View Full Version : retail vs OEM ATI

10-22-01, 11:40 PM
OEM ati products are made by 3rd party ppl, are there any problems with the oem side manufacturers? Reason im asking is atm there is a $50 difference between the oem/retail radeon8500.

10-22-01, 11:56 PM
OEM products are packed in white boxes, which includes the hardware and software and in a retail you get a nice box, hardware, software and other good stuff.

10-22-01, 11:59 PM
There's also a 25/25MHz difference between retail and OEM.

10-23-01, 12:01 AM
You mean 25/50mhz in difference?

10-23-01, 01:26 AM
ATI OEM products are always shift at best and definately slower then the Retail stuff. I'd personally await the release of Asus's version of the Radeon 8500. Hopefully they will have their own drivers out for it.