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Albatron Medusa Ti4800SE Video Card - Features

While nVidia's GeForce FX continues to stock itself on shop shelves worldwide, we shouldn't forget the "lesser" products still floating around on the market. Albatron being a strong supporter of nVidia has used their Ti4800SE GPU and put it into mass production with their Medusa series of video card. Is the AGP 8x bus video card worth buying or not? Read on and find out!

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 31, 2003 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Albatron

Features of the Albatron Ti4800SE

 

Package and Contents

 

 

The Medusa name has been given to Albatron's latest high-end video cards for the enthusiasts. This series stretched from the Ti200p, Ti4400, Ti4600, Ti4200p Turbo, Ti4800SE and Ti4800. The packaging for these cards are identical in internal extra content, the only difference is the name on the front.

 

Like the Ti4200P Turbo, the Ti4800SE comes with a rather small software and hardware bundle. Your card, user manual (used for all versions of the card), two games, one Driver CD, one Application CD and VIVO cables are included. Albatron stated that the rather limited bundle is to reduce costs since there were additional costs on the card itself

 

The Card

 

 

Like the Ti4200P Turbo, this Ti4800SE is built on the same PCB. This PCB is identical in size and layout as Ti4600 cards. This allows for better signalling and heat dissipation when overclocking the card.

 

New Name, New Feature, Same GPU

 

 

With a name like Ti4800SE, you would tend to believe that this card is designed with more power than the Ti4600 card, after all the speed increases have increased with each model. This is further from the truth with nVidia's latest GPUs.

 

The Ti4800SE is a naming ploy on nVidia's part. The Ti4800SE is nothing more than a Ti4400 GPU with AGP 8x support added to it. Simply its what was done with the Ti4200 8x GPU. The Ti4800 GPU is a 4600 with AGP 8x. nVidia has hoped that his will convince the end users that there is more power in the 4800 and 4800SE GPUs, but with the GF4's limited architecture, it doesn't take any advantage of the AGP 8x bus, so expect Ti4400 speeds.

 

Memory and cooling

 

 

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