Need video card advice

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by sabwafare2001, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. These are some cards that I was thinking about getting and that are in my price range($120 and below) and have goods drives with WinXP. I prefer cards with tv-out also. Which card would you suggest. These are the cards:

    ATI Radeon 8500LE
    ATI Radeon 9000 Pro
    NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 460 (64MB)
    ATI Radeon 9000 64mb or 128mbnot pro
    Geforce4 MX440
    GeForce3 Ti 500
    GeForce4 MX 420
    GEFORCE3
     
  2. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    Id choose either the Geforce3 Ti500, its the best value for money right now, and compared to the other cards you've listed.

    Or go for the ATI Radeon9000 128 version.

    Hope this helps

    Stuy_b
     
  3. beatlesdb

    beatlesdb Guest

    NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 460 (64MB) is good value
    GeForce3 Ti 500 - A little dated now - but almost equal to the MX
    ATI Radeon 9000 Pro - Good card - but Nvidia have the edge and are easier to intigrate
    I'm not really up to scratch with all the cards - but you should try to get a card in the mid to high range, but don't bother with the Top of the line cards with all the bells & wissles(and price to go with them) - allot depends on what u want out of them.
    All of the new cards will work really well on a 1Ghz + system.

    I think that Nvidias MX series are excellent value and are more than good enough for any game.
    :)
     
  4. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    go with the ge3 ti 500 best card u listed

    g4 mx is the CRAPPIEST VALUE went thru two mx cards b4 settling on the ti4400.....never consider the mx line even for value
     
  5. Sazar

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

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    personally I would say go with the 8500 retail.. not the crappy 8500 LE... its better value than the ti500 because it outperforms it AND it has full directx 8.1 support...

    plus prices are dropping...

    remember also that the 9000 series is aimed at the g4mx while the 8500 is in direct competition with the ti500...

    you SHOULD be able to find the 8500 retail online for around 120-130 dollars at most vendors... for the 64 mb version and around 130 for the 128mb version...

    the ti500... also an excellent buy can be had for around 120-130 as well...

    your choice basically.. read the reviews at various sites... make sure they are RECENT reviews due to driver updates...

    :)

    g.luck
     
  6. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    GF4 MX 440 or 460 ( Leadtek , MSI or Gainward only ! ) :)
     
  7. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Radeon 8500 128MB DDR (retail - "Built by ATI") and make sure it is the newer 8500 with the BGA Ram Chips. Price: Around 180 - 200 US Dollars.
     
  8. ManMountain

    ManMountain Guest

    I'd recommend the Geforce 3 TI 500. Without a doubt the best bang/features for buck on your list if your a gamesplayer at heart :)

    A GeForce 4 MX should be viewed as a big brother of the previous GeForce 2 MX line of cards. The Geforce 4 MX does contain some features of the higher end Geforce 4 TI's, namely lightspeed memory architecture II and accuview antialisasing.

    The GF4 MX cards lack the nfiniteFX II engine, including both pixel and vertex shaders, also only have two pixel pipelines compared to four of the higher end cards. This places the GeForce4 MX on a GeForce 2 level. End result being that this does make it a far less future-proof card.

    Also, most if not all new Geforce cards have tv-out. :)
     
  9. Kw4ntuM

    Kw4ntuM Guest

    i have the radeon 8500 128mb retail, with the new catalyst 2.2 drivers...

    OMG THIS THING KIX AZZ

    it puts up mad competition to my friends gf4 ti4600, and i have never had a compatibility problem, except for the gta3 glitch they fixt the day the game came out =]
     
  10. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    get a GeForce4 Ti4200
     
  11. Rebs

    Rebs Guest

    Go for the ATI 8500 128 MB. It beats the hell out off the TI500.
    Don't go for the ATI 8500LE tho' it's crap. LE is(low expectation or worse less excitement )
     
  12. Kw4ntuM

    Kw4ntuM Guest

    define sometimes....b/c my friend had a ti500 for a bit(ti4600 now...dirty b45t4rd...and, well...frankly it was rather lame

    anywayz....
    my radeon is happily running @ 301.25 core and engine speed, so
    EAT ME WITH YOUR TI...lol
     
  13. wahoo24jc

    wahoo24jc Guest

    I have to agree with Kw4ntuM...the Radeon 8500 128mb rocks. I am using the newest Catalyst drivers as well, and I have no complaints about this card. You can't go wrong for the price either!:D
     
  14. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    The GF3, just dont buy Creative.