Abit Siluro GeForce 4 Ti 4600!

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Abit's Siluro GeForce 4 Ti 4600
Does Abit's Overclocking Legacy Live On?

By - Robert Maloney
June 6, 2002

The GeForce 4 series by Nvidia is indisputably the most powerful line of video cards available on the market today. At the top of the line is the GeForce 4 Titanium 4600, but this comes with a hefty price tag. A number of companies, both well and lesser known, have jumped on the bandwagon to offer their own versions using this chipset. Aside from aesthetic differences, how can the customer decide which of these are worth his or her hard earned spending money?

Right on the heels of reviewing Abit?s Siluro GeForce 4 Ti 4200,  I got a chance to look at the flagship Abit Siluro GF4 Ti 4600 as well. In that last review, I remarked about how well the card performed, especially in the overclocking department. Abit has a well-deserved reputation for building PC components, with an eye on getting the most out of them. My question was then, would this card live up to the expectations set by the Ti 4200 and would it provide enough bang for the buck to differentiate it from other Ti 4600 models.

Specifications and Features of the Abit Siluro GeForce4 Ti 4600
Abit's Flagship Shows Off?


Abit Siluro GeForce4 Ti 4600

  • 300MHz GeForce 4 Ti GPU
  • 15-pin VGA, S-Video In/Out, DVI-I
  • 256-bit Graphics Architecture
  • AGP Interface ? 4x/2x support

Nvidia nfiniteFX II Engine:

  • Dual programmable Vertex Shaders, faster Pixel Shaders

Lightspeed Memory Architecture II:

  • With 128-bit DDR Lightspeed Memory Architecture II provides nearly double the memory bandwidth of GeForce3.

Accuview Antialiasing Engine:

  • High-performance and stunning visual quality at high frame rates.

Output Jacks:

  • Standard 15-pin VGA
  • S-video jack
  • DVI-I port

Cooling solution:

  • on-board active heat-sink cooling fan

memory heatsinks on front and back



  • Controller: NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600
  • Memory 128MB DDR SDRAM
  • Core Clock 300MHz
  • Memory Clock 650MHz
  • 350MHz internal RAMDAC
  • API Support Direct-X, Open GL ICD for Windows
  • Connectors VGA, DVI, S-Video In/Out
  • 4.8 Billion Texels/sec Fill Rate
  • 136 Million Vertices/sec
  • 10.4 GB/sec memory bandwidth

Features at a Glance:

  • AGP 4x compatible with fast writes
  • 256-bit 3D and 2D graphics accelerator
  • NVIDIA nView display technologies
  • Lightspeed Memory Architecture II
  • Accuview Antialiasing
  • High Definition Video Processing Engine
  • TV Out connector
  • DVI connector

Package Contains:

  • Abit Siluro GeForce4 Ti 4600 Graphics Card
  • Comprehensive Installation Manual
  • Installation CD with NVIDIA Drivers, DirectX, Abit SiluroDVD, 3Deep, and Graphic Max.
  • S-video out cable, Mini Din to S-Video and RCA adapter, RCA cable, and a DVI-I to VGA adapter.


No HotHardware review would be complete without checking out the rest of the bundle. What we found inside the box were the installation manual, which we found to be complete, thorough and easy to read, a driver CD with Nvidia drivers and DirectX files, 3Deep Color, which is a monitor calibration utility used mostly with playing 3D games, Graphic Max, an overclocking utility that we opted not to use, and Abit?s own DVD player aptly named SiluroDVD. Finally three cables, as well as a DVI-I to VGA adapter were also included. At this price point (roughly $400), I was hoping to find something extra or special, maybe even a game for junkies like me but to no avail.

Setup and Screen Shots 

Tags:  GeForce, 460, force, Abit

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