help me to choose Video card plz ty..

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by jake123456789, Feb 15, 2003.

  1. I plan to buy new video card. at the moment, i using TNT2 Riva 32

    a) 64M MSI GF4 MX-440 8x DDR W/TV?
    b) 64M Winfast–A180 GF 4 MX-440 8x DDR W/TV?
    c) 64M Winfast–A180 GF 4 MX-440 8X VIVO?

    Which performance, mainstream, key feature, etc is better, good quality, u know wat i mean. Will it be A or B? Will brand name important?

    which one is suitable for my pc as below:
    XP 1.7
    Gigabyte 7ZXE
    13 gb hhd
    20 gb hhd

    for me, just mainly surf on the net... hardly play game.. i might upgrade harddisk b4 buy a video card.
  2. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    I would stay away from the whole gforce 4 MX line. Try to get a gforce 4 ti4200 at the very least.
  3. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

    I agree with rettahc. Stay away from the GF4-MX series... either go for the GF4-TI series, or maybe the mid-end ATI Radeon series like the Radeon 8500 or 9000.
  4. cruiser78

    cruiser78 Me

    hey guys, he said that he hardly plays games so the MX would work for him as he probably wants a newer card but doesn't want to spend a whole bunch of money.
    But I agree with Ragnarok in that you should get a Radeon 8500 (Go with the 8500 instead of the 9000 as the 9000 costs more and is basically the same card and the 8500 is higher in rank on 3dmark2001se scores by a few places... it's in like the 5th spot and the 9000 is around the 10th spot or so... the last time i checked anyways.)
    I've got a "built by ATI" Radeon 8500LE with 128MB of ram that I picked up for $150 Cdn and it's an awsome card for the money. My card just has an S-video out port but if you want VIVO then you could probably find that on a "power by ATI" card... meaning a card that is built by MSI or some other company but uses the ATI chip... but I can't say for sure about the VIVO cause I haven't looked into it.
  5. Nismo83

    Nismo83 OSNN AZN Addict

    first.. what do u intend to buy a graphic card for? Games, or what?
  6. I just want to upgrade this video card is kidda of old, plan to give the old to my bro. I might buy for game, I really dont know.
  7. fedele

    fedele Guest

    geforce ti 4200. get it! it is almost same price as any in the MX line, but WAY BETTER in performance.
  8. Nismo83

    Nismo83 OSNN AZN Addict

    yep.. get a gf4 ti 4200 at least. if u insist on getting a gf4mx be prepared that you won't be able to get high fps in games such as ut2003 or unreal2 and not to mention the upcoming doom 3 (time for change again ?!? perhaps gf4ti4200 wunt be able to play at the highest detail too :) )