Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by busto, Jan 27, 2003.
Besides the $100 difference is there really much of a difference in these cards??
yes... the raw performance..
the 4600 is a fair deal faster than the 4200 though people will say the 4200 can oc to 4600 speeds...
the 4600 is a fairly good card...
IMO go with the 4200 coz the 100 dollars is a bit much for not that great a difference in performance... certainly not enough to warrant the price difference...
For the same amount of money you could go with ATI's 9500 pro or for a little more cash the 9700pro which outperform nvidia's 4200 and 4600 respectively.
I would say the same but the poster asked for 4200 v/s 4600... perhaps not an ati fan
FYi... the 9500pro's performance is on a par @ base levels with the gf4 ti 4600 @ the 4200's price point... and with aa and FSAA it is FAR better...
I would go for this one
64Mb ABIT Siluro GeForce 4 Ti4200-OTES TV Out/DVI/Dual
Powered by the NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti4200 GPU
3.6ns 64MB DDR
TV-Out/DVI-I on board
ABIT Engineered Outside Thermal Exhaust System (OTES) on board
Ultimate VGA Cooling Solution provides the best performance and
prolongs graphics card life
OTES (Outside Thermal Exhaust System)
A wide copper conductive base absorbs heat efficiently from the GPU,
conducting thermal energy to the heat pipe and the fin heat-sink to
rapidly dissipate heat
Heat Pipe technology
2 ball-bearing high speed fan produces a powerful side airflow effect
OTES delivers V.V.E.F. (Virtual Vacuum Exhaust Fan) technology,
forming a vacuum-sealed environment to completely exhaust heat
OTES lowers operating temperatures, adding stability to your PC,
prolongs product life, and delivers the best performance available
7200 rpm (Generic GPU cooler: Max 5400 rpm)
2-Ball Bearing Fan
A convergence cover collects thermal energy to
transfer heat without any loss.
V.V.E.F. (Virtual Vacuum Exhaust Fan)
with so many games using higher mem using textures.. I don't recommend getting a 64mb card...
@ high res you WILL notice a difference in performance...
Get a 128MB card, and I would go for the 4400. It's right inbetween, works very, very nicely.
IMO 4200 > 4400 in terms of bang for the buck... 128mb of course...
Well, there are slight differences in them, and it probably is, price wise, but eh
I have the Asus GeForce4 Ti 4200 128 MB DDR (AGP 8X) card with an Athlon 2400+ processor. Nothing is overclocked on my system, and I benchmarked 11213 on 3DMark 2001 SE, using all the default settings (1024x768, etc.). Now I know that benchmarks aren't everything, but I just thought I would give you an idea of how this card performs versus another card.
Nick M was right, if your wanting the Nvidia card and are struggling with this decision. Split it down the line and get a 128 4400. Hey, It's what I did and It's not a bad card. In this game there is always something better out there. Get what you can and jump right in.
Thanks for all the info I am a little biased towards Nvidia because it's all I've ever used, the 4200 I've been looking at is a 128 DDR 8x/4x with DVI & TV out it's only $169 <---- ...the 4600 seems to have all the same specs, the site doesn't really show the performance difference though, price $262 ...so i think i'll end up with the 4200