AMD RADEON 8500 Graphics Accelerator
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Product Information for AMD RADEON 8500 Graphics Accelerator

Highlights for AMD RADEON 8500 Graphics Accelerator

  • Host Interface:AGP 4x
  • Standard Memory:64MB

Marketing Information

RADEON 8500 MAC EDITION offers superior 3D graphics acceleration and is the ideal solution for high performance gaming and workstation applications. Enjoy fast 3D/2D graphic performance and support for great new features including TRUFORM and SMARTSHADER technologies. RADEON 8500 MAC EDITION provides full support for OpenGL. Plus, experience superior graphics, vigorous 3D gaming action and advanced digital content creation application performance.

General Information

  • Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 100-431050
  • Product Line: Radeon
  • Product Name: RADEON 8500 Graphics Accelerator
  • Manufacturer Website Address:
  • Product Type: Graphics Card
  • Packaged Quantity: 1
  • Brand Name: AMD
  • Technical Information

  • API Support: OpenGL
  • Host Interface: AGP 4x
  • Maximum Resolution: 2048 x 1536
  • Number of Monitors Support: 2
  • Digital Signal: Yes
  • Analog Signal: Yes
  • Physical Characteristics

  • Shipping Dimensions: 2.25" Height x 9.25" Width x 14.75" Depth
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 lb
  • Miscellaneous

    Additional Information

    Incredible visual effects:
  • TRUFORM technology makes characters and objects more rounded and natural
  • SMARTSHADER technology enables custom vertex and pixel shader programs for complex geometry, texture and lighting effects in real time
  • SMOOTHVISION, ATI's advanced anti-aliasing feature eliminates distracting visual artifacts for smoother-looking images
  • CHARISMA ENGINE II supports full Transformation, Clipping and Lighting (T&L) at 62.5 million triangles/second peak processing capability
  • PIXEL TAPESTRY II, the RADEON 8500 3D rendering engine, powers an incredible 2.4 gigatexels/second for superior fill rates in 32-bit at high resolutions

    Dual monitor support:
  • The RADEON 8500 MAC EDITION supports traditional CRT monitors, flat panel displays and TVs
  • VIDEO IMMERSION II technology enables integration of industry-leading digital video features, including advanced de-interlacing algorithms for unprecedented video quality
  • Process full-frame, full screen DVD or MPEG-2 video

    Display configurations:
  • CRT Monitor
  • Digital Flat Panel Monitor
  • TV
  • CRT Monitor and TV
  • CRT Monitor and CRT Monitor
  • Digital Flat Panel and TV
  • CRT monitor and digital flat panel monitor

    Display support:
  • VESA Display Power Management Support
  • Separate horizontal and vertical synchronization at TTL levels
  • System Requirements

  • AGP 4X, 2X - capable Macintosh
  • Mac OS 9.2.1 or Mac OS X 10.1
  • QuickTime 5.0 or higher
  • OpenGL 1.2.2 or higher
  • Certifications & Standards

  • DDC 2b/2b+
  • Platform Support



  • Standard Warranty: 3 Year Limited
  • Environmental Conditions

    Processor & Chipset

  • Chipset Model: Radeon 8500
  • Interfaces/Ports

  • Interfaces/Ports: 1 x 15-pin VGA
  • Software


  • Standard Memory: 64MB
  • Memory Technology: DDR SDRAM
  • Power Description