RADEON 8500: How to distinguish OEM / Retail ?

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Hi !

There´s a guy in my city who´s selling a "Retail" RADEON 8500 for a excelent price. The problem is that it comes without the box and without the games...(OEM ?). I read about the RAMDAC and clock differences. Is there any visual difference between the boards ? I wanna know what I´m buying before take it home. Any suggestions to check this out ?

Thank you in advance !
 

AEboy128

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There are no (that i know of) visual differences between boards. It will be a little bit slower if it is the OEM (can be clocked at retail speeds). What is this "excellent" price??

My system: <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/mysystemrig.html?rigid=8946" target="_new">http://www.anandtech.com/mysystemrig.html?rigid=8946</A>
 

njeske

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I wouldn't take the risk. Shell out the few extra bucks and get a legitimate retail card.


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