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  1. #1
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    Video Card Woes....

    Hi,
    I am at a fork in the road. I just put togeather a new system and I need to select a video card to replace the el cheapo one I got to get started.
    here are my specs:
    PIII 450
    Abit Bx6r2
    128 PC100
    6.4 gig WD HD
    SB 128
    3com etherlink
    USR 56k
    Adaptec SCSI w/ CDR & CD

    I do alot of AutoCAD work and some 3d studio MAX

    I also like my games of course Quake 2 and the such.

    I was looking at 3dfx V3 3000
    a TNT2 or a G400
    I'd like TV-out but I'm not solid on that
    I'm not sure about the specs of each to make an intelligent choice
    I don't no how much difference the 32 bit rendering wil make. and I beileve 3d studio won't work witht the 3dfx card.
    I am welcome all intelligent comments.


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  2. #2
    [CQ]Violator Guest
    If you have to buy a new video card NOW, buy...
    The Matrox G400 MAX

    If you can wait a month or two...

    S3 Savage 2000

    And if you can wait even longer, buy a Glaze3D

  3. #3
    [CQ]Violator Guest
    Of the current generation video cards, G400MAX has the best image quality AND framerate (using the TurboGL).

    Anyways, what resolution are you using?

  4. #4
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    I currently run 1024x768 desktop
    does the G400 have any know conflict proplems like the TNT2??

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  5. #5
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    I don't know about any conflicts, but if you are doing alot of cad and 3DsMax work you DON'T want a V3. If you need glide suport go get a V2, but the V3's miniGL just dosen't Cut it in the CAD world. It WILL work (i speak from experiance) But you can do FAR better than a V3 for 3D studio.

    That leaves The G400, or the TNT2. They are both pretty smoking 3d cards. Although the TNT2 has a slight edge in 3D speed, The G400 is a supirior 2D card.. And the MAX has a 2 monitor output (although in NT this won't help mutch)

    I'ld have to sugjest the G400 for Cad work...And It will still Smoke in Quake2.

    [This message has been edited by CarpeMortis (edited 10-15-99).]

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