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    Whats the Ge-force 4 like ?

    Hi,
    I was just wondering what the 64MB Ge-Force 4 MX440 DDR Tv Out was like for gaming and if it was worth upgrading from my 64mb Ge-force 2 mx400,as i'm on a small budget and i can get the Ge-force 4 for £35,thanks for the info.
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    Likely about 50-100% faster, but still DX 7.0 only.
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    The Geforce 4 MX 440 is basicaly a Direct X 8 based card, with only a few things that are handled by software. It really is not a DX 7 card, but not fully 8. I own two 440's, and one G2 400. The 440's can handle their own when it comes to gaming. I play a lot of Battlefield 1942, and thats really intensive. I had mine overclocked however to above 460 levels. If you want a card that can play whats on the market now, even if you have to turn the detail options down quite a bit then this is fine. I just switched to a ti4200, and it's a little better. It all depends on what your running and how much your willing to spend. Ohya and i'm running a P4 2.0, but before I had the MX 440 card in an AMD 1800XP so they are still reasonable these days. Don't ever buy the Geforce FX 5200 though, thats a really bad card, and is barely faster then the MX440 sadly!

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    Hi thanks for replying, what do u mean by it's a direct x 8 card? i've got direct x 9 installed does that mean it won't work right with direct x 9? sorry for the daft questions but i've never heard of that before,thanx.
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    Oh the games i'll be mostly playing is GTA 3,Ghost recon,Battlefield 1942,Mafia,moh aa, etc i've got around £50 to play with i know it's not much but surely i could get some kind of decent card for that and the only best cards i know and trust are the Ge-force range but if u know of any better card for around that price please let me know thanks.
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    Well if your on a budget the best card for the price right now is the Geforce 4 mx 440, like I said before, I just picked one up a couple weeks ago. If you can afford a Ti 4200, then go for that, but otherwise the 440 should do. I have played GTA3, battlefield 1942 (desert combat mod :-P), Rainbow Six III, Freelancer and things like that on it with very good results. Some of the games have to be run with lower settings like no fsaa at 1024x768x32 say for bf1942, but its very acceptable. Although it depends on what speed of computer you have also, as the cpu speed can greatly increase a cards output. If your ever wondering how cards compete, I have put together a decent comparison chart on my site in terms of how ATI & Nvidia, as well as a full out listing of specs from pretty much all ATI & Nvidia cards ever made. http://www.netslayer.net (once in the site, click Technology - Latest Tech - Video Cards, and a link to the large table is at the bottom of this page.
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    go with radeon 8500, same price as g4 but much faster and better looking picture, i tell ya first hand

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    ditto to krupted post

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    What about the Geforce FX 5200 for £61 from www.komplett.co.uk

    http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?a...3&view=default

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    Arris I think that's non-ultra version which is really slow from what I hear (probably in mx4 440-460 range)

    and even ultra version is well bellow GF4 4200 (priced similar though) in everything but when FSAA at full in resolution 1600*1200, when of course games are unplayable anyway

    BTW from what I see on the net it is also bad overclocker and nowhere near OC bargain of 4200->4400+ for certain

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