hmm KNA will kill me for posting this in here, but who else is a Red dwarf fan
     
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    pheonix Toot Toot!

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    RD is great fun :D
     
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    Oppps, sorry KNA, i have started a seperate thread for all the red dwarf heads

    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4811


    Back to the ATI review, great card, needs modding, would look nice with a silver orb and some ram sinks.

    Its a shame that GFx cards can only be modded so far, need something more. suggestions
     
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    http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=1577

    For DVI info Kna :)

    The Radeon and now GF4s have DVI-analouge which is backwards compatible with Svga :)

    OT: Cheers Cypher :D

    Also - the rads or gf4s (but moreso rads cause they use an older/larger ram chip, unlike the new mini-new ones which are faster and manuf. on a smaller qty of material etc) dont need ramsinks cause the board layout is better and the caps are better placed (or so i was told on Rage3d)
     
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  9. Sim0n

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    what is DVI and what is it used for...

    might be anwsering my own question, but i thinks its sommit to do with video out for TV innit
     
  10. Guest-16

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    Na TV out is S-video (round black connector on the very left - you can *just* see the Rage Theatre TV chipset in the top of the piccy)

    [​IMG]

    the DVI is a digital output, unlike the Svga which is an analouge output. The RAMDAC (RAM - digital to analouge converter) converts the digital signal from the gpu to an analouge one and transmits it to your moniter. Then your moniter re-codes it into digital and you get your picture. Obviously a digital picture is alot more clear and chrisp then an analouge one.

    Also worth a read; John Carmack (pioneer of OpenGl) speaks about Ati/nVidia on the new DOOM (if u *do* care what a pixel shader is..:rolleyes: lol) :

    http://www.shacknews.com/finger/?fi...@idsoftware.com
     
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    OK a pixel is a very small thing 1024x768 = 786432 pixels

    why would you need to shade each and every one
     
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    cause it gives an overall better image quality. If u look at the dots on a print out - they are tiny and look crap close up, but from a distace they blend and produce a more realistic picture.

    on the pixel shader test in 3dmark - you can actually see the individal pixels in the distance that sometimes havent been coloured properly (or dont seem to be), cause the waves ripple little the further away they are - there are less pixels to animate it with. You can pick out some bright yellow pixels that are meant to be the "shine" of the sun id imagine!?
     
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  13. Tim S

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    great review Kna!!! U make me want one of these babies even more, after seeing that review... looks like the GF3 will have to be relegated to the linux box! :D :D
     
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    OMG :mad: how dare you put a card of that quality in a linux box.

    Give it MEEEEEE:rofl:
     
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    Im thinking of going linux full time soon anyway... as soon as there is some game support there, Im off from winbl0wZ for good :p
     
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    Well, ive never tried linux before so i cant complain, but i would still like your GF3 :rolleyes:
     
  17. Tim S

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    hehe... Its a nice clocker too, does 241/518 :D

    3D Mark 2k1 in XP gets 7298 with 22.80s @ 1.54Ghz :D
     
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    Ive wanted one of these since the day it came out, now me wants it more,

    Nice review
     
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    HMMM i will still wait for ATI replacement after the 128Mb GF4 comes out.

    the 8500 129Mb model with full DX8.1 hardware support
     
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    Loved the No-Nonsense review style Kna... BUT!!!!!!!

    The Elite Hacksaw thing!!! Bah! I had that in my sig for months!! Where's the 'Elite Hacksaw is © Kaneda Technolgies' huh?!?! :rofl:

    I want a Radeon now for some reason... Hmmm... Nah, Ti4600 ....... Maybe. Eck.
     
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