Radeon 8500 in a sloooow box

Discussion in 'Overclocking, Benching & Modding' started by Zarathustra, Jul 7, 2002.

  1. Zarathustra

    Zarathustra Elite Bastard

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    Got bored of looking at the unopened box that ATI sent me, so I decided to actually throw the 8500 into something. Looking at my machines, I decided to see if I could break some sort of record. Well I ended up putting the 8500 in my server which has dual P2-450 Xeons. I also ended up getting the highest 3DM2k1 score in the world for machines with CPUs up to 475mhz on my first run :) I did no tweaking at all other than eventually jacking up the core/memory to 302/302 to get this score. Considering how CPU limited this card must be, I decided to not try for faster speeds. Not too shabby of a score I'd say, especially considering that's roughly the same score I got in my Athlon 1400 box back when it was running a GF2GTS.
     
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    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    yes thats a mighty fine score, nice card though ;)
     
  3. Zarathustra

    Zarathustra Elite Bastard

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    Got an over 4100 score with the card at 306/306. Tried 310.5/310.5 but all the textures got distorted and I had to reboot to get my desktop back to normal. Still not bad for a free card :)
     
  4. JavaFox

    JavaFox E Pluribus Unum

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    Yeah, that is a truly bitchin' score for a system of that calibre. Amazing how much work the 3D card handles alone, isn't it?
     
  5. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Colour Commentator

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    Now wait just a minute...

    I'm still trying to get over the "Got bored of looking at the unopened box that ATI sent me, so I decided to actually throw the 8500 into something." bit right now to be honest.
     
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    Zarathustra Elite Bastard

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    Hehe poor DW, just wait till you see my other thread about an unopened box :)
     

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