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RDR
02-06-2002, 08:35 PM
http://www.tomshardware.com/graphic/02q1/020206/index.html
http://www.hardocp.com/reviews/vidcards/nvidia/gf234/index.html

The Geforce 4 Ti series looks fantastic....

The GF4MX is disappointing...it's basically a GF2MX with a faster clock & more memory bandwidth(in some case) - it lacks the features of even the GF3 series - no DX8 support - no vertex shaders, no pixel shaders.

Based on the fact that the low end GF4 Ti is supposed to sell for 199US - the GF4MX will have to be pretty cheap.

So if a GF4Ti4200 is supposed to sell for 199US - What do you think a GF3Ti500 will be worth in a few weeks?

Wiggo
02-06-2002, 08:46 PM
Been readin' the TT Web News (http://www.tweaktown.com/news.php) hey? :?:
Well the MX isn't supose to compete with the Ti version but it sure gives the GF3 Ti200 a hurry up and the GF3 Ti's should drop like nobodies business. But those GF4 Ti's really pump along though. :smokin:
<center>:cheers:</center>

RDR
02-06-2002, 09:03 PM
Been readin' the TT Web News (http://www.tweaktown.com/news.php) hey? :?:
B]

Actually - it was Anandtech's web news - same idea.
I was surprised to see no one had started a thread yet :eek:

infielder6
02-07-2002, 07:01 AM
Hey, RDR if the geforce 4 is supposed to sell at $199 US what do you think that will be in Canadian currency... I'm not good at making monetary conversions and what not... : party ha

infielder6
02-07-2002, 07:41 AM
oh and does anyone one know when it will be shipping to canada, what companies are going to be using it (ie asus). thanks for the nfo ... it sounds like a really good deal to be getting a gf4 ti 4200 for only $199 us

Beefy
02-07-2002, 07:54 AM
if you checked out some of the reviews and stuff around, you could find out most of that info.. and a lot of the info is still up in the air a little, so good luck trying to find all the canadian info...

Bahamut Zer0
02-07-2002, 08:57 AM
I think ill get one...
then again, i said that when the gf2 and the gf3 was released...
still, wishful thinking never hurt anyone...

I only wonder what ATi have up their sleeve....

Beefy
02-07-2002, 09:07 AM
a Radeon 9500? :)

Anonymous
02-07-2002, 03:15 PM
Haven't had a chance to review many reviews yet. But the specs of the GF4 Ti range look like they'll offer similar image quality just added juice which will enable us to run at very high res without reducing FPS too much.

Can't wait to get me one! :)

JealousMidget
02-07-2002, 03:23 PM
For those of us still using GF2 cards, things are looking pretty good. : party ha Looks like the cheap GF4Ti is spanking the GF3Ti500. I guess patience is a virtue. :clap:

Anonymous
02-07-2002, 04:01 PM
Yep, as I predicted - Take a look at these benchmarks and see how the GF4 can really shine!

http://www.nvnews.net/previews/geforce4/page_2.shtml

MySTiCuSS
02-07-2002, 05:37 PM
Yeah the geforce 4 line up looks really promising!

Albinus
02-07-2002, 05:53 PM
nVidia have obviously learnt that not everyone has A$1200 for a video card at launch - the top GF4 is only A$800, and will drop quickly I imagine ;)

MySTiCuSS
02-07-2002, 05:57 PM
I hope it will drop! Maybe go for a geforce 3 ti500

Anonymous
02-07-2002, 06:16 PM
I just found this review if ya interested.

http://gamespot.com/gshw/stories/flat/0,12880,2845978,00.html

infielder6
02-07-2002, 07:44 PM
I checked the gamespot review last night and they say that the gf4 ti 4200 won't be released until april... another waiting game oh well. i guess i'll have to wait a few more months for Max Payne to look great :shoot3:

RDR
02-07-2002, 07:58 PM
I think ill get one...
then again, i said that when the gf2 and the gf3 was released...
still, wishful thinking never hurt anyone...

