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are the saphire ati radeon 8500 le 128mb good?

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drewthomas14

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they seem to be the cheapest. are they good overclockers? i can get a made by ati radeon 8500 le 128mb for $20 more. would i notice any difference?
 

Cisco Kid

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drewthomas14 said:
they seem to be the cheapest. are they good overclockers? i can get a made by ati radeon 8500 le 128mb for $20 more. would i notice any difference?

prolly notice a difference if the core/mem is not what ATI built cards are which is 250/250 on the LE128 card w BGA memory @ 3.6 ns

just make suer the sapphire is clocked 250/250 if so and it is cheaper buy it but ask if it has BGA mem and what is it clocked at

cisco kid
 

Stalka

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i dunno about overclocking difference between the two cards but my retail *built by ati* LE card pulled 310/634 with stock cooling... and i have seen some 8500s that cant pull that.
 

itizme

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8500LE over 9000, even if 64meg and 128 resepectively
Advice from a 9000 user
Both good cards for the buck though!
 

TheFrag

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Aug 8, 2002
i got it an RMA'ed it. Wasnt what I wanted. I only got 5000 points out of the box with 256mb ddr at cas2 and an athlon xp1800 at stock.