V8420 Deluxe Geforce4 Ti4200 128MB DDR
by David, 26 January 2002
the power of the Radeon 9700 from ATI, the current speed king of
graphics cards, and the impending arrival of the GeforceFX from
nVidia, the top end of the graphics card market looks all set. Of
course, this would only be viable if your wallet is deep enough
to handle these expensive pieces of circuit boards and silicon.
What about the budget user? What about us everyday Joes who want
decent performance out of our gaming machines, but don't have the
financial ability to buy the top-of-the-line solutions? The answer
lies in nVidia's Ti4200-based graphics cards, as prices have dropped
to extremely affordable levels, well within reach of every average
computer geek out there.
as most Geforce4 series cards are all built based on the reference
nVidia design, nearly all manufacturers produce graphics cards which
perform on par with each other in the same specifications range.
How then is the user to choose the best graphics card for him or
herself? True, the non-hardware-geek type user might not care, so
long as it works. The hardware-geek type person, however, in my
opinion, will look towards some other criteria:
has become somewhat of a trend in the past months, with more and
more manufacturers looking to sweeten the package so that it appeals
to potential buyers.
is one of many competing hardware manufacturers that have a stake
in the graphics card market. While being more known for their top
quality motherboards, they also produce some fairly impressive graphics
cards to boot, one of them being the Asus V8420 Deluxe Geforce4
Ti4200 128MB DDR graphics card.
monster is huge, about the size of a typical Geforce4 Ti4600 card,
while sporting a nice deep purple PCB and swank gold-colored GPU
heatsink. We had the chance to check out this sweet piece of equipment,
courtesy of the dudes at Asus's Malaysian office, thanks mates!
check out the specifications on this beauty.