I only wonder what ATi have up their sleeve....
Monday, January 14, 2002

ATI R300 details out - 1:01 pm EST - MrB
Here's the latest rumours provided by Fudo at The Inquirer. Nothing new IMO except their opinion that'll it will take nvidia's nv25 big time.


ATI WILL TAKE Nvidia on big time by introducing an R300 that will have DirectX 9 support.
The card is an NV25 killer while ATI's lower market model the RV 250 which many assumed to be an NV17 killer now has large speed advantages over Nvidia's offering.
While clock speeds are still under waraps, the RV250 will be spawned from the R200, currently branded as the Radeon 8500.

Whle Nvidia is readying its cards for launch in the next fortnight or so, as revealed on Friday, it is still to finish its work to take advantage of DirectX 9.

Samples of the R300 will go to ATI partners in the next two weeks and R&D teams are preparing their card designs.


sounds like impressive hardware - but hardware has never been a problem with ATi - it's just delivering bug free drivers that take advantage of the hardwares capabilities

RDR
02-07-2002, 08:04 PM
Hey, RDR if the geforce 4 is supposed to sell at 9 US what do you think that will be in Canadian currency... I'm not good at making monetary conversions and what not... : party ha

you're probably looking at $300-325 cdn to start with - prices ususally start to drop shortly after the initail release

I've read on a few sites though, that nVidia hasn't fully decided whether the Ti4200 will be a go or not

I guess the $199US price tag is too close to the $179US high end MX model - I can see their point - It's all about making $$$'s
Who would buy an MX for 179 If you can get a Ti4200 for 199?

If it does get released you can bet it will be the last in the family of 6 to see daylight :(

RDR
02-07-2002, 08:08 PM
I hope it will drop! Maybe go for a geforce 3 ti500

appearantly the GF3's are supposed to disappear from store shelves as soon as the GF4 family start's to ship - I can see why - If they're trying to cover the whole range of PC users with their 6 cards - they don't want some cut-rate GF3's (which are technically superior to the GF4MX series) hanging around to hinder sales.

Anonymous
02-08-2002, 10:54 AM
Did you guys seen those swanky looking heatsinks on the new
Gf4 cards ??/ Im excited !!

Hughesey
02-08-2002, 01:01 PM
yeah gf4mx is pretty disapointing, although insanely fast (beating a gf3 ti200 in the MX460 model) for a souped up GF2

The gf4ti is what Im after

Bahamut Zer0
02-08-2002, 06:30 PM
I yearn for the day ATi release the 'Golden' Drivers. ie- ones that work.

Current-day Raedons are pretty good, just horrible drivers.

Lets hope ATi are aware of this.

zeradul
02-08-2002, 07:01 PM
Uhh, wtf?

The GF4 Ti4600 will hit markets at $399..........
http://www.bestbuy.com/ComputersPeripherals/details.asp?e=11099619&m=488&cat=521&scat=522

Thats about $650 canadian

zeradul
02-08-2002, 07:17 PM
And ATI's got nothin..... If they weren't way behind in the race, they wouldn't have released their 8500 EIGHT months after the GF3... a card that TIED (and LOST at high res) to NVidia's 8 month old technology.....

I'm glad ATI is hanging in there, but They can't compete with this...

Hehe have you seen NVidia's new slogan???


Every Pixel; Every Platform

MySTiCuSS
02-09-2002, 03:00 AM
Maybe I will buy a geforce 4!

Shepps
02-09-2002, 04:39 AM
When you say that GF3 wont be on selves, does that mean they will go up or down in price, i was kinda hoping that i could pick up a cheap gf3 Ti 200 cus the GF4 mx dont look that gd.....

Onyx
02-09-2002, 08:13 AM
Since detailed specs of the Ti4200 haven't really been released yet, I'm guessing nVidia would be making them just a tad slower than GF3 Ti500s. No point having intra-company product rivalry.

We'll have to wait and see....