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Old 06-27-2003, 01:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi looking for a better Graphics card. i have a GeForce4 Family
MX-440 64Mb DDR .

the buget is low so i am looking for something better than what i have, but not something to high on price that will require my bank manager to call me for a chat.


i had a look at the ATI Radeon 9700 Pro and is to high (price). i also had a look at the Creative 3DBLASTER 4600TI 128MB but still not that cheap.

living in the UK hardware is not that cheap as US, if u guys know any cheap website base in the UK it would be welcome aswell.

can you guys help me out!!!

will use the card for games Ut2003,quake3,diablo2Lod,CNCGenerals and so on


many thanks

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Old 06-27-2003, 03:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The GeForce4 Ti 4200 (both 64 MB and 128 MB) are pretty affordable right now, and with some overclocking, it can match the performance of its elder models.

Another recommendation, if gaming performance is not too much of a first priority, is the Radeon 9500 (Non-Pro) 128 MB, which can be "soft-modded" to a 9500 Pro/9700 by using Riva Tuner.
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Another recommendation, if gaming performance is not too much of a first priority, is the Radeon 9500 (Non-Pro) 128 MB, which can be "soft-modded" to a 9500 Pro/9700 by using Riva Tuner.
oh i thought you can only use that software with a riva card....so how well does it work with other cards?
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Riva Tuner now supports the Radeon 8500/9x00 line as well.

The Non-Pro 9500 has the exact same core/memory frequencies as the Pro version, along with the features and such, just the difference is that the number of rendering pipelines has been reduced to 4 (unlike 8 on the 9500 Pro model).

By using the software, the other 4 "hidden" pipelines can be unlocked, however, this tweak will only work with the 128 MB model, and it's not going to work 100% of the time.

Even with only 4 pipelines, it is still capable of edging out a GeForce4 Ti 4200, with anti-aliasing/anisotropic filtering enabled.
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Old 06-27-2003, 04:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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LOL a good suggestion: Gainward Geforce 4 ti4200 golden sample It's $150 but still a very top of the line card can play games flawlessly and in a year you can overclock it to sweet settings
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hi and thanks for the response just a bit confuse about all this overcloking the G-card its a site that explains how to do it or its a download software.

any more G-Card advise it would be great, i though i would have a mutch higher choice thanks anyway


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hi back again dint took long i found this ones on uk ebay at a good price ;

XFX Geforce4 Ti4200 128mb DDR TV

Abit Siluro GeForce 4 Ti4200-8X 128MB

MSI GeForce 4 Ti4200 128mb, AGPx4

Sparkle GeForce 4 Ti4200 128MB

but this one was advise Gainward Geforce 4 ti4200, is there much of a diff???

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Old 07-15-2003, 04:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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still on a hunt

please advise

Geforce 4 Ti4200 128MB DDR Graphics card VIVO (PIXELVIEW GEFORCE 4 Ti4200)

Graphics Engine NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti4200-8X GPU
Model Name MVGA-NVG28A (w/128M,TV,VIO,DVI)
Video Memory 128MB DDR Memory
Effective Core Clock 250MHz
Memory Clock 500MHz
Fill Rate 4 billion antialiasing(AA) samples per second
Triangles 1.03 Trilion/sec
RAMDAC 350 MHz
Bus standard Fast Writes AGP 8X/4X/2X/1X
Refresh Rate 60-240Hz
TV-Out Support
DVI Support Support (only for w/DVI model)
Video-In Support (only for w/VIO model
Lightspeed Memory Architecture II
Provides effectively multiplies the memory bandwidth to ensure fluid frame rates for the 3D games and applications A crossbar-based memory control to deliver 2-4 times memory
bandwidth for other standard architectures graphics
Fast Z clear technology - boosts frame rate up to 10% without
compromising image quality
Auto precharge - allowing the GPU to spend less time waiting for
memory and more time rendering pixels
Advanced AccuView Antialiasing
Delivers unbeatable visual quality and frame rates Accuview technology delivers highest performance and no-penalty
Quincunx AA quality
Advanced technology ensures rock-solid compatibility with all
applications
New sub pixel sample locations provide improved AA quality
High quality 4XS mode for incredible image quality
nViewTM Display Technology
Provides the ultimate multiple display flexibility and user control Ultimate flexibility-combination of:
CRT + DVI, CRT + TV, DVI + TV
nView key features:
- Transparency Effect: Quickly view hidden applications on
cluttered desktop
web searches
- Advanced Zoom features : Quickly enlarge portions of the
screen to view information easier and to do precision editing
- Desktop management: Create up to 32 different WIndows
desktop workspaces to control information flow
- Window and application management: gives you full control
over repositioning dialog boxes and application windows
Software driver
Operating Systems Windows R XP/2000/ME/NT/98/95
Linux compatible
API support Complete DirectX
support, including DirectX 8.1
Full OpenGLR
1.3 support


buy it or not that good

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Old 07-15-2003, 05:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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hi guys

this site sales hardware cheap and they are good darkblade.

http://www.cclcomputers.co.uk/

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What part of the UK are you in? I am in Suffolk and I go to local computer fairs - you can usually find good prices there. Check http://www.computeuk.co.uk - they sell hardware and they have info on upcoming computer fairs on their website.

You might also try http://www.overclock.co.uk
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