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eVGA GeForce Ti4600 a good value?

By AllRoy
Mar 5, 2002
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  1. eVGA Ti4600 worth it?

    What do you all think? Is it worth it to try this card for their step up program?:confused:
     
  2. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 382

    i must say no... i just don't believe that the ti4600 is worth the price as it is not much better than the geforce3ti500
     
  3. DaveSylvia

    DaveSylvia TS Rookie Posts: 127

    I agree that the Geforce 4 Ti4600 is not worth the price. However, it is significantly better than the Geforce 3 Ti500. In the past, the newer generation would only surpass older cards by about 10-20%. The Geforce 4 Ti4600 surpasses the GeForce 3 Ti 500 by about 20% to 50%, and that, as Anandtech states, is "without even turning on anti-aliasing".

    http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.html?i=1583&p=1

    As for which card has the best price/performance ratio I don't know. I'm personally saving up to get the Geforce 4 Ti4400. I tend to purchase video cards that are in the $250-$300 range.
     
  4. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 382

    maybe you are right, but as far as i know, some pleople get only 40 fps in mohaa with details at max...
    and no game has full directx8.1 support... so u shouldn't get a ti 4600 right away (i believe that is my point)
     
  5. ss1

    ss1 TS Rookie Posts: 106

    I'm still waiting for the ti4200's appear :).



    ss1.
     
  6. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 382

    well, if those ti4200's r better than the geforce 3ti500 and cost about the same, that would seem the best preformance/cost solution
     
  7. AllRoy

    AllRoy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    I think this is a pretty cool deal though:

    Link
     
  8. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 382

    yeah, it is a great deal, i'm impressed
     
  9. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 794

    I think they are a waste of money since no game uses all of DirectX 8.1 Features properly yet, so nothing will be better except maybe your 3d Mark.

    And don't even think about getting a GF4MX as they are slower than a GF3Ti200, as they are nearly a GF2MX.
     
  10. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Yip, that is a good deal.

    The only way I have been able to do stuff like that is either by being great friends with some PC store and having someone who understands how often I must upgrade, or by selling bits and pieces to friends.

    Otherwise, you wind up with a hole in your wallet and a whole pile of components that you have no home for. Until, perhaps, you build another machine. Oh, man! Another one! I don't have room for this!

    I'd say that this a great deal, and that more hardware venders and shops should impliment this kind of model. In the end, everyone wins because the vendors get to resell the older cards to your more budget customers.

    Of course, someone has to do something to sell you a graphics card worth that amount of money!
     
  11. T-Shirt

    T-Shirt TS Rookie Posts: 329

    eVGA Ti4600 worth it?

    Step-up Sounds like a good deal, but it does say "eVGA reserves the right to end... wat anytime without notice" sort of a weak warranty!
    The card it self seem really nice, and heatpipe cooler sound pretty trick too> But $400 is more than I would pay
     
     
  12. AllRoy

    AllRoy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    I just wish there was somekind of review around!!
     
  13. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate TS Rookie Posts: 321

    Best graphics card on the market!?!?

     
  14. Xerak

    Xerak TS Rookie Posts: 24

    Toms Hardware has a preview of the Asus, Leadtek and Creative Geforce 4 ti4600s. The Leadtek cooling solution ownz, huge heatsink with 2 fans. If only i could afford one
     
  15. AllRoy

    AllRoy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    I still like the eVGA cooling solution...(hmmm Copper pipe) but it is still hard to say without some good data!
     
  16. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 794

    The only real reason to buy one is to play in real high resolutions :-

    i.e. 1600x1200

    or to play with Anti-aliasing turned on. The new GF4 AA looks pretty good - wonder where they ripped that from ... let me see - 3dfx springs to mind.
     
  17. Tawhid 1

    Tawhid 1 TS Rookie Posts: 59

    I will not buy i will win gf4.
     
  18. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    I REALLY wish you would quit talking about this.

    But continue to post at your own will!!!
     
  19. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 1,145

    Well you better get busy learning how to improve your posts. One line replies to jack-up your post count won't do it!

    What it takes to win... "The Contest"
     
  20. AllRoy

    AllRoy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Was anyone duped by eVGA with the Ti200 fiasco??
     
  21. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Do you have any info on the subject ?
     
  22. AllRoy

    AllRoy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Their Ti200 had 3.3ns memory but it hit a wall at 460MHz, when 3.3ns is rated up to 600MHz. eVGA was very good about returning their money. I just wonder if history might repeat itself with their Ti4600.
     
  23. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 875

    Im starting to like the GF4 more and more everyday. My work recently got one in and I have played around with it. It is a very fast card. I know that if I didnt own an Xbox I would have one on order.

    I get a new video card every year. This is my reality. I know that I will have a GF4 eventually. I usually try to wait for the price to drop but lately as soon as something is released I buy it.

    My GF3 is fine. It is plenty fast and works great. Here is my arguement why I should buy a GF4. I love AA. It is my most favorite technology in computer image. I will pay for AA. I have an 18" LCD that runs at 1280x1024 for everything. The more speed the better. At 1280x1024 4X AA is impossible in most games. 2X or Quncunx works good but it isnt great. 4X isnt that great either but its better than the other options. So, if I can get a vid card that will be blazing fast at 1280x1024 with 4X AA Im all over it.

    That is my reasoning.
     
  24. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,540   +321

    Going straight to the question... eVGA GeForce Ti4600 a good value?

    Not at all, Ti4600 boards aren't in the market for people looking for value but all the performance money can buy :D
     
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