Is it worth upgrading video card?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by dltyrrell, Feb 13, 2002.

  1. dltyrrell

    dltyrrell Guest

    I have a GeForce2 MX400, is it worth upgrading? Also, what is a descent upgrade without spending a ton of money. Thanks. I was looking at the ATI8500.
  2. Ci2e

    Ci2e XPert


    the ATI line as far as I know is out dated with the new GeForce 4 and there is a card that will meet everyones needs concerning price.
  3. SirLasher

    SirLasher Guest

    I just went from a Mx card to a Gforce2 Ti and Im very happy with my choice. Ill be passing by the Gforce4's and probably upgrading with the cards that come out after those.

    But going from a MX card to a Gforce2 Ti was a very good thing to do.
    IF you have the money and realllllly want to upgrade Id get a Gforce3 ti200
  4. rookie

    rookie Guest

    go for it

    the guy he's right man.I got the same card like you, I have the money for the G-force 3 Ti200 but I want to wait another month, maybe the prices will go down with the new G-force coming up, and I'll buy a G-force 3 Ti500 .we'll see about that.:D
  5. duder

    duder Guest

    just wait a month until the gf3's come down
  6. Ci2e

    Ci2e XPert

    If you have a personal holiday coming up why not just ask for what you really want?
  7. Wait unitl the new ati cards comes out!I have the retail 8500 and it is a hell of a lot better that the gf3's!

    ATI are gonna take over the graphics market
  8. Detonator

    Detonator OSNN Addict

    ATI isn't taking over anything.The GeForce 4 will beat anything ATI can produce.Nvidia has a more reliable product.(and why were the drivers that were released with the Radeon 8500 cooked to run better Quake benchmarks?)

    Nvidia rules.
  9. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

    Turtle Island
    If you're stuck with a crappy celeron chip like me, I wouldnt bother going much higher than a gf2 gts or something similar. I'd upgrade the cpu first. Define a tonne of money? In my mind, anything over $250 Canadian for a graphics card just to get some more fps is crazy but I guess people out there have alot more money to burn than I do. If you're a gamer and have some money to burn then go for the gf3 or gf4.
  10. insaNity

    insaNity Guest

    It really depends on your CPU/chipset

    In some cases, upgrading can have little to no effect.

    in some vary rare cases, (like mine =[ ) it can even dramatically slow things down. But that is probably too rare to mention, and I cant be botherd explaining it all =P
  11. Highwind7777

    Highwind7777 Guest

    go for radeon7500/8500
    nice cards for their price...and they have pixel/vertex shaders that the mx cards lack...
  12. dArK_CyAnIdE

    dArK_CyAnIdE Guest

    well personnaly ill be upgrading to the radeon8500 from gf2MX until september where ill buy the new R300 hehehe directx9 pixel shader 2.0 and vertex S 2.0 also lol bring on unreal 2 and doom 3 LOL heheeh i know iknow i have money to spend lol
  13. insaNity

    insaNity Guest

    Nvidia seems to be a lot more hassle least at the moment...
  14. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

    Amongst the Native Ones
    To Highwind7777


    are you sure that the Radeon 7500 really handles pixel/vertex shaders ? I own the 7500 and didn't know this, thought that only the 8500 had these features ?