I'm considering upgrading the video card on my PIII/800 MHz machine (384 MB RAM). Currently have an ATI Radeon 32 DDR and I'd like to get something with higher performance. But, I don't want to spend money for a card that's going to be limited by my processor. Folks I've talked to have suggested that a GeForce3 Ti 200 would be a good match that wouldn't suffer too much from the slower processor. Any suggestions or recommendations?
go for the geforce 3 Ti 200, I just did and I am happy.
Saved some money over the MX 460 but I have a faster card which overclocks OK. Special features rule the graphics card market now Geforce 3 Ti will suit a slow processor more than geforce 4 MX cos it has a a more powerful geometry chip that will take care of more business and let your Pentium 3 take a break even though it could still kick some arse if it has too! (that was a long sentence).
How much have you got? The Ti200 may be good and all, but at newegg.com, there's a R8500 OEM, sold under the name R8500LE OEM. It comes with 3.3ns RAM and is only ~$90USD. Of course this only works if you're in the US. It'd whoop the Ti200 easy.
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Thanks for the replies so far. From what I've heard, both the GF3 Ti 200 and the ATI 8500 would be good deals. Anybody have a comment on which is better? The GF3 is typically much more expensive, but the benchmarks seem to show that the 8500 performs better, so why would I want to spend the extra on a GF3? Comments/opinions?