Gainward Ti4200 - IntroductionIntroductionFebruary 2002 saw nVidia take a new leap forward in the graphics market with the introduction of their GeForce4 family of video cards. This family included huge monsters to the most basic of value card, something for all of us out there. From big fat wallet holders to the penny counters, the GeForce4 family provides for us all.nVidia's high dollar cards are the Ti4600 and Ti4400. Upon release and testing, these two cards were the most wanted cards of all. High framerates and powerful core clocks took the market by storm. While good for those with big wallets, the value/mainstream market was still stuck with GeForce 3 Ti500 cards, well below the mark. Some two months after the Ti4600 and 4400 release came the Ti4200, the more value-minded brother to the Ti4600 and 4400. While still supporting the same features, its core and memory clocks are somewhat reduced to save on costs.Gainward, well known for being the big clockers on the market now, have released their value GeForce4 video card for us all to share in the power of GeForce4 Ti power. Introducing to you the Gainward Golden Sample Ti4200.
Gainward Ti4200 - SpecificationsSpecifications- Chipset Features The nVidia nfiniteFX II Engine enables a virtually infinite number of special effects that deliver the next leap in realism to 3D graphics Dual programmable Vertex Shaders Advanced programmable Pixel Shaders nVidia Lightspeed Memory Architecture II nVidia Accuview Antialiasing 3D Textures Shadow Buffers 4 dual-rendering pipelines 8 texels per clock cycle Dual cube environment mapping 128MB high-speed DDR RAM memory High-Definition Video Processor (HDVP) AGP 4X with Fast Writes AGP 4X / 2X and AGP Texturing support 32-bit color with 32-bit Z/stencil buffer Z-correct true, reflective bump mapping High-performance 2D rendering engine Hardware accelerated real-time shadows True-color hardware cursor Integrated hardware transform engine Integrated hardware lighting engine High-quality HDTV/DVD playback TV-Out and Video Modules Multibuffering (double, triple, quad) for smooth animation and video playback Microsoft DirectX and S3TC texture compression nVidia Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) Up to 10.4 GB/sec. memory bandwidth 136 million vertices/sec. 4.8 billion AA sample/sec. fill rate 1.23 trillion operations/sec.- Compatibility Complete Linux drivers, including full OpenGL Microsoft DirectX optimizations and support Complete OpenGL 1.3 and OpenGL support WHQL-certified Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95 Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95 display drivers Microsoft DirectDraw, Direct3D, Support operation system under Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95 Linux compatible API support OpenGL 1.3 and lower Microsoft DirectX 8.1 and lower
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Gainward Ti4200 - Benchmarks - Test System and MadOnionProcessor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz (Northwood)Memory: 2x 256MB DDR-333 Kingmax (512MB) Hard Disk: Seagate Barracuda ATA-3 UDMA 100 7200RPM Drivers: nVidia Detonator v29.42Software Used: Quake III Arena, Jedi Knight II, Aquanox, Max Payne, DroneZmark, Star Trek VoyagerSynthetic 3D Benchmarks3DMark20003DMark2000 is a synthetic Direct3D benchmark that is compatible with DirectX 7. It takes full advantage of the GeForce2, ATi Radeon and DirectX 7 enhancements. 3DMark2000 has become one of the worlds most used benchmark utilities. While this program is starting to get old, it is a good indication of how well this hardware operates under DX7.
Gainward Ti4200 - Benchmarks - OpenGLReal-World OpenGL BenchmarksQuake III ArenaQuake III Arena is a real-world OpenGL benchmark that we have been using here at TweakTown for quite a while now because it has proven itself to be one of the best gaming benchmarks around to compare a range of different products.
Gainward Ti4200 - Benchmarks - Direct3DReal-World Direct3D BenchmarksMax PayneMax Payne is a new generation DirectX 7/8 game. This game is based on Hardware T&L advancements as well as many other features of the Intel Pentium 4 and Athlon XP.
Gainward Ti4200 - ConclusionConclusionGainward has come up to the top of the overclocking pack lately with their GeForce3 and GeForce4 cards. They have targeted the enthusiast market and even the more budget market, as shown by the release of the Ti4200. While being somewhat slower than the Ti4600, the Ti4200 is able to overclock to nearly the same level. This makes the Ti4200 cards a rather good buy, especially over Ti4400 as 99% of them are guaranteed to run at or above the Ti4400 level. While some people argue that the Ti4400 can overclock more, they both max out at around the Ti400 level, so the Ti4200 is a wiser buy for the overclocker.- ProsFastOverclockableTV in and outDVI to CRT converter- ConsSlightly smaller bundle than other Ti4200 packagesRating - 9/10
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