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December 10th, 2001, 12:07 AM #1
epox 8kha+ what card to go withit?
I am trying to build a new system, running xp, on the epox 8kha+ and using 512mb ram. what is the best bang for the buck as far as video cards go?
I am running max payne on a 500mhz k62 oc'd to 550 now with an agp tnt2 ultra... as i am sure I will be amazed by anything in the athlon segment, I want the best deal etc... any help appreciateddrojman
December 10th, 2001, 12:12 AM #2
I've heard raves about the ATI Radeon LE chipset (has vivo) & GeForce MX400's for their price/performance. Just be sure that if you go with the MX400, you get a 32MB SDR card, since the chipset can't take advantage of DDR or 64MB of memory (someone confer this, I'm doing this from memory of reading articles)
December 10th, 2001, 12:19 AM #3
Just built a system with the 8kha+, !600+ processor and I went ahead with the ATI Radeon 7500 with XP installed. Runs great and havent had any problems with it yet. I use alot of DVDs and not to many games which were the selling points of me to this card, not the fastest gaming card ut I seldom game.
December 10th, 2001, 12:21 AM #4
I use GeForce2 Pro with my set (the same as yours ) and it rocks ..
I would recommend the GF2 Pro 64MB DDR .. great performer for neat price ..
<EDIT> i wanted to add that if you want games and 3D apps .. then the GF2 Pro is the way to go ...
But if you are into DVD and 2D quality then go with the ATI Radeon..
I would suggest the Pro if you want high 3D gaming performance with "good" DVD and 2D quality ...
Last edited by KenKun; December 10th, 2001 at 12:24 AM.
December 10th, 2001, 02:59 AM #5
yes, I mainly want it for gaming....
I read a lot about the new geforce3 cards, but they are pricey... so a geforce2 PRO... will have to look at that..drojman
December 10th, 2001, 03:10 AM #6
hmmm... newegg doesn't have any geforce2 ultra, but they have the mx400... is this card better? it seems a lot newer..drojman
December 10th, 2001, 03:23 AM #7
I checked at newegg .. they have the GF2 Pro and GF2 Ti...
Check by chipset ...
The MX is not a bad card, but with some intensive huge games, it might lag and have hiccups .. (Max Payne is an exp.) ... it uses SDRAM not DDR memory .. so you can say it is so much bottle necked by the memory bandwidth ..
If you can afford the price difference, then take my advice and keep your eye on the GF2 Pro not the Ultra ...
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