First post, by squareguy
I am working on a new PC and I am having a hard time where to draw the line on video cards.
Pentium III 850
I am really considering drawing the line at DirectX 7.0a (early 2000) but a part of me says push it to DirectX 8.0a (early 2001).
For the above I am talking DirectX hardware implementation, not software version.
I can easily use DirectX Eradicator to go between DirectX 7.0a (fully backwards DirectX compatibility) and DirectX 8.0a (fully backwards compatible back to 7.0).
For the above statement I stress the word fully.
For hardware that means choosing a GeForce4 MX 440 or GeForce4 TI 4400.
I guess since XP shipped with DirectX 8.1 then the TI 4400 would make the most sense and let the XP box handle everything else with decent overlap between the two systems... but I really like the low power draw of the MX 440.
Sometimes you gotta obsess over the little things. I mean come on... ADHD + OCD.
Gateway 2000 Case and 200-Watt PSU
Intel SE440BX-2 Motherboard
Intel Pentium III 450 CPU
Micron 384MB SDRAM (3x128)
Compaq Voodoo3 3500 TV Graphics Card
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz Sound Card
Western Digital 7200-RPM, 8MB-Cache, 160GB Hard Drive
Windows 98 SE