Palit 8500GT Super+ 1GB Review

By Team Digit | Updated Feb 01 2008
Palit 8500GT Super+ 1GB Review
DIGIT RATING
60 /100
  • design

    40

  • performance

    60

  • value for money

    60

  • features

    70

Verdict

Rs 5,250 doesn’t seem much for a 1 GB card, but an 8600GT will outperform the Palit 8500GT Super+ by around 200 percent and cost just Rs 1,500 more. We wouldn’t recommend this card to a gamer, and neither to someone looking for an HTPC. Look for 256 MB of RAM—its all you’ll need in this category.

Palit 8500GT Super+ 1GB detailed review

1Gig Too Much?



The first time we saw the 1 GB badge on the Palit 8500GT, we did a double-take to make sure—this is a lot of memory to waste on a core that has 16 stream processors (half the number on the 8600GT). We figure half this memory will just be sitting around doing nothing—after all, we’ve seen most 8600GTs with 256 MB of memory working fine with huge textures.

The card does with a minimal cooling setup—circular heatsink with an embedded fan—but then the 8500GT is a very cool customer. Benchmarking the Palit 8500GT showed us that our initial reactions were right. The Core doesn’t really have enough horsepower to keep all that memory busy. However, at higher resolutions we were able to get a couple of extra frames compared to other 8500GT cards.

Rs 5,250 doesn’t seem much for a 1 GB card, but an 8600GT will outperform the Palit 8500GT Super by around 200 percent and cost just Rs 1,500 more. We wouldn’t recommend this card to a gamer, and neither to someone looking for an HTPC. Look for 256 MB of RAM—its all you’ll need in this category.


Ratings
Features : 3.5
Performance : 3
Bundle : 2
Value for Money : 3
Overall : 3


Specifications

GF 8500GT chipset; 16 Shader Units; Core: 450 MHz; Memory: 800 MHz; 1 GB video memory

Contact : Mediaman Infotech Pvt Ltd
Phone : 022-23828100 / 23823100 / 011-26293001 / 3002
E-mail : dinesh@mediamangroup. com / himanshu@ amigointernational.biz
Web site : www.palit.biz/en/
Price : Rs 5,250

 

Palit 8500GT Super+ 1GB Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Release Date: 01 Feb 2008
Market Status: Discontinued

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Palit 8500GT Super+ 1GB

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