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June 2003 3Digest:
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8x 128MB

This chip is presented by NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8x 128MB, AGP reference card.


  • NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 GPU with AGP8x, 250 MHz clock speed;
  • 128MB DDR SDRAM in 8 Samsung 4ns chips, 128-bit bus;
  • Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 1000 megapixels/sec and 2000 megatexels/sec.

By the end of the month the product belongs to the $135-155 range; supports DirectX 8.0; closest rivals: RADEON 9500/9500Pro.

You can read more on GeForce4 in our reviews:

Wasn't overclocked.

On June 10, 2003 the latest drivers version from NVIDIA is 44.65 for Windows XP.

Test results are in the summary diagrams.

Pay attention to the article about anisotropic filtering section.

I shall mark that GeForce3/4 supports new types of antialiasing based on multisampling (MSAA) technology, including noteworthy Quincunx mode (read about it in our GeForce3). ). But it has a serious disadvantage of texture soaping. But we should have already used to trade-offs of modern accelerators. I recommend you to read the GeForce4 Ti article and learn about the new 4xS AA.

Interesting technologies of working with vertex and pixel shaders allow to create more realistic lighting effects and to form original solutions:

Vertex shaders and fur

The power and perfomance of GeForce4 is in the best way demonstrated in the demo-version of the CodeCreatures engine with already two games in development:

Pixel shaders in action

3D graphics quality is good in all games tested. Take a look at screenshots obtained on ATI RADEON 9500 and GeForce4.

Games / Cards 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti


Games list:

  • 1. Return to Castle Wolfenstein
  • 2. Unreal2 (alpha version)
  • 3. Comanche4
  • 4. Jedi Knight II Outcast
  • 5. Morrowind
  • 6. Colin McRAE Rally2
  • 7. Red Faction
  • 8. Rally Trophy
  • 9. Need For Speed
  • 10. Venom
  • 11. Unreal Tournament 2003 DEMO
  • 12. DOOM 3 v0.02

Games / Cards 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti



Games list:

Games / Cards 25 26 27 28 29 30
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti


Games and tests list:

Andrew Vorobyev (Anvakams@ixbt.com)
Alexandr Kondakov (kondalex@ixbt.com)

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