More details about the GeForce4
New details about Nvidia's next generation of graphics chips, the NV25 and NV17, have reached the network, so that the rumors are slowly growing. As already reported, the GeForce4 family will be presented to the press for the first time on February 5, 2002.
The name 'Geforce4 Ti600' does not seem to be true, but it will probably stick to the names that were already on the leaked logos back then. Thus the NV25 based cards are called Ti4600 and Ti4400. The GeForce4 Ti4600 should have 128MB RAM with 3.3ns access time, which is addressed with 300MHz. Unlike previously planned, Nvidia's top model does not seem to be able to achieve the desired 300MHz chip clock and we are only operated with 250-275MHz. In addition, the NV25 will have more than 4 render pipelines, so that the MX chips, as speculated at the beginning, could have 4 render pipelines. The recently introduced GeForce2 Ti will be taken off the market again with the appearance of the GeForce4, so that the GeForce2 family will gradually take its hat off. The first GeForce4 cards can be expected as early as CeBIT 2002 and a short time later they should also be available in large numbers in stores. The names GeForce4 Ti4600 and GeForce4 Ti4400 for the NV25 and GeForce4 MX460, GeForce4 MX440 and GeForce4 MX420 for the NV17 have now been confirmed by the fact that Gainward already has directories for drivers and Bios files . ATI doesn't seem to want to wait until mid-2002 to introduce its new graphics chips. The R250 (Radeon 8500 Ultra) should now be presented in early February. Definitive certainties about GeForce4 and R250 will not be long in coming.