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Tue Mar 12, 2002 11:11 pm

well.... im kinda new here. I was wondering if any of you knew where (hopefully online) I can purchase a 128MB version of the radeon 8500. from what I hear they are about as fast s the GeForce 4 Ti4200 and cheaper too! I saw a 64MB 8500 for only 150$ AT FRYS!!!!!! over here everyone has a mx400 and im like the only one who supports ATI.

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Tue Mar 12, 2002 11:16 pm

got this from the [H]ard|OCP front page: http://www.buyaib.com/atidevmoniir.html
 
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Wed Mar 13, 2002 12:55 am

I know I saw a 128mb version over at newegg...but seriously, I think you'd be better off saving $100 and getting the 64mb version. I haven't seen any reviews yet, but the reviews I've seen on the GF3 TI200 show that it benefitted very little (if at all) from getting 128mb, and I think it's safe to assume that the difference between the 64mb and 128mb versions of the radeon will be comparable.
 
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Wed Mar 13, 2002 2:13 am

Absurdity is right, assuming the Radeon 8500LE 128mb performs like the GeForce 3 Ti200 128mb. Benchmarks on the Ti200 128mb showed little improvement over the Ti200 64mb. The games of today aren't impressed with the extra 64mb... but then again "640k ought to be enough for anybody." -Bill Gates (1981). At least you'll be prepared for future games, and you won't have to buy a new card for quite some time.
 
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Wed Mar 13, 2002 2:13 am

well that sounds like a pretty good Idea. do any of you know anything about the radeon 8700 and the 8800? if either of those are under 200Id geet those instead
 
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Wed Mar 13, 2002 2:21 am

How do you save $100 getting the 64mb version? The 128mb and 64mb radeons are supposed to be the same price. Not sure about the ti200s though.
 
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Wed Mar 13, 2002 1:39 pm

On 2002-03-13 01:21, Coldfirex wrote:
How do you save $100 getting the 64mb version? The 128mb and 64mb radeons are supposed to be the same price. Not sure about the ti200s though.


The Radeon 8500LE-128's (250 core clock/250 memory) will be at around $200 retail (the old price of the 850LE-64), and the 8500-128's (275/275) will be $300 (the old price of the 8500-64). The 64 meg versions have dropped in price by $100, so the 8500LE-64 is now $100, and the 8500-64 is $200. Further, ATI is offering a $50 mail-in rebate (dont know the extent of this offer though) on the 8500-64, which drops it to $150.
 
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Wed Mar 13, 2002 1:51 pm

Or, http://www.mwave.com is offering Retail Radeon 8500's w/ 64 megs 275 core for 155.00
 
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Wed Mar 13, 2002 4:20 pm

i can get the 64 MB radeon for 150 at FRYS!!!!!!!! why get it online. I want to boast off my crd at the next lan party. there geforce2 mx400 will be obliterated by my RADEON!!!!!!! sorry im allready getting cocky :smile:
 
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Wed Mar 13, 2002 7:30 pm

I bought an 8500 at Best Buy for $189.00 and it came with a $50.00 mail-in rebate. $139.00 for a top notch vid card. I would recommend the ATI over the GF3Ti200 (I have a Gainward... it is good, but the Radeon is superior). No problems with the driver for the 8500 either (a lot of folks talk about bad experiences w/ATI drivers, not me though).

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