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Thoughts on Radeon 8500????

By vegasgmc
Oct 20, 2002
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  1. Building a new computer and Im on a strict budget. Im limiting the video card to $100. I found an 8500 125mb card for $99. I had a Rage Fury in my first computer and ATI really sucked when it came to drivers but Ive been reading thet they have gotten it together in that area. I was looking at gForce 3 cards but they seem to have gone up in price. The Xabre 400 Pro with 128mb is $100 and looks good but Im hesitant to try a new product. Thanks
  2. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    I love mine.

    I'd say go for it, it's really a nice card and blows any equivalent-priced GF3 out of the water.

    I'd also say stick with nVIDIA or ATi, just for the sake of compatibility.
  3. PreservedSwine

    PreservedSwine Newcomer, in training Posts: 375

    R8500 is the best video card I've ever owned.

    A.F. is awesome on this card. :)
  4. mynameis

    mynameis TechSpot Member Posts: 22

    I use a Radeon 8500 in my system, I wish I could of got mine for $100(and I have a 64mb), for that price it is a steal
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