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    Gforce4 4600 or Radeon 8500 Retail

    I have a Radeon 8500 Retail that I bought a little while ago and was wondering if it was a worthy purchase to go out and buy a Gforce4 4600. Is it really worth the money, or is the radeon just as good?
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    Ya the GF4 4600 is faster but it is $400 too! Just keep your 8500. If you find your games are slowing down then you can think about getting a 4600.

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    yes, i would keep the 8500 for now also

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    don't think the Geforce 4 will offer that much of a major difference, keep the 8500.

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    Hum...I can run 8x FSAA in MOHAA w/ everything turned up at 1024 rez w/ my 8500. Now...do you really need more performance than that for the current games? Yes the TI4600 will give you something like 25% more performance in some games, but think about it, is that really neccessary. Can you tell the difference between 100fps and 75fps?

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    Originally posted by Wuzup101:
    Hum...I can run 8x FSAA in MOHAA w/ everything turned up at 1024 rez w/ my 8500.
    WHAT???!!!!!!

    Nah, not a worthwhile upgrade in my opinion, unless you really have that kind of money to chuck around, Rune_X2.

    The next (totally new) ATI product, the R300, should be very, very good... There's your upgrade path! In the meantime, have you looked into overclocking your current card? It's quite a bit more "fun" with the 8500's than other cards.

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