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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GoAway96, Jan 29, 2008.

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  1. GoAway96

    GoAway96 Thread Starter

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    Ok...my friend is giving me is couple year old video card if i want it...but i don't know if it is even better then the one i already have so does anybody know if it's better. I have all the names of the cards below

    My current card: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller

    My friend's card: VISIONTEK NV996.0 RIVA TNT2

    ...yeah i know...they are both old but i'm getting my friend's for free so even if it's a little better then i'll get it...and if you don't know for certain then could you tell me if you THINK it might be better...thanks in advance :)
     
  2. MasterZoran

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    hmm, your current graphics card is onboard so i will have to ask, how new is your motherboard? Your friends card only has 32meg of video memory (according to google) and most new motherboards have much better cards built in, but if your motherboard is an older one it may be an upgrade.
     
  3. brite750

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    if you have an agp slot I would think about getting a decrete graphics card, we would have to know the model # of the MB or pc brand name
     
  4. brite750

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    if you are in the states compuvest is a good site to get older agp cards for cheap
     
  5. GoAway96

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    well...my motherboard came stock with my computer that i bought 3 or 4 years ago...it's a Dell Dimension 3000 if that helps...basically everything is stock on the computer except the processor...my parents wont let me upgrade the computer much, for them upgrades are unneeded
     
  6. GoAway96

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    well...i'm gonna try it out and if there are any problems i'll post 'em
     
  7. Compiler

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    The TNT2 is on par, or sometimes slower than a some onboard intel chipset.

    I just dropped a TNT2 card in a PC and it was WAY slower than the onboard VIA-GPU... But I was curious how it would perform. At one point, the TNT2 was a $150+ card when it first came out about 1999.
     
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