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need help dont know which video card is good

By dizboitony
Jan 17, 2004
  1. can u tell me which video card is good
    1.Geforce brand
    2.matrox
    3.radeon
    4.NVIDIA
    please help
     
  2. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 271

    #1. NVIDIA makes the GeForce line of GPUS and then licenses the technology out.
    #2. ATI makes the Radeon line of GPUS and either makes it themselves or licenses it out
    #3. Matrox makes 3D rendering cards and is not intended for the consumer use but rather the programmers and web design geeks.
    #4. it depends on you needs. my rule of thumb:
    Basic: GeForcefx 5200 or GeForce4 Ti4200, the latter being better.

    Mainstream: GeForceFX 5700 Ultra, Radeon 9600XT, or GeForceFX 5900XT

    Performance: GeForceFX 5900(ultra) or Radeon 9800(pro)

    eXtreme: GeForceFX 5950 Ultra or Radeon 9800XT

    i prefer the ati cards listed for the above categories, but i hear the fx5900xt is solid bang for the buck.

    i made assumptons u have a decent system (ie. 1.5ghz, agp 8x, 256mb ram), anything less performance will be bottlenecked and should look for the radeon 9100 or geforce4 mx440
     
  3. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    They are all good manufactors, but as Somekid said, NVIDIA make geforce, [ATI make radeon]. Matrox isnt the kind of card you'll want, its more for people doing a lot of 2D/3D rendering. nVidia/Geforce and Radeon/ATi are both awesome companys, neither make cards you really shouldnt buy. Just let us know what card your interested in and you'll get everyones 2 cents :D

    Also.......................

    :bounce: Welcome to Techspot! :approve:
     
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