So, with a couple hundred bucks to lay down, what video card would an intellegent game-player buy? Friends with Nvidia Ti-4200 128s recommend them but they are kinda old, however they can be bought for about $137. The 4400 and 4600 are probably better but $300 is a little high. What about ATI Radion 9000 series? Any thoughts/advice?
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29th November 2002
I'm going for a ti4400 for christmas, I think it should be good for a year or more, after all I'm using a gf2 32 meg to play aa right now, it's alittle rough but for an old card it works. If u get an ati 9700 pro or whatever sure u have a great card that is super powerful but do u need all that power today???? I'm not really sure it's worth the 600+ price tag, wny not a $300 card now and a $ 300 dollar card in a year and a half when there will be more new cards?? I've seen peeps having trouble with their 44 4600 series cards because they are so powerful they get lag like effects, of course they just have to up the image quality to slow the card down. Wow better quality, I'll settle for better than 9 fps on the large open maps :):uhm:
i'll say gf3 ti 64 should do the trick , right now i have gf2 64 megs and it runs very smooth at 60fps on most games , i can even play 1942 bf without any freezing at their highest levels of graphics , and americas army looks awesome in it , so gf3 for under 100 bucks is the way to go , cause gf4 64 mgs is not as good as gf3 ti and its about the sanme money , when you have some money saved up then get 128 megs gf4 or radeon 9600
Oops. Right now im using a Gf 2 64mb, but, its the MX 400 version which is slow. It works but it would be nice to be able to run my games, especially Army Ops and Battlefield 1942 (AWESOME game btw) at higher resolutions.
I couldn't find the not-MX chipset card, besides it was only supposd to be a temporary card because I didnt have a computer that was AGP 2.x compatible. Now I have a very nice HP and I want a video card to go with it. Like I said, I'v been looking at Nvidia Gf 4 128 MB Ti-4200s, because they are affordable and powerful, but if you guys have any suggestions it would be good. If its Nvidia though, I definitly want a 128 MB card thats from the Ti series, those are top-of-the-line.
what kind of reolution you want to play with ???? i play with 820 and 1024 and it plays at 60 fps at most times , but with 200 bucks go with the gf3 ti or just save up a more dollars "$399" to be exact and buy the gf4 128 mb TI you wont regret it
The p.s:the problem with battlefield 1942 is not the video card by the way , cause i have friend that has gf4 TI and it still lags , the trick is to turn down the sound settings to 22khz and low quality and the game runs smooth even with gf2 mx , i wonder if gettign a SB audigy gamer platinum would allow you to play on the higher sound settins... off topic but it had to do with the tread ..
oh i forgot ... 4 bf 1942 what you might need is more memory , i have sdram 512mg and a p4 1.7 and it runs good , so maybe your problem is memory ??:frog: i dont know .. cya
Actually my system is pretty nice, 512mb sdram and AMD Athlon 2200+. AI in BF 1942 needs a lot of resources, but video takes away from that i think
I'm too cool to Post
5th December 2002
Im running TI4600 in 1600x1200 res on my 19" with no lag or other problems. After bying this card my girlfrend left... :fistpunch:
you know i went to e-bay lastnight and i just got my self an audigy 2 platinum for 120 bucks with shiping and taxes , going to see if this fixes problem in bf1942 , as for video cards i found the gf4 ti 128 for 175 dollars !!!! :) so you know what my next purchace is , .. he he so if you have a couple of benjies get the gf4 ti by all means ..and disregard what i have told you before ...