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Should I get a GeForce 3?

Discussion in 'Mac' started by Jakeman, Mar 1, 2001.

  1. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    See system specs in my sig. You think my system would benefit? I have the money but the thing that concerns me is performance increase vs cost of card. If it's only gonna give me like 10 extra frames...
     
  2. cowofwar

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    I wouldn't bother. Keep the Radeon until you get a game that actually pushes your card a bit more than you'd like. Only then switch in the Radeon for the Geforce 3. By that time the price might have dropped a tad.

    Get it with a G5.
     
  3. Autolycus

    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    the Radeon already bottlenecks on your AGP 2x, i noticed a big difference in framerates when i put my Radeon in a 4x AGP G4
     
  4. cowofwar

    cowofwar Peasant

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    Uh oh. I didn't want to hear that.

    Guess my FPS will suffer from my High Speed PCI graphics slot. :barf:
     
  5. OsIriS

    OsIriS Peasant

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    I'm with you on that one Cow :)..I agree, wait until the price drops and the next generation of games make it seem like you are playing with a strobe light instead of a monitor.
     
  6. Keeksy

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    Buying a Geforce 3 is a waste of money if you already have a Radeon or Geforce 2. The Geforce 3 isn't much faster than either card, and most of its features won't find their way into games until 2002. Wait 12 mounths, and buy a Radeon 3 or Geforce 4. :)
     

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