GeForce4 Ti 4200 Year: Apr 2002 Bus Interface: AGP 4x / 8x Memory Clock Max (MHz) 500/ 444 Memory 128 Memory Bus Type: DDR Support DirectX 8.1 - OpenGL 1.4 Feature also: Shaders (v1.1 vertex, v1.3 pixel) +1 Vertex unit On-board TV-Out
____________ MY EXPERIENCE
I've owned this video card for many years and I have to say it can still play loads of modern games. The series 4 titanium was widely recognizes as one of the most successiful amid the Nvidia GeForce series and this card perfectly reflects it. The large box in which it comes contains video cables, VGA/DVI converter plug for the newest monitors, installation CD with drivers and some programs and utilities that honestly I've never even looked at. The card only was well worth the price. I doubt these are still available but they can be found on ebay from time to time, the most common have 64MB of RAM but be sure, if you're getting one, that you get the model with 128MB (or even better 256), it mounts on AGP slot and it has VGA, s-video and composite video output. Of course it is now widely outdated but if you have an old PC on which you still want to play decent games (last games played were SW Republic Commando, The Sims 2, GTA San Andreas, SWAT 4, Half-Life 2, they all run smoothly) I think this is one of the most appropriate video card. I rate this videocard high because considering its age it can still be used for decent computer gaming (not of course the very latest ones but neither too old titles) but keep in mind that as all the video cards with a cooling fan they can after time start to make noises... when that time comes, you can either try to substitute the fan or get another card. Later on GeForce produced models with a different cooling system that blow the hot air outside the computer. These are called OATES - Outside Thermal Exhaust System - (ie. "ABIT Siluro GF4 Ti4200 OTES"). Slightly harder to find but more reliable since the standard cooling fan on the GeForce4 cards easily brake down.
___________________________________ A FEW WORDS ON THE GEFORCE4 Ti SERIES
The GeForce4 Ti (NV25) was launched in April 2002 and was a revision of the GeForce 3 (NV20). It was very similar to its predecessor; the main differences were higher core and memory clock rates, a revised memory controller (known as Lightspeed Memory Architecture II), an additional vertex shader (the vertex and pixel shaders were now known as nFinite FX Engine II), hardware anti-aliasing (Accuview AA), and DVD playback.] Proper dual-monitor support was also brought over from the GeForce 2 MX. The GeForce4 Ti outperformed the older GeForce 3 by a significant margin. The competing ATI Radeon 8500 was generally faster than the GeForce 3 line, but was overshadowed by the GeForce 4 Ti in every area other than price and more advanced pixel shader (1.4) support. ATI had planned to develop a refresh to the 8500 to rival the GeForce 4 Ti, the 8500XT (R250), but ended up abandoning it to concentrate on the DirectX 9.0 compliant Radeon 9700.
The Ti4200 falls in the Mid-Range GeForce4 series GPUs_________________ MORE TECH DETAILS I/O Interface: