ATI Radeon 8500LE (oem) vs. Sapphire 8500 (oem) or a Ti200?

Phuz

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I have a very short time to make this choice.. all are OEM except the GF, so that would mean slightly lower clock speeds?


Thanks all!
 

edro

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Get the $99 Radeon 8500LE from NewEgg. It is OEM, and LE, but you can overclock it EASILY to 275/275 and more. I think it comes 250/275. For $107 shipped, you can't beat it. I just ordered mine the other day. Everyone I have talked to recommended it strongly, especially over the Ti-200.
 

Phuz

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The plain 8500 is a Sapphire i forgot to mention that..

Yeah, I'm in Canada so I won't be getting it from newegg.. but its still an excellent deal.


So the 8500LE.. especially over a Sapphire? I've been hearing a lot of bad stuff about Sapphire's.. like, lower core/mem voltage, coming @ 233/200 or other random numbers.. but with like.. 5.0-5.5ns ram so you're overclocking ability is shot.
 

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