ATI RADEON 8500LE Review
By Vince Freeman :
March 11, 2002
3DMark 2001 32-bit Performance
MadOnion's 3DMark 2001 has become quite a popular 3D benchmark tool, and its DirectX 8.x support makes it a great tool for comparing the Radeon 8500LE to the various GeForce3 cards. All benchmark testing was performed in 32-bit mode, with Pure D3D support used.
As is becoming standard with 3DMark 2001 testing, the ATI Radeon cards easily whipped the NVIDIA competition. The GeForce3 Ti 200 is left behind early and never recovers, though the Ti 500 is not that far back. While the Radeon 8500LE posts better results than the GeForce3 Ti boards, it does lose out to the original Radeon 8500. While not large, the differences are also more pronounced than in previous testing, especially at the lower resolutions.