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I have an agp motherboard and an orchid righteous 3DFX video card. My question is this....My present s3 video card is slow and crap!(a highly technical term..) Is it worth me buying an 8mb card of one of the two above flavours and if so what is the difference between them. My 3d card takes care of games very nicely so I would be looking for something to improve redrawing and 3d in windows. Any comments would be gratefully received
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The Millenium G200 is the same with Mystique G200, only with higher Ramdac, on the other hand Mystique G200 has TV-Out which Millenium G200 lacks.  It rated to have the most beautiful image of all 3rd generation graphic cards.  It can output 32bit 3D image in games where your 3Dfx can output 16Bit colors.  The downside is speed, the speed of G200 isn't as good as other 3rd gen. cards.  RivaTNT for instance.  though it can only output 24Bit color in games but the speed is good even in compare with VoodooII, it has 16Mb of memory and can display higher res. then G200.  I'm currently using the Spectra 2500 from Canopus, it even has TV-Out for your Voodoo card!
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Thanks for your comments larbel, which one do you think would be best considering i already have a 3dfx card not voodoo 2 tho'
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I really would have to say the RivaTNT, it's the most powerful 2D/3D combo card available now.  It will outperform your 3dfx (3dfx = voodoo) card in every game in image and speed, and you can keep your  3dfx card for glide games.  I really don't see why you should go for the G200 since Creative offer a RivaTNT without TV-Out for like $130, and it's got 16Mb of memory.  I would only go for the G200 because of it's better driver (let you specify your own refresh rate etc)

FYI, there're currently lots of 2D/3D combo card available which is good:

1) RivaTNT based card:  great speed and image (no glide). 16Mb ($130)
2) 3Dfx Voodoo Banshee based card:  great speed ok image (glide support). 16Mb ($110)
3) S3 Savage 3D based card:  ok speed ok image (no glide). 8Mb ($110)
4) Matrox G200 based card:  ok speed great image (no glide). 8Mb upgardable to 16Mb ($130)

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