ATI All-in-Wonder Pro 8MB vs Asus GeForce V6800 Deluxe
My Dad believes that I won't be able to notice a visual difference between the two. I currently have the ATI, and it SUCKS! I can't get 30 fps in Quake III no matter how low I set the quality. And FFVIII fps sucks! Anyways, I was just wondering what you people think. Do you think that I will be able to tell a difference in visual quality and speed with an Asus GeForce V6800 Deluxe over an ATI All-in-Wonder Pro 8MB? Thanks!
You will certianly notice an improvement in image quality with 32 Bit colour and all the eye candy on using a geforce. Whether you will be able to use it like this with your current CPU at an acceptable frame rate is less likely.
Ask others here who have such a system, post a topic and check here if you do get one The geforce has a plethora of issues
get the asus, i have that card and it ROCKS! i got the 6800 pure and the card is SO sweet. you will notice a difference i think. i can play my games with all the settings set on high. they look real good
there would be a definite difference, but with that system the geforce would probaly maxout at 50 maybe. Your system would hold down the geforce alot. You could probaly upgrade to a less expensive card and still get a big difference in games. I could notice a difference from my rage fury 32m to a tnt2 so i think that there would be a big difference between the two but getting the geforce for a k6-2 is not the best idea unless you plan on upgrading your system. my tnt2 get almost the same fps on 640x480 and 1024x768. a sign that my k6-3 is limiting my video.
I have the same (ATI) card as you and run a K6-2 550@570 with 128meg o'RAM. It's still great for vid capture/TV etc but IT'S GOTTA BE THE WORST-GOD-DAMNED-MUMMA-HO-PIECE-OF-ARSE 3D CARD IN THE WHOLE WORLD. A while ago I added a Voodoo2 SLI combo and man, what a difference!!! Given that the GeForce whoop-asses the SLI, your dad is major-league wrong. You're system will hold it back, but not so far that it crawls at ATI pace. I'd give the ATI 5-10fps @ 1024x768 on my system in Quake2.
I'd go for a GeForce2 MX though instead....it's gonna 'do a Duron' in the graphics card market, especially if the core clocks to 200Mhz.
[This message has been edited by Mutha Funker (edited 06-29-2000).]
S_Klass, I would say, that you hit it on the nose. Hah. But, do you all really think that my system would hold it back that much? Granted, my MB only support AGP 2x, but still. I have 560Mhz, and 112Mhz bus. When I get another HD, and some memory, I think I may be able to go to 133Mhz bus.
the geforce2 mx is quite a bit slower thanthe geforce2 gts but it is comparable to the geforce sdr but is slightly faster in some situations. The price is sopposed to e like less than 100 so it seems like a really good deal.
i do belive that your system definetly wouldn't give it its full potential, but it would give you better frame rates then the ati and would be quite playable. It is definetly overkill for that system. Is that asus a ddr geforce or a geforce sdr?
The Asus V6800 Deluxe uses 32MB of DDR memory. I thought for sure that I saw some benchmarks using a GeForce video card on 2 processors, one a 500, and the other like a 750 or something, and there wasn't but a frame or two difference. These were on an AGP 4x motherboard I can gaurantee. But, AGP doesn't affect anything unless the video card needs more memory and has to access the system memory, right? So, I couldn't see AGP speed making much difference. Love to know more, so keep letting me know. Thanks!
you are right the agp speed doesn't make that much difference to my knowledge but i am sure that the 500 and 750 processors where either athlons or p3s and at any clock speed they destroy the k6 series in 3d.