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    Q about ATI 8500 cards

    I'm confused here...

    Which card is supposed to be the better card: ATI AIW 8500LE 128MB or ATI AIW 8500 128?

    And what exactly is the difference between them?

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    I'm not 100% sure and I've wondered myself. I think the 8500LE is the same as the 8500 AIW, but without the TV stuff. I have the 8500AIW.

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    i thought i read a review that said the 8500 aiw w/ 128 was clocked at 275/275. and the 64 meg aiw was at like 250/250. same as the le or something close to that.

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    Re: Q about ATI 8500 cards

    Originally posted by ItWuzCryptic
    I'm confused here...

    Which card is supposed to be the better card: ATI AIW 8500LE 128MB or ATI AIW 8500 128?

    And what exactly is the difference between them?
    There isn't an AIW 8500LE to my knowledge. Not "built by ATi" anyway.

    128MB 8500LE: 250/250MHz with BGA memory. VGA + TV out.

    8500 AIW 128MB: 275/275MHz with BGA memory. DVI-I + TV out. Also has a TV tuner, support for video capture, comes bundles with the Remote Wonder RF remote control and has a break-out box for I/O.

    8500DV (64MB AIW): 230/190MHz with TSOP memory. It has the same featureset as the 128MB card except that it also supports firewire (IEEE 1934) and has a digital instead of analog TV tuner.

    Hope this helps,

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    :smacks head:

    I knew I was missing something, I just couldn't figure out what it was! The 8500LE is NOT an All-In-Wonder card.

    Thank you!

    Well, this will make my decision a little bit easier I think!

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