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    MX200 Vs MX400

    Got a question regarding graphics cards.

    I am looking at a Geforce 2 but I don't know the difference between speed and memory for a card.

    What actual difference will i see if using a 64MB as apposed to a 32Mb both at MX200.

    Also what is MX400 (faster I assume). I want a good card for games and for a good price. What is the best solution?

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    Carlo.

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    if i were you...i wouldnt get either of these cards...save up and get a GeForce GTS pro.

    The diff in mx200 and mx400 is core speed. The mx200 has about 175 were as the mx400 has 200. I have the mx400, and its ok (better then most of the mx200's) - by most - i mean the asus version (there are possibly leadtech or other brands which are better than the asus or nvidia mx400)

    anyway, the bottom line is...get a GeForce 3 GTS Pro...but if ur looking in the AU$150-200 range, and u want a geforce, then get the mx400.

    Kyro is also a good v/card to look at.

    any more questions, just ask.

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    Originally posted by carlo2111164:
    I want a good card for games and for a good price. What is the best solution?
    Get the mx400. I am getting the Nvidia GF2 mx400 64MB AGP w/ TV Out. This card is good enough for games and whatever else you want to do with it, and is cheap too. Most people would suggest not to get an mx200.

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    Radeon LE, Kyro, KyroII may be other, better, options to look into. Radeon LE DDR goes for $70 and the Kyro II from Inno3d goes for $68.

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    Originally posted by Cleaner:
    if i were you...i wouldnt get either of these cards...save up and get a GeForce GTS pro.

    The diff in mx200 and mx400 is core speed. The mx200 has about 175 were as the mx400 has 200. I have the mx400, and its ok (better then most of the mx200's) - by most - i mean the asus version (there are possibly leadtech or other brands which are better than the asus or nvidia mx400)

    anyway, the bottom line is...get a GeForce 3 GTS Pro...but if ur looking in the AU$150-200 range, and u want a geforce, then get the mx400.

    Kyro is also a good v/card to look at.

    any more questions, just ask.
    Core doesn't matter.

    The main difference between the MX200 and the MX400 is memory bandwidth. The MX200 has a 64 bit memory path, whereas the MX400 has a 128 bit memory path. (both SDR)

    If you go and work that out, the MX200 has a memory transfer rate of 1.3 GB/s and the MX400 has one of roughly 2.7 GB/s.

    The difference between a 64MB card and a 32MB card are neligable at the resolutions in which value cards usually work best. Only when you get to 1600x1200x32 or so will there be a 5-10 FPS difference in speed. This also depends on the game, of course.

    However, I agree, there are better video card choices around. The Kyro 2, Radeon LE, Geforce 2 Pro are all good value choices.

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