Thread: Video Card
May 29th, 2003, 08:03 PM #1
I have a GeForce 4 Ti 4400. Some games run kind of slow now. Is it worth to upgrade to any other card yet?
I really hate how you buy a video card that is supposed to the be THE BEST IN THE WORLD and it can't play games well a few monthes later. The video card is a complete monopoly to me. If you want to play computer games you have to spend $499 about every three months.
A GeForce FX 5900 Turbo sounds awsome but for $499 it's a joke. It won't even last.
I do want to play Half Life 2 SO bad and I have watched that 600MB trailer about 50 times. Maybe I will wait untill HL2 comes out, then use that as an excuse to buy the best card out.
Thank for listening to my rambling...Abit AW9D-Max | E6300 | XP-120 | Panaflow 120mm | 2x 1GB G.Skill DDR2-800 | BFG 8800GT | Corsair 650w
May 29th, 2003, 08:04 PM #2
what games run slow?? i have a ti4200 and i've never had any problems
May 29th, 2003, 08:12 PM #3
for me personally, a GF3 Ti200 is all I'll ever need.(I'm purchasing one soon)
I'd say get a Radeon 9700 PRO if you need cutting edge performance.
BTW, what kind of 3D Mark 2001SE scores do you get? it might just be a config/driver problem.
May 29th, 2003, 08:38 PM #4
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Well, if you can hang on till around X-mas, you can snag a 5900 Ultra as a Christmas gift to yourself I plan to do that, when the 5900 Ultra comes out.. I get a TI4200 for now, then save up for that all mighty card.
Edit: If you don't have a buy.com account, you can make one and use their $10 off $150 coupon and buy the Radeon 9800 Pro for I believe 340. Cheapest I've seen..
May 29th, 2003, 09:26 PM #5
3dMark 2001Se score is were 13K with following specs:
Soyo Dragon Ultra Kt400 mobo
Athlon 2400+ @ 2380mhz (FSB 170mhz)
256MB Corsair PC 2700 (170mhz) ALSO TRIED 512mb generic 512MB pc2100
LeadTek GeForce4 ti 4400 @ 310/670
Enter the matrix runs a tad slow at 1280 res.
BattleField runs slow at 1280 res and up
HalfLife runs slow if I have FSAA on
C&C Generals runs slow at 1600res or at 1280 with detail max
Splinter Cell runs slow at anything higher than 1024 res.
I like to play games at 1280 or higher resolution.
When I mean slow..i mean less than....35 fps.Abit AW9D-Max | E6300 | XP-120 | Panaflow 120mm | 2x 1GB G.Skill DDR2-800 | BFG 8800GT | Corsair 650w
May 29th, 2003, 09:38 PM #6
i'd be wayyyy more than content with what you have, but, 35FPS is slow for that card.
You should get 60-85FPS with VSync on, 120-150FPS with it off.
I'd say download the latest drivers from leadtek, then check back here. o ya, make sure to reboot
May 29th, 2003, 09:41 PM #7
What is your OS? How much total RAM do you have? Any applications running in the backround? I have a GF4 4200 and had no problems with it. Seems like a 4400 would be pretty good.
Nevermind RAM question just saw thread above.
Last edited by dlh75; May 29th, 2003 at 09:45 PM.
May 29th, 2003, 09:55 PM #8
No background apps. Actually I have a whole XP partition devoted to games. Another partition for this kind of stuff. Total ram right now is 512MB pc2100 Generic.Abit AW9D-Max | E6300 | XP-120 | Panaflow 120mm | 2x 1GB G.Skill DDR2-800 | BFG 8800GT | Corsair 650w
May 29th, 2003, 09:58 PM #9
You were getting 13k on benchmark? Not bad i am getting about 10500 with my 4200.
May 30th, 2003, 01:19 AM #10
the 3D Mark is excellent, its the FPS that is the problem. very odd. like i said, have you tried the latest drivers?
May 30th, 2003, 04:50 AM #11
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I've got a Ti4400 with a 2100+@2700+ that I don't plan on needing to upgrade for a while. My 3dmark score is somewhere in the range of 12.2k... I play MOHAA, SOF2, RTCW all at 1600x1200 with all details maxed out with no problems at all. Other games like UT2003 and Splinter Cell, I play at 1280, again with maxed out detail settings... Splinter cell does run slow, but I didn't even notice it until I actually checked the FPS... Its a pretty slow paced game so I don't notice it... UT2003 runs pretty good, my FPS is in the 40's during firefights... FSAA or AF does slow down things considerably, unfortunatly there isn't much you can do about that.
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