I'm helping a friend decide on a 64 MB DDR Radeon 8500 Video card, but which is the best one to get?
I mean with ATI, Gigabyte, Hercules.
What's the difference between 8500LE and the regular 8500?
The LE versions have a lower clock speed and memory speed right?
Normal Speeds: 275/275
Those might vary a little bit though depending on who makes it. Always get a guarantee on the speeds before you buy.
Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 1.6Ghz
ATI Radeon 8500
256MB Kingmax PC2700
Dual Seagate 20GB 7200RPM
Viewsonic E70 Monitor
Razor Boomslang 1000dpi
The Gigabyte LE's are excellent. Nice red PC, decent heatsinks etc. That'd be my pick. http://discussions.hardwarecentral.com/smile.gif
If not, scour around for the best deal on an ATI Retail 8500 you can find.
Cooler Master HHC-001@7V
Pioneer 16x DVD
LG Flatron 795FT+
yea i think i am gonna get the gigabyte le. seems to overclock high enough(i saw 295/295 on a review) and it comes with alot more cooling than a stock 8500