updated 07:45 am EDT, Tue August 14, 2001
ATI has unveiled its next generation of Radeon graphics cards, offering three new products based around a new chipset aimed at competing with NVidia's GeForce 3. The Radeon 8500 offers SmartShader and Truform rendering capabilities and includes support for the Microsoft DirectX 8.1 API. The 8500 will be priced at $399 and include 64 MB of VRAM. The Radeon 7500 is purported to deliver speed increases of 60 percent over the previous Radeon chipset, features 64 MB of VRAM and is priced at $199.