[lug] any geforce4 ti series experience?

John Hernandez John.Hernandez at noaa.gov
Thu Jan 15 16:27:01 MST 2004

GeForce FX 5200 cards can be had for around $63 on Newegg.  GeForce4 MX 
is now down to the low $40's if 3D acceleration is not very high on your 
list -- I just got one without fan (heatsink only) for my HTPC project.  
Using the nVidia drivers for Linux, both of these cards support XvMC and 
IDCT level acceleration (mostly hardware MPEG-2 decoding), which means I 
can probably get away with using an older, slower, fanless CPU --- ahh 

BTW, my experince with the Hauppague WinPVR 250 and MythTV has been good 
so far.  I used the ATrpms packages.  Anyone else tried building one of 

D. Stimits wrote:

> The Matt wrote:
>> I'm guessing it should work.  The GeForce Ti series was for a while the
>> best card for Linux (if you didn't mind the nvidia drivers).  I've never
>> had a bad experience with 4200's.
>> My main guess would be power, as the 4400 was just at the edge of the
>> floppy-cable cards, if I remember.
> This particular case/power supply/motherboard combo is capable of 
> powering some of the Wildcat cards...way beyond what a 4400 ti would 
> require. But this does help to know that the ti 4400 *should* work. I 
> can't find many AGP 4x ti 4400's, maybe it is time to look for 4200's 
> (well, hard to find for a price I can pay). In any case I am going to 
> avoid the LeadTek ti cards.
> D. Stimits, stimits AT comcast DOT net
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