Leadtek or Matrox

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Rivi

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Here are my two choices..Leadtek Gforce DH Pro32 or the Matrox G450... Which would you choose?
 
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What do you use your system for?

If you're into image/video editing and 2d development or 3d animation, then the Matrox G450 is the better card.

If you're into 3d games and so on or using it just for pleasure, then the Leadtek is probably the way to go.

They both do 2d/3d well, but each has it's strengths.

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Rivi

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I'm a average home user.I plan to use my old Voodoo2 cards to play older glide games with one of these cards.I am interested in good 2D for online web surfing also.Thanks
I forgot to mention i read that the matrox card has a feature to take some of the load off your main prossesor by enabling reads to the memory both ways becauses its DDR memory???

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Kozakowski

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DDR memory definately helps!! If you will one day add another monitor to your system, the G450 will allow you to do so very easily!! The card itself is no doubt a great buy!

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K6-III

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I've got the Leadtek Winfast DH Pro and my friend has the Matrox G400 MAX, very similar to the G450.

The DDR memory would do little for you, as it is 64bit DDR.

Basically, the Matrox has better 2D, drivers for Win2K.

Matrox is easier to use in a dual monitor setup.

Leadtek is a ton better for gaming. That older G400MAX is actually better than the G450 for gaming, due to better memory bandwidth.

For the average user, the Leadtek would probably be better. For the total non-gamer, nothing is better than Matrox.

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MadCat

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You can game with Matrox, just not at some ungodly resolution.

I can push 55fps in Q3A, 800x600x32 demo001
I also top out over 70fps in CS in 800x600.

The other reason the G450 performs worse than the G400 MAX is the 125MHz core speed. Yeah, you heard right, a .18 micron part clocked lower then the MAX.

I'd suggest a MAX if you can find one for a reasonable price. Would have been nice If Matrox released a .18 micron MAX with DDR, would've sold DAMN well. I might have considered one, with the G800 being so late.

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Dimitri

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Why would the Gforce not be so great for 3D animation? I am looking to get a Geforce MX or a Matrox also, and I am planning to use the machine for gaming and 3D modeling.
 
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a13antichrist

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You FOOL!!

Matrox carsd rock. Sure they're not the fastest but I'm happy to sacrifice a few fps in exchange for a visual orgasm every time you play.

My G400 o/c to MAX speed scores 3600+ on 3DMark2K which is only slightly less than a GF2MX.. & it looks sooooo much better. Plus the Twinview is worthless compared to Matrox's DualHead.

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MadCat

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He is right though, if I had to work continuously on my friend's machine with a GF2, I'd go insane. Blur city.

To put his GeForce EVEN MORE to shame, I've got a second computer (PMMX 225) for when I'm encoding videos and such on my main box. I have a worthless $10 Trident 3D Image 9750 2mb in it, and it looks BETTER than his GeForce2 could ever hope to. Now THATS sad.

If you're a stickler about image quality, then I would suggest a Radeon if you also crave more gaming performance.

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MadCat

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I think its a Gigabyte...

Anyway, unless Leadtek breaks with the overwhelming majority of manufacturers that use Nvidia's reference filter, they'll have the exact same crummy image quality. Do they use their own custom filter?

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K6-III

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On the back of the box they actually advertise something like that.

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K6-III

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Here's what you should do to get optimal performance with this card.

1. Get the latest 4.68 drivers from Leadtek and install them. This gets you the latest version of Winfox. Make sure to download the leaked 10.08 and 7.56 Detonators and extract them to separate folders you can find later.

2. Uninstall the leadtek drivers, making sure to keep Winfox. Reboot as directed.

3. Upon reboot, you'll be asked for drivers for the vid card. Point it to the folder with the 10.08 Det.

4. Replace the NVDD32.dll file in Windows/System with the one from the 7.56

5. Use Winfox to overclock as high as you can.

6. Enjoy new great performance.

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