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Nvidia Ti4200-8XAGP Videocard Roundup

Nvidia Ti4200-8XAGP Videocard Roundup - PCSTATS
Abstract: AGP 3.0 specs a.k.a 8X AGP doubles the available bandwidth between the videocard and the system from 1.06 GB/s to 2.1 GB/s.
Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Nvidia Dec 31 2002   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Video Cards > Nvidia Ti4200-8XAGP

As the dust settles...

Video Cards Side by Side

Albatron GeForce4 Ti4280PV

Pros:

- Nice blue PCB
- VIVO
- Quiet
- Best overclocker of the bunch

Cons:

- Most expensive card
- Small software bundle
- No DVI to Analog converter

Prolink PixelView GeForce4 Ti4200-8x

Pros:

- Fastest performing videocard at stock
- 3.3ns EtronTech DRAM
- Quiet
- Inexpensive

Cons:

- Only 64 MB of memory
- No DVI port

Abit GeForce4 Ti4200-8x OTES

Pros:

- Pretty PCB colour
- Revolutionary GPU cooling
- Good stock performance

Cons:

- GPU cooler is very loud
- Takes up two expansion slots
- Despite innovative cooler, core does not overclock well


MSI GeForce4 Ti4200-TD8X64

Pros:

- Red PCB
- Quiet
- Awesome software bundle
- Most inexpensive card
Cons:
- Only 64 MB of memory

The move to incorporate 8x AGP technology into the GeForce4 Ti4200 core has very much been a "keeping up with the Jones's" type move. If ATI and SiS are going to cash in with the latest 8x AGP "buzzword", you can surely bet nVIDIA is not going to sit idly by, and even seven months after the GeForce4 Ti4200 was released, it still remains as an excellent value/mainstream GPU. Of the four cards we tested, each perform very well, but it's the extra things done which will "separated the boys from the men".

We were extremely impressed by how MSI is able to bundle so much software with their card, yet keep the price to a minimum. Prolink, a much more value-oriented card, comes with one of the fastest stock Ti4200's cores out there. Sure the PixelView GeForce4 Ti4200-8x is not much to look at, but then sometime performance really is more important, and the bare essentials are all that you need.

We like it when a company like Abit goes out of their way to try and improve their videocard with a touch of revolutionary high-tech cooling. It shows that the company is trying to make their cards better through innovation, and goes quite far in terms of their dedication to quality. Unfortunately, the OTES proved to be a little too loud compared to the other cards in this roundup.

Albatron's entry into the roundup goes to show you that the most elaborate cooling solution can sometimes be just for show. Albatron's Ti4280PV had the smallest GPU cooler of the bunch, and yet it also had the highest core overclock, and performance almost equal to that of ABit's Ti4200-8X OTES.

In the end we are left with four cards whose performance is very closely spaced, and the decision of which is best is all that much harder. Though with an aging core like the nVidia Ti4200, I think value is of first consideration, followed by performance, and then features.

In that sense, if you're in the market for a well rounded Ti4200 with 8x AGP and a decent software bundle, check out the MSI Ti4200-TD8X64. MSI's card is not the fastest one here, but it is easily the best value of the bunch, with good stock performance and an excellent software bundle. Prolink's PixelView GeForce4 Ti4200-8x is a plain and simple performance videocard that deserves honorable mention as well, and had the price of the Albatron been a little lower things might be different. Albatron's card has that little bit of extra performance thanks to the 128MB of memory, but costs the most of the four Ti4200-8X video cards we tested.

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Contents of Article: Nvidia Ti4200-8XAGP
 Pg 1.  Nvidia Ti4200-8XAGP Videocard Roundup
 Pg 2.  Abit GeForce4 Ti4200-8x OTES
 Pg 3.  Albatron GeForce4 Ti4280PV
 Pg 4.  MSI Ti4200-TD8X64
 Pg 5.  Prolink PixelView GeForce4 Ti4200-8x
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: 3DMark 2001
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: AquaMark 2.3
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: CodeCreatures
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: QIII Arena
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks:UT 2003 Demo
 Pg 12.  Benchmarks: OC'd 3DMark 2001
 Pg 13.  — As the dust settles...

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