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Posted: 3/27/2002 3:26:05 PM EDT
I recently saw one on sale for $93. This is for a nVida GeForce 4 MX440 w/ 64mb DDR. Is this a good buy or should I be looking for one with more options like DV and such? Is this a good buy? Includes the following: Enable the highest-quality, full-frame rate, full screen DVD without requiring a high performance CPU. Integrated TV encoder (supporting 1024x768 resolution) 2 dual-rendering pipelines DirectX? and S3TC?texture compression 4 texels per clock cycle 32-bit color with 32-bit Z/stencil buffer Cube environment mapping 64MB high-speed 128-bit DDR memory High-performance 2D rendering engine AGP 4X with Fast Writes NVIDIA Shading Rasterizer AGP 4X/2X and AGP Texturing Support Integrated hardware transform engine Integrated hardware lighting engine High-quality DVD playback True, reflective bump mapping Multibuffering (double, triple, quad) for smooth animation and video playback Microsoft DirectX optimizations and support AMD Processor optimizations and support Intel Processor optimizations and support
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 3:37:56 PM EDT
The MX line of GeForce cards have always been the ones you get if you can't afford the Ti line. I'm going to hold out for a Ti 4200, if they ever get released. In general, the GeForce cards are good for 3D, such as in gaming. The 440MX should be decent if you can't afford one of the Ti cards, but if you can hold out, the Ti 4200 should be in the $199 range, and should perform quite well! M@
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 3:43:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 4:27:14 PM EDT
Real Geforce 4 4600 ti's, don't get anything less than 128 megs, are still going for $348.00 on Price watch, $252.00 for the 4400. Look into the ATI Radeon 8500, has 90% the speed of a similar Geforce 4 about half the price. And the Radeon allows dual monitor/tv support, the Ge4's TV outs are still only one monitor at a time. When the Geforce 5's come out, the price of the Geforce 4's will drop drastically.
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