Upgrade question

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Mon Sep 30 17:41:50 PDT 2002

On Tue, 1 Oct 2002 00:22:15 +0000 (UTC)
heartboy at nycap.rr.com (Joe Morris) wrote:

> Okay guys, another question, if I get the order cancelled in time (it
> said it would ship in 1-2 days), I noticed there are two Radeon 8500
> variations (not including the AIW, which is much more than I need),
> the 8500 and the 8500LE. What is the difference between these two? Do
> they use the same drivers? Thanks again!

The LE is slower. it has 250MHz RAM, not 275MHz as on the 8500.

I recommend getting the faster RAM. you can never get enough bandwidth.

they use the same drivers. both an open and closed driver is available.
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