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Old 10-28-03, 12:52 PM   #1
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Default Is the geforce 4 ti 4200 64mb a good card for gamers?

Hi!

My pc looks like this:

amd athlon xp 1800+
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Well,as you can imagine,with my geforce 2-card i can't play newer games (like Max Payne 2,Halo,Splinter Cell,No One Lives Forever 2,Unreal 2,UT2003,Battlefield 1942,The Angel Of Darkness,Nighfire) on 1024x768 with high or even maximum details.

Now i would like to buy a geforce 4 ti 4200 64mb (by the way:is there a big difference between the geforce 2 mx 400 64mb and the geforce 4 ti 4200 64mb?).

Do you think,with this card i can play newer games on 1024x768 with high or even maximum details?

Will the geforce 4 ti 4200 64mb also be good enough for upcoming games like Half Life 2 & Doom 3 (i know that i can't play those two games with high details,but what about lower details?)?

And one more question about Max Payne 2:

Because the geforce 4 ti 4200 is a directx 8-card,what graphic-effects i'm not able to see in the game?
I heard that the mirror-effects are not possible with the geforce 4 ti-card.
But what about the shadows in the game?

What i mean,will Max Payne 2 look good with the geforce 4 ti?

So,is the geforce 4 ti 4200 64mb a good card for gaming???

I hope you can give me some info.

Thanks a lot in advance!




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Old 10-28-03, 01:16 PM   #2
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I dont know if it will be good enough for games like HL2 or future DX.9 games but right now I am able to pay all my games full blast or near it with a 64MB version. It a great card and I dont think you can go wrong but try and get a Ti4600 which you can get at some spots for $30 more.

All these games I personaly have and have played with the card, they run without a hitch all maxed out except BF1942.

**All run great at 1280x1024 except BF1942, Chrome and Halo.
-Unreal Tournament 2003
-Elite Force 2
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-Return to Castle Wolfenstein
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-Call of Duty Demo's
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-Quake III
-Soldier of Fortune 2
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-Halo-its a bitch but it runs outside maps great
-Chrome Demo-just dont max out all the effects

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Old 10-28-03, 01:58 PM   #3
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Here is 2 screenshot from maxpayne 2, the first one is from my Ti4200 and second one is snapped from a clip that is availabe at Maxpayne 2 site.
I think the difference is because of lack of PS1.4 in GF4 series.

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Old 10-28-03, 02:26 PM   #4
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Well,first of all thanx for the quick answers

I'm sure i will buy the geforce 4 ti 4200.

Because the screenshot looks very nice

I hope the performance in this game is also nice with the gf4.

What i also would like to know:

Does my computer match with the gf4 ti 4200?

What i mean,is my system fast enough for this card(because of my cpu and ram)?
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Old 10-28-03, 02:32 PM   #5
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If you intend to keep this card for a while, I wouldn't buy anything with 64 mb of RAM. 128 mb cards don't cost terribly much more. Consider a Radeon 9600 Pro. It's better than a Ti4600 and has full DirectX 9 support for Half-Life 2, DooM III and future games. The 64 mb Ti4200 costs about US$90, the 9600 can be had for about US$140. Small price difference for a card that has twice as much video memory and has better support for future games. If you'd rather stay in the NVIDIA camp, the GeForce FX 5700 Ultra is proving to be quite a capable card. It's slightly more expensive (about US$200) but again, it will be more future-proof than a Ti4200, especially if you plan on keeping the card for any length of time.
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Old 10-28-03, 03:36 PM   #6
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The Ti 4200 is still a great card for today's games, but for a little more money you can do a lot better. You might want to pick up a 9600 PRO or GeForce FX 5700 Ultra. Those are DX 9.0 cards. You can even get a Ti 4600 for just a little more than that Ti 4200. If your budget is real limited, you can still be happy with a Ti 4200.
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If you want AA+AF don't get the g4-I've run several ti4400s and they just can't cut the af aa mustard.

I'd say go with a 9600PRO or a 9700nonpro (if you can find one).

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Old 10-28-03, 05:07 PM   #8
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How about the 64MB 9500 non-pro? It can be soft modded to a 64MB 9500 Pro (all eight pipelines) which should be much faster than the 64MB 4200. And you can get it brand new at Newegg shipped for $99 and you will get a full DirectX 9 card.
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Old 10-29-03, 12:18 AM   #9
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Originally posted by khafan
Here is 2 screenshot from maxpayne 2, the first one is from my Ti4200 and second one is snapped from a clip that is availabe at Maxpayne 2 site.
I think the difference is because of lack of PS1.4 in GF4 series.

Ti4200
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Heh...I personally like the non-glowy natural skin texture on the Ti4200 screenshot over that other oily crap.
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Old 10-29-03, 12:53 AM   #10
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I think if I were you and want to play the games you listed with full details I would spend another $50 and get a R9600pro for future DX9 games and it has 128mb of ram,a FX5700ultra would be even better but that would be more than a $100 more.But if that is what your budget is ,you will see a big difference with a TI4200 from a G.F.2 and you will be able to play Maxpayne2 just fine,just not with all the goodies turned on.
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For running at 1024x768, full details, no AA/Anisotropic, yes, it will probably last for at least a while longer. However, adding AA or Anisotropic would bring framerates down quite a bit (though I always play with 2xAA/lvl2 aniso), so if you're planning on using either you might want to spend a little extra to get a better card. Also, 64 megs might become a bit obsolite, since games like Doom 3 and probably Half-life 2 will use over 80 megs of textures.

Still, a decent card if you can get it for cheap. If you get lucky, it'll give you a good overclock like mine.
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Get a 9600Pro. DO NOT GET A 4200.
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