Yeah, I hadn't thought of that. Good point. Still, the Gforce 4s really werent all that much an improvement over the Gforce 3, which wasnt that much an improvement over Gforce 2s. The next-gen video cards use manufacturing improvements that are several steps up from the current ones, even Radion's top of the line. I really think they'll start to develop software to use the new hardware. So does it really make sense to buy a card that might be obsolete faster than you think?
the gf4's scores at 3d mark about 200% of the gf2 so thats a nfocking big improvement i think
Those scores are all theoretical... the biggest differences are memory and things like that, not huge performance differences. I didn't say they were the same, just that I'm not sure its $300 worth of improvement.
with ya gf2 what frame rate u get at a arhlon xp 1700+ with 512mb pc2100 mem @1280*1024 i never get below 30
Depends on the level and what's going on. Sniping in smoke or in areas with dense geometry is almost impossible, you can't keep it steady because you're only getting about 12-14 fps. Same with SAW fire, especially with smoke nades, or fog.
i never go below 30, most of the time many fps higher. the max in game is about 60.