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4 Video Card Reviews.

Well these 4 just turned up so here they are.

 

The Tech Report was first into the box about their GeForce4 Ti 4200 comparo.

Not all GeForce4 Ti 4200s are created equal, and today we've rounded up eight of them to find which ones perform the best, overclock the highest, and offer the best overall value for your budget gaming dollar. Along the way we'll also take a look at the performance advantages of 64MB and 128MB cards in general. There's a lot to cover, so let's get started:
More information at The Tech Report

 

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Next in was 3dXtreme excited as usual but this time about the Jaton 3DForce Xabre400-64Q.

After using this card for a few days, I must say that I am very happy with it. I did not experience the same problems I did when I reviewed the SiS 315 graphics card late last year. SiS is showing that they want to have a piece of the video graphics market and have brought a great performing chipset to the market. As for Jaton, they have made a top notch board that has no flaws in workmanship, overall a great quality video card.
More information at 3dXtreme

 

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Overclockers New Zealand also let us know about their review on Triplex Geforce 4 Ti4400
graphic card.

Triplex packages its high end, i.e. 4400 and 4600, in a beautiful 007 type aluminium box. This is bound to catch consumers' eyes on the shops' shelf. The bundle is a bit weak though, relative to the box used, although it is on par with other manufacturers. I was expecting more games/utilities. No DVI to VGA converter was supplied thus users need to get their own.
More information at Overclockers New Zealand

 

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OverclockersClubCanada is the last in with their thoughts on the MSI Geforce 4 MX440 video card.

As we are coming to a close on our MX440 shootout, today we will be looking at the MSI model. I have been very impressed with MSI's card ever since my friend's 4600TI card benchmarked higher then my ASUS 4600TI on the same system. Will the card be good or will it be a dud read on and we shall see.
More information at OverclockersClubCanada

 

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Video News

Nvidia has released official Detonator 40.41 drivers for Windows 2000
and Windows XP machines.

Version: 40.41
File Size: 9 MB
Release Date: August 29, 2002
WHQL Certification Pending
Up to a 25% increase in performance
nView™ 2.0 multi-display technology increases productivity and provides the necessary tools to control the way users access and view applications.
NVRotate™ enabling image rotation on today's advanced flat panel displays.
NVKeystone™ allows for real-time image correction on portable projectors and heads-up displays.
Digital Vibrance Control™ allows users to adjust color controls to achieve accurate, bright colors under all conditions.
New control panel streamlines user interface and enables faster and easier access to all video settings.
Robust Channels enables higher faster performance and better stability for all applications through fail-safe paths in the drivers.
CineFX Simulator allows developers to use Cg-"C for graphics"-to write complex shaders in a high level language faster and more easily than before.
NVIDIA's patented Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) - supports all products in a single driver binary
More information at nVidia

 

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Tweak3D.net has an arcticle entitled "AGP Aperture Size Examined".

Video cards offer so many features these days that it's often easy to overlook a couple. Sometimes we might miss important features that are right in front of our eyes, and this is where we came up with the idea to tweak that golden nugget in our BIOS setup, the "AGP Aperture Size", which from here on out, we'll refer to as "AAS".
More information at Tweak3D.net

 

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UK Gamer has published the first UK review of ATI's new mobile graphics
unit, the mobility Radeon 9000.

We were also able to compare it against Hercules' recently announced Prophet 9000 PRO (128mb version). Not only that but we have managed to get results from a notebook that is running the yet to be launched, Pentium 4 M Northwood CPU, running at 2.26Ghz. The aim of the article is to look at whether gaming on a laptop can finally compete with desktop machines, so we compared all results against a Geforce 4 Ti4600.
More information at UK Gamer

 

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2 Video Card Reviews

Techseekers.net is first with their report on the Inno3D Xabre 400.

The Xabre 400 is squarely designed to compete against the Geforce4MX in the mid-range market, a not so small feat if you ask me. One of the drawbacks of the Geforce4MX was the lack of proper DirectX 8.1 features as this card was only a souped up Geforce2.This is where the Xabre comes in, with Pixel Shader ver.1.3 support ,it allows games to look that much better.
More information at Techseekers.net

 

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A1 Electronics comes along with their brief look at the ATI Radeon 9700 Pro.

