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aniboy2000
07-31-2004, 11:54 AM
I'm getting a new PC soon, and I'm trying to decide on a video card.
What's the best card for use with LW in the $50 (USD) vicinity?
Where can I buy it?

Aegis
08-01-2004, 05:16 AM
Wow! There's not a whole lot of choice in the $50 price range - I'd suggest a 2nd hand GeForce4 Ti4200 or maybe a GeForceFX 5200 - a GeForce4 MX card would work but performance will be "adequate" rather than good (GeForce 3's are pretty good too but hard to find) - the best value-for-money nVidia card available right now is the GeForceFX 5900XT(SE) - maybe there's an ATI card that'd fit the bill but I don't use them so I couldn't say...

mattclary
08-01-2004, 03:38 PM
As long as the card supports OpenGL, it will suffice for LightWave, just spend as much as you can.