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Product: Gainward GeForce 4 Ti 4600 Ultra 750 Golden Sample
Company: Gainward
Website: http://www.gainward.de
Estimated Street Price:
$399.99
Review By:
Alex Harris

 

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: GeForce 4 Ti4600 Ultra 750 Golden Sample Technical Info
3: GeForce 4 Ti4600 Ultra 750 Golden Sample Technical Info 2
4: GeForce 4 Ti4600 Ultra 750 Golden Sample Refresh Rates & Image Quality
5:
Conclusion

    Refresh Rates

Here is a table of Refresh rates at different resolutions that are usable with this card:

Resolution

256 Colour

64k Colour

16.7M Colour

640x480

60-240 Hz

60-240 Hz

60-240 Hz

800x600

60-240 Hz

60-240 Hz

60-240 Hz

1024x768

60-240 Hz

60-240 Hz

60-200 Hz

1152x864

60-200 Hz

60-200 Hz

60-170 Hz

1280x960

60-170 Hz

60-170 Hz

60-150 Hz

1280x1024

60-170 Hz

60-170 Hz

60-150 Hz

1600x900

60-150 Hz

60-150 Hz

60-120 Hz

1600x1200

60-120 Hz

60-120 Hz

60-100 Hz

1920x1080

60-100 Hz

60-100 Hz

60-85 Hz

1920x1200

60-100 Hz

60-100 Hz

60-85 Hz

1920x1440

60-85 Hz

60-85 Hz

60-75 Hz

2048x1536

60-75 Hz

60-75 Hz

60-75 Hz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image Quality

So after we have talked about all the technical information inside the card, I think the real test is to actually play some games and visually see what the games look like. The games I will actually test the games are Neverwinter Nights, Serious Sam and Morrowind. I choose these games because it is a nice variety of games that cater to most of peoples playing styles and also because they have different graphics levels.

 

Serious Sam

 This game runs like a dream with absolutely no slowdown at all, even when you get loads of monsters loading on the screen. The graphics look great set to maximum and the water looks as good as can be expected. Although this game wasnít tested while I had my GeForce 2 card in, the graphics still look good. I was almost expecting the game to slow down when I bumped the graphics up because that is what it use to do in games with the GeForce 2 card in, but with this it handled it with ease and without even looking like slowing down.

 

Neverwinter Nights

Although I didnít like Baldurís Gate that much I do love Neverwinter Nights. The game ran alright with my GeForce 2 card in but it didnít do the game justice because I couldnít run it full detail and with all the water effects etc on. After installing the Gainward card I did notice that the image was looking a bit crisper and also the water effects looked lovely. No slow down at all and quite comfortable. The only thing I did find is that it did hang once, but I am not sure if that is down to the software configuration or the card. I am guessing it is a software problem because I think I moved the sound quality level up as well.

 

Asheronís Call

Although this game is a few years old and you the graphics arenít as cutting edge as more recent games I have noticed a slight improvement with the game. The only issue I have found is that when I first log into the game that sometimes the graphics goes a bit screwy, as in the green, yellow and magenta arenít over top of each other. It is as if there is no magenta and the screen is dominated by the green and the icons are squashed together. After exiting and re-entering the game the problem fixes itself. Once again I am not sure that it is down to the card or just the software configuration I am using.

 

Morrowind

When I first got this game I was first amazed by the graphics I got on my GeForce 2 card, but was disappointed by the slow down that you got outside. My jaw just dropped though when I saw it running on someone elseís machine with a Ti4600. With the Gainward card it runs a lot better and smoother with excellent water effects. The only downside is that the water almost looks as if it doesnít really belong by giving it a very silvery look, but once again I think that is down to the game itself rather than the card.

 

What Comes in the Box?

 

Here is a list of items that comes included in the box:

 

  • Gainward GeForce 4 Ultra/750 XP Graphics Card
  • 2 DVI to VGA adaptors
  • 3 Port Firewire Daughter Card
  • Firewire cable
  • S-Video Cable
  • Gainward Power CD (VGA Driver, VGA BIOS Flash Utility, Expertool, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Userís Manual)
  • WinDVD Software
  • WinProducer (Real-time MPEG Ĺ software video encoder)
  • Serious Sam Game
  • Quick start guide

 

 

 

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