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The Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti 4600
The NV25 hits retail shelves!

By - Marco Chiappetta
March 20, 2002 

Unfortunately, being exposed to so much high-end hardware has left us feeling unsatisfied with running most products at their default clockspeeds, no matter how fast it is!  The Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti 4600 is exactly the type of product we like to take to the edge.  So what did we do to remedy the situation? We overclocked it, of course.

Overclocking with the Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti 4600
Pushing Hardware to its Limits!

 

By default, the Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti 4600's core is clocked at 300MHz. and the memory is clocked at 650MHz. DDR (325MHz. x 2), but knowing there is always some "headroom", we jacked things up to 315MHz. core / 710MHz. memory and ran 3D Mark 2001 SE again.  As you can see we didn't gain a monumental amount of performance by overclocking the GeForce 4 Ti 4600, but the increase was measurable.  We suspect that coupled with a faster processor or higher bus speed, the gain would have been more significant.

Overall, our experience with the Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti 4600 was a very pleasurable one.  If you sit back and think about it, the GeForce 4 Ti 4600 is a major step forward.  The card not only offers far superior performance over the last generation of cards in most situations, but it also brings more features and image quality enhancements to the table as well.  Besides the major performance hit when Anisotropic filtering was enabled, the only drawback that comes to mind with the GeForce 4 Ti 4600, is the price.  This is one case however, where you DO get what you pay for.  We compared the $375 Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti 4600 to an ATi Radeon 8500LE powered card from Apollo graphics that retails for just under $185, and as the numbers clearly showed, in many cases the GeForce 4 Ti 4600 offered double the performance.  It is up to the individual consumer to decide whether or not they need the kind of power the Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti 4600 provides.  As far as this reviewer is concerned, if you've got the budget and are looking for a powerful gaming card, there is no better choice.  Based on it's exemplary performance and top-notch build quality we give the Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti 4600 a HotHardware Heat Meter rating of...

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