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Which vid card is better?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Nutech12, Sep 6, 2004.

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  1. Nutech12

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    Hi I have 2 older video cards which is the better to use:

    1) NVIDIA VANTA LT (AGP) it has 4 chips on the card, I don't know if that means it = to 4MB ram?.

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    2) ATI 3D RAGE II + DVD it appears to have 8 chips on it, perhaps 8MB ram also?..

    Anyways which of these 2 cards which would U say is the better of the two? I know there are some cheap / newer vid cards avail. today, but this is what I have to work with.

    thks
     
  2. Nutech12

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    I realize this is somewhat of a cheap' question.. ie. "go buy another vid card guy" (LOL) but for now I want to use the better of the 2 cards.

    thks again
     
  3. THFS

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    The Vanta card is better.
     
  4. brite750

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    Install each card and run Aida32 to get more info, ie real amount of ram, don't know if counting chips is real way to do it, 1 chip may be 4mb. If the nvidia is agp and other is pci, i would go with the agp but w/o more info this is hard to determine, if ati is 16mb pci vs 4mb agp that would be tough to descide. I bought a nVidia Geforce 4 MX440-64 mb ram for $20 so i wouldn't hesitate to look into a new card because of $$$.
     
  5. dannyboyfx

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    install them both, then go and see how much ram is in them. counting modules does not do much, think of the i gig sticks, they have the same number of chips as the 128mb.
     
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    Most likely the Vanta will perform better, unfornately neither card is a good card by todays standards and will produce poor gaming results for all but the oldest games.
     
  7. brite750

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    I'm hoping your not planning on gaming, what version of DX are these cards. I guess as long as you stick to games made in 97 or before you should be ok, the cpu will limit you anyway.
     
  8. Skivvywaver

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    They are DX 7. I still have one laying here. Nice card for its time though. Driver issues are the only problem I ever had with it. I had to use one from the 45 series. I forget which one but I still have it on a disk here somewhere.
     
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