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29-04-2003, 10:15 AM
i want 2 buy a new video card, but i haven't got a huge sum of money to invest. around 120 $ max (yes, i nkow that's not much, but hey, the mitoon, the mitoon.......). i've heard that the gforce III is better (???) than the gforce 4....... i want a card with 128MB ddr, and i've been offered a gforce mx400 128 mb ddr for 80$. is this a good deal? are there better cards out there? i've been told that ATI fire GL is a good low-end card, but i can't find prices for it on their site.
29-04-2003, 12:57 PM
Well, the thing with the ge-force 3 is only half right!
Well, the ge-force 4mx400 is the slowest ge-force 4 and the only, which is slower than the ge-force 3 ti 4600 (? Is that the right number?). Well, maybe there's a ge-force 2 out there, which is faster than the g4mx400:D
Well, but if you're looking for special cards for 3d modelling, I can't help you!
Well, I really don´t know much about ATI´s products, I´m more of an NVIDIA guy (even though ATI is creaming NVIDIA right now). But if you want a good and cheap 3d card I´d say the GForce series are great, but stick to the TI versions, and nothing below a GForce 3 if possible, so you get all the pixel shader stuff to see great looking shaders on the viewports.
Besides NVIDIA is known for their grate driver support, so you know you´ll card will always be compatible with new directx versions and stuff. I should know, I do most of my 3D on a TNT2....
29-04-2003, 06:17 PM
Save little more and buy a Radeon 9700
30-04-2003, 05:04 AM
And is ati winning??? I thought nvidia's gforce fx beat nvidia's best by a little, although it makes noise of a jet liner.
30-04-2003, 06:22 AM
a radeon 9700?? that is considered a good buy?
and yes, ATI is supposed to be passing nvidia and leaving it in the dust, jet liner and all.
01-05-2003, 02:56 AM
beware of ATI drivers they are terrible, at least in the past they have been, NVIDIA drivers are always much more stable
01-05-2003, 08:31 AM
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