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    Graphics Cards

    Ok, NVIDIA has two graphics cards out and i am trying to figure out what would be better. Now I do play PC games often so the better the graphics the more likely I want to go that direction. Anyway whats the difference between the GeForce4, and the Quadro4, there is about a 750 dollar difference that is why I was curious.

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    Re: Graphics Cards

    <hr>I do play PC games often so the better the graphics the more likely I want to go that direction<hr>
    The GeForce 4 Ti series - <font color=red><big>NOT</big></font color=red> the Mx series - will give you more than enough performance today, tomorrow and for the next several months.

    The difference between Quadro and the GeForce 4 are minor but significant. The Quadro is a very high-end professional graphics card, meaning that its application is intended more for CAD rendering and other GPU hogs. Most of the differences are in fact in the drivers - the Quadro wouldn't do as well for games; it's not optimized for the same thing the Ti cards are.

    Now - the Mx is very pared down, and really not a lot like the Ti series. This applies only to the GeForce 4 family; the naming conventions were changed. The Ti 4400 is widely considered to be the best overall. You should be considering the following three from whatever manufacturer you choose (base the manufacturer on the driver support and software bundle):
    <UL><LI>GeForce 4 Ti 4200<LI>GeForce 4 Ti 4400<LI>GeForce 4 Ti 4600[/list]Each higher revision means a little more speed, a little more perfroamnce. They're all so fast that you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference in the real world. All have technologies built in that no one is making use of yet in software and won't for a while.

    If you've got the cash and want the very best, get a 4600. MSI has an excellent offering with a ton of included software.
    -Mark

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    Re: Graphics Cards

    Great. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> I thank you for the advice. You have saved me quite a lot of money already. I may have more quesitons as I start designing and giving the specs of my new computer to the people I am having build it. I appreciate all the help.

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