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Kain
04-30-03, 12:07 PM
Who is the best maker of NVIDIA graphics cards?

saturnotaku
04-30-03, 12:40 PM
They're all about the same. It's just a matter of what bundle you want. If you like a lot of software, MSI is good. If you want something more no-frills, get PNY (whose cards are made by MSI interestingly enough). It all comes down to a matter of what you want to spend.

Kain
04-30-03, 02:29 PM
I only care about performance.

saturnotaku
04-30-03, 02:48 PM
Originally posted by Kain
I only care about performance.

Then I would buy the least expensive one. All NVIDIA cards regardless of manufacturer perform within 5% of each other.

zakelwe
04-30-03, 02:53 PM
Who puts the fastest memory on the GF4 4200 series makes the fastest nVidia at reasonable price. Albatron ?

Asus make the prettiest 4200 with black PCB, copper hs and gold ramsinks.

I do not know enough about the Fx series but as a wild guess I'd say the cheapest as they are all made by one company anyway with just different cooling solutions put on them :)

Or is this a terrible untrue generalisation !?

LOL

Regards

Andy

saturnotaku
04-30-03, 02:59 PM
If you're looking GeForce FX, they're all pretty much going to be identical, save for the company name sticker on the heatsink. ;)

If you want to go the Ti4200 route, Albatron cards are awesome. Their Ti4200 128 mb card is built on the Ti4600 PCB and is supposed to overclock like nobody's business. They're really inexpensive as well. :)

Kain
04-30-03, 03:00 PM
I'm looking at the NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500.

ASCI Blue
04-30-03, 04:19 PM
I wouldn't waste the money on a Ti500 with GF4's and the low end FX's being similar in price. I'm pondering getting a 5200 or 5200:U since I'm poor.

Rampant CL
05-01-03, 06:57 AM
I suggest you go for MSI, as i got mine in dubai for about 40 dollars less than list price

CWB
05-01-03, 09:36 AM
Ive always liked Asus cards. Mine have been good overclockers and the stock cooling has been, IMO, better than the reference. They also traditionally redesign the card layout, use faster memory than they have to, etc.

However, GF FX changed all that. Now its just a green ref board with an Asus sticker on it. If youre shopping for an FX, theyre all the same from what Ive read except for coolers.

GlowStick
05-01-03, 11:25 AM
My friend has an Albatron Mainboard and Gf4 ti4200 and he loves it. He says both works really well and was made great.

Id say any made by Abit, Asus, MSI, albatron, gainward, chaintech will work pritty much the same. There is some CHEEP brands that are sold at computer fairs and crap computer shops that use low quality parts and they fail really fast.

Kain
05-03-03, 10:05 AM
Is the Hercules GeForce3 Ti 500 card any good?

ragejg
05-03-03, 01:44 PM
did you google it for reviews?

:D

What, somebody's offering you a fair price, or one is IMMEDIATELY available?

Geez, those cards ars STILL tempting... I can't keep away from GF3's...

I know, I know, 4200 sp@nk0rz ti500... but... but...

*could you be looking @ gf3 cuz you OC a kt266a and want a card that handles high AGP freq's?

...also, i personally think a ti500 would be best helped by an all copper hsf/ramsink combination... I bet FlowFX sketches were first etched by the ti500 dev. team:p...