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ATi adds memory to the Radeon 8500

ATi adds memory to the Radeon 8500

In order to be ready for the upcoming presentation of the nVidia GeForce4 graphics cards, ATi has now expanded its Radeon 8500 and Radeon 8500LE series by one variant each with 128MB graphics memory. However, the chip clock of 275 and 250 MHz for the LE should not change.

The ATi Radeon 8500 with 128MB DDR SDRAM should change hands for 299 US dollars with VGA, DVI-I and S-Video outputs . For the cheaper ATi Radeon 8500 LE, however, 199 US dollars are enough. Both cards should be available from March. As for the current rumors about the successor to the Radeon 8500, there were already news to report in a message from yesterday .