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nV News has a look at the XFX GeForce4 Ti 4200 video card.
When running Grand Theft Auto 3, I was sure to maximize every graphic related feature including draw distance. In my opinion, lowering this setting interferes with game play and takes away from the overall experience. As expected, maximizing this setting comes with a fairly large performance hit which, in some instances, is justified and worth taking.More information at nV News
AusPCWorld has just posted a review of Gigabyte's Radeon 8500 video card.
Today we have a look at the AP128DG-H Radeon 8500 Deluxe 128MB GPU from Gigabyte. This card named the MAYA features 128MB DDR, ATI's Smartshader Technology and comes packed with loads of free software. Does the extra boost of memory have what it takes up against other cards on the market?More information at AusPCWorld
TECH-PC takes a look at LeadTek's WinFast A250 LE TD 64MB Geforce4 Ti4200.
Not everyone has an XP2000 or P-IV 2.26, many people are asking us how these modern cards perform on older systems, people looking to upgrade from GF1's and GF2 mx's. We put a now bargain priced Leadtek GF4 4200 through it's paces on a 1ghz system and see how it does.More information at TECH-PC
The ViperLair has its turn at MSI's 64MB Geforce4 Ti4200.
The 64 Mb version of Ti4200 uses 3.6ns memory, so using the same equation:More information at ViperLair
1000 nanoseconds/1 second x 1/3.6 nanoseconds = 277.7 Mhz
The speed is doubled, bringing the clock speed to 556 Mhz.
But wait - this ram is running at 513 Mhz. Why would MSI underclock their memory? The card is an Nvidia chip - it's meant to deal with 500 Mhz memory. By using the better RAM, they can run the RAM at a higher speed than the specs call for - higher than the 500 Mhz mark, without damaging the RAM by maxing out its memory clock.
BurnOutPc has just posted their review on OcSystems Radeon 8500 video card.
ATI, those pesky Canadians, have come up with a wee bit'o gold: Radeon 8500 is what they call it and despite previous driver issues this card was able to remain on top for quite a while. Even beating out NVIDIA's GF3Ti500 ATI may have already released their new line of graphic cards, the Radeon 9000 and Radeon 9700 but in my mind the 8500 is still a wicked deal for the performance:price ratio.More information at BurnOutPc
Today Active-Hardware has a look at Asus' top of the line V8460 Ultra Deluxe GeForce 4 Ti4600.
At times, it seems that the various versions of the GeForce 4 Ti4600 floating around the market are essentially identical, but that isn't always the case. The Asus V8460 Ultra Deluxe, for example, has managed to set itself apart by offering the most complete package we've seen in a card of this class.More information at Active-Hardware
You've read right and it was as bigger shock to me when I read the email from Crucial which mentioned the online memory upgrade center is launching their own line of graphics cards starting with the Radeon 8500LE 128MB, with of course Micron DDR onboard.
First RAM, then flash cards, and now a Crucial video card?More information at Crucial
Today Crucial Technology, the online memory upgrade leader, launched a new product--the Crucial(R) Radeon(TM) 8500LE 128MB video card powered by ATi, featuring Micron(R) DDR.
GotApex? has posted a review of the ASUS V8420 GeForce 4 Ti DVI 4200 video card.
This time around, Mr. Postman brought to my door a card for the budget minded gamer, the Asus V8420 GeForce 4 Ti 4200 DVI. Featuring 128MB of DDR RAM, Dual Monitor support and TV-out, the Asus is about as loaded as its big brother, the Ti4400. Yet the Ti4200 comes it at just under $200, and should offer up more than enough performance to keep the cheapskate happy with the latest games.More information at GotApex?
Ascully.com has a look at the Acecad Acecat Flair Graphics Tablet for those of you with an artistic side.
I'm new to the graphics tablet arena. I have used and reviewed Wacom products, which I must say was a nice place to start. I was curious to find out if the Flair is an alternative to the more expensive competition. I had to test it out to see if it would hold up to my own needs and expectations. It did more than hold up, it is now a permanent fixture on my desk.More information at Ascully.com
According to an article on Digitimes in regards to VIA and their currant state in the chipset battle. VIA has been loosing ground lately and quite allot of sales since the introduction of the Intel Pentium 4 processor. Due to the legal issues between VIA and Intel over the P4X chipset line, 1st tier motherboard manufacturers are avoiding the VIA P4X solutions like the plague to avoid any response from Intel.
This has left VIA with only 1 trump card, Their AMD Athlon solutions, and even here VIA is set to loose out. AMD Athlon sales are slowing down, either due to Pentium 4 picking up popularity or AMD fans are waiting for Hammer processors from AMD. Either way this doesn't help sales of KT333 and KT400 chipsets. VIA, once held the title of supplying the only AMD Athlon solution, now that SiS has its 745 chipsets and NVIDIA with nForce 2, VIA is loosing out to their biggest competitors.
Lets hope VIA can pull out of this tail spin.