GeForce Ti200 or Ti500?

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  1. Rob Lutter

    Rob Lutter Producer

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    What do you guys think is the best value? Is it worth about $100 more for the Ti500 over the Ti200(I was looking at the VisionTek model)?
    I will do whatever you guys think... all these graphics cards just confuse me [​IMG]
     
  2. Kevin_Graham

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    I have the Visiontek Geforce3 TI200 card and I love it!
     
  3. Kris McLaughlin

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    I have the Visiontek Ti200 also, it seems great so far. I'm not a gamer, but I do some 3D modelling/animation that requires a good card, and this seems to do the job. (It's only been a couple of weeks, though.)

    I think the Ti200 is the way to go unless you absolutely must have the best gaming card. Great bang for your buck.

    Cheers,
     
  4. James St

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    The best value would be the Ti200. Many people are overclocking them to Ti500 speeds and even higher.
     
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    get the ti200...the ti500 doesn't have any more price to performance ratio....same card..just one is clocked higher
     
  6. Rob Lutter

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    ok guys... I am going to get the Ti200. [​IMG] And it just so happens to be on sale at Best Buy this week [​IMG]
     
  7. Rob Lutter

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    one more thing... is Best Buy's $139.99 (after mail-in rebates but of course) price for VisionTek's Xtasy GeFORCE Ti200 model a good price? Newegg has it for about $160.
     
  8. Rob Lutter

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    so, would $140 be a good price for a VisionTek GeForce Ti200? www.newegg.com has them for $170 for comparison's sake. Is this a good deal? [​IMG]
     
  9. James St

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    Rob, go for it. I just bought one as well. My Gainward Ti4600 is defective so I'm sending it back for a replacement. My original 32mb(sdr) Geforce 2 MX seems to have died so that has left me without card at all. I had some BB gift cards that I hadn't used yet so I picked up a Visiontek Geforce 3 Ti200.
     
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    Well, I was able to get the VisionTek card at Best Buy for $99 after $50 rebate late last year. Not sure what can be had now though. Also, you may check out ebay.

    C. Ryan
     
  11. Rob Lutter

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    Well... I picked up the VisionTek Ti200 at Best Buy today (I was surprised... they had about 20 of them, I thought they would be out). For the hell of it, I have installed it in my old system. I am very impressed with some of the demos (although they sputter a bit on my P3 500) w/ 128MB PC100)
    This card is going to be A-W... AWESOME on my new system (AMD ATHLON 1800+, 512MB DDR333)
    [​IMG] Thanks everybody.
     
  12. Brett DiMichele

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    Congrats!
    Did you get DVI and TV-Out? May I ask what the $$ was?
    I went for the DVI/TV-Out version because the price was not
    that much more at the time I figured I might as well get it.
    I probably won't ever use DVI unless I get a flat pannel
    and I tried the TV Out (Interesting but not worth using on
    an RPTV)
    The card does rock though! [​IMG]
     
  13. Rob Lutter

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    $140 (after mail-in rebate at BB). Nope... no DVI connector... I have always liked the picture on a CRT compared to the flat panels and don't see myself changing in the future... so no big deal. If I decide to change in the future (which would probably be 4 years down the road, after college)... it gives me a chance to upgrade [​IMG]
     

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