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WCG
08-23-02, 09:30 AM
Curious,

I have an Xbox laying around that I've used maybe 3 times, I'm just not really a console gamer, anyways, wondering since new graphics cards are coming out soon/are out, and some people are upgrading, if anyone would be willing to swap the Xbox for a graphics card... and what type...




WCG

stncttr908
08-27-02, 10:59 PM
How about I give you my MX400 for it? Sounds like a fair trade to me...

volt
08-27-02, 11:12 PM
Sorry but i dont think that xbox for mx400 is a fair deal. That's Geforce 2 which costs 50 bucks.

NickSpolec
09-10-02, 12:07 AM
Why does everyone bash the X-Box and it's graphic's chip?

Yeah, it's a "Geforce3 Architecture" chip, but it does one thing that PC graphics chips don't do (and one thing consoles do much better then PC video cards), and that is PUSH POLYGONS.

Hell, Dreamcast games push more polygons then most PC games do.

And why is that, kiddies? Because PC developers still want their games to run on 700mhz, TNT2 systems..

While Texture quality and lighting/shadows can be turned down/off, polygon count in models/scenery can't be.

So while consoles games Polygon counts are now approaching 10+ million WITH FULL EFFECTS ON, PC games are still below 1 million.

WCG
09-10-02, 02:29 AM
I have nothing against the Xbox :) I just don't play it that's all.

GravY
09-10-02, 04:28 PM
so many good games on the way, I would suggest holding on to it for some gaming fun..

WCG
09-10-02, 06:50 PM
It really doesn't matter how good the games get, I'm just not a console gamer :)

davo_2288
09-24-02, 01:30 AM
How about a GeForce3 TI500 for the XBOX?

thcdru2k
09-24-02, 01:32 AM
how about selling it for cash on ebay? none of these cards offered are close to the $199 selling point of the xbox. with $199 you could get atleast a ti4400.

thcdru2k
09-24-02, 01:33 AM
i don't know if your right about the polygon ****, but i assure you pc games look better than anything a damn dreamcast can produce.

WCG
09-24-02, 02:28 AM
I don't like ebay :\

Microsoft just emailed me about joining the Xbox Live Beta Testing thing, I would but I can't afford it lol.. damn xbox.

LORD-eX-Bu
09-25-02, 02:57 AM
I have a few hundred $$$ left over from my computer building funds that I don't really need, but then on the other hand, I am not too big on consoles either, the last one I ever bought was a Super Nintendo.:cool:

WCG
09-25-02, 03:23 AM
Damn fine system.

thcdru2k
09-25-02, 09:34 AM
he gets that alot lol

Kev Payne
10-02-02, 04:44 PM
Check your PM

NickSpolec
10-03-02, 12:35 AM
i don't know if your right about the polygon ****, but i assure you pc games look better than anything a damn dreamcast can produce.

Well, when a PC game pushes 5 million polygons per second, let me know.

Hell, when a PC game pushes 3 million pps let me know.

Because that's what some Dreamcast games already push (LeMans, Shenmue 1/2, Dead or Alive 2)

netviper13
10-03-02, 12:37 AM
When developers pull their heads out of their butts and start developing games for higher-level cards, you'll see the beauty of the PC. It will be seen in Doom III, and in my opinion has been seen in UT2k3.

thcdru2k
10-03-02, 12:40 AM
who cares about polygons if it doesn't look good. if you think a game is better because it has more polygons, than thats your bad.

NickSpolec
10-03-02, 02:02 AM
who cares about polygons if it doesn't look good. if you think a game is better because it has more polygons, than thats your bad.


All the games I mentioned look good to me.

thcdru2k
10-03-02, 02:02 AM
compared to today's pc games.