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Geforce4ti4200
07-04-03, 10:00 PM
http://www.unitedmicro.com/specs/Pro680TV_DVI_256M.jpg

simwiz2
07-04-03, 10:11 PM
LOL!

Maybe it will run 1600x1200 max settings at 3 fps instead of the 2 that a 128MB would get :)

john19055
07-04-03, 10:56 PM
It's really not powerufull to have 256mb ,64mb would have been good enought,just a markting sceem to make it look better than it is.

ragejg
07-05-03, 12:37 AM
heh, that's my old card (pro/660) with 64 bit memory interface... I knew there was a reason for the empty solder points...

btw on the same subject: Palit makes a Daytona 128mb GF2MX400... they were on ebay for a while...

:rolleyes:

jAkUp
07-05-03, 12:56 AM
256mb on a 5200??? omg... what a waste of perfectly good memory.

Zeno
07-05-03, 02:48 AM
256 MB is not necessarily useless on these cards, even now. Many people use them for things other than gaming. One might need 256 MB to work with large 3D textures or to run a terrain database with highly detailed 2D textures, or a host of other things.

One thing I find a little odd about this forum is that everyone here loves the latest graphics technology and wants new games to take advantage of it, but no one seems to realize that the hardware must come first. No game company will make a game with textures so detailed that it needs 256 MB of texture RAM until there is a sufficient number of installed cards out there. Bringing this much memory to a mainstream card is a Good Thing for exactly the same reason that bringing DX9 to the mainstream is a Good Thing. The sooner the masses get cards with these features, the sooner we'll get the games that take advantage of them.

I hate seeing people advise others "Don't get a 256 MB card now, no games need it". Well, that's true, but keep in mind no games will be designed to need it unless you buy that card.

There are exceptions to this rule. Id software, for instance, has always been good at getting people to upgrade to play their games, but in general the hardware has to come first.

Geforce4ti4200
07-05-03, 03:13 AM
people that run terrian databases or work with large textures would be using quadros or professional graphics anyway! and by the time games come out using 256mb of ram, those fx5200 will be too slow for 800x600 gaming while my ti4200 squeaks by at 1024x768 ;)

Johnmcl7
07-05-03, 08:02 AM
I've noticed there's a Radeon 9200 256 MB as well, shipping with Time/Tiny PCs in the UK, although the only reason I can see for it is a marketing gimmicj - 256MB wow, must be good!

John

Hanners
07-05-03, 08:37 AM
The phrase 'you can't polish a turd' springs to mind. ;)

Skuzzy
07-05-03, 08:41 AM
Ahhh, but Hanners,..you can flush the bugger.

Dang hangover is killing me!

Sazar
07-05-03, 09:07 AM
Originally posted by Skuzzy
Ahhh, but Hanners,..you can flush the bugger.

Dang hangover is killing me!

I always advocate killing the hangover before it kills you... alcohol usually does the trick...

Wag
07-05-03, 10:28 AM
These cards are aimed squarely at the OEM market, where buzzwords are more important than performance.

Dazz
07-05-03, 03:50 PM
Looks like they are trying to clear out their inventory of 4ns memory :D

Johnmcl7
07-05-03, 07:00 PM
Originally posted by Wag
These cards are aimed squarely at the OEM market, where buzzwords are more important than performance.

Definitely, it's pretty stupid, but I'm sure it works well to get people unfamiliar with the graphics card market to buy cards that really aren't that good.

John

Dazz
07-05-03, 07:38 PM
You know whats stupid, is Time computers are offering a Radeon 9200 card with 256MB 400MHz memory lol actruly it's the same as this card but minus DX9 features.

Gator
07-07-03, 06:45 AM
Originally posted by jAkUp
256mb on a 5200??? omg... what a waste of perfectly good memory.

agreed!

What they really need is a 256meg version of the GF4TI cards :drooling: :rofl

But ya, for a 5200 it's nuts, that card is so dangerously underpowered it's not funny. a GFFX5600 should be considered the MINIMUM for any Nvidia buyer, if not the GF4TI4200.