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Abit Ti4200 OTES Graphics Card Review - Overclocking & Conclusion

Even though the nVidia Ti4200 GPU is getting to be old-hat, there are still a few tricks available for it. Come join Asher "Acid" Moses as he takes a look at the Abit Ti4200 OTES Graphics Board and see exactly what we're talking about. With an innovative touch and some interesting results, there may just be a reason to look again at the affordable Ti4200 series of video card. Come see for yourself!

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 29, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: Abit

Overclocking

 

Due to the fact that the card is already overclocked from its default speeds, we were not expecting much more from the Ti4200 OTES. However, we were very surprised to see that the card still had quite a bit of headroom. Using PowerStrip, we were able to overclock the card's core clock speed all the way up to 310MHz and the memory speed up to 610MHz. This is a very impressive overclock considering the fact that most Ti4200 cards come clocked at default speeds of 250/500MHz. Below is a comparison of 3DMark results between stock and overclocked speeds:

 

 

Conclusion

 

Overall, we were very impressed with the Abit Ti4200 OTES. It offers excellent performance, is packed with features, and its innovative cooling system coupled with high yield memory ensures that overclockers will not be disappointed. That said, we did have a few small complaints. Firstly, the large cooling system will render one of your PCI slots useless and its software bundle is nothing to write home about. However, with the current abundance of PCI slots on most motherboards coupled with the fact that most users already own most of the software that usually comes bundled with graphics cards, this shouldn't be too much of a problem.

 

At a price of around US$180, the Ti4200 OTES is not the cheapest Ti4200 card on the market, due to the amount of copper used in its cooling system. However, for many, this extra cost will be well worth it as the card is able to be overclock to Ti4400 speeds and beyond. The bottom line is, if you are an overclocker on a budget and are looking to upgrade your graphics card, you can't get much better than the Abit Ti4200 OTES.

 

- Pros

 

High performance

 

Innovative cooling system

 

Great overclocking results

 

TV and DVI outputs

 

- Cons

 

Small software bundle

 

Cooling system takes up one PCI slot

 

Loud

 

Rating - 9/10

 

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