which one to get
First which one should I get? Second are these prices to much for being local? I think I can get better local if I shop around.
ATI Rage Fury 32meg AGP w/tv out$129
Matrox G400 16meg AGP $125
Dimond Viper V770 32 AGP $119
""Stealth III S540 32 AGP 32 $95
Creative CL 3D Savage 4 32 AGP $99
The prices are a little high but you are getting retail stuff and you don't have to pay shipping. They aren't terribly high. I'd say go for it. And if you are an overclocker, you may want to go for the G400. I am having a few problems w/ mine right now but hear it is the best!
I'll take slack on this one, but leave the savage 4 cards and the fury on the shelf. This is from a gamer's standpoint. They were decent cards a few months ago, but are definitely starting to show their age. The G400 is a great card for speed and visual clariry, but I would look into getting the 32meg version, since it scales better with higher resolutions and 32bit color. Also, the G400 likes serious cpu power to even approach its limits.
The v770 is an excellent card, with many devoted fans. The performance and software ompatiblity is excellent with it, just like any other TNT-2 card.
Also, what type of setup are using this card with? The Matrox would provide the best performance and quality for a P3 or Athlon. The v770 would be a better choice for a system based on a p2/celery, or a k6-x.
Thanks to everyone for their input for this thread and the past ones.
I got the V770 this afternoon. It is amazing what a difference in just the basic stuff so far. I need to go and get some win2k drivers for it now as win2k is very slow(should have done it before I installed it), but win98 is much faster.
nVidia just posted their new 3.78 release canidate win2k drivers at their website. Their the newest nVidia drivers (leaked or official) available for win2k.
[This message has been edited by RobRich (edited 02-18-2000).]
Thanks I was just getting ready to make a post asking where to get them
I don't see the v770 on the list?
[This message has been edited by jad1097 (edited 02-18-2000).]
Just dowload and install the TNT-2 drivers, and you should be up and running. Diamond pretty well follow the nVidia reference design, so these should be just fine.
Thanks again Bob. Right after I posted I looked down at the box and there it was, DUH! I could only imagine what a real good card would do, but this is plenty good for me.
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