Asus V8420 Deluxe GF4 Ti4200

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Asus V8420 Deluxe GeForce 4 Ti 4200 Review
A Ti 4200 For Gamers & Video Aficionados...

By - Robert Maloney
October 16, 2002


Next, we ran MadOnion's 3DMark2001 SE (Build 330) at the benchmark's default resolution of 1024x768, at 1280x1024 and at 1600x1200. 3DMark2001 uses the "MaxFX" gaming engine, from the aforementioned Max Payne, to simulate an actual in-game environment. Like Comanche 4, 3DMark2001 also makes use of DirectX 8 Pixel and Vertex shaders. If you've ever looked at 3DMark2001's detailed results, you've seen that this benchmark is broken up into groups of "High" and "Low" quality tests. The final score is generated by taking the results of these tests and adding them together using this formula:
  • (Game 1 Low Detail + Game 2 Low Detail + Game 3 Low Detail) x 10 + (Game 1 High Detail + Game 2 High Detail + Game 3 High Detail + Game 4) x 20
MadOnion 3D Mark 2001 SE
Synthetic DirectX 8 Goodness

Respectable scores throughout, and the highest we have seen since upgrading this particular test machine to a P4 2.26. If we took way the numbers, you would see we could have used the same graph for all three tests. The performance delta is almost identical between any two cards, in any of the graphs. We like that, it shows consistency in this benchmark routine.

Anti-Aliasing Tests @ 2X:


Anti-Aliasing Tests @ 4X:

You may notice that 1600x1200 graphs were omitted for each round of Anti-aliasing testing. It's not that we got lazy, but these graphs had almost nothing to show. Each graph only had the Ti 4600 and the Asus Ti 4200 posting valid scores, as the three others could not produce scores, or gave us bogus results. Here we see the Ti4600 at the top, the two 4200s next in line, followed by the GeForce 3 and a the Radeon 8500LE. Using both 2xAA and 4xAA, the Asus V8420 maintained a marginal lead at 1024x768 over every card except the Ti4600, but really pulled away from the rest of the pack at 1280x1024 and above. As we mentioned earlier, it was also one of only two cards that could properly run this benchmark routine at 1600x1200 with AA enabled.

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Tags:  Asus, F4, GF, UX

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