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Reply 42 of 46, by appiah4

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Radeon 8500 was my first ATI card and to this day it is one of my most beloved GPUs of all time, right up there with Voodoo 3 and GeForce2.

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Reply 43 of 46, by SPBHM

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this is funny for me to watch, because at some point I basically traded my MX 460 for a 9100 (8500LE rebrand), the main idea was to get pixel shader for the games that were coming out, and the 9100 was better with AA and AF options.

but yes, the 460 was pretty fast in the DX7 games of the time, specially at 800x600 which I think was still often using.
often 8500LEs could be OCed to the 8500 clocks or further (on the core at least, it was my case), the 460 was near the limit of NV17

Reply 44 of 46, by candle_86

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Ones that interested me back in the day

6800 NU vs 6600gt
6800 LE vs 6600gt
6600 vs fx5900xt
6800gt vs 8600gt

Phenom II X4 840T @ 4ghz - ASUS M3N72D-SLI - GTX 560 Ti- 4GB DDR2 1066 - 1TB HDD - Windows XP
Pentium 4 3.4C - MSI 865PE NEO2 - x850 XT PE - 2GB DDR 400 - 500GB HDD - Windows XP
Duron 1600 - ASUS A7N8X - 512MB DDR 266 - Radeon 8500 LE

Reply 45 of 46, by candle_86

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SPBHM wrote on 2020-04-27, 07:57:

this is funny for me to watch, because at some point I basically traded my MX 460 for a 9100 (8500LE rebrand), the main idea was to get pixel shader for the games that were coming out, and the 9100 was better with AA and AF options.

but yes, the 460 was pretty fast in the DX7 games of the time, specially at 800x600 which I think was still often using.
often 8500LEs could be OCed to the 8500 clocks or further (on the core at least, it was my case), the 460 was near the limit of NV17

I know the 8500le I snagged will hit 305/310 for core/mem and it's the 128mb model. Real beast of a card

Phenom II X4 840T @ 4ghz - ASUS M3N72D-SLI - GTX 560 Ti- 4GB DDR2 1066 - 1TB HDD - Windows XP
Pentium 4 3.4C - MSI 865PE NEO2 - x850 XT PE - 2GB DDR 400 - 500GB HDD - Windows XP
Duron 1600 - ASUS A7N8X - 512MB DDR 266 - Radeon 8500 LE

Reply 46 of 46, by havli

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candle_86 wrote on 2020-04-30, 00:27:
Ones that interested me back in the day […]
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Ones that interested me back in the day

6800 NU vs 6600gt
6800 LE vs 6600gt
6600 vs fx5900xt
6800gt vs 8600gt

6800 LE vs 6600 GT is on my to-do list, The others... maybe. 😀

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