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User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 19
Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4605 times:

Greetings:

I'm considering upgrading my video card and would like some suggestions from everybody. I currently have a 16meg TNT2 Nivida card. Which runs FS2k2 fairly well, but it takes some time to draw the landscape and planes when I switch to spotplane or Tower view. Also sometimes it runs choppy when I max out the graphics. My computer specs are, Athlon 800, 384megs, and a 70gig hard drive. Thanx in advance.

Tom

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User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4580 times:

Get a GeForce3 (64Mb). Personally, I have a GeForce2 (64Mb) and I love it, but I think I might get a 3 because I've heard excellent things about them.


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User currently offlineSharpnfuzzy From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4581 times:

If you have the cash get the new GeForce4 (128DDR) card, but my GeForce 2Ti (64DDR) card is great.

User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4569 times:

get a Geforce 2 400 MX 64MB, the drivers for this card are updated very often, + I don't think it is very expensive with the arrival of the Geforce 4.

A card of 128 MB of which 64 aren't used is simply a rip-off. No games are yet using 128MB.


User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4566 times:

Greetings:

Thanx for the suggestions. It looks like I'll pick up a PNY card with the GEOforce 3 chip set.

Thanx
Tom


User currently offlineSharpnfuzzy From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4563 times:

Games actually don't have limitations on how much video card memory they use. The VRAM is there to free up regular RAM, so the more VRAM the better, no matter what game you are playing.

User currently offlineLeftseat86 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4558 times:

I have a Geforce 2MX 32MB its pretty good  Smile

User currently offlineSharpnfuzzy From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4556 times:

Before you shell out the cash you might still wanna take a look at this.
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.html?i=1581

It has comparissons of most GeForce2/3 cards out there


User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4540 times:

Greetings:

Picked up my new video card today and installed it. I went with a VisionTek from Best Buy with the Geforce 2 400mx with 64 megs. What a difference it made with FS2k2! It draws the landscape and plane instantly. Plus is has a S-Video and RCA video out. Thanx to everybody for the advice.

Tom


User currently offlineJgore From Argentina, joined Feb 2002, 550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4538 times:

Your card runs quite well with the FS2K2.
I;m a computer seller as well as put in toghter computer's parts.
I would recommend you to upgrade your processor. the view transition issue you mention is tipically a slowness of the processor not of the video card.
JGORE  Smile


User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4533 times:

Personally, I'd go with the ATI Raedon 8500 64MB AGP card, great piece of hardware, but ATI tends to release shitty drivers.

User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1652 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4532 times:

Port,

In order for ATI to "tend" to release ***** drivers. They would have to at some point realease non ***** drivers  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

ATI driver support has sucked ever scince the RagePro back in the mid 90's

Tbird,
You should have waited about 2 weeks for all the stores to get in there Gforce 4's you could have gotten a Gforce 3 ti200 for the same price as you paided for the MX 400 (I about 100 bucks)



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