So, did I get a deal, or what?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Black-Syth, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. Black-Syth

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    I just purchased an ATi Radeon 8500DV for my old PIII rig. This is not a gaming rig, and is used mostly for downloads. The DV on the card will come in handy because it's in my room. I got the card for $40. The non DV 8500 costs $60, did I strike a deal, or what?!
     
  2. LeeJend

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    Sounds like a deal to me. I think the 8500's are still running in the $70+ range.

    I've only seen MX440's down at $40.

    Here's the benchmarks for everything in the last couple of generations:

    http://www6.tomshardware.com/graphic/20031229/index.html

    The 8500 is still hanging in there with playable scores on many games.
     
  3. Black-Syth

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    I hope you don't think this is my main rig, I've got a P4 with a 9700pro for a main rig. I just think that this is a great upgrade from a Geforce2 Ti.

    Also, this is an 8500DV, meaning it's an AIW. I hope that sheds some light on the subject.
     
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I would love that card for that price
     
  5. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Nice... what did ya do to get it? :p
     
  6. yodler

    yodler OSNN Junior Addict

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    I'd have to say that that is a very good deal! I WANT ONE!!
     
  7. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Ehh, it's good enough for downloading.
     
  8. Black-Syth

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    A very good friend of mine purchased an AIW 9600Pro, and I managed to get it from him for $40, what a pal.