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    Advice about video cards please:
    I am wanting to buy a video card to upgrade a Compaq Deskpro 1GHz P3 for improved graphics on the standard on-board fare.
    Any suggestions about type which will match a 1GHz processor? Clearly the latest and greatest will be more speedy than the processor can use.
    All advice greatfully received - thanks!

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    I'd recomed the Geforce 4 Ti 4200, if ur planning to capture video or output it to a Tv then buy the ViVo editon (Video in Video out). It should cost around $350 (includin GST).


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    Why dont u check out
    NVidia's site
    PriceSpy for video cards.


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    Keep away from the GeForce 4 Ti range
    you will save huge money if you buy an AGP 64MB GeForce 4 MX ($80-$120)
    the gefoce 4 Ti's are too much grunt for that board you would notice only slight difference
    Remember if your after real performance for around $700 you can make a new PC

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    One possible reason for buying a Ti instead of an MX is if you intend to upgarde the PC in the next 12 months. I actually bought my Ti 4400 when I still had my P3 1GHz last year, even though it wasn't a great match for that hardware, because I intended to do a CPU upgrade later. Now that I've built a P4 2.6GHz my Ti 4400 fits in nicely.

    If that's not the case, and you're not so serious about games that an extra $300 expense makes sense, then the MX cards are a good buy. I'm running a 64MB MX GF4 in my work PC, which is a 2GHz P4, and it handles most games without problems, including things like BF1942.

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    I use a GeForce 4 Ti-4200 and at least get DirectX 8 hardware support. I heard the Geforce 4 MX is nothing more that an upgraded Geforce 2.

    3DMark scores on a 1Ghz system:
    GF4 Ti4200=7640
    GF4 MX440=4576
    GF2 Ultra=4068


    for a detailed review of most common cards.

    This page

    Will show that a good card will perform really well on 1Ghz sytem and scores about 90% of what a 2.7Ghz machine would score.

    If you want good graphic performance a good card is better than a good cpu.

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