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  • Radeon 7500 or 8500?

    Hello Everyone.

    Im currently running a PIII 600, 512 MB ram, and Win 2k. Im looking to updgrade from my TNT2 card, and I want to go with an ATI. (Basically because I know they work with an AGP 1.0 slot)

    However, which is worth it to me? the 7500 or the 8500? My processor is going to be the bottleneck regardless. Im not going to be getting another machine for over a year, and by then the card prices will have dropped on other better cards, so Im not too worried about putting this into a future system.

    So which is the better value?

    (Im a casual gamer, do some CAD work, pretty basic stuff)

    ~Bugman

  • #2
    Another question ...what would a 7500 compare to in the nVidia line of GeForces?

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    • #3
      The 7500 is basically up against the GF2's. ;)
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      • #4
        Thanks again WiGGo that graph sure comes in handy on these forums...: peace2:

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        • #5
          It sure does but I hope they update it at the end of the year though. :?:
          <center>:cheers:</center>

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          • #6
            But Im still wondering how it will help me on my old and dusty comp....

            Any thoughts?

            ~Bugman

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            • #7
              For what you want it for the 7500 would probably be enough for ya but it's really up to you on what ya want to spend. ;)
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              • #8
                Thanks Wiggo. Thats the kinda thing I was lookin to hear.

                And how is it in Australlia right now anyway? (Off topic, I know) I still need to head that way to visit. I only made it as far as NZ last time I had plane $$$.

                (nice postings for babes as well)

                ~Bugman

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                • #9
                  It's been a bit wet here in Sydney for the last 24hrs though it's been cool for a bit but should be ok in a couple months when it warms up again. ;)
                  <center>:cheers:</center>

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                  • #10
                    If you think the 8500 is gonna be expensive, you can always get the 8500LE which can be had under $100 and is clocked a little slower than the retail 8500---but it is still very fast and would give you some headroom whenever you would go to a new board and CPU.
                    Either one will be a massive improvement over what you have now, but the 8500 has full Direct X 8 compatibility, whereas the 7500 does not. The 7500 is pretty much a faster clocked version of the original Radeon.

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                    • #11
                      Actually ive seen many different benchmarks where the 7500 beats the GeForce 4 MX series. It kind of ranges between a GF2 ultra and a G4 MX460. I personally dont think it is worth it to buy a radeon 8500 (because they are expensive here) especially for the odd game every now and then.

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                      • #12
                        A 8500LE for just over $90 US I don't think would kill him as he is in the US and not here where the price is the price is $300+ aus. ;)
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                        • #13
                          Yeh youve got to love video card prices here, $700 for a Ti4600. If you want anything that supports DX8 be prepared to shell out at least $275 (screw that)

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                          • #14
                            Woah. Why are prices so expensive for you guys? That seems rediculous. I dont know the Australlian-US exchange rate, but wouldnt you be better off just having it shipped there from here?

                            ~Bugman

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                            • #15
                              Not only does the exchange rate and it's charges kill us but the added cost of freight to here and other bull**** charges just makes it that way. :cry:
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