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Old 02-18-2004, 10:22 AM   #1
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Default GF4 MX-440 vs Radeon 9200 SE

Both cards are around the same price.

Considering building a media-center PC, so need a card capable of TV-Out with decent graphics. Also going to play older games (1+ yrs) on it.

Looking to keep my price around the $50 mark (assuming new card, not refurbished/used).

Which would be the better buy, the GF4 MX-440 or the Radeon 9200 SE, or some other card?
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Old 02-18-2004, 10:35 AM   #2
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Default RE:GF4 MX-440 vs Radeon 9200 SE

get the P4R800-V Deluxe mobo and be done with it
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Old 02-18-2004, 02:21 PM   #3
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Default RE:GF4 MX-440 vs Radeon 9200 SE

I've got a spare motherboard with video but it has no TV-Out.

Since this is mainly going to be a video+audio PC hooked to a television, I'm trying to keep total cost <$200 (vid card ~$50-60 of that).

I'm not buying a new mobo.

Question is about the add-in video card please.
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Old 02-18-2004, 02:34 PM   #4
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Default RE:GF4 MX-440 vs Radeon 9200 SE

both will do for tv out probably....but for gaming i would lean towards the GF4mx 440....ok its a rebadged and slightly tweaked GF2 but if your only playing old games that should be fine....the 9200se while newer has a rubbish 64bit memory bus and will hamper games....plus i think Nvidia has great 2D quality and vibrant colouring....
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Old 02-18-2004, 02:36 PM   #5
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Default RE: GF4 MX-440 vs Radeon 9200 SE

I'd go with a 9600SE. These come with DVI-I plus SVideo, are DX9 and not nearly as slow as a 9200SE or MX4000. From $70 (newegg), worth the extra $20 over said other stuff.
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Old 02-18-2004, 02:48 PM   #6
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aye agreed mate.....still keep in mind the se suffix means rubbishy 64bit memory
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Old 02-18-2004, 03:07 PM   #7
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Default RE:GF4 MX-440 vs Radeon 9200 SE

just stick with the mx440 and be done with it, 128 bit memory
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Old 02-18-2004, 03:21 PM   #8
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aye agreed mate.....still keep in mind the se suffix means rubbishy 64bit memory
Right. But it also means $40 lower price than a regular 9600. You gets what you pays for.

GF4MX and Radeon 9200 are past their time now. Take new & slow rather than old & even slower.
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Old 02-18-2004, 03:59 PM   #9
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Old 02-18-2004, 04:28 PM   #10
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Default RE:GF4 MX-440 vs Radeon 9200 SE

Thanks for the opinions all.

Looks like nobody reccomends the 9200 SE then heh

9600 SE is something to think about though, didnt realize they were that cheap. Is a small bit more than I wanted to spend, but may be worth it.

And I agree, you get what you pay for. Only reason I'm looking this low is because it's not my main comp and it's for a very specialized purpose.

Would a GF3 T200 64mb be better than what's already been mentioned? I see the VisionTek going for $56.
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Old 02-18-2004, 04:34 PM   #11
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Default RE:GF4 MX-440 vs Radeon 9200 SE

I don't know about the 9200, but I used to own a MX440, and it's quite a good card. It's great for average/older games and can even play some new ones as long as the graphic setting isn't too high. Some people even managed to overclock it to a good speed easily because they had the one with a fan. Good luck in choosing though.

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Old 02-18-2004, 06:33 PM   #12
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Thanks for the opinions all.

Looks like nobody reccomends the 9200 SE then heh

9600 SE is something to think about though, didnt realize they were that cheap. Is a small bit more than I wanted to spend, but may be worth it.

And I agree, you get what you pay for. Only reason I'm looking this low is because it's not my main comp and it's for a very specialized purpose.

Would a GF3 T200 64mb be better than what's already been mentioned? I see the VisionTek going for $56.

Yes, the Ti200 would be the better choice of the three. However, if you are looking to spend between $50-70 (since you are considering the 9600SE), I would suggest that you look into getting a nice 8500LE or 9100, either of which (assuming you find one with decent memory speed) would be a little faster than the Ti200, and much better than the MX 440, 9200SE, or 9600SE.

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