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Govtcheez
02-06-2002, 12:50 PM
Well, nvidia's already put out the new geforce.... How long's the 3 been out? Less than a year? And almost nothing's taken advantage of it yet (because, guess what, almost no one has them!).... What sort of stupid idea is this?

Stoned_Coder
02-06-2002, 02:01 PM
its a good idea. It means in about 6 months we can all go out and get a good value GeForce3 rather than pay the earth for one before you need it. Without the GF4 coming out the prices of GF3 wont fall.

ober
02-06-2002, 02:02 PM
personally... i think it kicks some sweet booty... granted... as you say, nothing really takes advantage of it... but I'm a performance freak... i can't wait to get my hands on one and run in through some benchmarks of my own...

did you read the review on tomshardware?

davie_scotland
02-07-2002, 07:03 AM
The pc i bought has no bloody AGP slot so I am stuck with a ge-force 2 so i don't care lesson learnt don't buy a pc from PC world

ober
02-07-2002, 07:19 AM
OMG... how do they get away with selling PCs without AGP??????????? Are they morons?? :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Govtcheez
02-07-2002, 07:22 AM
Same sort of situation - my PC has AGP, but not AGP v2 - I can only use PCI or AGP 1 graphics cards... They tease me so...

ober
02-07-2002, 07:25 AM
question 1... why are you all not building your own machines...

question 2... if you are even moderately serious about gaming... shouldn't you have checked these things out before you bought them?


suggestion 1... replace your M/B... they're not that expensive these days ya know...

Govtcheez
02-07-2002, 07:27 AM
Answer 1 - because I bought it 3 years ago - I didn't know anything about computers

Answer 2 - see answer 1 (AGP 2 wasn't out when I bought it)

Answer 3 - later this term....

ober
02-07-2002, 07:44 AM
ahh... see, having an old machine without options is acceptable... buying a new one unequipped, however, is not. ;)

davie_scotland
02-07-2002, 08:30 AM
I just started college 6 months ago and i knew nothing about computers got sold a turkey I am looking into upgrading but at the moment don't know much on the subject but I will find out anyone know any good sites about upgrading the M/B

DavidP
02-07-2002, 10:46 AM
>Same sort of situation - my PC has AGP, but not AGP v2 - I can only use PCI or AGP 1 graphics cards... They tease me so...

Woah...hold up...there are different versions of AGP? All I know is I see an AGP slot on the motherboard and I am happy...didnt know there were different versions of them....

Govtcheez
02-07-2002, 11:09 AM
> Woah...hold up...there are different versions of AGP?

Yeah - 1 and 2... AFAIK 2 came out in January of 2000 and any computers made before that won't have the new type of slots...

novacain
02-07-2002, 10:09 PM
And we all have boosted our AGP slots to max multiplier (4x) in the BIOS haven't we.

dirkduck
02-07-2002, 10:48 PM
I bought me a GeForce 2 MX a while back for 140$, right before geforce 3 came out, and now its almost getting outdated...but then again, ill be able to get a geforce 3 for cheap...

DavidP
02-08-2002, 03:27 PM
>now its almost getting outdated

A video card is outdated when there is a game you really want that it cant run...

It took 3 years for that to happen with my Stealth II G460.

Just because some video card comes out offering better frame rates and graphics doesnt mean to get it...wait until you need it...

I got a GeForce 2 about 2 months ago because i needed it...all because Mechwarrior 4 ran at 1 fps...