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View Poll Results: Which Video you have in comp rigth now

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  • Geforce 4 TI 4600

    2 7.14%
  • Geforce 4 TI 4400

    4 14.29%
  • Geforce 4 TI 4200

    2 7.14%
  • Geforce 4 MX

    2 7.14%
  • Radeon 7500

    0 0%
  • Radeon 8500

    10 35.71%
  • Geforce 3

    2 7.14%
  • Others

    6 21.43%
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Thread: Which video card is right for now!

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    Which video card is right for now!

    I am planning on buying a new video card to accomadate my new p4 2.0Ghz. I currently own a Radeon 7200 64mb sdram card...and i know any card made in the past year will be a major improvement. Currently there has been a lot of diffrent cards produced from ATI and NVIDIA and i am having difficulty on choosing a card on my budget. I only have $400cdn.

    These are the cards i have looked at:
    Radeon 7500
    Radeon 8500LE
    Radeon 8500 128mb
    Geforce 4 ti 4200 128mb
    Geforce 4 ti 4400 128mb

    Which card should i get..they all seem to run the same
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    i always suggest the ATI Radeon 8500 as its not that expensive, had very good 3d capability , superb 2D Quality, Amazing DVD playback and the best tv-out out there.

    if you dont care about any other features and are a total spped demon and only care about FPS then get a Geforce4TI4200. I currently have a Radeon 7500 bought for £50 $75ish and it kicks ***. All games Top Res,smooooth

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    Ti4200, at price to performance ratio, for just over 100 quid (if you know where to look), and with a bit of fiddling and o/c'ing you got yourself sumink faster than a ti4400...

    --Jakk

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    *Squick*

    Still using my old 3DFX cards

    3DFX Voodoo 3 2000 AGP 2X 16MB
    I3D Voodoo 2 TV/TV-OUT STEREO-OUT 6MB

    The V3-2K still gets me a score of around 3130 in 3DMark..which, considering its age isn't that horrible.

    Saving up to get a Radeon 9700 as a new card, can't wait - that things fricken awesome!

    Hmm, $400 CDN?

    That should be about 200-250 in USD correct? My friends in Canada would laugh at me for not knowing this by now hehe.

    Hmm...I would definately recommend a GeForce 4 Ti4200 or Ti4400 if possible, you'll find decent prices here:

    http://www.newegg.com (who hasn't heard of this place?)

    And currency exchange information here:

    http://www.xe.com/ucc/

    The above site will say you have about $256.72 american dollars to spend, that translates into a GeF4 Ti4400 and possibly a GeF4 Ti4600 if you scout Newegg.com at the right time

    Have fun
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    ati vs nvidia

    It seems like there is only two reasonable choices for me.

    Radeon 8500 or Geforce 4 ti 4200/4400

    I have been looking at the 3 and i probly buy the radeon, but i still have a few days before i make the decision.

    Any thoughts or suggestions about the 3 is welcome

    Keep the replies comming!
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    I'm a very happy camper with this

    ALL-IN-WONDER® RADEON™ 8500DV $207 Retail Box
    http://mirror.ati.com/products/pc/ai...0dv/specs.html



    Here are some other price comparisons



    RADEON™ 8500 64MB $155 Retail Box
    http://mirror.ati.com/products/pc/radeon8500/specs.html

    RADEON™ 8500 128MB $99 OEM / $163 Retail Box
    http://mirror.ati.com/products/pc/ra...128/index.html

    ASUS V8200T2 GeForce3 Ti Deluxe 64MB DDR more info $136 OEM
    http://www.asus.com/vga/agpv8200t2/overview.htm

    ASUS V8440 GeForce4 4400 128MB DDR $241 OEM
    http://www.asus.com/vga/agpv8440/overview.htm

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    Nothing wrong with any of your 3 narrowed down choices. GF4 runs faster than the 8500, so you will get a longer life out of your card if you go with the 4200 or 4400.

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    If you get the Radeon 8500, make sure it's made by ATI.

    BTW- I have a 8500 64mb. No complaints at all.

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    I just got a MSI GF4 Ti4400 today. (fticomputer.com $199.95 after shipping)

    (Drooling)

    OC'd to near Ti4600 core and memory right out of the box(300/604), added over 1000 3dmarks, and most importantly improved the game play of Morrowind. It is has 3 complete games bundled with it (NOLF, Aquanox, Sacrifice) and a 7 game demo disc. I know it has only been one day, but I think I got my money's worth.

    I notice a big difference in performance over my Radeon 8500 64mb.

    Then again, it costs $100ish more.


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    Dracas

    Dracas... I order most of my stuff on newegg.com over 21 shipments from them and every time the order was processed the same day and they ship fedex newegg+fedex 1 night = nextday.. Good site and fair prices most items have free shipping
    Experience OUTLaW

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    If you're short on money, the 8500 is a great card and it's performance won't disappoint you at all! Me...I'm sticking with my Matrox G400 Still plays AVP2!

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    speed vs quality

    So it all comes down to this:

    radeon 8500 for quality of graphics

    and

    Geforce ti 4200 for pure speed.

    thats a tough choice. Can't they just make a card with both.
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    I am in the same situation, and I bought the 8500 le 128mb -- it's the best bang for the buck IMO

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    GF4 Ti4200
    There can be only one.®©

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    Over here you can pickl up an 8500 and ti4200for the same price - so why lump for the slower goods - ti4200 it is if you axe me

    --Jakk

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