Geforce/Radeon ???


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Tommy

G'day all,

I'm stuck on what to get in the way of a video card. In my old computers I
used matrox 2D cards which suited me just fine as I am not a gamer. Now it
looks like PCIe is the way to go which leaves matrox out.

So now I guess what I'm looking for are the pros & cons of the Geforce /
Radeon cards in about the #200.00 range


Antec SONATA II ATX Mid Tower 450Watt SmartPower 2.0
ABIT KN8 SLI Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Processor (San Diego
Corsair TWINX2048-3200 2GB DDR400 XMS3200
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3250824AS 250GB SATA 3.0Gb/s
DVD/CD - old one for now
Forgotten extras.
 
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Charlie Wilkes

G'day all,

I'm stuck on what to get in the way of a video card. In my old computers I
used matrox 2D cards which suited me just fine as I am not a gamer. Now it
looks like PCIe is the way to go which leaves matrox out.

So now I guess what I'm looking for are the pros & cons of the Geforce /
Radeon cards in about the #200.00 range


Antec SONATA II ATX Mid Tower 450Watt SmartPower 2.0
ABIT KN8 SLI Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Processor (San Diego
Corsair TWINX2048-3200 2GB DDR400 XMS3200
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3250824AS 250GB SATA 3.0Gb/s
DVD/CD - old one for now
Forgotten extras.
My research steered me toward ATI, and I'm satisfied, but I'm way down
on the food chain relative to your system.

Apparently the newer nvidia cards have some driver problems.

Charlie
 
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adsci

Tommy said:
G'day all,

I'm stuck on what to get in the way of a video card. In my old computers I
used matrox 2D cards which suited me just fine as I am not a gamer. Now it
looks like PCIe is the way to go which leaves matrox out.

So now I guess what I'm looking for are the pros & cons of the Geforce /
Radeon cards in about the #200.00 range


Antec SONATA II ATX Mid Tower 450Watt SmartPower 2.0
ABIT KN8 SLI Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Processor (San Diego
Corsair TWINX2048-3200 2GB DDR400 XMS3200
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3250824AS 250GB SATA 3.0Gb/s
DVD/CD - old one for now
Forgotten extras.
if you're not a gamer even a new matrox should be fine (if they sell
PCI-E?).

the graphiccard-list of my life reads this:

(SPEA VEGA V/7 on Pentium 60) hehe ;)
Matrox Mystique on AMD k6/233Mhz
3dfx Voodoo Banshee on AMD k6/233Mhz
Geforce 4 MX on AMD Duron 800 Mhz
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT on Athlon XP 2000+

my next to arrive PC will be:
EVGA Geforce 7800 GT CO

AT THE MOMENT i think Geforce is at the top. Radeon Cards need bigger
monster heatsinks to reach the same as Geforce ones. I was satisfied
with all my videocards up to now. only the matrox and geforce 4 mx where
somehow underpowered for my demands.

nevertheless the geforce 4 mx never made any problems and when it was
new it ran like hell.
the radeon had much driver problems when i bought it (bluescreens at
their best) but after 2 months they where solved and i was VERY
satisfied with the card.

to come to a clue i think there is NOT MUCH point of deciding ATI or
nVidia and since youre not a gamer even fewer.

regards
marcel

ps.: the best one i had ever owned was the 3dfx card btw ;) forever sad
that they stopped making business
 
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Adagio

Tommy said:
G'day all,

I'm stuck on what to get in the way of a video card. In my old computers I
used matrox 2D cards which suited me just fine as I am not a gamer. Now it
looks like PCIe is the way to go which leaves matrox out.

So now I guess what I'm looking for are the pros & cons of the Geforce /
Radeon cards in about the #200.00 range


Antec SONATA II ATX Mid Tower 450Watt SmartPower 2.0
ABIT KN8 SLI Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Processor (San Diego
Corsair TWINX2048-3200 2GB DDR400 XMS3200
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3250824AS 250GB SATA 3.0Gb/s
DVD/CD - old one for now
Forgotten extras.
Toss a coin!
 
