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04-07-2005, 02:22 AM
I might be getting a Winfast A 180T DDR 64mb Geforce 4, will this improve my graphics of a Nvidia TNT2 Model 64pro

04-07-2005, 02:22 AM
I might be getting a Winfast A 180T DDR 64mb Geforce 4, will this improve my graphics of a Nvidia TNT2 Model 64pro

04-07-2005, 03:50 AM
I wouldn't spend money on a card with only 64MB of video memory. If it's free, it can't hurt to try.

04-07-2005, 04:46 AM
The game reccomends a 128MB graphics card: I doubt that you'll notice any performance boosts between two cards below the reccomended requirement.


04-07-2005, 06:34 AM
128 MB is pretty much the minimum requirement these days, 256 MB cards are even better. 512 MB cards are on the horizon and I expect we will begin seeing them in production sometime later this year.

04-07-2005, 08:43 AM
Never 128mb cards work like a dream with high graphic options.

I have a GeForce 6800LE and I get ~70fps with 1280x1024 resolution and everything maxed (water=2 (second highest)).

04-07-2005, 08:57 AM
You will see a remarkable boost in performance and image quality. The fact that it's only a 64MB card is pretty much irrelevant here--the GF4 is five generations beyond your TNT2. I think that people are forgetting that the TNT2 and Voodoo1 were of the same era...

I can't even image how you're even playing with a TNT2. It must look horrific.

04-07-2005, 09:43 AM
Siwarrior, you probably will see some improvement, but you still will be severly handicapped with this game. A 64MB GeForce4 is not only a little slow (again, for this game), but it does not support the DX9 features that really give the game it's great look.

Sad thing is, nVidia includes this same basic GeForce4 GPU as an embedded video option on the nForce 2 chipset, which itself is a couple years old. While I understand not everyone (including myself) has enough cash lying around to buy a $3-400 video card, you'd probably greatly benefit from even a $70 5200FX card.
Save your pennies!

04-07-2005, 10:46 AM
A 5200 card?

I bought one a few months ago as a cheap substitute while I waited for a replacement fan for my own video card.

Then I kept the 5200 as a spare, just to be sure my old card hadn't been damaged by heat.

Well, all systems are "go", the old card runs fine again, so if you are interested in a cheap upgrade I'd sell it. Got the box and everything that came with it, and the sales slip. I have no idea how long a warranty runs on something like this, but if it doesn't work for you, you'll get your money back, no problem because as I mentioned, it is a good back up spare for me. Is it worth $50 and I pay the shipping?

Incidentally, although it isn't recommended for this game, it ran great. Just no perfect water.

Its an AGP card though, you need to be sure that's appropriate for you.



04-07-2005, 11:21 AM
a GeForce 4 is not too bad. I had a GeForce 4 Ti and it ran Pacific Fighters,HL2 and doom 3 on high settings smoothly, Farcry too. A newer card would be alot better though.

04-07-2005, 12:35 PM
It depend's which GeForce Ti you have. I have the 4 Ti 4200 with 64 MB, and it works good on 1280x1024. I tuned my Card with PowerStrip to 300/550 (default is 250/500) and i have no problems, only if the carriergroup is getting angry =(. But else, i just turned some Details 1 point down from High - a little tweakiong here and there, and you'll be happy =).

04-07-2005, 10:50 PM
Thanks heaps guys
But i decided to get a new joystick
A logitech 2.4 cordless