Ti Or cheap FX?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Feedo, Aug 10, 2003.

  1. Feedo

    Feedo Guest

    Hey guys,
    anyone has an idea of which is better?
    GeForce4 ti4600 128MB 4x AGP
    or Geforce FX 5200 128MB 8x AGP ?
    My cousin wants to upgrade from a 32MB radeon 7000.

    Thanks
     
  2. Feedo

    Feedo Guest

    Note that his motherboard only supports 4x AGP
     
  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    try to get a DX9 card. That would be the FX or any or the Radeons from 9000 up
     
  4. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    unless you are going to go high end FX or radeon get the g4ti the higher end DX 9 cards are barely worth the money and the 5200 is not worth it
     
  5. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    personaly i would go with the TI, i have seen better results with the TI, dx9 compatibility is not a big thing right now but it wold be usefull to have for the future, but if u want a good DX9 card go with ATI
     
  6. jumpy

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    Definitely the ti4600, that card will kick the 5200's arse. The 5200's suck pretty bad, you could say they're the new 'mx' cards.
     
  7. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    I'd stick with the TI (especially, since it's a 4600) unless of course you decide to put a 9700 - 9800 PRO inside.

    Snook out-
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    SnookBooger, can you re-size your signature image please. The guidelines state that signature images should be no larger than 75kb, yours is currently 869Kb.
     
  9. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Already done!;) (a little off topic...):D
     
  10. Feedo

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    Thanx people,
    i guess he's going with the TI , he is upgrading againt when doom 3 comes out anyway.
     
  11. Sazar

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    nooo... only radeon 9500 up are dx9 :)
     
  12. Sazar

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    the 4600 is a lot better than the 5200 :)

    might not get some effects but it will play faster at higher resolutions.. :D

    as for doom3... it is essentially a dx7 level game... so I am not sure your friend will miss out on too many effects... naturally the newer cards will be more efficient and have some new kewl stuff to run the shadows and bump-mapping effects better/faster.. and render some of the other effects while the 4600 can't... BUT... doom3 may still be almost a year away from the looks of it.. :)

    also... agp 4x-8x == almost negligible difference in real world performance...
     
  13. Feedo

    Feedo Guest

    Thanks Sazar, that was very useful, i'm actually using Ti4600 at the moment and it's working very well with all the games around at the moment.
     
  14. Sazar

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

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    kewl... yah.. save the pennies and buy later in the year/early next year when the new stuff comes out.. if it catches your fancy :)

    btw... seeing as you have some stock hsf modding of your video cards cooler going on... perhaps you want to drop some pearls of wisdom in this thread

    http://www.ntfs.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=37262

    and help out someone else looking for a little cooling advice ?

    cheers :)