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  1. #16
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    Dec 1998
    Grand Haven, Michigan, USA
    The older GeForce4 Ti4200 with 128MB DDR only ran at 444Mhz. I think the new ones with AGP 8x clock the memory at the same speed the 64MB cards were clocked (500 or some at 513).
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  2. #17
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    Jan 2000
    Plymouth, England
    Yeah, the 128MB models should be slower than the 64MB models. You are practically guranteed to get it up to 64MB speeds though, and should be able to go to Ti4400 or beyond with cards from MSI, Gainward, Leadtek etc.

    It has been recent consensus to opt for the 128MB cards as newer games really do take advantage of the extra memory for textures. Seeing as you are planning on keeping the card a while it makes sense to max your budget. Even though you say you aren't a heavy gamer, 18 months down the line this baby still needs to be able to supply the thrills. The other option is to get the 9100 now, and another $100 card in a year's time for the same overall outlay. At least then you can decide if you need to upgrade when the time comes, or spend the money on other things. If you have an eye on HL2 or Doom 3 then just go straight for the Ti4200 128MB, it won't be great, but it will be a damned sight better than the 9100.

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