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Radeon 8500 also as an OEM version

Radeon 8500 also as an OEM version

ATi has often made mistakes in the labeling of its products in the past. It could happen that you didn't buy what you wanted. The OEM version of the Radeon 8500 will probably be clearly separated from the faster version.

It will be like it was the case with practically all graphics cards from ATi, there is also an OEM version of the new flagship Radeon 8500. In terms of performance, this version will not come to the Radeon 8500 because the clock rate of the chip and memory has been reduced to 250 MHz each. No DVI output, which is intended for digital screens, is installed on the OEM card. Apart from the card, there is nothing else in the scope of delivery: software packages and drivers are completely missing. However, the price will be correspondingly low: According to the XBitLabs, it will be around 200 US dollars, which corresponds to about 440 DM. One can hope that ATi will not make the old mistakes again and that they will clearly distinguish their products.