Well, I have heard that the G400 is crap, but from personal expierance, the TNT2 is very touchy about working or not I had one for a full month, it worked for a total of 2 hours, so needless to say, I would feel bad about recomending it, I got my V3 3500 today, I am in love, worked great, no crash after I loaded the drivers... I overclocked my processor (not with the TNT though) fro, 400- 480 (p-II) and the V3 from 183 to 200, God it is soooooo sweat, and stable too, one thing, if you get a V3 3500, you need to take off the heatsink and remove the adhveasive film between the heaksink and processor, It is simple if you have a raxor blade, than you can over clock it due to the fast you have more surface area for the stock heat sink to work, I am going to o/c to 210-215 later, just for kicks and let 3dmarxmax 99 loop all night to see if it is stable... but 200 is rock solid.
My vote: V3 3500, hands down due to the simple fact that it works and the TNT dosent.
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G400 is supposed to be hot, but according to Tom Pabst www.tomshardware.com it aint. I have a mate with a V3 3000 and he is in love. He has a celery 333 @ 333 with a V3, and he gets better frame rates than I do with My K6 III 450 and Banshee. The TNT is superfast but temparamental.
AHHH, I think my computer's got a Virus!
Oh no, that's Windows XP
Chimaera: Twin Athlon MP 1900+ @ 1824Mhz, GeForce 3 TI500, 512Megs Crucial RegECC, 100GB Total HDD, SuSE Linux 7.3 + Windoze XP Pro
Well... I had a Voodoo3 3000 with a Slipstream heatsink/fan [check the For Sale ads] that I sold for $100. It was a decent card for sure but a buddy has nearly the same PC setup that I do and has a Guillemot Maxi Gamer Xentor TNT2 Ultra that had a MUCH
better picture quality and was faster than my
Voodoo3. So I got one to...and I love it. We both are running Celeron 366s@605 and this card hauls *** for sure. My 3DMark99 Max score is 5008/5720 which buries anything I could get with the V3 and it would clock up to 185. The only thing is now I have no Glide [if I have to I will get a Glide Wrapper if I put any Glide games in]. The TNT2s are not for low mhz CPUs
though so a V3 works a lot better in that situation. All I can say is Halflife TFC Multiplayer on a cable modem runnin 1024X768
is KICKASS with the setup I have at least.
The TNT2 went right in...no probs at all, I just made sure all the '3DFX' and 'Voodoo'
entries were uninstalled.
[This message has been edited by Terry (edited 10-10-99).]