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March 11, 2002 12:55:55 PM

I have a GeForce 256 and want to upgrade. I'm thinking about an Radeon 8500 (better price/performance than GF3), but am wondering how it works on a raised AGP speed.

My specs:
ASUS P2B-F
PIII 650 (100 FSB), OC'd to 867 (133 FSB)
256 MB RAM PC133
40 GB HDD
ASUS V6600 (GeForce 256)

The problem is that my mobo isn't supporting other AGP dividers than 1:1 and 2:3. So, when I'm running the processor at 133 MHz FSB, the AGP is running at 89 MHz. The recent card I have is running without any problems on that FSB speed and I guess the GF3 would do as well. What is your opinion about the R8500 and his workabilitiy on a such high AGP speed?

BTW, when overclocking the processor and the graphic card I come from 1875 to 2550 3D Marks (2001 SE). Not bad, for an old GF 1. I know that a nForce, running a XP 1800+ is giving "only" 3000 3D Marks.

Thanks for your help and greetings to anyone out there.

MadTom

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March 11, 2002 1:58:19 PM

I don't have experience with raising the AGP bus that high. However, I do know that Crashman has a Radeon LE with the AGP bus at the same speed as you. I'd guess that the Radeon 8500 would be able to handle it too but I'm not sure.

AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
March 12, 2002 6:04:44 AM

AMD_Man, thanks for your help, but I probably will go for a new system, because my mobo supports only AGP 2x (3.3V), and all the new cards are much happier with AGP 4x (1.5V). But, maybe, just for my curiousity I will try it.

MadTom
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March 12, 2002 7:47:04 AM

8500 dosn't outperform the Ti500 man.
i would choose the Ti500 defitnitly
either Leadtek or Gainward
March 12, 2002 10:44:55 AM

Actually, I beg to differ, it does outperform the Ti500.

AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
March 12, 2002 12:24:44 PM

The 8500 out performs the Ti, and supports DX 8.1 features and yes, it costs less too.

"I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints."
March 12, 2002 2:15:33 PM

There is still nothing wrong with getting the 8500. It will definately work with your new motherboard.

I do not like it Tom you see,
I do not like green PCB.
March 12, 2002 10:06:20 PM

what amd_man, bront, and twc said....

THGC, saving 1 pc user from buying a GeForce4 MX at a time.
March 13, 2002 1:03:24 AM

10Ghz your mistaken buddy.
go to www.gamepc.com
look @ there geforce 4 benchmarks 8500 beats Ti500 in most benchmarks
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