I need a PC for CAD and rendering and the 8500 is just perfect, except for the graphics card. Does anyone have any experience with the Radeon HD 7570?
Is there any way to change the card from dell? This is the only thing stopping me from buying this machine. Otherwise how is the performance of this pc?
Looks like Dell is offering the AMD Radeon HD7770 (SKU 320-3041) in base configurations in the U.S. and Canada while UK customers get the HD7870 (SKU 320-3676).
I wish Dell would return to allowing us to custom configure the XPS series as we could with the XPS420 and 435MT.
I want an XPS8500 too, but like SKUKADIA I need certain addition(s) to make the system do what I need. Ideally:
HARD DRIVE: 32GB SSD SRT + 2 TB 7,200RPM (UK product code 2TB32SS, SKU:342-4110)
MEMORY: 16GB DDR3 1600 (Product code 16G164D, SKU: 317-8672 Canada, 317-9212 USA)
VIDEO CARD: HD7870 (Product SKU: 320-3676)
SOUND CARD: Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium (Product Code XFIE, SKU-313-8947)
DUAL OPTICAL DRIVES!
Optical Software BDPDVD (SKU:421-3609) and NOT "NPPDVD"
Has anyone been able to convince Dell that the XPS8500 absolutely needs a dedicated sound card?
i just ordered it over the phone with the AMD 7870 graphics card. Which was the best they had avail.