New Vid Card Question

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Helidoc, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. Helidoc

    Helidoc Member

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    Ok the wife is being nice today (musta scored big with V day yesterday) and told me I can get a new vid card. My question is this. Currently I have a Gforce 2 MX 400 (32 MB) and I want to get a Gforce 3 TI 500. Would I notice much differance givin my system. <br>
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    P3 550 <br>
    DFI P2XBL Board <br>
    764 MB PC100 <br>
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    Thanks in advance <IMG SRC="smileys/hot.gif">
     
  2. Astroboy2000

    Astroboy2000 Guest

    hold off for a week or two , cause you can pick up a ti4400 geforce 4 for the same price for that ti500 maybe even cheaper for much improved performance.
     
  3. dboniuk

    dboniuk Master Guru

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    You are not going to be able to keep a Ti500 fed with your CPU, so you will be CPU limited.<br>
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    That said, here is what you WILL be able to do. Burn fillrate on image quality! You will be able to turn on high level anisotropic filtering. Bump up your resolutions. Add FSAA. you will be able to add alot of this without appearing to slow you down.<br>
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    Again, the CPU is going to limit your framerate more than the Ti500 would.<br>
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    If you are realling going for that top-of-the-line feel though, I agree with the previous poster. Wait until the end of the month and pickup a GF4Ti4400 or 4600. This will last you longer. (Probably through a few CPU upgrades <IMG SRC="smileys/smile.gif"> )<br>
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  4. Martys Web

    Martys Web Don Santino Corleone

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    Your system memory pc100 and cpu will bottle neck that video card realy bad.You need at least a 800 mhz cpu with pc133 memory for it to be able to run right.
     

  5. The Borg

    The Borg Guest

    Hi,<br>
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    sorry man but with you system a card like ti 500 have always to wait for the rest, that mean that the performance will only increases a little bit, to run a geforce 3 ti 200 you should have PIII 1 GHz or an similar AMD, to run an ti 500 it dont make sence under XP 1400+ or higher and that geforce 4, dont think about it, the best way for you is to bye a ti 200 und a faster cpu (min. 800 Mhz better more), then will notice a difference ! (or better a complete new machine, laugh)<br>
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    Hope i can help....<br>
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    The Borg<br>
    Resistance is futile
     

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