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Old 06-17-05, 08:04 AM   #13
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Default Re: Recommend video card for a PIII 500

Sigh...I remember my Hercules Geforce 2 GTS. Awesome card, I'd get that one.
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Old 06-17-05, 02:57 PM   #14
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I don't know about a single 500, but my dual PIII 933 can push more data than my GF2 MX PCI can handle. If it had a AGP slot, I'd probably use my GF2 GTS or GF4 Ti4800. Wouldn't bother with a GFFX 5800 on a PIII machine.
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Actually, I'd prob go for a GF3 series.
Right on, as a GF3 scales like a GF2 but has pixel and vertex shaders, and can be had for about the smae price...

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Wouldn't bother with a GFFX 5800 on a PIII machine.
Unless the PIII is at least 1.3ghz, then it could make use of the nv30's power... PIII cores around that speed pretty much function like any 1.2-1.6ghz tbird/XP/sempr0n...
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My old PC had a Tualatin 1.33GHz. It had a 5700U @ stock speed. From various tests I made it behaves like a P4 Williamette at 1.6-1.8 GHz, save in memory intensive situations. Coupled with a GeForce5700U I could play Doom and Far Cry at 1024x768 at high detail with 30+fps in most situations.

Pentium IIIs below 800 MHz (especially if coupled with 66-100 MHZ bus) do not saturate a GeForce 2GTS, thus everything above is overkill unless it comes for a very cheap price
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I concur, you should install a GF2 Ti, or maybe a GF3 if it's not more than a few $ more. Lol, I remember playing TFC, that was a good classic mod. Until I got my current rig, I was still gaming on a (gasp) K6-2 380Mhz, with 64MB RAM, and a Voodoo5 5500 PCI. I tried to tell my family to let me build the system, but they wanted IBM's great service and coverage. The big problem, we could never get the thing to even recognize more than 64MB RAM, like it was maxed out. I used that thing until August 03...man, was I dying.
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