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    GeForce 256 or GF2MX400

    Need your recommendation on choosing between an Asus GeForce 256 32mb (not sure whether DDR or not) and MSI / Asus GF2 MX 400 64Mb. The GF256 is about $65 and GF2MX is around $ 83. I know both of them are overpriced ! but that is the price here in SriLanka . Im on a tight budget & prefer the cheaper one, but if getting a GF256 is a BAD choice then I will consider the MX400. So what do you guys think ?. The cost is an issue.

    Also I found a MX400 32mb card for $53 but the manufacturer is called Eagle. I am reluctant to buy that cos Ive heard that its a cheap slow card . Please share your thoughts on that too . Thanks


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    if the g256 is of the DDR type, then i would get that as it would be faster in the more stressfull games/situations. if it isnt, just get the mx400.

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    If the Geforce 256 is an SDR card, I would go for the MX400. The DDR card is a toss up with the MX 400, my personal preference would still be the MX 400 due to its' newer design core and lower heat and power requirements. While some people bad mouth the MX cards, the original MX and the current MX400 are really pretty good, even up to 1024x768 resolution. Avoid the MX 200 as they are not a good deal at any price. I think even the old Geforce SDR card will outperform the MX200. good luck, chuck
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    Yeah I know about the MX200 (slower than the Normal TNT2). Are there any new technologies which are supported by the MX series that the GF256 doesnt?. I would have bought the MX400 if I werent on a tight budget. What do you think about that Eagle card I mentioned?. How bad can that be?

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    I have a geforce2 gts 32meg, and a geforce2 mx 200 32meg, and I cant tell much difference between the 2. I hear alot of people bad mouth the mx200, but I think that most of the people talking about it never even seen one

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    Originally posted by Pelvis:
    I have a geforce2 gts 32meg, and a geforce2 mx 200 32meg, and I cant tell much difference between the 2. I hear alot of people bad mouth the mx200, but I think that most of the people talking about it never even seen one
    well then you are running the wrong games/resolutions/detail levels

    nvidia's specs for:

    GeForce2 GTS

    Memory Interface: 128-bit DDR
    Pixels per Second: 800 Million
    Memory Bandwidth: 5.3GB/s
    Triangles per Second: >25 Million

    GeForce2 MX 200
    Memory Interface: 64-bit SDR
    Texels per Second: 700 Million
    Memory Bandwidth: 1.3GB/s

    not even close

    [This message has been edited by GOSHARKS (edited 12-14-2001).]

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    the GTS will smash the MX, i've seen both in action.

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