ATi Radeon OEM vs Retail

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Is there a difference between the two performance wise? I have heard varying stories about this issue. Card in question is the ATi Radeon 7500, 64MB DDR, VGA/DVI/S-Video outputs.

Reason is I bought an OEM one not realizing there maybe a differnce in performance. If there is and it is signifigant I will return it but I need to know before I open it!

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The OEM will perfor slightly slower as it is clocked at a lower speed. How much would the difference be between the OEM and the retail??

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True, i meant how much was the price difference between the OEM and the retail. I guess i wasn't clear on that one.

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That doesn't always work. My OEM Radeon 8500 won't run at the normal specs, at least not without generating artifacs.

The 8500 Retail is 10% clocked faster, but when I clocked mine to normal specs, it was only less than a 5% difference in performance.

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Here are the price difference in Canadian Currency.

ATI RADEON 8500 RETAIL $395
ATI RADEON 8500 OEM $328
= $67

ATI RADEON 7500 RETAIL $262
ATI RADEON 7500 OEM $228
= $34

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For the little extra i think i would get the retail.

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i would like to know what kind of memory retail and oem card have. I mean memory number like 4.0or 3.6, etc
 

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I believe retail uses 4ns ram and so does OEM.

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Oh, i read that somewhere.

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