GeForce 4 or Radeon 7500?

By Wolfe
Feb 11, 2003
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  1. I'm in a bit of a dilemma here. I spent a good chunk of change on a GeForce 4 MX 440-SE video card.. and now I'm having second thoughts.

    I read a lot of information across the net and I seem to find more disappointing info on the card than I do enjoyable info. Getting this feeling I probably shouldn'tve bought it in the first place.

    I'm looking at getting an ATI card (for $100 or less.. not rich here..) and I'm looking at the Radeon 7500. Is that just as good, if not better, than the GeForce MX 440?

    Also.. GF4 card I bought seems to hate XP.. >.<
  2. Snowy Commando

    Snowy Commando Newcomer, in training Posts: 205

    A simple reason why the GF4 MX is bad is because it isn't fully DX8-Compliant or doesn't use the core features that makes a true GF4 DX8-Compliant. It's a budget card, the next best performing GF4 is the TI4200 which is more of an average level gamers card that can be O/C to TI4600 with a good HS&Fan to maintain stability.
  3. Nick

    Nick Newcomer, in training Posts: 216

    what about the ati radeon 8500... thats under $110 and the gf4 ti4200 is under $110 too..
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    I believe the Geforce4 is faster... Of course, not the MX version.

    I personally don't care much anymore - Anything you get works fine for a few months and then you have to start turning down details etc... Both cards are more than good enough for your current CPU speed.

    Honestly though, a few fps difference doesn't concern me much - But I applaud you for trying to get the most out of your money.
  5. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    ATI RADEON 8500 is a pretty good choice though, prices have dropped very much making it more affordable and reasonable.
  6. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    I bought my 8500LE for $99 awhile ago.
  7. Mr.Guvernment

    Mr.Guvernment Newcomer, in training Posts: 85

    get an 8500 or the ti4200 - or wait even longer for the Fx and ATI 256mb cards to come out, and prices will drop more - heck, i think can get an ati 9000 for around $100 canadian...
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