The ATI Radeon 9700 Pro with more computing power than the GeForce4 Ti4600 especially twice the memory bandwidth shows what can be done. As we see ATI Radeon 9700 Pro does not take such a hit when FSAA & Anisotropic filtering is used so we can leave it on all the time. For those of you games players now all you have to do is wait for DirectX 9 games.
More information at A1 Electronics

 

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ECS AG400T8-D64 (Xabre 400) Video Card Review

Today Mikhailtech takes a look at a rather controversial video card, ECS's AG400T8-D64, based on the Xabre 400.

All of the outputs are handled by the SiS 301. The DVI connector found on the Triplex card is replaced by the 3DCON1 (3DVR/3D glasses) as well as the RCA1 (TV-out composite). Personally I like the former configuration since dual monitors are a lot more common than either of those. Then there's the usual SCON1 (TV-out S-Video) and CRT1 (VGA). The inclusion/exclusion of various connectors is not driver dependent; you can set video modes via the jumpers and incompatible modes just won't work. Memory is also different on the various cards. Actually only one of the two SiS reference boards uses 3.3ns Hynix memory; the others use 3.3ns EtronTech. Some versions of the Triplex use Hynix while others are equipped with EtronTech. 1000/3.3 = 303, so the memory is rated to hit 303mhz DDR, or 606mhz effectively. Naturally, more than just the memory module dictates exactly what kind of results can be had.
More information at Mikhailtech

 

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Chaintech A-GT61 GeForce 4 Ti4600 Video Card Review

Explosive Labs has just completed a review on the Chaintech A-GT61 GeForce 4 Ti4600 video card.

Currently if you are an avid computer user looking for the highest performance in graphics your going to lean towards a Geforce 4 Ti4600, why? Because gamers these days and tweakers alike want the absolute fastest gaming experience possible in any given game. So of course they are going to want the best and nothing less. nVidia's Geforce 4 Titanium series is the answer. the nVidia Geforce 4 Titanium series is the top choice among gamers because it provides silky smooth gameplay with beatuiful textures at high resolutions.
More information at Explosive Labs

 

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PNY Quadro4 900 XGL 128MB Video Card Review

SimHQ.com takes a quick look at PNY's Quadro4 900 XGL 128MB video card.

PNY has not even been in the video card arena long and already they have taken a big step being one of NVIDIA's strongest partners and now, taking over Quadro from where ELSA left off. In fact, GeForce 3 was PNY first new graphics card launch. Right away, the Verto line has established itself as a strong player in the marketplace and is competing head-to-head with Visiontek as the dominant player in the US market.
More information at SimHQ.com

 

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eVGA GeForce4 Ti 4400 128MB DDR AGP 4x/2x Video Card Review

OCaddiction has the eVGA GeForce4 Ti 4400 in house today and puts it to the test with several different benchmarks at varying degrees of FSAA.

There are 3 flavors of the GeForce Ti series cards. There is the Top end Ti 4600. The middle guy, Ti 4400 and the more budget friendly Ti 4200 version which is the cheapest of the three. All three varied in price ranges with their own specific markets. The Ti 4400 seems to be a favorite card among enthusiasts as it provides the best "bang for the buck". Normally a 4400 can be had for 100$ cheaper than a 4600, yet if your lucky enough to get a quality card, you can overclock the 4400 to near or beyond 4600 default speeds. 4xS is currently nVIDIA's highest offering of Full Screen Anti-Aliasing. Impressive? Yes. Not only do we get smoother visuals than simple 4x, we don't see any additional loss of performance. Quincunx may have been a gimmick, but 4xS is the "real deal". My eVGA GF4 Ti 4400 may not be able to handle games like RtCW and JKII with 4xS enabled, but you can bet I'll be sporting 4xS in games like Diablo2 and WC3. Not only does it run smoothly in both, it looks great as well.
More information at OCaddiction

 

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