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Solved: ATI or Nvidia Low end cards?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Zman1764, Aug 11, 2005.

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  1. Zman1764

    Zman1764 Thread Starter

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    Im comparing between two cards for my moms computer because ehr onboard video is sucking up her resources. Im comparing between an Nvidia Geforce MX 4000 64 MB card by PNY:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814133126,

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    A Sapphire Radeon 7000 32 MB Card:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102447

    Theya re both retail, and I know that the Nvidia Card has a faster clock speed and memory speed. Would it be better to get the Radeon or the Geforce? She is using Windows 2000 Professional, with 512MB of RAM. A 35 GB or so harddrive. Suggestions?
     
  2. brite750

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    Ive had both cards, there wasnt much difference, but I would go with the PNY one.
     
  3. Gamblers

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    i dunno man, if your gunna get a video card get a really good one. i got a ati 9200 128mb to replace my 16mb that came with the computer and it made a huge difference. but i wish i wudda saved that money to buy a better one.


    P.S. why wud u buy such a low end video card. the computers that u buy now come with like better video cards.. than 32mb.
     
  4. Zman1764

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    cause my moms computer is an Athlon XP 1700+ working at 1.1 ghz, its got windows 2000, and to be honest, the whole thing works like crap. She doesnt have much money to spend, so I chose between those two. She plays almost no games, and her DVD ROM drive isn't hooked up so she doesnt need a card like a radeon 9200 or the like. besides that she dont have the money. I went for those two because they are the cheapest cards on newegg.com.
     
  5. brite750

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    keep in mind poster has no agp slot only pci, NOT pci-e

    ah 9200 does have a pci flavor, $118 though
     
  6. brite750

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    theyre fine, hell i had a Matrox 4mb of ram PCI card, it ran fine, no games
     
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  8. Zman1764

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    i wouldnt put an 8 mb card in ANY computer. They juss suck!, lol I think ill juss get the PNY Geforce MX 4000 card. reliable and works, and has enough ram on it, lol.
     
  9. lunchbox

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    minimum i would put in someones pc now-a-days would be a 32mb card. Windows GFX alone would chew that up.
     
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