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Paul

Tommy said:
G'day all,

I'm stuck on what to get in the way of a video card. In my old computers I
used matrox 2D cards which suited me just fine as I am not a gamer. Now it
looks like PCIe is the way to go which leaves matrox out.

So now I guess what I'm looking for are the pros & cons of the Geforce /
Radeon cards in about the #200.00 range


Antec SONATA II ATX Mid Tower 450Watt SmartPower 2.0
ABIT KN8 SLI Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Processor (San Diego
Corsair TWINX2048-3200 2GB DDR400 XMS3200
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3250824AS 250GB SATA 3.0Gb/s
DVD/CD - old one for now
Forgotten extras.
Matrox makes PCI Express video cards. They have a card, for
example, with a PCI Express x1 connector on it, which means
it'll fit in any PCI Express slot. And if you look here,
they have cards now for just about any slot you can think of.

http://www.matrox.com/mga/products/tech_info/pdfs/Product_lineup.pdf

Paul
 
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Tommy

On 22 Feb 2006 Paul wrote in alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Matrox makes PCI Express video cards. They have a card, for
example, with a PCI Express x1 connector on it, which means
it'll fit in any PCI Express slot. And if you look here,
they have cards now for just about any slot you can think of.

http://www.matrox.com/mga/products/tech_info/pdfs/Product_lineup.pdf

Paul
Thanks, the Matrox Millennium P650 PCIe 128 looks like a good one. Just
might have a go with it. Interesting that it uses a NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
Graphics Processor

http://tinyurl.com/gygdz
 
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johns

nVidia cards have serious driver problems in games.
However, unless it is a hoax, the eVGA GF7800GT is down
to $250 ... if you are interested in gaming. I know nothing
about this card, but I'm tempted to get it and test it. One
thing for sure .. IF IT FAILS ... I'm going to cook nVidia.
If it turns out to be a good card ( superior to an ATI
9800 Pro 128 ), then that is the best deal on the market
to date. To date, every nVidia card I have tested has
performed worse than my 9800 Pro in games. They
do really well in benchmarks :)

johns
 
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Tommy

On 22 Feb 2006 johns wrote in alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
nVidia cards have serious driver problems in games.
An occasional game of Solitaire is the limits of my game playing. I do a lot
of work in photoshop is where I need proper color though.
 
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johns

ATI X600 is a good card for that ... and passive cooling.
I think they are nearly free.

johns
 
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Tommy

On 22 Feb 2006 johns wrote in alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
ATI X600 is a good card for that ... and passive cooling.
I think they are nearly free.

johns
Thanks, I'll have a look.
 
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Tommy

On 22 Feb 2006 adsci wrote in alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
if you're not a gamer even a new matrox should be fine (if they sell
PCI-E?).
Will be here in April. I have a matrox g400 & g550 & looks like the P750e 128
will be my next one but for now...
 
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JAD

Tommy said:
On 22 Feb 2006 johns wrote in alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt


An occasional game of Solitaire is the limits of my game playing. I do a lot
of work in photoshop is where I need proper color though.
little to do with the video card and allot more to do with 'monitor'
calibration and printer profiles.
 
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Tommy

On 25 Feb 2006 JAD wrote in alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
little to do with the video card and allot more to do with 'monitor'
calibration and printer profiles.
True, but it sounded good at the time. :)
 
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Charlie Wilkes

On 25 Feb 2006 JAD wrote in alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt


True, but it sounded good at the time. :)
Right now I'm on a junker box with an 8mb Trident Blade 3d (Jaton)
that I got at a thrift store. But I have a Wal-Mart KDS 15" CRT
monitor. I see they cost $109 these days. Anyway, this machine is
the best for looking at/editing pictures because of the monitor. I
think a good CRT monitor will take you a long way in life. Obviously
you'd want a big one for photoshop work.

Charlie
 
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Tommy

On 26 Feb 2006 Charlie Wilkes wrote in alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
I
think a good CRT monitor will take you a long way in life. Obviously
you'd want a big one for photoshop work.
I really don't like the new flat screen monitors. Fortunately I have two 21"
Hitachis and two 22" Sonys that I picked up cheap from company that was going
under.
 
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