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How much of an upgrade is the GeForce 4 over the GeForce 2?

Old 06-19-02, 02:13 PM
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How much of an upgrade is the GeForce 4 over the GeForce 2?

Is it noticeable?

I can purchase essentially the same P.C, with the only difference being the graphics card.

Price difference: 100 dollars.
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Old 06-19-02, 02:53 PM
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depends on your processor

if its under 900 mhz hardly any difference


and what geforce2 and what geforce4

are we talking MX's or TI's
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Old 06-19-02, 03:03 PM
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Re: How much of an upgrade is the GeForce 4 over the GeForce 2?

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Is it noticeable?

I can purchase essentially the same P.C, with the only difference being the graphics card.

Price difference: 100 dollars.
See if you can slap on an 8500 for $50 more than the GF2. That card is the best bang for the buck right now.
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Old 06-19-02, 03:45 PM
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64MB 4x AGP Nvidia GeForce2 MX400

64MB 4x AGP Nvidia GeForce4 MX420

The P.C's I'm looking at are 1.9 and 2.0 Ghz Pentium 4's.
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Old 06-19-02, 04:15 PM
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Originally posted by AXP 103
64MB 4x AGP Nvidia GeForce2 MX400

64MB 4x AGP Nvidia GeForce4 MX420

The P.C's I'm looking at are 1.9 and 2.0 Ghz Pentium 4's.

Both cards sucks actually, MX are so crap.. a Geforce 2 GTS i think still beats a Geforce4 MX420. Stay away from MX's if you want good performance for games. I recommend a Gainward Geforce4 Ti4200. Around $170. Or even a Geforce3 Ti200 $90
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Does the brand of Geforce matter in preformance or quality? For example an Xtasy or PNY? (On a GeForce 4 Ti)
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Originally posted by screamingacorn
Does the brand of Geforce matter in preformance or quality? For example an Xtasy or PNY? (On a GeForce 4 Ti)
yea.. different manufacturers user better memory or other components.. different brands will get different benchmark scores.. and different manufacturers have different driver support.

but of course, the better brands come at a premium.. and you have to weigh the options on whether its worth the extra money, for what gain youll receive
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Old 06-19-02, 09:32 PM
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Is that extra gain really worth the price in your opinion?
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Old 06-19-02, 10:42 PM
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It all depends on what you want to do with your computer.
I play games, and fiddle with graphics. I just recently moved from the GeForce 2 GTS to the GeForce 4 ti4600 and the difference in just the games is enormous. If you are basically internet surfing and using office apps, then I would stay away from the high end. Save some money.

But these days, the graphics card is rapidly approaching CPU in importance.
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Old 06-20-02, 12:05 AM
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going from the gf2mx 400 to a gf4 420 mx is a rip at + $100 since you can get a gf4 mx420 for less than $80
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Originally posted by screamingacorn
Is that extra gain really worth the price in your opinion?
i would said no, normally

but i just picked up a geforce3 ti200, that I was planning to overclock to 500..

and i could have gotten a visiontek for around 90.. but I ended up paying 120 for a gainward/cardexpert card.. because they use much better memory and are much better for overclocking.. and of course their benchmarks are higher..

I had to struggle with the decision for a bit though.. because that is paying 1/3 more, for basically the same chipset.. I ended up deciding it was worth the money to have a more solid card to overclock
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The Geforce 3Ti 200 is the best bang for the buck going as far as Nvidia cards go. For around $100 you get performance that betters any GF4 MX card. I almost made the mistake of getting a GF4 MX card a couple of weeks ago. Luckily, Best Buy had most of their cards in stock and I compared the numbers (cost/performance etc) and after a bit more research on the net that night I picked up the GF3 Ti 200 and have been very happy(runs resource hogs like Morrowind and GTA3 perfectly).

I'm waiting until Doom3 gets closer to actual release before I decide to spend the big $$$ for whatever will be the latest and greatest card capable of running it.
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i agree with SmackDaddy, the Gf3 (ti series or equivalent) is pretty much the same performace as a Gf4 (mx series). in some cases the Gf3 ti out performs the Gf4 mx models.
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