a question on a video card


Jun 30, 2001
well, i am sure I am one of hundreds who come here regularly asking what video card they should get...so i'll skip to the question:

What video cards do you guys reccommend? I use tons of the Adobe/Macromedia and photo 2D type stuff, but hey, I'm a college student still playing some games and also using Maya and those 3D kinds of programs. So I can't really lean more 2D than 3D nor really the other way around (although at some points I'm not sure I can really tell the difference in quality on some cards).

So I guess what it comes down to, if you had 100-200 bucks or maybe a bit more if the card is really worth it, what would you do?

oh, and I'm running Win XP on Epox 8k7a with 1.3 AMD and 2 sticks of 256 DDR, and I will be using 2 monitors

any advice would really be appreciated..

Thanks a lot guys


Diamond Member
Feb 24, 2002
An ATi Radeon 8500, if you want good 2d and 3d at an AWESOME price. But then again, it's your choice. You might want a Ti4200, but your system might hamper it's performance. I run a Ti200 and it's been great so far, but everyone says Nvidia's 2d sucks...Whatever. One thing is for sure, do not get anything more powerful than a Radeon 8500/Ti500/T4200 as your CPU will serious bog down it's performance.

I personally would get a Radeon 8500. I didn't get one when I bought my Ti200 because of the driver problems, which are now almost a myth.