I am trying to decide between a Radeon Retail or OEM box. I have heard that there are diffrences, but I have been bum out of luck actually trying to find any information reg this.
My thinking is that the Clock on the OEM is a little lower....is this true? are there any other changes to the OEM silicon?
BTW no one bother to mention that whole Cheating thing. I don't really give a rats ass, as long as ATI learns from this whole mess. The real joke is the pricing for the Nvidia cards which here in Canada sail into the $500+ range easily....whereas I can get the Radeon 8500 OEM here for $345 dollars Cdn. Nvidia and it's partners need to wakeup....the prices are so rediculous. ATI has them beat here in Canada at least.
Anyway....back on topic.....OK guys I need your help....what do I need to know about the 8500 retail and oem parts ???? Thanks in advance
Nice Nvidia and ATi users get a Cookie.... :smile: Yummy :smile:
I have not seen a Ti200 anywhere up here yet, but they will still be priced higher than the 8500....so I am told. as for the clock of the 8500, I am fine with overclocking it, and I am sure it will run great, I just wanted to be sure there where no other changes I should know about.
yes, the OEM radeon OC's to a retail's clock speed with no problem at all.. I even pushed it to 285mhz
$400 for a Geforce Ti200.....Wow sure does not sound like "Geforce 3 performance for half the price to me"!!!
Sigh, I am so sick of the Nvidia *and associates* pricing structure....there is no real value found anywhere in their line for those who want both Price & Performance. Forgive the rant, but I find the prices rediculous. Now that ATI has a contender, and perhaps will be step for step with Nvidia the next round early next year, perhaps that will wake up Nvidia.....*rubbs crystal ball* I predict 1 of 2 things happening. Nvidia will price DOWN to ATI's level, or ATI will Price UP to Nvidias Level, Lets all hope for the former.
It' sick when you thing about it, when the first major major DX8+ games appear *doom and so forth* the Geforce 3 will be a base standard for running it with all the toys on, you will have to purchase the latest and the greatest yet again to have any performance head room....on the very games the damn card is to support.....
Again forgive the rant....but I find the Graphics Market rather out of touch...<<<sure that makes it fun, but it's out to lunch sometimes....