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February 2003 3Digest -
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8x 128MB 2.8ns, 275/600 MHz







This chip is presented by ASUS V9280S, 128MB, AGP.




Features:

  • NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 chip with AGP8x, 275 MHz clock;
  • 128MB DDR SDRAM memory in 8 Samsung 2.8ns chips, 300 (600) MHz clock, 128-bit bus;
  • Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 1100 megapixels/sec and 2200 megatexels/sec.

By the end of the month the product belongs to the $210-230 range; supports DirectX 8.0; closest rivals: RADEON 9500/9500Pro.

Read more about GeForce4 in the following articles:

Wasn't overclocked.

On the 10th of February 2003 the latest drivers from NVIDIA are 42.30, 42.51, 42.63, 42.68, 42.70, 42.81, 42.82, 42.86 and 42.90 for Windows XP.

Test results are in the summary diagrams.

Pay attention to the article concerning anisotropic filtering.

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 review). 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 get acquainted with 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



























































ATI RADEON 9500































































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


















NA



























ATI RADEON 9500





















































Games list:

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





























ATI RADEON 9500

































Game and test list:




Andrey Vorobiev (Anvakams@ixbt.com)
Alexander Kondakov (kondalex@ixbt.com)


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