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Geforce4 mx440

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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
February 26, 2002 11:09:14 AM

I'm considering getting a new graphic card, but the prices on the TI series are very high. So, when I saw that the geforce mx series are on their way, I thougt that this was something for me. But, is it ? I saw the prices diffrence between the cards, and they were quite big. So, if I'm looking for a pretty good card, and don't want to spend a whole lot of money on it, is the MX series something for me ?

Thanks alot

- Anders Gram

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February 26, 2002 12:22:33 PM

No, it's not. The GF4 MX is garbage. Get yourself a good GF3Ti200 or better yet, the R8500. Both are dirt cheap right now.

AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
February 26, 2002 8:09:30 PM

What are you going to use the card for? Gaming? Video editing? Dual screen? Office applications?
February 26, 2002 8:45:01 PM

Listen to AMD Man, the GF 4 MX series sucks. period.
especially the MX440 (theres a 460 but it sucks too)
you should DEFINATELY go with a competitively priced GeForce 3 Ti200 or a Radeon 8500 both anywhere from 180 to 200 dollars. a little bit more money but it's worth it. The main reason the GF 4 MX series sucks (especially the 440) is because it dosnt have vertex or pixel shaders which are a very crucial component of new video cards. This is a feature of Direct X 8, which, soon, many games will be built around. these two features allow programmers to add an almost infinite amount of special effects etc. to scenes. they are very important. i suggest you read the TOMSHARDWARE article on the GeForce 4 its called, PC Graphics Beyond XBOX or something like that it's really good.
goodluck, and hope you're happy with whatever you get!

its not that intel CANT make a good processor, its that they just dont try
February 26, 2002 8:47:58 PM

i think your signiture should read: AIMD(advanced intel micro devices)(dont write that part)(or this part) Pentathlon 4XP JUST A SUGGESTION!

its not that intel CANT make a good processor, its that they just dont try
February 26, 2002 8:52:24 PM

about choosing between a GeForce 2 Ti200 and a Radeon 8500:
i know the geforce card has great OC'ing potential, and can be done through the software included. you can overclock a Ti200 to the performance level of a non OC'd Ti500. But then again im not sure about the OC'ing ability of the Radeon. If it were me i would probably choose the Ti200 because of certain features and overall "goodness", plus its a bit cheaper, as for what brand, unless you care about looks, get the cheapest one theyre all pretty much the same

its not that intel CANT make a good processor, its that they just dont try
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
February 26, 2002 10:15:21 PM

Check recent prices on www.pricewatch.com and you will find the geforce3 ti200 cards are dropping below the $130 price range! I just bought one from an e-bay auction for less than $120 with shipping!

I ain't got time to bleed! :eek: 
February 26, 2002 11:40:10 PM

is there pixel/vertex shaders for radeon 7200?

Hey Baby, I'll install YOUR RAM, if you boot my Hard drive!
a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2002 12:27:49 AM

I wouldn't bother with the 7200 when an overclocked LE can outperform it for $40.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
February 27, 2002 12:36:16 AM

Quote:

is there pixel/vertex shaders for radeon 7200?

Well, yes and no. The original Radeon had the 0.5 spec for the shaders (this is pre-final DX8 release specs). The current shader specs are unsupported by the Radeon and therefore it is not a DX8 compliant card.

AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
February 27, 2002 1:38:05 AM

hehe, do you mean the clearance Radeon LE that one of the stores has on PriceWatch for $40, Crashman?

Hey Baby, I'll install YOUR RAM, if you boot my Hard drive!
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2002 9:07:36 AM

Thanks alot for your help. With the info which you gave me in the replys, I'm now going for the Geforce3 ti200 ! :) 
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