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Hawk
05-08-2003, 12:05 AM
Currently I have a leadtek NIVIA MMX440 64mb AGP 4x graphics card,

wanting an upgrade.. would like some advise as to which card would be a best buy for me..

has to be 4x AGP and would like a 128mb, was thinking a Geforce4 Ti 4200 or 4800

what do yall think?

metla
05-08-2003, 12:08 AM
get the best you can afford,either way the ti series gives a huge increase in performence over an mx.

tweak\'e
05-08-2003, 12:10 AM
depends a lot on the sytem you have. no piont buying a fast card if the rest of the sytem can't keep up with it.

vk_dre
05-08-2003, 12:13 AM
yep. the mx is the budget version of the ti's, i have a gforce 4ti 4200, it is superb, and does everything and more but if u would like to input/output video or capture video on ur comp then buy the myVivo edition of the gforce 4 ti.

cheers,
v.K

Hawk
05-08-2003, 12:28 AM
I notice some cards are both 4x/8x is your card both? Do 8x also fit into 4x AGP slots?

metla
05-08-2003, 12:30 AM
> I notice some cards are both 4x/8x is your card
> both? Do 8x also fit into 4x AGP slots?
>


Yep.

vk_dre
05-08-2003, 12:37 AM
> Yep.

isnt it amazing how a three letter word signifies a positive meaning :D

KiwiTT
05-08-2003, 03:52 PM
I concur. I have a GF4Ti and it performs really well. The GF4mx is no more than a sped up GF2. Get the MyViVo edition as well.

I have had mine 12 months now and feel I still do not need to upgrade.

A quick check on Tom's Hardware (http://www.tomshardware.com) will give you are comparison of most cards on the market.

vk_dre
05-08-2003, 11:29 PM
has anyone used the new Gforce FX series cards? I heard that some performed under expectations. But i also read that is had a significant increase in performance over the gforce 4 ti 4200. Is this true?

Hawk
06-08-2003, 12:25 AM
Hi,
Also is there a difference in brands?

I'm looking at a Geforce4 Ti4200 but see a lot of different brands of it...
e.g Auriga
Eagle
Gainward
leadtek

etc etc
is there any difference? which one should I stick too?

metla
06-08-2003, 02:14 AM
Asus.

Chilling_Silently
06-08-2003, 11:12 AM
The 5200 iirc performs under-par, where-as the 5600 is a worthwhile buy, catching up with all the latest ATI cards in particular!

PoWa
06-08-2003, 12:21 PM
If you compare an Asus card with an Eagle card I'm sure you will see a remarkable difference in quality. So get an Asus or leadtek. Theres probably a few more that are quite good as well, but I haven't tried?

attaboy999
06-08-2003, 07:32 PM
Well it does depend on your other computers hardware's speed.

Since i don't know, and assume they are average or above average, i recommend the following.

1. Geforce 4 Ti 4200 128MB DDR 8X ViVO (perferably ASUS or Pixelview.)
2. Geforce 4 MX 440 128MB DDR 8X Asus or Pixelview

If you gonna get a FX 5200 or something, it's still alright but i still perferr Ti 4200 series.

With this Ti 4200 card the results are superb, play most new games on the highest resolution there is it won't lag.

Yeah, if you can and want to, get the Ti

Rod ger
07-08-2003, 12:21 AM
The MX 440 would be a lot slower than the Ti 4200.
The FX5200(heres; the important bit!)ULTRA seems to be the replacement for the Ti 4200 The FX performance is better, somewhere between a Ti 4200 and a Ti 4600
toms hardware (http://www6.tomshardware.com/graphic/20030714/vga_card_guide-13.html)

vk_dre
07-08-2003, 12:32 AM
> I'm looking at a Geforce4 Ti4200 but see a lot of
> different brands of it...
> e.g Auriga
> Eagle
> Gainward
> leadtek
>
> etc etc
> is there any difference? which one should I stick
> too?

I have a Leadtek version of the Gforce 4 ti 4200 and it still has support from leadtek for updates of drivers and programs and so on. With other brands the "support" seems to vanish into thin air, and u the end user are left in the dark all by ur self so go with a brand that u are well aware of and see if they offer driver updates and so on.

cheers,
v.K

vk_dre
07-08-2003, 12:34 AM
So how much would an FX card cost? roughly?

Hawk
07-08-2003, 12:38 AM
www.pricespy.co.nz


Check out that site, has the cheapest prices for all computer components and where to get em.


Hawk