ATI Rage XL PCI vs NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

Description

This is a comprehensive analysis comparing the ATI Rage XL PCI on one side and NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT on the other side.

The first video card was released on Aug 1st, 1998. This GPU is equipped with 0.0078125 GB of SDR memory, with a bandwidth of 664.0 MB/s. The architecture of this card: base clock of and a boost clock of , TDP of this video card is unknown.

The second video card was released on Apr 17th, 2007 and comes with 0.25 GB of GDDR3 memory, with a bandwidth of 12.80 GB/s. This GPU also has a base clock of and a boost clock of , and it has a TDP of 30 W.

This table also comprises board specifications, pixel and texture filtration, launch price, and benchmarks such as G3DMark, PassMark G2D, 3DMark Firestrike, FPS, and Hashrate.

Key Differences

Advantages of ATI Rage XL PCI:

  • Up to 80.72% higher bandwidth: 664.0 MB/s vs 12.80 GB/s.
  • More memory size (RAM): 0.0078125 GB vs 0.25 GB.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT:

  • NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT is newer: launch date is Apr 17th, 2007.

Technical specifications

ATI Rage XL PCI NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
Graphics Processor
GPU Name: ATI Rage XL PCI NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
GPU Variant: 215R3LASB41 G86-300-A2
Processor: Rage 3 Tesla
Foundry: TSMC TSMC
Technology: 350 nm 80 nm
Transistors: 8 million 210 million
Die Size: 47 mm² 127 mm²
General information
Release Date: Aug 1st, 1998 Apr 17th, 2007
Availability: - -
Generation: Rage 3 GeForce 8 (8500)
Predecessor: Rage 2 GeForce 7 PCIe
Successor: Rage 4 GeForce 9
Production: End-of-life End-of-life
Launch Price: - 129 USD
Current Price: - -
Bus Interface: PCI PCIe 1.0 x16
Reviews: - 33 in our database
Clock Speeds
Base Clock Speed: - -
Boost Clock Speed: - -
SOC clock: - -
UVD clock: - -
Memory Clock: 83 MHz 400 MHz 800 Mbps effective
Memory specs
RAM: 0.0078125 GB 0.25 GB
Type of memory: SDR GDDR3
Memory Bus: 64 bit 128 bit
Memory Bandwidth: 664.0 MB/s 12.80 GB/s
Render Config
Shading Units: - 16
TMUs: 1 8
ROPs: 1 4
Compute units: - -
Tensor Cores: - -
RT Cores: - -
L0 Cache: - -
L1 Cache: - -
L2 Cache: - 32 KB
L3 Cache: - -
Board specs
Slot Width: Single-slot Single-slot
Length: - 229 mm 9 inches
Width: - -
Height: - -
TDP: unknown 30 W
Suggested PSU: 200 W 200 W
Outputs: 1x VGA1x S-Video 1x DVI1x VGA1x S-Video
Power Connectors: None None
Part Number: - -
Board Number: - P403
Technology Support
DirectX: 6.0 11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL: 1.1 3.3
OpenCL: - -
Vulkan: - -
CUDA: - -
Shader Model: N/A -

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Fillrate:
ATI Rage XL PCI
0.125 GPixel/s
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
1.836 GPixel/s
Texture Fillrate:
ATI Rage XL PCI
0.125 GTexel/s
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
3.672 GTexel/s
FP32 (float):
ATI Rage XL PCI
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
29.38 GFLOPS
Unified Shaders:
ATI Rage XL PCI
No data
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
16
Texture Mapping Units:
ATI Rage XL PCI
1
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
8
Render Output Units:
ATI Rage XL PCI
1
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
4
Pixel Shaders:
ATI Rage XL PCI
1
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
No data

Benchmarks Performance Tests

Passmark (G3D):
ATI Rage XL PCI
No data
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
117
PassMark (G2D):
ATI Rage XL PCI
No data
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
35
Power Performance:
ATI Rage XL PCI
No data
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
2.57

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