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GeForce3 Under Attack: ATi's Radeon 8500 Previewed

Benchmark Setup

Hardware Setup
MotherboardAsus P4T, Intel 850, BIOS 1005 beta 3
Memory2 x 128 MB Infineon PC800 RDRAM
ProcessorIntel Pentium 4 1.7 GHz
Network Card3Com 3C905B-TX
Hard DriveIBM DTLA-307030, ATA100, 7200 RPM, FAT32
Graphics Cards
ATi Radeon 850064 MB 3.6 ns DDR-SDRAM250 MHz Core Clock275 MHz Memory ClockDriver 7167
ATi Radeon 750064 MB 4 ns DDR-SDRAM270 MHz Core Clock230 MHz Memory ClockDriver 7167
NVIDIA GeForce3 Reference Card64 MB 4 ns DDR-SDRAM200 MHz Core Clock230 MHz Memory ClockDriver 2080
NVIDIA GeForce2 Pro Reference Card64 MB 4.5 ns DDR-SDRAM200 MHz Core Clock200 MHz Memory ClockDriver 2080
Software Setup
Operating SystemWindows Me 4.90.3000
DirectX8.1 beta 648
Quake 3 ArenaRetail Version
Evolva DemoBuild 944
DronezMarkDownloadable Version
GiantsRetail Version, Patched to rev. 1396
AquaMarkAquaNox Downloadable Demo
3DMark2001Downloadable www.madonion.com
Refresh Rates85 Hz for each screen resolution