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Discussion in 'Mac' started by cowofwar, Feb 1, 2001.

  1. cowofwar

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    Haite Forum Moderator

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    The Radeon's already outdated by nVidia, I would be interested to get my hands on one of the MX's shipping with the new G4's. Also, if you're into a particular flight sim going by the name of Falcon 4.0 (Mac version is buggy and not supported nearly as well as Blizzard's games) which I am, then don't get a Radeon, the RAVE rendering in this game sucks and the Radeon can't even get started (bug with drivers). I would see if you can't find the MX from some wholesaler or something or if necessary pick up a Voodoo 5 5500 PCI for cheap. It's not DDR or AGP but it will give you broader support for the currently exisitng games. However, to the purchasing of 3DFX by nVidia, Glide support will probably die in the next year to two. It's kind of a pickle in the graphics card area right now . . .

    --Haite
     
  3. cowofwar

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    Radeon is waaaaay superior for 2D performance and for high rez gaming.

    Geforce is better for gamers.
    I think there's already a thread by Keeksy about this.
     
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    Don't buy a new video card now unless it's for 2D. The NV20 is going to be announced on Monday, and will feature full Mac support. Apple should be offering it as a BTO option by early March. If all you care about is 2D performance though, go ahead a purchase a Radeon. nVidia chips hate 2D, and the Radeon should meet your 3D gaming needs for awhile. It has head room. :)
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    really?

    NV20 on Monday? How do you know?
     
  6. cowofwar

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    blah, blah, blah.

    I have a PCI G3. Can't get an Nvidia
     
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    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    NV20 on monday??? holy shit! i better sell my Radeon this weekend...
     
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    NV20 release date...

    Oops. I meant Thursday. Monday isn't the 11th. :(
     
  9. cowofwar

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    Maybe Apple will put those suckas into the iMacs. Heeheehee
     

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