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Clash of the 3D Monsters - VisionTek Ti4600 vs. Gigabyte Radeon 8500

By: Cameron Johnson | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 22, 2002 4:00 am



Well this has certainly turned my opinion of Radeon' s in general from a rather skeptical approach towards a well deserved pat on the back from ATI. nVidia have produced the most powerful GPU on the market today but at a rather high cost. GeForce 4 Ti4600 cards run around $800 AU (roughly $400 US) for a 128MB card, where the Radeon runs around $450 AU (roughly $225 US). This makes the Radeon an alternative to GeForce systems if you prefer to stay away from the higher than average price of the nVidia line but want some serious performance.


Gigabyte Thoughts and Ratings


Gigabyte are well know for their new concepts and well designed products, the Gigabyte AP128D-H is no exception. The 128MB of memory does increase the overall power the of Radeon and being one of the few companies to have the card overclocked from the factory shows that they have put a lot of work into this card. Performance wise, we were over the moon with its results in the benchmarks. Overclocking wise, it's a great start from ATi as past cards were not very overclockable


We give this card a 9 out of 10 and TweakTown's Editors Choice Award.



VisionTek Thoughts and Rating


VisionTek's Xtasy card is little more than a over-glorified reference card placed on the market at a rather high price. While the card was able to top the results, it still does nothing to justify the price tag placed on the card.


We rate this card at 9 out of 10, as well.


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