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4-Way GeForce 4 Ti4200 Shootout

By: Cameron Johnson | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 7, 2002 4:00 am

Chaintech A-GT21 Features


The Chaintech A-GT21 was kindly loaned to us by Chaintech in Taiwan. You can find these cards in Australia through Protac and many other distributors.


Packaging and Contents



Packaging on the Chaintech A-GT21 was reasonably eye catching. A window on the front of the box allows you to see the card itself with all its great colored cooling onboard. On the back, great information on the cards features, specifications and package contents.



Once unpacked, you will see very little in the way of goodies, but believe me they are there packed away in some very nice boxes. You get the card (well it wouldn't be worth your money if you didn't get one), Dual Split S-video connector, DVI to CRT converter and a software bundle inside a DVD video style looking case.


The Card



The card itself if pure eye candy. Colored with gold plated heatsinks on the GPU and memory, this is the most stunning looking video card I have come across to date. With 128MB of onboard memory clocked at 450MHz, this card is set as the fastest Ti4200 128MB so far. Designed around the same size as the reference Ti4200, cost has been saved on PCB space. In all it is just about 2cm longer than the Albatron card.





Chaintech has decided to use the Wind Tunnel reference heatsink for the A-GT21, but with a slight difference; its gold plated in color. This makes the card look much more attractive than most others out. Gold sinks have been placed on the memory on the front and smaller ones on the back to cool the 4ns Samsung memory that is used to give a total of 128MB DDR SDRAM.


TV in and Out - Phillips again



Like the ASUS V8420 and many other Ti4200 video cards, Chaintech has gone all out for the TV and video system. Phillips TV decoder/encoder chip along with the Sigma Designs TV Transfer chip ensures you the best possible TV quality. While still not up to ATI's standards, it is a huge improvement on past TV systems on nVidia cards.


DVI to CRT converter



Want to run two CRT monitors on your Chaintech masterpiece straight out of the box? No worries! This baby is supplied with a DVI to CRT converter for your Dual Display needs.


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