The Radeon 8500 is only better at some aplicatiosn the pure raw speed of a Geforce 3 usually just beats the Radeon 8500 But when Doom3 comes out the Radeon will whoop the Geforce3 Because the radeon will have to do only one clock sysle while the Geforce3 will have to do two clock cycles to render the Textures so the Radeon 8500's time of glory is not yet appon us, But will be soon, they also have worse drivers than the Geforce 3 But are getting better all the time.
FYI: The Radeon 8500 Scores Better on the Madonion 3DMark 2001
yep true.... you have to make a choice with these too, or you wanna have a cheaper card that is on general a better card. or you take the GF3 that is a little more expensive, BUT! Nvidia always have new detonator drivers that increases the speed of the card drastically. it's a hard choice, but i think i would go for the radeon. (cause i don't have all the money in the world) if i had more money i guess i would be GF3. *phew i'm glad i don't have to make a choice like that*
Ya me to Judge i would choose the Radeon 8500 cus it has a more productive future I think plus it has all the features that DX8.1 have and the newest OpenGl(forget wat version) plus Its CHEAPER (always a PLUS!!)
Judge i would dissagree with your choice of 'I' it runs on the PCI bus and therfore ios auotomatically slower! Also the Gefroce 2MX chipset can not use all that extra ram so it is watsed! Also the 7500 is just a Higer Clocked Radeon (original)
yeah i thought about my choice with the PCI too, it is slower and it doesn't support DVD cause only AGP does that. so i agree with Bruno now. and the 7500 radeon can have a higher clockspeed(i don't know), but the 8500 has newer techniques that makes good for the clockspeed