Planning to upgrade my video card

DaveJJ

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I want to upgrade my old voodoo3 video card. Which is the best bang for your buck video card in todays market? I am thinking of going to 32 or 64 MB of RAM. I can upgrade to PCI or AGP slots. I am considering GeForce 2MX 400 V7100 ProPure 32/64MB and GeForce 2 GTS V7700 Pure 32/64MB. Thanks for any comments!
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SteveBjr

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Check out the Titanium line of Geforce Cards. They have 3 different models out. The Ti 500 is basically a Geforce 3 Ultra. The 200 is about like a Geforce 3 but with some added features and it's cheaper. And they have Geforce 2 Titanium which is like a Geforce 2 Ultra but cheaper.
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Joel Mack

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Dave,
What's your price range?
Those GeForce 3 Ti 500's are nice, but a tad on the expensive side...
If your interests lie in the gaming arena, you can't go wrong with anything carrying an Nvidia chipset...
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JohanK

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OTOH, if the PC is for DVD playback, the Radeon cards seem to be the top choice. For gaming, I'd go with a GeForce 3 Ti200 if you can swing it.
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AndreTrixy

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If you're going to spend ~$200 on a card, you can get the Radeon 8500 from www.newegg.com for $197. It's white/box non-retail, but newegg is excellent. I guarantee it will work, and if it doesn't, new egg wont give you a problem.
Also, newegg carries refurbished cards, and you can yank a nice GeForce incredibly cheap there. These refurbished come in their retail boxes with everything. Again, it will work fine too!
 

John_Bonner

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Take a look at the Radeon LE from newegg.com (About $70).
I'ts AGP, got 32MB of DDR Ram and with a little tweaking can be overclocked to perform like the $150 non-LE version.
I have this card and it works fine. Here's a great article about it:
Radeon LE
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Kelley_B

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As a Radeon and GeForce owner I must say....STAY AWAY FROM THE RADEON! ATi cannot write a decent driver to save their mom. I was really hoping for good things from the 8500, but the hardware is good but the software(drivers) are total crap. Honestly if you look at them you can see that basically they took Quake 3 and tried to get it to run the best for benchmarks and that was it. Sorry but my next card that I actually buy will be a GeForce Ti200
 

Joel Mack

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Thanks, Kelley, I thought I was the only one that felt that way...
If you want a card for HTPC, you can't do much better than a Radeon, but otherwise, forget it...
Never again.
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