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Which is better Geforce 3 or geforce 2 ultra when u can afford both?

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Angry

Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2001
I can afford both cards so im wonder which one would be best...cause here are the choices that i have:
Hercules Geforce 3

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Product Name 3D Prophet 3
Chipset Nvidia GeForce3
RAMDAC (MHz) 350
Speed of core (MHz) [ Guillemot ] 200
Flavours Available AGP Only
Supported API(s) Open GL 1.2 + DirectX 8
DVC Support Yes
TwinView Support No
MEMORY
Amount of RAM (MB) 64
Type of RAM DDRAM SDRAM
Speed of RAM (Mhz) 460
Speed of RAM (GB/sec) 4.0
Bandwidth 7.36

Hercules Geforce 2 ultra

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Product Name 3D Prophet 2 Ultra
Chipset Nvidia GeForce2 Ultra
RAMDAC (MHz) 350
Speed of core (MHz) [ Guillemot ] 250
Flavours Available AGP Only
Supported API(s) OpenGL & Direct3D
DVC Support No
TwinView Support No
MEMORY
Amount of RAM (MB) 64
Type of RAM DDRAM
Speed of RAM (Mhz) 460
Speed of RAM (GB/sec) 4.0
Bandwidth 7.36


thankyou caome again
 

PowerProtein

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Joined
Mar 29, 2001
Get GeForce 3, it's way better. It has a lot new features that will make games look much better. Run 3dmark2001 with G3 and G2U and you will like G3 much more.
 

DennisC

Registered
Joined
Jan 12, 2001
Here's an excellent article: http://www.procooling.com/reviews/html/visiontek-geforce_3.shtml from Pro Cooling comparing the GF3 and the GF2Ultra; lots of well-designed benchmarks and a good article in general. His conclusion gives a good run-down of the pros and cons of getting either card.

For myself, I would get the GF3, since it's more about new technology than raw speed, but I would wait. If I had to get a card right now, I would spend a couple hundred at the most on a good card, and would probably save more than that by getting the GF3 later (not to mention having the applications to justify it then).