The same trend we saw from above continues at 1600x1200.
Crucial's first attempt at the videocard market is a good
one, though not the fastest on the block. We're a little concerned about the
overall 3D performance of the card compared to the GeForce4 MX since one usually associates a
little higher benchmark performance with the Radeon 8500 GPU.
But anyway, for $135 US you get a fairly good videocard
delivered right to your door that supports dual display's (one analog and one DVI), and has TV-Output
as well. For peace of mind, the Crucial
Radeon 8500LE 128MB also has
a life time warranty.
As Crucial has done with memory upgrades, they hope to do with videocards,
and the Crucial Radeon 8500LE is the first example of that. What may come in the
future we don't yet know, but we can see that Crucial is targeting mainstream
users with the same formula they have successfully used to sell memory. The
choice to build the Radeon 8500LE with 6ns DDR memory is one not everyone will
agree with, but for the mainstream user it should fine for an older system
upgrade, as faster paced memories might be fully utilized anyhow.
Overall, if you're looking for a good videocard and don't want any service
headache's, check out Crucial's Radeon 8500LE 128MB. You might just like what
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