Radeon 8500 or 9000?


macrumors regular
Original poster
Apr 26, 2002
Seattle, WA
Hi all I'm jsut writing to say that I recently bought a new Radeon 8500 card, a little under 2 weeks ago. I was wondering if I should return it and gete the new 9000? Anyone able to help a non-all knowing graphics person out figuring this out? THanks a whole lot, I appreciate the responses, and quicker is better cause if I'm returning the 8500 I have to do it soon.



macrumors 68000
Jun 4, 2002
Ottawa, ON
If you want to have faster performance, the 8500 is still better than the 9000. The 9000 is cheaper, but from the benchmarks at www.hardocp.com , (pc site) it seems that the 9000 is actually slower than the 8500, although it will be sold at a lower price as well. Ati is aiming the 9000 at the budget market while the 8500 was aimed at the performance market. The speeds of the cards still indicate that