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Old 22nd January, 2002, 09:37 PM
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Before you go and purchase on of the $167.00 Radeon 8500 cards. You should do some research on the cards..That card is clocked at 230/230. Performs about like the DDR64 VIVO (se). You will get a 3dMark2001 score in the 3600 range. If this is what you are looking for OK. Just don't think this card will perform anywhere near the retail boxed version which runs at 275/275. There is a huge difference. I have tried both and have settled on the $300.00 retail boxed card.

If you can come up with about $190.00 you can get the 250/250 OEM card, it will be a good upgrade from what you have. I just would not recommend the 230/230 card for any good system.
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