GF4 MX-440 vs Radeon 9200 SE

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  1. Striker181

    Striker181 Junior Member

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    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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  3. nimo

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    get the P4R800-V Deluxe mobo and be done with it
     
  4. Striker181

    Striker181 Junior Member

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    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.
     
  5. otispunkmeyer

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    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....
     
  6. Peter

    Peter Elite Member

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    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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    aye agreed mate.....still keep in mind the se suffix means rubbishy 64bit memory
     
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    SneakyStuff Diamond Member

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    just stick with the mx440 and be done with it, 128 bit memory
     
  9. Peter

    Peter Elite Member

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    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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  11. Striker181

    Striker181 Junior Member

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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.
     
  12. Apocalypse23

    Apocalypse23 Golden Member

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    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.

     
  13. Mloot

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    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.