PNY Verto VCG4MX42PPB GeForce 420 Graphic Card SDRAM - AGP 2x

2048 x 1536 - MPN: VCG4MX42PPB
Product Details
Description
The Verto MX 420 graphics card, part of the hot new GeForce4 MX series, offers exciting new features to the mainstream gaming market never before available. This multi-display GPU includes high-speed features that bring cutting-edge performance to 3D/2D games and applications. NVIDIA Lightspeed Memory Architecture (LMA) II and nView display technology allow more fluid frame rates and user flexibility. NVIDIA Accuview Antialiasing enhances cinematic realism of multi-textured games and enables high resolution, full-screen antialiased game play. With this combination of powerful features, Verto MX 420 is sure to forever change your graphics world.
Quick Glance
Slot/Port Type AGP 2x
Video Chipset GeForce 420
Interface Connection 1 x 15-pin VGA
normalized-Installed Video Memory 64
User Reviews
4 Star Review   By member w84me2p - Apr 6, 2003   

Strengths: Inexpensive PCI VGA, DDR mem, TV video out, overall good card

Weakness: GF4 is not much improvement from GF3

I have a dual display using 2 PNY cards; 1 VGA and 1 PCI and they work beautifully. SIDE NOTE: Every now and then I'll see a review that is completely ignorable. However, the previous review was so ignorant that I have to comment. What is this person talking about? You are asking questings about VGA when you bought a PCI card. If I worked in tech support and you called me I would also re-direct you to the internet. There are plenty of websites where you can get a clue about what you are speaking of. And, they could help you make an informed buying decision. If you have a VGA slot, buy a VGA graphic card, not a PCI. Your comment about VGA defaulting to 2X is also out of place. That my be true of your mainboards bios setting, but not the hardware. Why don't you quit and let a pro make the decisions for you since you are incapable of intelligence.

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5 Star Review   By member mmaxcomputers - Sep 15, 2002   

Strengths: fast, reliable, rewarding for its price

Weakness: Don't loose the software, because if you reload Win XP OS you may have to download drivers...but still not the end of the world

This card works perfectly on a lousy motherboard (I815 chipset.) Excellent for the ultimate 3D extreme graphic games. Since I got it, it's being hard to keep away a whole bunch of experienced kids that want to play on my machine lol

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4 Star Review   By member bigtrough - Jul 24, 2002   

Strengths: Excellent performance to cost ratio

Weakness: Sdram as opposed to DDR but hey would you notice the difference?

I was sorry to hear the complaints of the above buyer. I read all the FAQs on the PNY and Nvidia site and followed directions. I put the agp card in my cheapo dual (WinXP/Redhat Linux)Emachine T1400. First I followed directions and installed the new VIA north and south bridge onboard chip-set upgrades. I than made sure my bios was set to agp versus pci and inserted the board. I followed the instructions and installed DirectX 8.1 first than the Nvidia drivers - hey it worked even in an emachine with an Athlon XP1600 and a cheap motherboard. A vast video improvement on the WinXP side. Even better when I booted to Redhat Linux 7.3 it recognized the card and worked right out of the box with Linux. I have not gotten around to following the Nvidia site rpm install for the kernel driver and gpl. It all works and so much better than my on-board video. My Linux gnome suffered from occasional slowness. Now with the additional video memory it works like it is suppose to. I was on a limited budget and this card is doing everything I wanted it to do. I guess people that don't play with Linux may get lazy about having to actually upgrade drivers, like chip-sets etc. Sometimes good things require a little work. Even Windows based products occasionally require the end user to do a little research and some reading. Plug and play can ruin you when a little thought is required. Enjoy this product - I am.

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1 Star Review   By member Tix - Jul 22, 2002   

Weakness: Terrible customer support. So how can they provide a lifetime warranty if the support stink!

I called the company and asked for tech support and they insisted on giving the email address. I refused and was passed on to someone else and said to call in 5 min. I called and was forced to left a message. My message was simple "I am building a Pentium 4 that requires an AGP 4X, the graphics card I have is GeForce2, 64Mb and supports AGP 2X/4X. From what I've read newly purchased devices are set to 2X as default. Question is - How do I set the video card to accomodate an AGP 4X?" It's been 5 days and no reply. I am getting a GeForce4 but NEVER from PNY...unless they improve their customer support!!!

