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Old 09-13-2002, 09:27 AM
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My local warehouse has got some cheap Geoforce 4 video cards in stock with 128mg ram onboard. Does anybody use this type of card? I wondering if the upgrade would we worth it or are these chipsets aimed at games players. Using Geo 2 at the moment. Thoughts?
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Old 09-13-2002, 10:34 AM
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Almost all cards nowadays are aimed at gameplayers. Gforce is a good card, and more memory isn't a bad thing, but there's been nothing introduced in years that matters to the non-gaming world (not counting workstation software like Autocad or Lightwave).
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Old 09-13-2002, 01:20 PM
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Chris - Unless you play a lot of 3-d action games there is no need for that card...plus it generates considerable heat and needs a hefty power supply.
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Old 09-14-2002, 08:36 AM
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Something that I found to be odd is that the Mac's come with gaming video cards although it's nearly impossible to find any games in the Mac format.
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Old 09-14-2002, 09:19 AM
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Greg I examined one of these cards and I see what you mean, twin fans and a bigger radiator than my car!
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Old 09-14-2002, 01:55 PM
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Scott - Macs are not as bad for games as they used to be...in part because of the availability of these new cards for the Mac. My Mac friends are always trying to convince of how wonderful an OS it is for gaming...but my game playing days are behind me!

Chris - 2 fans!? had not seen that one yet. They might as well start attaching small AC units to these cards!
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Old 09-14-2002, 05:25 PM
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iIf you could mount the card on some form of external bracket I could use it for heating and frying eggs!
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Old 09-14-2002, 06:34 PM
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You could get tips from this guy - http://www.vnunet.com/News/1129600
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Old 09-14-2002, 06:57 PM
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Of course you guys know that the card only gets hot when playing high demanding 3D intense games, right?

If your looking for a graphics card, look at this one.

Matrox Parhelia
Key features:
512-bit GPU
256-bit DDR memory interface
128 MB DDR memory
Advanced multi-display: Triple-RGB, Dual-DVI, TV output
High performance 2D, 3D & video
Surround Gaming
AGP 4X
10-bit GigaColor

The Matrox GigaColor plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop®, allows users to view extremely high color TIFF and PNG* files in 10-bit per color channel employing one billion simultaneously displayed colors. This applet is launched through Adobe's plug-in architecture and allows interactive viewing of images at the highest fidelity.

http://www.matrox.com/mga/archive_st..._photoshop.cfm
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Old 09-14-2002, 07:52 PM
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Greg, Pipped at the post again!
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