I'm thinking of getting a GeForce 3 video card from newegg.com, I want a Gainward. I was wondering if anyone thinks the performance difference between the Ti200 w/ 128 mb and the Ti 500 w/ 64 mb is worth the extra $124 to get the Ti500. Oh yeah, attach me a link on this topic if you know any.
I'd wait another 2 weeks or so if possible to see what the GeForce4 is all about, if nothing else it should send GeForce3 Prices down slightly. Thats what I'm doing, waiting for its realease and some reviews on it, then I'll decide if I can afford a good GF4 card if not, I'm gonna go with a GF3 Ti200 to use for a few months until I can afford a new, good GF4 Card.
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High end GF4 card will not be out in 2 weeks, more like 2-3 months, and when they do come out they will be almost impossible to get. Just look how hard it has been to get a lot of GF3 TI 500 cards, and they have been out for many months. My Gainward GF3 TI 500 clocks to 260-270 core, 590 memory with stock cooling. No TI 200 is gonna hit that speed, and anyone who claims they are either have some massive water cooling or are lying out their rear-end. If you got the dime, get the GF3 TI 500.
I got my Gainward GF3 TI 500 from newegg. Great service, fast delivery, and a lightning fast card. Couldn't be happier
[This message has been edited by cw (edited January 26, 2002).]
The Ti200 w/ 128 MB is kinda useless. You won't see much of a difference between a Ti 200 w/ 64 and 128, only at really high resolutions.
Obviously the Ti500 will give you noticeably (in the numbers) higher fps in stock and overclocked tests. The difference in 60 and 73 fps might not appeal to you, but to some it does. The Ti200 is a good card and whatever you do you will probably be happy.
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**My Gainward GF3 TI 500 clocks to 260-270 core, 590 memory with stock cooling. No TI 200 is gonna hit that speed, and anyone who claims they are either have some massive water cooling or are lying out their rear-end.**
Tell that to my Leadtek TI200. I have it running stock(not even ramsinks) running 270/610 it stays stable until 274/614 with NVmax.
Originally posted by Airien: "Hehe, i was going to say.one of the leadtek models now uses 3.8ns EtronTech ram.
I suspect(i heard) Gainward have also started to use 3.8ns on their some of their ti200's"
Yah the memory on my leadtek says -4ns EtronTech. I assume that means 3.8.
Naa, thats 4ns 3.8 would be -38
The leadtek TDH with the full body cooler has 3.8ns but you cant read it without removing the cooler.
That Etron stuff seems to be overclocking as well as good old EliteMT ram. I got my GF2 with 5ns Elite to 500Mhz clean so i guess 600 is possible from good 4ns ram. I think you also got lucky with all 8 sticks.
Thats a rare occurance.
Originally posted by sww: Well...except that you're ignoring the overclocking potential of the Ti500...
Ti 500 can do what on average? 270/590 on a good but typical OC. 270/590 for $300 vs 240/540 for $160. No doubt the Ti 500 has the ability to reach higher speeds. But most wallet conscious people go with the Ti 200.
Then again the 300Mhz core 550Mhz memory GF4MX460 for $199 or less is a month away.
Why not spend no more than $30 more and get a Radeon 8500? Its just better than overclocked GeForce Ti 200.
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Originally posted by Scolecite: Why not spend no more than $30 more and get a Radeon 8500? Its just better than overclocked GeForce Ti 200.
I think the Ti 500 is a waste of money. At best a 15% increase in performance for $130 more. Right now I think I'd wait for the GF4MX sub $200 boards. But if you have $300 to spend, get a Ti 200 now sell it 6 months later and get something twice as fast. The Radeons look nice if you want to spend in the $200 plus range, but their OpenGL isn't as polished as Nvidia's. But in a couple months it might be.