Getting new PIII 600 system and not sure which Vid card to put with it. On a budget (see my "Is this a good system" post in Motherboard forum)and need good gaming card but want ability to eventually play DVD's and do video editing. Don't have budget for these new $250 - $350 Geforce or V5 cards.
Have the system quoted with a V3 3500 - stick with it?
There are also ATI boards. They have lots of features (ie. DVD decoding, etc). Unfortunetaly, they aren't of the highest quality. I however have never had ANY problems with mine. Hope this helps.
Athlon 64 2800+
1xWD 1200BB, 1xMaxtor 200GB SATA
2x512MB Corsair XMS3200
Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
Radeon 9800 Pro, Dell 1801FP - WinTV Theater
Sony CRX320E Combo Drive, Pioneer A04
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro - Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical
Win XP Pro SP2
Main Computer Specs:
Intel E8400 Core 2 Duo 3.0Ghz 45nm
4gb OCZ Reaper HPC PC6400
Seagate SATA2 250Gb
eVGA 512Mb 8800GT
SupremeFX II Mobo Audio (for time being)
Wynndows7 Home Premium 64Bit
Currently playing; Crysis, Just Cause 2, Alien Swarn, Borderlands, and Starcraft 2.
TNT2 ULTRA would be the best choice. Its still great one for gaming and is quite good for DVD.
For DVD is ATi one of the best out there, but a bit slower in games.
GeForce is also very good at DVD acceleration, maybe U can get one....
OK, quite a few of you seem to recommend going w/ a RIVA TNT2 Ultra - but I did'nt think that card had video capture? How can I verify this?
Also, does the GeForce have video capture? That's a good price, Rich.
Maybe I should consider getting one of those TV tuner add on cards and get a cheaper but good performing video card. Or, if I get something like a TNT2 Ultra or cheaper Voodoo card (i.e. Voodoo3 2000) will it work/coinside with something like an ATI card?