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Product Details
Description
The Verto MX 420 graphics card, part of the hot new GeForce4 MX series, offers exciting new features to the mainstream gaming market never before available. This multi-display GPU includes high-speed features that bring cutting-edge performance to 3D/2D games and applications. NVIDIA Lightspeed Memory Architecture (LMA) II and nView display technology allow more fluid frame rates and user flexibility. NVIDIA Accuview Antialiasing enhances cinematic realism of multi-textured games and enables high resolution, full-screen antialiased game play. With this combination of powerful features, Verto MX 420 is sure to forever change your graphics world.
Quick Glance
Slot/Port Type AGP 2x
Video Chipset GeForce 420
Interface Connection 1 x 15-pin VGA
normalized-Installed Video Memory 64
Summary
Product Title PNY Verto VCG4MX42PPB GeForce 420 Graphic Card SDRAM - AGP 2x
Manufacturer PNY
Power Score 3.5 | 4 Reviews
Memory
Installed Video Memory: 64 MB
Memory Technology: SDRAM
Compatibility
System Type: PC
System Requirements: 250 Watt Power Supply, Intel Pentium ® II, AMD K6-2® class processor, Intel Pentium® II, AMD K6-2® class processor or higher, AGP 2.0 or higher expansion port, 64MB system RAM, CD-ROM drive, 10MB available disk space, Windows 95 OSR2, 98 or higher, Windows NT4.0 with Service Pack 5 or 6
Warranty
Warranty Information: Lifetime
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Chipset Line: GeForce
Analog Signal: Yes
Category: Video
RAMDAC Speed: 350 MHz
Product Line: Verto
Color Depth at Maximum Resolution: 16.7 Million Colors (32-bit)
Type of Video Card: 2D/3D Video w/TV Support
SKU: 824529
Parent Retsku: B00007FH80
Description: Verto Geforce 4 MX420 PCI 64MB DDR 2D/3D w/TV Support
Max Resolution: 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1200, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Class: Card
Chipset Series: MX
Product Model: VCG4MX42PPB
Software Included: CD-ROM containing Windows XP, 2000, 98, 95, ME, NT® 4.0 display drivers Microsoft DirectDraw®, Direct3D®, DirectVideo®, and ActiveX® drivers OpenGL ICD for Windows XP, 2000, 98, 95, and NT Complete Linux display and OpenGL drivers support
Weight: 1.05
Brand Name: PNY
Display Refresh Rate: 75 Hz
Audio Output: 1505
User Reviews
4 Star Review   By member w84me2p - Apr 6, 2003   

Strengths: Inexpensive PCI VGA, DDR mem, TV video out, overall good card

Weakness: GF4 is not much improvement from GF3

I have a dual display using 2 PNY cards; 1 VGA and 1 PCI and they work beautifully. SIDE NOTE: Every now and then I'll see a review that is completely ignorable. However, the previous review was so ignorant that I have to comment. What is this person talking about? You are asking questings about VGA when you bought a PCI card. If I worked in tech support and you called me I would also re-direct you to the internet. There are plenty of websites where you can get a clue about what you are speaking of. And, they could help you make an informed buying decision. If you have a VGA slot, buy a VGA graphic card, not a PCI. Your comment about VGA defaulting to 2X is also out of place. That my be true of your mainboards bios setting, but not the hardware. Why don't you quit and let a pro make the decisions for you since you are incapable of intelligence.

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5 Star Review   By member mmaxcomputers - Sep 15, 2002   

Strengths: fast, reliable, rewarding for its price

Weakness: Don't loose the software, because if you reload Win XP OS you may have to download drivers...but still not the end of the world

This card works perfectly on a lousy motherboard (I815 chipset.) Excellent for the ultimate 3D extreme graphic games. Since I got it, it's being hard to keep away a whole bunch of experienced kids that want to play on my machine lol

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4 Star Review   By member bigtrough - Jul 24, 2002   

Strengths: Excellent performance to cost ratio

Weakness: Sdram as opposed to DDR but hey would you notice the difference?

I was sorry to hear the complaints of the above buyer. I read all the FAQs on the PNY and Nvidia site and followed directions. I put the agp card in my cheapo dual (WinXP/Redhat Linux)Emachine T1400. First I followed directions and installed the new VIA north and south bridge onboard chip-set upgrades. I than made sure my bios was set to agp versus pci and inserted the board. I followed the instructions and installed DirectX 8.1 first than the Nvidia drivers - hey it worked even in an emachine with an Athlon XP1600 and a cheap motherboard. A vast video improvement on the WinXP side. Even better when I booted to Redhat Linux 7.3 it recognized the card and worked right out of the box with Linux. I have not gotten around to following the Nvidia site rpm install for the kernel driver and gpl. It all works and so much better than my on-board video. My Linux gnome suffered from occasional slowness. Now with the additional video memory it works like it is suppose to. I was on a limited budget and this card is doing everything I wanted it to do. I guess people that don't play with Linux may get lazy about having to actually upgrade drivers, like chip-sets etc. Sometimes good things require a little work. Even Windows based products occasionally require the end user to do a little research and some reading. Plug and play can ruin you when a little thought is required. Enjoy this product - I am.

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1 Star Review   By member Tix - Jul 22, 2002   

Weakness: Terrible customer support. So how can they provide a lifetime warranty if the support stink!

I called the company and asked for tech support and they insisted on giving the email address. I refused and was passed on to someone else and said to call in 5 min. I called and was forced to left a message. My message was simple "I am building a Pentium 4 that requires an AGP 4X, the graphics card I have is GeForce2, 64Mb and supports AGP 2X/4X. From what I've read newly purchased devices are set to 2X as default. Question is - How do I set the video card to accomodate an AGP 4X?" It's been 5 days and no reply. I am getting a GeForce4 but NEVER from PNY...unless they improve their customer support!!!

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