Page 1 of 2 12 Last
  • Jump to page:
    #1
  1. Second highest poster :p
    Devshed Supreme Being (6500+ posts)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    7,322
    Rep Power
    33

    What video card do you use?


    I thought since we have one for sound cards, why not one for video cards.

    I have got a 128MB GeForceFX 5200 - quite a nice card, does all my games quite nicely.
    - Andreas Koepke

    Koepke Photography

  2. #2
  3. Just another guy
    Devshed Frequenter (2500 - 2999 posts)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    2,953
    Rep Power
    262
    Currently, a 64mb GeForce2 Ultra, but I'll be upgrading to a 128mb Radeon 9700 Pro shortly (unless the 9800 goes on sale )
  4. #3
  5. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    31
    Rep Power
    11
    halo there

    FYI, ATI radeon 9800se 128MB is just out already, at least here in singapore. USA tends to get the latest tech first before rest of the world, so it should also be already available where u are...
  6. #4
  7. Just another guy
    Devshed Frequenter (2500 - 2999 posts)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    2,953
    Rep Power
    262
    It is available, I meant "on sale" as in "discounted prices"
  8. #5
  9. Disturbed
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Somewhere In the Great Unknown
    Posts
    495
    Rep Power
    13
    I also use FX5200 by ASUS
    http://www.asus.com/products/vga/v9520vs/overview.htm

    Its nice and fast, i'm running it with win2k, 256mb PC2700, a 333FSB AMD 2600, running at 2.083GHZ, 60GB 7200RPM.

    I've had no probs up to now, i've ran Halflife (stop laughing!), Max Payne, GTA 3, GTA: Vice City.

    The temp rarely goes over 37c.

    Mine also has VIVO (Video In Video Out) and captures at full 30fps! TV out is amazing quality too.

    Nice Card!!

    D.
    Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour.
    Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute.
    That's relativity.
    - Albert Einstein

    while($girl=='ugly')
    {
    $alcohol++;
    }
  10. #6
  11. No Profile Picture
    Registered User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    65
    Rep Power
    0
    I have the ATI Radeon 8500LE 64 mb. I don't plan to upgrade for at least another year.
  12. #7
  13. Second highest poster :p
    Devshed Supreme Being (6500+ posts)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    7,322
    Rep Power
    33
    deanbayley: same chip as my card except mine doesnt have all the other frills about it. I wouldnt mind VIVO but I don't think I will be using it that often.
  14. #8
  15. Disturbed
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Somewhere In the Great Unknown
    Posts
    495
    Rep Power
    13

    VIVO


    Well i didn't think i would either, my DVD player burned out and i thought why buy another when i have a DVD rom drive on my pc, i also use WinDVR to record movies and tv shows to mpeg2

    D.
    Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour.
    Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute.
    That's relativity.
    - Albert Einstein

    while($girl=='ugly')
    {
    $alcohol++;
    }
  16. #9
  17. Second highest poster :p
    Devshed Supreme Being (6500+ posts)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    7,322
    Rep Power
    33
    Hehe, I have the opposite.

    I had a DVD ROM drive and an MPEG 2 decoder card in my PC. Was still from when I had a AMD K6/2 400. I then later bought DVD player since I moved out of home and had PC at other end of house.

    Now my DVD-ROM drive has died... laser packed it in... havent bought another one since don't use DVD on pc at all. Why buy another one if I have DVD player in lounge room.
  18. #10
  19. Disturbed
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Somewhere In the Great Unknown
    Posts
    495
    Rep Power
    13
    lol, true.....
    Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour.
    Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute.
    That's relativity.
    - Albert Einstein

    while($girl=='ugly')
    {
    $alcohol++;
    }
  20. #11
  21. No Profile Picture
    Junior Member
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    1
    Rep Power
    0
    I have a cheap sub $100 MSI FX5200 and though it doesnt have
    it ran all games and had all features a newbie OpenGL programmer would need. But, now, I am sad to hear HL2 will not properly
    on my card (~10fps). Other specs
    Intel Pentium 4 3.0C
    512 MB PC3500 DDR RAM
    52x CD-R/RW
    16xDVD (old)
  22. #12
  23. Capt'n
    Devshed Novice (500 - 999 posts)

    Join Date
    May 2001
    Posts
    567
    Rep Power
    15
    I have a some sub $100 64MB GeForce2 MX 400 card. Works fine, runs FreeBSD and the games like Rogue Spear that I play. That's all I need.

    1.2Ghz Althon
    640MB PC-133 SDRAM
    2x DVD Rom of some kind.
  24. #13
  25. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    475
    Rep Power
    12
    i have built 4 computers for my personal use since my house burned last year, being that money was tight, the first was a super cheap, bought a ati pro rage agp 8 meg used bought for $2 from ebay = $4 shipping, like the card, not very graphics intense but gotr my back on the net. picked up a radeon 7200 32 meg for $8 + $6 shipping (ebay). the next pc had on-board nvidia 16 meg, getting down to the last one. still strapped for cash, i wanted to run a decent machine so bought (all new in box) a aopen ak77pro(a) motherboard (ebay) total, $32. bought a athlon xp 1800+ (ebay) total $56, 1 stick 512 crucial pc2100 ddr ram (ebay) $67. radeon 9000 64 meg ddr video card (ebay) $49. wesern digital 80 gig hd ultra ata 100 7200 rpm (office max) $80 - $20 mail-in-rebate.samsung cdrw 48-24-48 (wall-mart) $48 sony floppy $8 (ebay) samsung dvd 16x (wal-mart) $60 microsoft 10/100 eithernet card (radio shack) $20 soundblaster audigy(ebay) $40(looked used but works fine) allienware case(used)(ebay)$45 , 400w power supply (new) $60(comp usa) kds eflat 17" monitor(wal-mart) $107 put it all together, video card caused errors unless i used 98 or ME, tried everything. bought a geforce 5200 128 meg (wal-mart) $100, everything is perfect. wife loves the radeon 9000 on her asus board though.total before the video card problem, 672, after, $772, love my machine, and was still cheaper than buying a simular proprietary machines.
  26. #14
  27. Bad Andy
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    OH
    Posts
    275
    Rep Power
    12
    the radeon saphire 9700 pro series. Great stuff. It's the one with the huge heatsinks(zaleman or something?) Anyway, it's a beast!
  28. #15
  29. No Profile Picture
    Registered User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    65
    Rep Power
    0
    There is really no need for a good video card if you never play games.

    And HL2 will run fine on a FX 5200, just not at the highest detail settings and resolution. Half-life is going to be very scalable. Besides, the vast majority of people who buy games don't have the latest and greatest card. A game maker would not release a game that only 5% of gamers could run decently.
Page 1 of 2 12 Last
  • Jump to page:

IMN logo majestic logo threadwatch logo seochat tools logo