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JesterHaHa
2002-06-12T16:18:30Z
Hey folks, upgrading my pc and I've decided to get either a GeForce 3 Ti200 with 128MB RAM or a GeForce 4 Ti4200 with 64MB RAM.

Which would you guys choose, newer chipset or more RAM?

My decision also relies on the fact that I don't want to upgrade for another year or two.

Another question I have is if Gainward video cards are any better than the other brand video cards that you would spend 20 bucks more for a Gainward video card?

And does anybody know if Chaintech video cards suck or not?

Your input is much appreciated.
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SurRea1
2002-06-12T16:33:55Z
gf4 all the way .. new chipset gives u more features that will be needed soon and is a much better performer
pompoen
2002-06-12T17:06:28Z
the GF4 is gonna kick the GF3's ass like a bad monkey
The_Punisher29
2002-06-12T18:49:33Z
do you a favor and get that GF4 !!!But be sure NOT MX !!!
Dante
2002-06-12T19:01:40Z
Get the GeForce 4, very big difference. But like Punisher said. just make sure you only by the Titanium versions though. As for Chaintech, I have a Chaintech Ti4600 and it runs great. They're all basically the same crap, just buy whichever one you like.
SurRea1
2002-06-12T19:26:42Z
he askled about ti 4200 .... get gainward
Dante
2002-06-12T19:37:45Z
Quote:

Originally posted by SurRea1
he askled about ti 4200 .... get gainward


Aren't all the Ti4200 models exactly the same? Spec-wise that is.
The_Punisher29
2002-06-12T20:02:45Z
MSI and Abit are factory overclocked
Dante
2002-06-12T20:06:29Z
Quote:

Originally posted by The_Punisher29
MSI and Abit are factory overclocked


So then why would he want to get a Gainward? :confused:
SurRea1
2002-06-12T21:06:13Z
IMHO gainward is much better than MSI or Abit
The_Punisher29
2002-06-12T22:01:05Z
Quote:

Originally posted by SurRea1
IMHO gainward is much better than MSI or Abit


That's a video card myth :rolleyes: I like Abit much more. Also i found that ASUS was also factory overclocked.
SurRea1
2002-06-12T22:19:09Z
well ... it's not a myth ... gainward is a top brand, at least one of the top ones on par with asus, leadtek, creative
JesterHaHa
2002-06-13T03:04:51Z
I heard Gainward's video cards use better memory, which will help when I overclock the sucker.

How much of an increase in performance are we talking about with the different chipsets?
pompoen
2002-06-13T03:12:45Z
Gainward made an exellent reputation with their outstanding GF3, but for the GF4, there as good as the rest

the difference between the differnt brand is really neglectable (within 1-3%). There is more differnce in wether you get a good sample or an even better sample. Check some reviews, obviously there is no absolute ranking. Choose based upon price and software that comes with it. For me that would be MSI
Dazz
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2002-06-13T05:12:50Z
I know the ASUS V8440 is overclocked by 2Mhz 275/552 but the Ti4600 is sligtly underclocked 300/648 while the MSI & Creative card is overclocked 300/660.
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