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Posted: 8/20/2001 9:44:42 AM EDT
Not Really. [:0] what I realy need is an opinion on 3D video cards of these two which one should I get It will primarily be used for watching VCD's and game playing. one is an 16MB ram with 128 bit the other is 32mb Ram but only has 64 bit so which one should it be [B]3D Blaster Voodoo Banshee 16MB PCI BUS[/B] · 128-bit graphics engine, memory interface, and VGA · 36 billion operations per second pixel processing pipeline · Full triangle setup engine capable of delivering up to 4 million triangles per second · Advanced architecture with 1.6 gigabytes per second of memory bandwith · capable of resolutions from: 640x480 to 1920x1440 · 16MB of 100mhz SDRAM · 250mhz DAC · easy install with plug and play PCI slot [B]Nvidia Riva tnt2[/B] · Creative Model:CT6950 · Interface: PCI · Memory: 32MB SDRAM · NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 graphics engine · Integrated RAMDAC:300 MHz (up to 1920x1200 true color) · Graphics Architecture: 64-bit · 32-bit x 2 3D rendering Pipelines · Single Pass Multi-Texturing Support · 16/24-bit Z-Buffer · 8-bit Stencil Buffer · Oem New pull
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 9:56:15 AM EDT
Both are really old technology. Is this for an older system? Go for a tnt2ultra if that is the case. Banshee is way behind the times and few games are still made with opengl being a real benefit. Sounds like time to upgrade to a new system with a Geforce 3. [;)] I have an old p3 500 with the tntultra. Works ok but can't play some of the new games I would like to.
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 10:03:44 AM EDT
yes its an older system I'll be upgrading in the spring to anew one ... Its a Pentium II 400Mhz 64Mb Ram but no video card I want to play some games but most require the Card so I found some for like 20 bucks and since Im getting a new system next year I dont want to buy a GeForce plus im not sur Geforce makes a PCI card. NO AGP slots in my system.
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 10:05:49 AM EDT
Then get the tnt2 ultra. It will tide you over. [:)]
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 10:08:53 AM EDT
Check out [url]www.pricewatch.com[/url] They compare prices for you online, all you do is pick what kind of card you need. I would go Voodoo3, cause it is faster than TNT2. For a 400mhz system, I would go 64mbs of RAM, so search around. Good luck, Ice
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 10:08:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ratters: Then get the tnt2 ultra. It will tide you over. [:)]
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Thanxs
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 10:12:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ice: Check out [url]www.pricewatch.com[/url] They compare prices for you online, all you do is pick what kind of card you need. I would go Voodoo3, cause it is faster than TNT2. For a 400mhz system, I would go 64mbs of RAM, so search around. Good luck, Ice
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Yeah me too but since im getting a new system this is just ot tide me over and I havnt found a 64mbs RAM card for a PCI.
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 10:18:22 AM EDT
better yet hold out and buy the biggest meanest fastest SOB video card u can afford u will need it later on trust me
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 10:26:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By cyrax777: better yet hold out and buy the biggest meanest fastest SOB video card u can afford u will need it later on trust me
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in the spring I will purchases a P.C. that is at least the following 1.2 gig pro. 256 ram 64 GEforce or better video card plus all the other great crap. but untill then I need something to tied me over.
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 10:28:49 AM EDT
Be careful with pricewatch. It searches only on the basis of price, and a lot of the lowest price dealers will screw you on shipping and extra charges, or just simply screw you. Pricewatch is best used to see how much something should go for, then go to a reputable site(my own favorite: www.mwave.com) to buy it. New computer next year? I agree with cyrax. Save the money and get the meanest graphics card then. You'll be happier in the long run.
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 10:30:12 AM EDT
Check some systems from [url]www.bunta.com[/url] Did you look at some of the cards, cause I saw a couple for under a hundred. Ice
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 11:05:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By burn: Not Really. [:0] what I realy need is an opinion on 3D video cards of these two which one should I get It will primarily be used for watching VCD's and game playing. one is an 16MB ram with 128 bit the other is 32mb Ram but only has 64 bit so which one should it be [B]3D Blaster Voodoo Banshee 16MB PCI BUS[/B] · 128-bit graphics engine, memory interface, and VGA · 36 billion operations per second pixel processing pipeline · Full triangle setup engine capable of delivering up to 4 million triangles per second · Advanced architecture with 1.6 gigabytes per second of memory bandwith · capable of resolutions from: 640x480 to 1920x1440 · 16MB of 100mhz SDRAM · 250mhz DAC · easy install with plug and play PCI slot [B]Nvidia Riva tnt2[/B] · Creative Model:CT6950 · Interface: PCI · Memory: 32MB SDRAM · NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 graphics engine · Integrated RAMDAC:300 MHz (up to 1920x1200 true color) · Graphics Architecture: 64-bit · 32-bit x 2 3D rendering Pipelines · Single Pass Multi-Texturing Support · 16/24-bit Z-Buffer · 8-bit Stencil Buffer · Oem New pull
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If you are stuck using a PCI card, go with the TNT2 because of RAMDAC:300 MHz, 250 isn't that great and will probably be more choppy
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 11:09:22 AM EDT
Yeah check Pricewatch. I just bought a Geforce 2 Pro 64meg with TV in/out for 120.00 bucks a month ago. With the Geforce 3's coming out, the prices of the older G2's are dropping like 10-20 bucks a month. For games and especially video, you'll want to get a more recent video card with a lot of memory and a fast RAMdac. The next generation of video games will require these newer generations or they will basically be unplayable.
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 11:41:05 AM EDT
Get yourself a PCI Geforce 2 MX if you don't have an AGP slot. If you do have AGP, then get the AGP GF2 MX!
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 12:17:12 PM EDT
I agree with the posts on getting a GeForce 2 card...make sure it has an onboard 350mhz processor and 64mb of RAM. Other than that, get the cheapest GeForce model you can find. Pricewatch is great for that too...but sometimes I see sales at BestBuy cheaper (usually has to do with a mail-in rebate).
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 12:37:35 PM EDT
For trully nonbiased profesional opinions go to [url]www.anandtech.com[/url] Side-by-side comparisons of everything any gamer needs.
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 5:02:38 PM EDT
Get you a DELL and be done!
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