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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2001

    Video card recommendation

    System as it stands:
    Athlon TB 900
    75 gig IBM drive
    SB live card
    256 Mb Ram
    Pinnacle DV-500
    Creative TNT based graphics
    Windows 2000 Pro with SP-1 and Hotfix

    I am after a recomendation from anyone who has tried a graphics card, in combination with this video system and MOBO and got good capture, smooth playback with no artifacts, and editing in Premiere works, does not go barmy, or suddenly stop working and drop frames.Which I have not got at the moment with all the tweeking I can find!


    All the cards and stuff have the latest drivers and updates.

    [This message has been edited by welshbear (edited 03-29-2001).]

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2000

    Either way your probably going to be limited to a Radeon or Geforce card.

    P3 800e @ 1 Gig with Alpha PEP66 (YS-Tech fan: bloody noisy)
    BF6 Mobo
    Geforce2 GTS
    256M PC133 Crucial
    TurtleBeach Santa Cruz
    Iiyama VisionMaster Pro450
    Soltek DRV5
    Corsair PC2700 cas2
    GF4 Ti4400
    Santa Cruz
    Barracuda IV
    Iiyama Pro450

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Telford, Shropshire, UK
    A Geforce2 Pro would be the best. It has loads of features and doesn't cost much
    I won't bore you with my system specs..

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 1999
    keizer, or, usa
    I have a 1 ghz athlon on a kt7a raid board. I just upgraded from a voodoo3 to a GeForce 2 mx and I love it. $79 for the card and it blows away my voodoo3.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Although the MX is an awesome card for the money he would do well to get a pro or a gts. They are quite a bit faster than the MX. I am quite inpressed with my little MX though.


    Duron [email protected]
    256mb PC133 RAM
    Geforce 2 MX 186/200
    10.2 + 2.6 GB HDD's (The 2.6 I bought for $1.48)
    Creative ENSONIC 128 Sound

    Don't Tread On Me
    CPU: Athlon X2 7850 Blackbox edition o/c'd to 3400mhz
    Motherboard: Asus M2N68-AM SE2
    Memory: 4gb Kingston KVR RAM
    Video: BFG Geforce gtx 260 oc v2
    Hard Drives: 1TB Barracuda 7200.12, 500GB WD, 320GB WD, 320GB WD 250GB WD, 250GB Seagate
    Case: APEVIA X-CRUISER-BK Black Steel case
    Power Supply: OCZ 700W StealthXStream Power Supply
    Optical: 22x LG DVD R/W

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Matrox G400.

    Not really what you'd call fast anymore but ya can still play all games more than sufficiently, plus ya get to blow ya load every time ya look at your monitor.

    Be aware that a halo has to fall only a few inches to be a noose.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    Grab a GeForce2 Pro; that's the "price performance" option right now for general purpose/multimedia speed and compatibility.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 1999
    I supose you whant gaming performances, or you prabobly would not change your TNT card.

    For games go cheap and buy MX it is best you can get for your mony.

    I really like MX card becouse it is praboly BEST solution for everyone in these days, it is stabile, fast, and almoust all problematic issues are solved.

    BTW my friend has finly gained score over 5000 (5173) in 3DMARK 2K with old Slot A Athlon Thunderbird @750 on old AMD 750 chipset based MB, and latest 7.58 detonators

    If you whant quality and good gaming performances go with Radeon card pick any that you think it would be good to you, just make sure that it hase DDR memory.

    For real Geforce 2 stuff I don`t know. If you can find something that does not cost much more then MX, then go for it, but IMO Radeon is better card.

    I own Voodoo 5 and I would not recommned you to buy V5, deffinetly not now, not becouse it is bad but it could soon become totaly absolite.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    KyroII all the way!!!!!!!

    Gimme my TriLevel Cache
    Modded Matrox Parhelia 128mb Retail
    AGUIA Y TBRED [email protected]
    Epox 8K3A+

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