Albatron Ti4800SE - IntroductionIntroductionAlbatron are one of the youngest IT product producers that we have had the pleasure of dealing with in our time on the net. While young, Albatron has taken on its shoulders the weight of the enthusiast market. Rather than starting off small and building up like ECS and DFI have attempted, Albatron jumped straight into the overclockers market with their video card and motherboard lines.Just recently we had a look at the Ti4200P Turbo video card. This card was the first of the Medusa line of video cards. These cards are designed on Ti4600 PCBs with tinyBGA memory modules for extreme overclocking. With the introduction of the AGP 8x standard, and the delays of the GeForce FX, nVidia needed to have something for the AGP 8x market. Responding with the TI4200 with 8x, Ti4800SE and Ti4800 GPUs, nVidia look to have a new chipset, but is it?Today we are taking a look at another of the Medusa video cards, the Ti4800SE.
Albatron Ti4800SE - SpecificationsSpecifications of the TI4200P Turbo NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4800SE 256-bit GPU 128MB 128-bit DDR memory AGP 2X/4X/8X with fast writes and AGP texturing support NVIDIA nFiniteFX II Engine brings unbelievable 3D visual experience never seen New dual programmable Vertex Shaders Advanced programmable Pixel Shaders 4 dual rendering pipelines, 8 texels per clock cycle NVIDIA Lightspeed Memory Architecture II for outstanding 3D performance NVIDIA Accuview Antialiasing enables high resolution antialiasing game play NVIDIA nView empowers the user with maximum flexibility in display options and control Integrated hardware transforms engine and hardware light engine High-quality HDTV and DVD playback Complete OpenGL and DirectX 8.1 support On-board TV- In/Out/DVI-I I/O Interface:- TV- In/Out connector- D-Sub 15-pin VGA connector- DVI-I connector for LCD monitors System Requirements- Intel/AMD/Other Compatible CPUs- One available AGP Slot- 64MB System Memory- CD-Rom Drive Operating Systems- WindowsXP/2000/NT/ME/98Software BundleAquanoxMotocross ManiaWinDVD
Albatron Ti4800SE - FeaturesFeatures of the Albatron Ti4800SEPackage and Contents
Albatron Ti4800SE - Benchmarks - Test System and Synthetic 3DTest SystemProcessor: Intel Pentium 4 (Supplied by Spectrum CommunicationsMemory: 2x 256MB DDR-400 Kingmax (Supplied by Kingmax AustraliaHard Disk: Western Digital WD80 7200RPM (Supplied by TechbuyMotherboard: Gigabyte SINXP1394 (Supplied by GigabyteSoftware Used: 3DMark2001SE, 3DMark03, PCMark2002, Vulpine GLMark 1.1, Quake 3 Arena, Star Trek Voyager, Jedi Knight II, Max Payne, Aquanox, UT 2003.Synthetic 3D Benchmarks3DMark2001SE3DMark2001 SE is one of the latest installments in the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 8.1 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce4), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments. Build 330 adds support for video cards that have Vertex Shaders but no Pixel Shaders, such as the SiS Xabre Video card.
Albatron Ti4800SE - Benchmarks - OpenGLReal World OpenGL BenchmarksQuake 3 ArenaQuake 3 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.
Albatron Ti4800SE - 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.
Albatron Ti4800SE - ConclusionConclusionAlbatron has once again jumped in head first, and has landed in favorable waters. The Medusa 4800SE is a magnificent video card if you are looking for something on a medium budget. Overclocking on the 4800SE is almost identical to the 4200P Turbo we tested earlier with one exception, memory frequencies were able to go slightly further than the Ti4200P turbo, this is due to the reduced latency of the 4800SE's memory modules.On a design front, it is very similar to the Ti4600 cards out on the market, so if you want one, make sure your board has enough clearance around the AGP slot to accommodate the card.Once again the games and software bundle are somewhat disappointing but costs need to be reduced, rather this than cheap parts on the card.- ProsFastGreat overclockingLarge copper heatsink on GPUCooling on memory units.- ConsSmall games bundleLarge PCBRating - 9/10
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