New Grafic card

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Dexter, Nov 22, 2002.

  1. Dexter

    Dexter Guest

    Hi felows!

    I need some help

    i need a tip on what grafic card i should by
    now i got an old but classic nvidia riva TNT 2 64
    and i whant to uppgrade i have a budget(money)
    of 100 dollars so what card whold be the best to by

    please wright why

    thank all you are the best
     
  2. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    I had the same card as you previously and moved to a 64Mb ATI Radeon 7200.
    Anything below 8500 should suit your budget.
     
  3. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    I don't know where your from and what $100 is to you, but I got a beautiful radeon 8500 se from newegg.com for $100 shipped, I love it, it's a hot little number on a budget
     
  4. Dexter

    Dexter Guest

    thats good i just whant some advise from people how have tried grafic cards of some sort and what do you think i should buy

    my old card cant even handel battlefield 1942
    and thats a shame

    i got a friend who is willing to sell a geforce mx460 to me for around 60 dollas or 600 kr if you know my change

    is it a good card

    i hurd its not any good its like a geforce 2 or one of the first ge 3 is that true
     
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  6. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    yeah, gf4 mx's are essentially revised gf2 cores. no faster than a low-end gf3 (ti200). and they completely lack any vertex or pixel shader technology that was introduced back with the gf3's.

    their core name gives you a good idea of where they stand, technology-wise:

    gf2 = nv15
    gf4 mx = nv17
    gf3 = nv20
    gf4 ti = nv25
    gf fx = nv30

    if you want a powerful geforce with good features and not too expensive, get a gf4 ti 4200. you can get them for less than $120usd now.

    but an mx460 isn't bad for $60, if we're talking about the same dollars.
     
  7. Sazar

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

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    far as I know the gf4mx cards are not even dx8 compatible... more like dx7...

    better going with either a gf4ti4200(second edition) or radeon 9500/9500pro (available early december)...

    for usd 100 go with the radeon 9000/9000pro series or the 8500 LE boards... they are available for that price and provide the best bang for the buck... the 4200 and 9500/9500pro are more expensive...
     
  8. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    ti 4200 2nd edition? you mean the more expensive agp 8x ones? thre's no point unless he has an agp 8x motherboard... even then, agp 8x isn't going to offer any extra performance.
     
  9. Sceithamer

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    You should first find out what your mb can handle. Then pick what card to buy. Why wast money on somthing you cant even use.

    Sceithamer
     
  10. Sazar

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

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    I presume you do not know much about this product if you are making that statement...

    the newer 4200 board with agp8x support not only should retail for the same price as a regular board but it also has faster memory/clock speeds... therefore overall THIS feature alone makes it a better buy than the older 4200's..

    for a budget of 100 dollars the best card on the market would be the 9000 series cards from ATi in terms of use/performance...
     
  11. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    should retail for the same price as the older ones? i don't think so... the second edition 4200's retail for the same price as 4400's... which are better.

    they can price them like that because people flock to big "AGP 8X COMPATIBLE!" labels on the front of the boxes.