View Full Version : Geforce Graphic Cards - worth investing?

09 September 2002, 06:57 PM
I am looking to buy a geforce card for my pc

I have narrowed the range down to the following models. Here is a short list.

Ti4200 has 64 megs of DDR ram
Ti4400 has 128 megs of DDR ram
Ti4600 has 128 megs of faster DDR ram

the price almost doubles from 4200 model to 4600 model

Question is: is it worth spending twice the money on a 4600, or will a 4200 do the job. Does lightwave use any of the features of the card like max does, and will the card make textured previews faster and more detailed?

09 September 2002, 07:22 PM
It's probably not worth spending the money on a Ti4600.

Lightwave doesn't use any of the fancy stuff in these new cards. LW is basic OpenGL, to be as compatible and as stable as it can possibly be.

You're only going to notice an improvement with things that use DirectX such as games and MAX (if you're brave enough to use DirectX, most MAXers I know use OpenGL still).

I upgraded from a Geforce 2 64mb to a Ti4600 and I have to say I didn't notice a huge increase in LW (or in games for that matter). The difference is only noticeable in games that use the fancy vertex shaders and stuff such as Max Payne.

Mangled Poly
09 September 2002, 11:49 PM
I have the 4600 i love the card although there is no true game out there that is even close to using all its capabilities... Only nvidia demos.. (something you should think about). However it is extremely fast! I think which card you get depends on your application... For example if you want to do hardcore 3d rendering and all that go with a quadro. However if you want an average card for games and 3d geforce 4 does good. I do suggest however you stay with the Nvidia chipset. They have the best support and keep there drivers updated!

Mangled Poly
09 September 2002, 12:17 AM
Hobbit i did some searching for you however this does the quadro 4 chip no chance but it does show the geforce 4 ti is just as good if not better then the quadro 2 chip in 3d apps....

09 September 2002, 03:30 AM
you could also consider the Gainward gforce 4 ti 4200 golden sample, with 128mb memory.

09 September 2002, 03:52 AM
Using a MSI Geforce 4Ti 4200 128mb and am very happy.

09 September 2002, 03:59 AM
Originally posted by Mattoo
The difference is only noticeable in games that use the fancy vertex shaders and stuff such as Max Payne.

and it makes Payne sooo much more beautiful. Makes me wish i wasn't bored by it already;)

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