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Radeon 7500 worth it?

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Don Quixote

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I am going to upgrade my moms computer and put my Geforce 2 MX 400 64MB in it. I will need a new video card, and was seriously considering the ATI Radeon 7500 64mb ddr video card.
I want to know if the 7500 is a good card for the price, and if it is even worth giving up my MX. I have had Nvidia cards in my systems for a long time ever since my TnT way back when, and have always wondered what ATI has to offer. Also I was wondering what the Radeon 7500 Nvidia equivalent is.
 

funnyperson1

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The 7500 is faster and has better image quality than the Geforce4MX440 and the Geforce2 Ti/GTS/Pro but gets crushed thouroughly by the Geforce3Ti200.....

for 75$ on pricewatch id say heck yeah its worht it, but for 140$ a Radeon 8500 is available at best buy which is at least 3-4 times as fast as your MX400 and i think thats a better price...the 7500 should be almost twice as fast as the MX400 youll be able to crank up the resolution a notch or two, guaranteed....
 
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Don Quixote

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thanks funnyperson, ummm what would I expect as an increase on 3dmard 2k1se? I currently get a 5482 or something like that, on 640x480 16bit color. thanks again I think I will get it

P.S. what about overclocking ability??
 

funnyperson1

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hmm...i dunno, i normally comapre using 1024x768x32 looking at your sig it would not be unreasonable to hit that same score at 1024x768x32
 

TheWIZ:Part2

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I wouldnt bother wasting money on any 7 series card from Ati now, especially with 8500's getting closer to the $100 mark, which is pretty darn cheap for what it does. Be smart, save the extra few franklin's and get the 8500, youll thank yourself!
 

AarontheJC

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Is money a factor? Like the wiz said, the 8500 is the next generation up from your MX, and so it will last longer in the gaming market. If you can afford it, the 8500 is a great solution.

The 7500 will significantly improve your 3DMarks from any GF2 MX board but that's mostly because it's got a faster engine and RAM. My 8500 hit 6136 with a t-bird 1000 266 last night. That's at default res & color. My friend with my same sig as mine, except with a Radeon 64MB DDR, only gets 3800ish. My 750 with an MX400 would only hit 2313. We can judge that your score with a 7500 would probably be in the 4000-4500 area.

Let us know what you decide.
 

chinoloco

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Got my Radeon 8500 last week and I am glad I waited for prices to drop down to $124 (gateway.com with $50 off of $200 purchase coupon). DO NOT BUY THAT RADEON 7500! You'll kick yourself hard if you do, the price of the Radeon 8500 is now very attractive and will continue to fall. Performance is great in my dual monitor setup and the games look better than ever. Save your money and buy a Radeon 8500 in a month or so.
 

Arkaine23

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radeon 7500

I don't want to insult the performance and features of the 7500 because it really is a great card, but my geforce 2 ti trounces 7500's in a similar systems by 500-1000 points in 3dmark 2001. I'd expect geforce 4 MX's to do the same or even better. Seems more like the 7500 ranks up against a Geforce 2 Pro to me. At least when you compare overclocked cards.

7500 has high-res TV-out and dual monitor support. But an 8500, even OEM, would be much nicer!

I'd guess at a +20% performance gain from GF2MX400 to 7500. While Geforce 3's or an 8500 would add 40-75% on top of that 20%.
 

Cisco Kid

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Re: radeon 7500

Arkaine23 said:
I don't want to insult the performance and features of the 7500 because it really is a great card, but my geforce 2 ti trounces 7500's in a similar systems by 500-1000 points in 3dmark 2001. I'd expect geforce 4 MX's to do the same or even better. Seems more like the 7500 ranks up against a Geforce 2 Pro to me. At least when you compare overclocked cards.

7500 has high-res TV-out and dual monitor support. But an 8500, even OEM, would be much nicer!

I'd guess at a +20% performance gain from GF2MX400 to 7500. While Geforce 3's or an 8500 would add 40-75% on top of that 20%.

You are funny!!

Cisco KId