GeForce 2 Ultra or GeForce 3?

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Mr Fritch

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I got a Pent III 1GHz with 256MB RAM. I want to upgrade from my good old Voodoo 3. I'm not a real techy type. Is there that much of a noticeable difference in performance between these two cards to justify the price? Of course I want the GF3 but I feel I'll be just satisfied with the GF2 Ultra anyway. Opinions? Moneywise, I can afford the GF2. GF3 may be pushing it, thats why I want to know. Thanks

[This message has been edited by Mr Fritch (edited 10-15-2001).]
 
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Quantum Physics
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If you can afford both, go with the GeForce3. I can see you've waited this to change your Voodoo3... you now deserve the GF3 which will last you just as long.
 
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jankerson

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Gforce 3 all the way.


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Striker2/16

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I suggest you look at the new Titanium Geforce 3's. The Ti200 goes for 180 to 199 dollars, however, the 500 goes for about 300 or so. You want a Geforce 3 over the G2 because the G3's are fully compatible with DX8 (although no games are yet).
 
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jankerson

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And the Gforce 3 is alot faster and supports all the new tech.

Any of the major brands are about the same.

Gainward
PNY
Visiontek

These come to mind.

I have a PNY and it works very well.

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Quantum Physics
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In terms of performance, the GeForce3's that top the list are the ones made by Elsa and Hercules.

Bang for the buck kind of thing - get a Gainward.
 
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MadFruit

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GeForce3 for sure. As far as I have seen, they all pretty much perform within 1% of each other, so I would just go for the cheapest one. Having said that, I will probably go for the Hercules one at the end of the month, because the quality of the board and their support and drivers tends to be the best. IMHO.

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TheWarb

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Yep, uve guessed it:
Go for the GF3
The reasons r above.
I would go for the ti200 myself (if i had anymoney!)
as it provides the best bang 4 buck.
You could probably overclock it massively also, as it the same chip as the £300+ ti500 but just slower clock!
have fun and post ur choice!
 
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TheWarb

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Yep, uve guessed it:
Go for the GF3
The reasons r above.
I would go for the ti200 myself (if i had anymoney!)
as it provides the best bang 4 buck.
You could probably overclock it massively also, as it the same chip as the £300+ ti500 but just slower clock!
have fun and post ur choice!
 
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QuestionableK

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Get a Geforce 3 Ti 500 if you can afford it. I also had a Voodoo 3, bought a 320 dollar ASUS 8200 Pure (Geforce 3), and I am a happy camper.

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But_Why

Geek, but not nerd.
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Originally posted by lwa:
Are the straight GF3 cards better than the Ti200 and Ti500 cards? They sure do cost more.
I think its like the MX series,
it goes from best to not the best (but still whips the lamas a**)...
GF3Ti500
GF3
GF3Ti200
I think thats right

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Mandorallen

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I'd venture a guess that the Leadtek Geforce 3 Ti 200 is currently the best of the lot. Most people have gotten 500 MHz to 520 MHz out of the memory, and it's $239...for Geforce 3 Ti 500 speeds this is not bad.

Another card with 4ns memory that would be worth a look at is the PNY Geforce 3 Ti200, but this doesn't overclock as well as Leadtek's card. However, it's only $175.

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Moraelin

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The Elsa Gladiac 721 also has 4 ns memory. It does however start having mild visual artefacts at 500 MHz memory, so I'm running it at a more conservative 475 MHz.

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