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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?!
 
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LeeJend said:
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.
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.
 

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Black-Syth said:
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?!
Ehh, it's good enough for downloading.
 

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