At first glance,
the Ti 4600 model didn?t appear to be much different from
the Ti 4200, except for the obvious difference in length. On
GeForce 4 Ti 4600 cards, almost all of the capacitors are
placed at the very end of the card, which has caused a few
problems with a handful of motherboards, including some
versions of the EPoX 8KHA+. On top of the GPU we found the
same Heatsink/Fan that was on the Ti 4200 model but when we
removed it, we found that the thermal paste underneath was
not completely covering the GPU, a fault which we quickly
This model comes
with 128Mb of 2.8ns DDR memory, cooled on the front by
fin-type heatsinks, and by plates on the back of the card.
This extra cooling is not necessary but since the RAM chips
are running at 650MHz, it?s a nice bonus (and we were
expecting to run this even higher when we got to using
Coolbits for some overclocking). On the bracket, we found
the standard 15-pin VGA and S-Video connectors, as well as a
DVI-I port, for those of you with Flat Screen monitors.
A Little Something
For the Gamers...
was done over the Memorial Day Weekend, we decided to give
some shout-outs to the men in our military. Thanks guys. I
just read a great quote on the Korean War Memorial in D.C.
that went ?Freedom is not Free.? So for this review, I
thought I would include a few pics of our famed ?Comanche?
attack helicopter in action, from the demo version of
Here we have a
nice side shot, and then one where it is kicking some
bad-guy butt. I shot these at 1024X768, 32-bit color, with
4xAA enabled, and this was still moving along at a good
I then took two
more from Jedi Knight 2, which I am hoping to start using
for some benchmarking in the near future. I don?t have
anything to reference them against yet, but at 1600x1200, I
was getting frame rates in the high 80?s with the Abit GF4
Setup, Quake 3 With and Without AA and Anisotropic Filtering