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3x GeForce4 Ti from Inno3D in the test: Cheaper range of models

3x GeForce4 Ti from Inno3D in the test: Cheaper range of models

Conclusion

With the Ti 4200 cards, powerful DirectX8 accelerators are finally available for the mass market from nVidia, after the Radeon8500LE from ATi had been in a similar price segment for some time. For a price of around € 200 for the Ti 4200 with 64MB, about 230 € for the 128MB version and almost 320 € fora full-fledged Ti 4400 you get a very well-tied bundle, in which the trappings leave little to be desired except for the bare graphics card.

The workmanship was, as with the previously tested Innovision products, nothing to complain about, the scope of delivery can be considered complete and the signal quality is subjectively in no way inferior to that of the so-called brand manufacturers. However, you have to do without purely optical delicacies, such as a 'hip' colored PCB or fancy designed cooler as well as the superfluous RAM sinks. But you can save one or the other hard-earned T € uro and get an excellent card at a low price.

Whether you need such brute power for normal gaming at the moment, one may argue about. However, as soon as you keep an eye on not only the frame rate but also the image quality, especially with FSAA and AF, the additional investment quickly pays for itself, as the Ti 4400, which initially appears to be a bit expensive, was often able to stand out from the rest of the field.

If you decide on one of the cards, you have to clearly distinguish whether it is an upgrade that only represents a further transition to the next (probably DirectX9-compatible) high-end card or A so-called rational decision in which the card is then used until you have really come back to the lowest end of playability. In the first case, you should definitely go for the slightly less powerful Ti-4200 models, as they lag only a little behind the more expensive Ti 4400 in current games. So little that, in our opinion, the surcharge is not worth it.

In the second case, the rational upgrade, you should also focus on the Ti 4400, since both the higher chip clock and the higher oneThe memory clock in future games can tip the scales, especially since they already partially allow one or the other FSAA level or a higher AF level with no lower performance in comparison.

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Inno3D Tornado GeForce4 Ti4400
  • Very good image quality
  • Very high speed
  • High quality workmanship
  • Extensive bundle
  • DVI-2-VGA adapter
  • TV out Extension
  • Price reasonable, nevertheless high
  • AF performance in D3D
  • AF options not activated in the driver
Inno3D GeForce4 Ti 4200 128MB
  • Very good image quality
  • very high Performance
  • High quality processing
  • extensive bundle
  • DVI-2-VGA adapter
  • TV out Extension
  • Reasonable price
  • AF performance in D3D
  • AF options not activated in the driver
  • Price in comparison. to 64MB version too high
Inno3D GeForce4 Ti 4200 64MB
  • Very good image quality
  • very high performance
  • high-quality processing
  • extensive bundle
  • DVI-2-VGA adapter
  • TV-out Extension
  • Low price
  • AF performance in D3D
  • AF options not activated in the driver

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