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Offline Wilse

ATI Radeon 8500
« on: February 04, 2003, 02:34:33 PM »
Is this a good deal folks?
I'll probably score one if it is....

Offline mos107

Re: ATI Radeon 8500
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2003, 02:55:41 PM »
Yes, I would get it (actually I already brought one a month ago from Ebay for about the same price),

I already tested it on my PC and it is very fast (faster than the LE version)

as it is an original ATI card it working at faster mem speed, and tends to be alot more expensive than the LE version, so for £70 it is very good value.

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Offline Herewegoagain

Re: ATI Radeon 8500
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2003, 02:57:13 PM »
Well, pricewatch.com lists the 8500 (non LE) w/64MB at US $63.00, so I don't know how that compares to pounds.   If it were Euros I would say it's fair, in pounds it sounds a bit higher to me.  Anyone know the exchange rate?
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Re: ATI Radeon 8500
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2003, 03:00:42 PM »
Probably a decent deal, but learn to make sweet love to the price watch man;-)

better deal here
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Re: ATI Radeon 8500
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2003, 03:02:06 PM »
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Herewegoagain wrote:
Well, pricewatch.com lists the 8500 (non LE) w/64MB at US $63.00, so I don't know how that compares to pounds.   If it were Euros I would say it's fair, in pounds it sounds a bit higher to me.  Anyone know the exchange rate?


Not quite the exact same card for $63. The link I put above is a DV.
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Offline Kay

Re: ATI Radeon 8500
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2003, 03:06:19 PM »
The cheapest price I can find for this card in Norway is a little less than £75 (for a brand new, ATI-made card). So if the prices are approximately the same in the UK, I guess this is a fair deal. I recently bought a brand new Sapphire Radeon 9100 with 128MB for £76, though. Unfortunately I don't know how the Sapphire cards compare to ATI ones...

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Offline Karlos

Re: ATI Radeon 8500
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2003, 03:10:12 PM »
Hey Wilse,

You could try micro direct (which is a Manchester company) for components. I got plenty from them over the years...

For example:  ATI 128Mb DDR Radeon 9000 Pro oem + software TV-out DVI AGP [Branded Powercolour] is £67.00, (£78.73 including VAT).

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Offline Herewegoagain

Re: ATI Radeon 8500
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2003, 03:12:07 PM »
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Not quite the exact same card for $63. The link I put above is a DV.


So the difference being the DVI out???  If I follow the link to the website the 8500 64MB that they list there sounds the same.

They must be close at least.  BTW:

69.99 GBP United Kingdom Pounds    =   115.30 USD
United States Dollars  
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Offline Wilse

Re: ATI Radeon 8500
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2003, 03:16:05 PM »
Hi Al,

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better deal here


$92 is about £65-ish? (Can't remember currency conv. URL)

I couldn't seem to find whether they'd ship free to the UK either.

Offline mos107

Re: ATI Radeon 8500
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2003, 03:44:52 PM »
Most (if not all - I didnt get a chance to check out all the claims)  of these are for POWERED by ATI cards,

which use ATI chips but are manufactured by other companies,

where as the ATI card on sale on ebay is an original BUILT by ATI card, which are normally alot more expensive than the POWERED by ATI cards.

So I would say its down to you if you buy it or not,
But I got the original ATI card as it is more likely to be supported by OS4, rather than the huge number of POWERED by ATI cards, which Forefront Tech may not be able to test on.

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Offline Paul_Gadd

Re: ATI Radeon 8500
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2003, 03:52:18 PM »
@Karlos

Microdirect is not bad on prices but as your in Manny i would recommend Bowlers for stuff at prices which will make MD look very expensive.
 

Offline Wilse

Re: ATI Radeon 8500
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2003, 11:25:27 AM »
Sod it - I'm gonna buy it and use it in the burd's PC till my A1 arrives.


Offline Karlos

Re: ATI Radeon 8500
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2003, 11:30:01 AM »
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Paul_Gadd wrote:
@Karlos

Microdirect is not bad on prices but as your in Manny i would recommend Bowlers for stuff at prices which will make MD look very expensive.


Cheers. I think I tend to go to MD out of laziness more than anything ;-). Bowlers have got some big event on this weekend, I might check it out...
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Offline Paul_Gadd

Re: ATI Radeon 8500
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2003, 01:33:03 PM »
@kronos

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Bowlers have got some big event on this weekend, I might check it out...


Yeah, Sunday is free if you download and fill in the coupon  ;-).
 

Offline jj

Re: ATI Radeon 8500
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2003, 02:22:17 PM »
I got burned buying a hercules prophet 9000 pro 128mb agp. with tv  out, dvi and vga out.

anyway a demo for the redeon 8500 that came on the cd with card wouldnt work saying my gpu didnt support hardware n patches.  So i spoke to hercules and they told me that the 8500 is actually a better gpu running at a higher clock.

fooled by number again, u would assume that a redeon 9000 would be better than a 8500, the 9700 is cetrainley better than the ones b4.
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