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    Radeon 9600 Pro overclocking... holy mother of *&^(*&$*!!!

    Dave from B3D currently has his sample @ 537MHz and rising. This is with just the default cooling (which is a tiny HS/fan). Other sites are reporting 500MHz+ with ease..

    http://www.beyond3d.com/forum/viewto...er=asc&start=0

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    Update: 560Mhz is beyond it. Still with default cooling, mind you...

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    This really pisses me off. Oh well...hindsight is 20/20.
    Doesn't matter how much forthought you put into any purchase it's always going to be outdone eventually.

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    I'd still get a 9500 Pro, given the choice. In fact, I bought one today for a system just after reading the 9600 Pro reviews.

    A heavily overclocked 9500 Pro will still be faster... I'd be glad I made the right choice if I were you!

    If you think about it, you only need to O/C a 9500 Pro to 300MHz to match pixel fillrate of a 600MHz 9600 Pro. The R300 has a hierarchial Z-buffer as well, which gives it a huge memory bandwidth advantage (per clock).

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    I still haven't had a reason to can this 8500LE yet. The drivers are just getting good you know!
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    im glad to hear someone still likes the 8500LE, i just bought one on budget beacause i fried my G4 MX440, which i hope ill see a boost in performance.....

    What kind of games should i be able to play? or what kind of resolutions? (my monitor only goes up to 1027x768)

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    My monitor maxes as 1024x768 as well (LCD), and I can play whatever I want with great performance (the Tbred helps me a little I'm sure). I think it will be much better than the GF4 MX you had. If you get the 128mb version, see how well it OCs. Many of these can do an extra 25mhz on the ram.

    I've been so pleased with my 8500LE that I haven't even considered replacing it. This is from a guy who's upgraded his CPU twice and his motherboard once in the past year!
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    good to hear

    as i had a major budget, i picked the 64mb version, but i figure when games come out that really require 128mb, ill get a 9500pro, as the price will be down for that

    well ill stay with ati cards IF i like them, ive been using nvidia for a couple years now....

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    I have been using the Radeon 9100 (128mb) in my system builds lately which is just a 128mb 8500 renamed (was using 128mb GF4MX440's) and the 9100 is a great card, I built my kids an Athlon 1800XP with the 9100 and to be honest it plays games (UT and UT2003 mainly) nearly as well as my P4 2.85 with Radeon 9700 Pro.
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    andy- your system is the sheet ill get there someday, and by then youll be around 5ghz probably Maybe if the damn electric union would find me a job i could start getting raises

    anyway, im glad to hear the 8500 is a good pick, quick question though, is the 9100 a renamed 8500, or 8500le?

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    Impressive overclcok for tthe 9600. They are not yet available to purchase as far as I can see. I went with the 9700.
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