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Offline bloom25

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New stuff from ATI ( Radeon 8500 )
« on: August 14, 2001, 02:55:00 AM »
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.html?i=1517&p=1  has a preview.

This one has a lot of potential.  As is typical of ATI the hardware is excellent, but the drivers leave something to be desired at this point.  I really do hope ATI is finally able to write a set of drivers that allow this card to perform up to its potential.  Since this card is set for a mid-September release they have some time yet to do so.

They will also have to lower the price they want to sell it at ($399) to compete with GF 3.

September and October are definately going to be interesting.  Several new exciting products are set for release then:  This Radeon card, Nvidia nForce chipset, Northwood P4 ( 2 Ghz should happen in late October ), Athlon 4 (Palomino at > 1.533 Ghz ), and Windows XP are all set to come out then.