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RainMaQer said:This really depends on the manufactuer...
My gainward gf3 ti200 with the latest shipping bios sets the stock speeds to that of a regular gf3. However... my card NOW is running faster than a ti500... still the stock cooling with better TIM (thermal interface material).
When comparing from just one manuf. a ti200 is clocked at 175/400... the regular gf3 at 200/450... and the ti500 at 240/500. Actual performance difference between generations is about 5-6% depending on the system its in... so about a 10% difference between the ti200 and ti500.
Now... lets talk money. The ti200 is around 50-100 USD cheaper than the regular gf3... and the same amount between the regular gf3 and the ti500... hmmm... ok... so over $100 for 10% performance... ok... now lets look at mine (and many others)... Ti200... made by Gainward... goes for under $150 nowadays... look at my sig and take note of the core/mem speeds... thats rock stable and faster than a ti500...
My point is that if your in the market... save yourself some money and get a Ti200... it will overclock VERY well and 90% of the time reach speeds beyond ti500 defaults.
OH... and its red
umm, not to be a ****, but u cant say that here. please delete it before a mod sees it.NODES said:anyone got one for sale or trade????
NODES said:really u cant say that in a thread???
Malakai said:why no overclock????
my gainward ti200 went right to 240/550 right out of the box, and added a little arctic alumina and some bigger ram sinks and im sittin at 250/565 on a 150$ card. 3dmark score in sig.
and 8500's do better in 3dmark, not games. gf3 beats radeon in a lot of games. it is really a matter of prefrence.
im gettin real sick of everyone saying the 8500 is better. if all u care about is 3dmark than it is, but quincunx AA looks way better than smoothvision. I have owned both cards. and image quality is equal. turn digital vibrance on a gf3 to low and tell me wich looks better, 8500 or a gainward gf3.