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Unitech Optimus 8500 eXP Review

By Vince Freeman :  July 11, 2002

Unitech Optimus 8500 eXP Specifications

Graphics controller:
  • 300 MHz RADEON 8500 GPU (R200)
Memory configuration:
  • 128-MB of 275 MHz (550 MHz DDR) of double data rate memory
Features:
  • TRUFORM
  • SMARTSHADER
  • DirectX 8.1 support
  • OpenGL 1.3
  • SMOOTHVISION anti-aliasing
  • HYPER Z II
  • CHARISMA ENGINE II
  • PIXEL TAPESTRY II
  • VIDEO IMMERSION II
  • High Performance Memory Support
  • Dual Display Support
  • Integrated Transformation, Clipping and Lighting
  • Twin Cache Architecture
  • SuperScalar Rendering
  • Single-Pass Multi-texturing
  • True Color Rendering
  • Triangle Setup Engine
  • Texture Cache
  • Bilinear/Trilinear Filtering
  • Line & Edge Anti-aliasing
  • Full-Screen Anti-aliasing
  • Texture Compositing
  • Texture Decompression
  • Specular Highlights
  • Perspectively Correct Texture Mapping
  • Mip-Mapping
  • Z-buffering and Double-buffering
  • Emboss, Dot Product 3 and Environment bump mapping
  • Spherical, Dual-Paraboloid and Cubic environment mapping
  • Fog effects, texture lighting, video textures, reflections, shadows, spotlights, LOD biasing and texture morphing
Operating systems support
  • Windows 98/98SE
  • Windows Me
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
Monitor support
  • CRT Monitor: 15-pin VGA connector
  • TV and VCR: s-video or composite connector
  • DVI-I (flat panel display) connector
  • VIVO (Video In and Video Out connector)
System requirements
  • Pentium 4/III/II/Celeron, AMD K6/Athlon or compatible with AGP 2X or AGP 2X/4X universal slot
  • 64MB of system memory
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive
Retail Box Contents:
  • Optimus 8500 eXP Graphics Accelerator
  • S-Video and Composite Cables
  • DVI-to-VGA and S-Video to Composite Adapters
  • VIVO Breakout Cable
  • Full Versions of Giants and Serious Sam 1
  • MovieXone A/V Software
  • Driver, Utility and ATI Multimedia Center CD
  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace DVD


Page 1

Introduction

Page 2

The Unitech Optimus 8500 eXP Card

  • Page 3

    Unitech Optimus 8500 eXP Specifications

    Page 4

    Performance and Test System

    Page 5

    Quake 3: Arena Performance

    Page 6

    Serious Sam & Return to Castle Wolfenstein Performance

    Page 7

    Comanche, Jedi Knight II & 3DMark 2001 Performance

    Page 8

    Benchmark Analysis and Overclocking

    Page 9

    Value and Conclusion





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