View Full Version : Video Cards - Need Your Opinion

"thA dekMan"
09-22-2002, 11:35 AM
Okay right now I have a GeForce2 MX 200... which is sh*t. Plain and simple. Now I want to upgrade, but we don't have the money to get a GeForce 4 Ti, or the new Radeon card 9700 Pro (which is simply amazing.)

Now I am either thinking about a GeForce3 Ti, but I am not sure which one. I think the 500 has 64mb of ram, but the 200 has 128. Which one is better?

But I can get a Radeon 8500 LE Pro (lil crappier than 8500) pretty cheap, and was wondering if you guys think its worth it. Or will it get outdated soon. I was thinking on waiting until the NV30 came out, so hopefully GF4 Ti's prices would drop.

What do you think? What should I buy? I need some help.


Ewok Hunter
09-22-2002, 04:25 PM
how much $$$s do you have to spend on the video card?

"thA dekMan"
09-22-2002, 06:45 PM
well in canadian we are looking to keep it around $200-250.

but basically my question is do you think the radeon 8500 LE will last through the next gameing lvl. IE doom III, swgalaxies etc.

Tall Guy
09-25-2002, 09:01 AM
i got a GeForce 4 MX 440 128mb, i dont think they're that expensive and it does everything i need it to do. perhaps that would be a good option.

Darth Evad
10-07-2002, 07:42 AM
Check out the Radeon 9000 at www.dealsdirect.com
They're a reputable store so don't be worried about buying online from them.

Com Raven
10-07-2002, 12:03 PM
a geForce 3 with 64 ram should be nice too...

10-15-2002, 09:00 PM
With those funds you could get a geforce 3 ti or even a geforce 4 mx if you wanted.

when i went looking for vid cards a few months ago, my plan was to do something similar to what you did but i ended up getting a geforce 4 4400 ti. at the time it was $400 canadian, now you could probably get one for $340 if you shop around

The Truthful Liar
10-17-2002, 05:18 AM

Go for the GeForce 3 ti 500, anything else below is just... kaput.

Good luck :cool:

"thA dekMan"
10-17-2002, 04:35 PM
i've heard geforce 4 mx isn't as good as gf3 ti... because it was based of geforce 2 technology... thats why its helly cheap.

Can anyone confirm this?

Boba Rhett
10-17-2002, 05:40 PM
Stay away from mx at all costs.

Well..... unless you'd have to cut your hand off or something. Then I suppose it'd be ok.

"thA dekMan"
10-17-2002, 07:18 PM
never see ya over here rhett... or am I just missing something?

thanks for the input though... thats what my original plan was... well unless I got my hand cut off or something. :p

Jan Gaarni
10-18-2002, 11:39 AM
I have MX. :(

*looks at stump that used to be his hand*


"thA dekMan"
10-19-2002, 01:36 PM
how do u find the mx? its a geforce 4 right?

how does it work with certain games... like jkii for example?

oh wait I finally got what rhett was saying lol... and it looks like neither of us got it jan... I think he meant don't get mx unless its a choice between mx, or gettin your hand cut off. And for some reason you seem to have an mx AND your hand cut off? :confused:

but who cares hes just some cRaZy small green token dude. :D

Jan Gaarni
10-19-2002, 04:35 PM
No, I got my hand chopped off anyway. :D

But seriously, it's a much improvement from what i used to have, and it came with the comp so. I now can play Medal of Honor: Allied Assault with max grafix settings, something I wasn't able to do before, so I'm pleased at the moment. JKII works fine too, I'm replaying it now and the movie cutscenes work perfectly this time. :)

But I am gonna replace it eventually, along with my sound card. :D

10-21-2002, 05:11 AM
Usin a kyroII atm, nice card, but im also lookin to upgrade.

Im prolly gonna plumb for a radeon, i like to be different ;)

10-21-2002, 05:14 AM
Never listen to my advice btw, im the guy who bought a Sega Saturn instread of a Playstation when they first were released.

"thA dekMan"
10-21-2002, 03:55 PM
haha sega saturn... lol I think that was out on the market for like 2 weeks LOL.

what radeon you planning on buying? the new one? :rolleyes:

10-22-2002, 03:21 AM
Originally posted by "thA dekMan"
haha sega saturn... lol I think that was out on the market for like 2 weeks LOL.

what radeon you planning on buying? the new one? :rolleyes:

not sure yet, gonna wait till swg release date is announced (again :rolleyes: ) hoping to get the new kyroII prophet, not released yet (in UK anyway)