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Old 01-27-03, 09:35 AM
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Is this a good Video Card for gaming

Ive been looking for a 128mb video card and cant afford an ATI, but I found this. Would this be fairly acceptable for games like Mafia, nba 2003, etc? Thanks

http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp...80846560804496
Old 01-27-03, 09:48 AM
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I'd say spend a little more and go for a GeForce4 Ti4200 card. A little more money but MX cards never seem to do very well for most gaming. Plus the 4200 should last you a little while before you'll have to upgrade for Doom 3
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looks like they're out of stock.


http://www6.tomshardware.com/graphic...charts-04.html

it doesn't tell you everything, but it's a good place to start.

it looks to me that it is not good for gaming.

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give this one a look:

http://www.weirdstuff.com look for item# 14055 (it's on the front page).

70 bucks for a geforce3 that gets pretty good framerates.
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Well I fould an ATI 9000 at CircuitCity.com, and it looks pretty good. I cant really afford over 150 right now, and i have a 64mb ATI right now. Will I really see a big jump from 64 to 128? Thanks for all the responses
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Originally posted by GratefulDave
Well I fould an ATI 9000 at CircuitCity.com, and it looks pretty good. I cant really afford over 150 right now, and i have a 64mb ATI right now. Will I really see a big jump from 64 to 128? Thanks for all the responses
probably not (and sometimes the 64 may outperform the 128 depending on how the card is setup), but 128 will allow you to keep the card longer as newer games will eventually require it.

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If I were you, I would buy the r8500. I'm sure you can find one somewhere I would even prefer it over the 9000 any day of the week. That's what I would get if I were you...
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Re: Is this a good Video Card for gaming

Originally posted by GratefulDave
Ive been looking for a 128mb video card and cant afford an ATI, but I found this. Would this be fairly acceptable for games like Mafia, nba 2003, etc? Thanks

http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp...80846560804496
I have this card, and it works fine on my system AMD 2000 756 Meg RAM. Sure it's not top of the line in video cards but for the price it can't be beat.

So far I have played:

Beyond Castle Wolfenstein
Medal of Honor
Age of Mythology
Deadly Dozen
and Soldier of Fortune II

All without any problem whatsoever.

I give a big to this card.
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Thanks for all the responses. Im gonna save a little bit longer and buy the r8500. Its been said many times before but this community rocks
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Ok I went to Babbages and they had priced a 128MB hercules card wrong. Its the Hercules 3d prophet 8500LE 128MB. Its basically a scaled down version of the 8500. I bought it for 99 bucks. Im trying it out right now, I downloaded updated drivers from hercules.com. My question is should I install this hydravision or no? And I cant see if this is the latest version of drivers, would ati.com be a good place to check for that. Thanks
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thats a great buy! but since the GPU is a MAJOR part of your rig, I would at the very least give mr 8500 a clean OS install Only put on hydravision if you want to use dual monitors. if not, don't bother! I've never used it. And I would skip all hercules drivers and DL straight from ATI.com for the latest cat 3.0 drivers.

Install any mobo drivers first. Then do dx9 while on standard VGA adapter then install latest cat 3.0's AND control panel from www.ati.com
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I have on of those MX's. I don't think you should even think about it.

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