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cloasters 7th December, 2002 01:53 AM

I bought my Christmas gift. Vidcard!
 
I had a GF2 GTS-V in the A Box until yesterday. It rated 3006 D-Marks in 2001SE. It did a decent job in the old games I have, yet it couldn't handle today's GPU crunching games very well. As much as I'd like a Ti4200 or a 9500, Santa refused to be that generous.

I put a Gainward GF3 Ti200 in the box, what a difference. 7666 D-Marks in 32-Bit @1064x768 is a great improvement. I saw all of the tests in 3DMark2001SE for the first time. The "Nature" test is great! Now I can send my brother the power hogging heat monster Elsa GF256. Hate to see it go. Yeah, right.

Daniel ~ 7th December, 2002 02:07 AM

Merry Christmas George! I hope you'll open your present early..We won't tell!!

cloasters 7th December, 2002 06:36 AM

Thanks, Daniel ~! My younger brother has a TNT2 Vanta, with a whopping 8 Mb of memory. A GF 256 is mighty old hat nowadays, but it'll beat the crud out of the Vanta!

Daniel ~ 7th December, 2002 06:40 AM

And then some!

Aedan 7th December, 2002 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by cloasters
Thanks, Daniel ~! My younger brother has a TNT2 Vanta, with a whopping 8 Mb of memory. A GF 256 is mighty old hat nowadays, but it'll beat the crud out of the Vanta!
I sent my Hercules TNT2 Ultra (32Mb) down to my father in a swap between my father and my brother. It was one of the last cards that the original Hercules made before going under. It's still going strong 4 years later. Oddly enough, my father is happy, as most of his games are all 2D in nature. The TNT2 Ultra is faster in these 2D games than the Geforce 2 GTS is!

All in all, everyone is still happy. My bro does pretty well with a GF2 GTS, and is waiting until he gets some games that really don't run well with just a GF2 GTS before upgrading.

Áedán

Allan 7th December, 2002 05:56 PM

Good you found something you like, George! Happy gaming.

Daniel ~ 7th December, 2002 06:17 PM

You didn't mention what card you replaced it with Áedán

cloasters 8th December, 2002 03:14 AM

Ya know, the GF 256 only outperformed TNT2 Ultra's by ~10%.
I had a Diamond V330 4 Mb Vidcard many moons ago. For a 4 Mb card, it absolutely kicked butt. Tomb Raider looked great! Anyone see the pic of the woman that the original Lara Croft was modelled after? Holy eyeballs, Batboy! The movie Lara Croft didn't hold a candle to her.


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