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jasezone
30-09-2002, 07:31 AM
Geforce 4 MX 440 vs ATI Radeon (with or without pro)


Hi there,
To upgrade my graphics card from a TNT2 M64, to one of the above, which would be the best to buy, they are both around the same price. I am really looking for the highest framerates only. If anyone has any tips, or personal experinces about these cards I would really appreciate it, or even if there are some similarly priced cards that deliver better performance.
Thanks,
:)

MoNk
30-09-2002, 09:29 AM
hmm, it depends what raedon your talking about but really gf4mx's are not very good.... at all. In fact they are hopeless. A bottom of the line geforce 3 beats that hands down, plus some gf2 models.

If you are talking about the Radon 9700 then get it

Lohsing
30-09-2002, 09:47 AM
What is the rest of your system like though? What specs, OS, etc?

Lo.

-=JM=-
30-09-2002, 12:44 PM
What Radeon are you looking at. There are big differences?

MoNk
30-09-2002, 01:47 PM
sounds like a radeon 8500

here's the list of top cards in order of performance.

1. ATI Radeon 9700
2. NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600
3. NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4400
4. NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200
5. ATI Radeon 8500 (should be below a ti200)
6. NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500
7. NVIDIA GeForce3
8. NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 200
9. ATI Radeon 9000 (?)
10. NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 460 (i do not agree, my tests have shown a gf2pro beats it, it's just that 3dmark is a weird app)

This list is based on a PC with AMD Athlon 1.6 GHz CPU.

Susan B
30-09-2002, 02:56 PM
Ho, and then you've got all the different brands and models within those ten categories to choose from. :O

MoNk
30-09-2002, 03:17 PM
personally i go with chaintek and leadtek for the gf3 and up. maybe gainward included in the gf3's but not in the 4's.

dunno about gf4mx's tho.

jasezone
30-09-2002, 06:28 PM
ooops, sorry, I forgot it is a Radeon 9000

MoNk
30-09-2002, 06:31 PM
ok you also forgot you system specs

thats a hard pick anyway

you should go with radeon. better framerates for games. far superior tv-out performance for movies.

gf4mx440 is B.A.D. i was htinking you were talking about the 460.

try the radeon 8500 over the 9000 anyway

-=JM=-
30-09-2002, 08:22 PM
umm MoNK what's so B.A.D about the gf4mx440??

When they first came out they were much better value than the MX460.

MoNk
30-09-2002, 08:47 PM
it has very poor game performance for it's price. it's more low end graphics app user orientated.

havn't tried one though. it's just what i read.

check out discussion in gamershq.madonion.com

Susan B
30-09-2002, 08:55 PM
If no one minds me asking, what exactly is tv-out for? Just for watching TV on your computer's monitor? Or is it an advantage for other things like video editing or something? Why do people want/use them?

MoNk
30-09-2002, 09:03 PM
if you have a tv bigger than your monitor you use TV-Out to watch movies that you have on your harddrive on the TV.

I've got Tvout on my card and I watch the movies I have on the TV, plus sometimes I play some of my games on the TV.
Like flight simulator 2k2. I can sit on my couch with the joystick playing :D

To watch TV on your computer monitor you need a VIVO or TV-IN. Or a TV-Card.

TV-Out is alot more common and usually you get a TV-Out with your video card. (all new cards have TV-Out i think).

Susan B
30-09-2002, 09:21 PM
Ri-i-i-ight!

(sorry, the kids have played their Austin Powers videos a dozen times this week and it's kind of infectious :D)

Thanks for that. It was something that's been puzzling me for ages but I understand much better now. :-)

-=JM=-
30-09-2002, 09:40 PM
> it has very poor game performance for it's price.
> it's more low end graphics app user orientated.
>
> havn't tried one though. it's just what i read.
>
> check out discussion in gamershq.madonion.com

Yeah it does have better performance. But for the price you're better off spending less on the MX440 or more for the Ti4200. :)

Ti4200 has DX8.1.

MoNk
30-09-2002, 09:49 PM
or radeon 9700 it has DX9.0 :D