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Old 23rd March, 2003, 08:25 AM
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Which one to use?

Heres the situation. I currently have a gf4 ti4200 in my computer. (BB day after thanksgiving deal, $85 after rebates ) that runs at 250/225 and has 4ns ram .
I just got a Retail 8500 128mb for another gaming rig. It runs at 275/275 and has 3.6ns bga ram.
I was told that the gf4 i have would be faster in games and such but I dont know.

Which would be better to use?
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Old 23rd March, 2003, 02:28 PM
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The 4200 should be faster, but the difference would be minimal and depend on how high the 4200 ocs. If it cant reach say 275/275 then there is a good chance that the 8500 could be faster after ocing. I would use the 4200 in your main gaming rig. As for the 275/275 8500 those are getting very rare, congrats of finding a great card.
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The 4200 should be faster, but the difference would be minimal and depend on how high the 4200 ocs. If it cant reach say 275/275 then there is a good chance that the 8500 could be faster after ocing. I would use the 4200 in your main gaming rig. As for the 275/275 8500 those are getting very rare, congrats of finding a great card.
the 4200 has been in my main rig so that saves me the trouble of reinstalling windows if i switched cards. Ive never overclocked it yet. I usually wait until the warranty runs out before I oc a part.
I actually got the 8500 from Yodums
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Oh ok. I was just wondering about the oc because I know that a stock 4200 is about 10-15% faster than the 8500, but the stock 64mb 4200 comes clocked at 250/500 mhz and yours is clocked at 250/450. So you have the 128mb version? The performance should be very close with the 4200 being a bit faster.
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