View Full Version : Video card manufacturer

06-02-2003, 09:04 PM
I have to buy a new video card... I think I've settled on a GF4MX440 (although other suggestions are appreciated), but there are SO many different manufacturers of this card, and I have no idea which one to go for - for the same model it seems the prices range about $80!

So which manufacturer should I go for? Or do they not really matter, and I should just go for the model card I want?

Also will a GF4 work on an oldish PC (like a Athlon 700 machine), or would it be better for me to go for a GF2?


06-02-2003, 09:11 PM
The Geforce 256 32 ddr ram or GTS are better cards just make sure you get one with 32 ddr ram minimum

07-02-2003, 01:37 AM
Just a question kiwibeat but where did you find that GeForce 256 32MB DDR Ram cards were better than GF4MX420/440 64MB DDR?

Neil McC
07-02-2003, 09:29 AM
Mike,just my experience,limited as it is.PC Co installed a GF4MX440 in this thing.Duron 800,Win ME,2 yrs old.They couldn't get it going properly,so then installed a GF2 GTS card,32mb. Which only crashes on the odd game!!!!Although I have yet to install the latest drivers. :-(

07-02-2003, 10:39 AM

The geforce4MX series of cards is based on the exact same chipset that the gforce2 were....Just improved a fair bit,so they do indeed out perform any and all geforce2 cards.

And while they are probally worth looking into as a budget card they are still old tech.

If you want much improved performence id get a gforce4ti4200,or even a gforce3 is better then a gforce4mx,you wont get radical results upgrading a gforce2 to a gforce4mx.

07-02-2003, 10:40 AM
>>>They couldn't get it going properly

heh,that should tell you a little something about the pc company.

No games should crash,period.

07-02-2003, 12:03 PM
better value I meant especially for the older PCs less than 1 gHZ in speed ,

07-02-2003, 12:32 PM
So what about the different manufacturers? Like there's Leadtek and Gainward and Asus etc... Is there one I should avoid? Or one I should go for? Or are the all pretty much the same and I should just go for the cheapest?


07-02-2003, 12:51 PM
Asus cost a lot I've got no idea if they're any better or not. The people I know can't afford to get an Asus.

Leadtek are regarded to have the best 2d quality because they have better filters in them. Makes it nicer when working in excel and browsing forums or whatever.

Gainward try to market themselves as more of an overclockers card.

I'd prefer the leadtek myself.

Here is a comparison of GF4 MX440 cards (http://www.overclockers.co.nz/ocnz/vga/gf4mxshootout/1.shtml)

07-02-2003, 02:04 PM
as far as the manufacter goes,it all depens on the budget.

I held out for an ASUS,if i wasnt prepared to wait i would have bought a lesser brand.


Pete O\'Neil
07-02-2003, 04:47 PM
ASUS, Gainward(probably the best for overclocking), Leadtek(got one myself very nice card), MSI all very nice brands. But why not consider a ATI card? the 9000pro is roughly the same price as a MX and a better preformer.