Is the Geforce 4 worth it?

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Postposted on Fri Feb 01, 2002 10:13 am

Should I buy the Geforce 4?
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Postposted on Fri Feb 01, 2002 10:35 am

Dude, open ended question :smile:

What vid card do you have now?
What mobo/cpu do you have now?
How much money are you willing to spend?
Does your current vid card run all your games well?

I would say that if you have a GF3/radeon8500 now you can afford to wait. If you don't have a DDR/Rambus system I wouldn't waste cash on a GF4 or GF3, I'd get a new mobo/CPU/RAM. If price is an issue look at a GF3 (almost certain to drop in price) or a 8500.

And lastly, something that many people forget: if what you got right now works great, don't spend money on the new thing. There are like 3 games that take advantage of the GF3 and it's been out a year. The same thing will happen to the GF4
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Postposted on Fri Feb 01, 2002 10:39 am

Hey Calypso, you've got like 4 threads with the same question in them...
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Postposted on Sat Feb 02, 2002 12:16 am

I have a Ati Radeon 64mg DDR video card :smile: look at my signature to see my system. anyways my dad is going to upgrade my machine for me this october so I dont need to worry about that, so is the Geforce 4 worth it?
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Postposted on Sat Feb 02, 2002 3:57 am

What do you mean "is it worth it" ? If someone else is paying it probably is :grin:
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Postposted on Sat Feb 02, 2002 12:27 pm

Lol. I would say yes. By October the price should come down and with the features that card has (pixel/vertex shaders, FSAA , faster DDR/GPU etc) should last you a while.
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