ATI Radeon 9000 Pro 128 MB or GeForce4 Ti4200 64 MB?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by melon, Dec 30, 2002.

  1. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    Okay...my last frontier: I'm not necessarily too great at judging video cards. Which one of these is better?

    ASUS V9280TD Geforce4 Ti4200 64MB 128 bit AGP 8X TV-OUT & DVI RETAIL - $131.00
    Specifications:
    Chipset: Nvidia Geforce4 TI-4200 AGP8X
    Memory: 64MB DDR
    Res: Max 2048 x 1536 at 75Hz (32bpp)
    256-bit GeForce4 Ti (250MHz clock)
    AGP 8X with Fast Writes and Texturing support
    Engine Clock 250MHz
    Memory Clock 512MHz(256MHz DDR)
    Vertical Refresh Rate 60-240 Hz
    User's manual Driver CD ROM and DVD2000 Software included

    ATI RADEON 9000 PRO 128MB DDR DVI/TV-out AGP 275/550MHz RETAIL - $149.00 - Featuring a revolutionary Quad-pipe architecture and 128MB of memory, RADEON 9000 PRO provides four parallel, highly optimized rendering pipelines.
    Powered by ATI's RADEON 9000 PRO graphics technology
    Four parallel, highly optimized rendering pipelines deliver fastest gaming performance in its class
    Features 128MB of DDR memory to accelerate all popular 3D games
    Supports VIDEO IMMERSION II, FULL STREAM, HYDRAVISION and CATALYST technology.
    Specifications:
    GPU:RADEON™ 9000 PRO
    MEM:128MB of DDR memory
    Ports: 15-pin VGA, RCA TV-out and DVI connector Model#: 9000 PRO 128MB

    What is your verdict? Any help would be appreciated!

    Melon
     
  2. Ace123

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    geforce 4
     
  3. Jmtyra

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    See this link for all the skinny on benchmarks between all the vid cards and draw your own conclusion.

    However, give the two choices in your thread title, I would have to go with the nvidia card based on the performance.

    Thanks! :happy:
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    go for the gf4... both dx8-ish componensts ...the ti4200 is a more powerful component...

    but please buy a 128mb gf4 ti4200 card if you can... the extra memory is worth it when you play higher resolutions since more textures can be loaded into memory... it does help :)
     
  5. Ace123

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    cheers lol
     
  6. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    Okay...another question. Are all manufacturers of GeForce cards equally good? Or are some bad?

    Melon
     
  7. Iceman

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    Re: Re: ATI Radeon 9000 Pro 128 MB or GeForce4 Ti4200 64 MB?

    OMFG did Sazar really say that or did somebody hack his account and say that?????

    He's so ATI blind he can't see......

    lol

    j/k

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Sazar

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    Re: Re: Re: ATI Radeon 9000 Pro 128 MB or GeForce4 Ti4200 64 MB?

    :)

    I answer q's for merit...

    sure I am biased towards ati... but thats differnet... 1-1 for his Q there is only one answer...

    :)

    btw iceman... .all that smoking is gonna make yer weiner shrink :cool:
     
  9. box2k2

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    me too!

    I'm in the same boat here.

    I can't afford to go for the 128mb Gf4.

    Will the smaller memory on the gf be a problem later on?
     
  10. Sazar

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    Re: me too!

    not really unless you play @ higher resolutions because textures take up more memory there...

    performance @ higher res for a 64mb card is less than a 128mb card with similar other specs... :)
     
  11. shulse

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    Re: me too!

    Go for the 128. For the extra $30 bucks, it is well worth it...

    Check out this one....it is currently in my machine and kicking arse!

    http://www.ocaddiction.com/reviews/video/albatron_Ti4200p/

    Great review, by the way...haven't seen a bad one yet!!
     
  12. Nin.Co

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    Personaly i like the ATI card, since they are not made by ATI, but rather they are made by the people that created the Game Cube chip. Also my step sister works for ATI so i get discounts, ^^, the 9700 Pro is the way to go, but i cost more, but if you save up you should get the GeForce FX, i will blow you away.