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Postby Nhawk on Fri Nov 29, 2002 2:24 pm

If anyone purchased the Ti4200 card in Best Buy, what is the speed of the memory? (is it 4ns)
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Re: Asylum BFG Ti4200

Postby BuddhaTB on Fri Nov 29, 2002 2:54 pm

Nhawk wrote:If anyone purchased the Ti4200 card in Best Buy, what is the speed of the memory? (is it 4ns)

It should be 4ns since this Ti4200 runs 128MB DDR. The 128MB versions of the Ti4200 have memory default speeds of 450MHz, while the 64MB versions have default memory speeds of 500MHz.
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Postby BillyG on Sat Nov 30, 2002 5:07 am

I bought one today - and its the same card as the Visiontek 128mb Ti4200. BFG has several Visiontek employees working for them now. I hope they can stay in business with deals like this.

Im kind of disapointed with the performance, the extra memory doesnt help the card out using the regular core/memory settings.

I used 3Dmark2001 and at 1024x768 32bit the MFG scored a 6651 (Athlon 1200, 512mb). But my PNY Ti4200 with 64mb of 500mhz memory scored a 6656 using the same settings.

I heard you can really overclock this card with no problems and I will "crank it up" tommorow and see what it can do. It's still a good deal, for the price of a Geforce4MX you cant beat it.

(PS: sorry for talking about video cards on a CDRom msg base, then again we all play games too!)
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Postby Sweet-Leaf on Sat Nov 30, 2002 10:50 pm

I picked one up at Best Buy. Can't really comment on my 3d marks performance, as I am severely CPU limited. But I've got mine running at 300 core, 550 memory with no problems at all.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Sat Nov 30, 2002 11:30 pm

How's the cooling on the BFG Ti4200's?
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Postby BillyG on Sun Dec 01, 2002 7:20 am

Basic enough fan, no heatsinks on the memory.

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I found out I had 2 month old Nvidia drivers and so I went to thier website and downloaded/installed new ones. My 3DMark2001 scores JUMPED from 6651 to 7322 with the regular core/clock settings! (yikes!)

Then I raised the core/clock settings to 275 core, 500 memory .. my score went to 7596 with NO problems. And the card worked fine with all the games I played (Unreal Tournament 2003 Demo - Quake III, High Heat Baseball 2003) Looked beautiful.

With these settings the memory got very hot to the touch. After all that spanking I moved everything back to the default settings, I didnt want to burn this new baby up.

I need to find a place on-line where I can order some memory heatsinks, I bet I could push the card even higher with them.
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Postby Dartman on Sun Dec 01, 2002 3:16 pm

I have one of those in the VisionTek version, probably means my warranty is no good now:( It has the same heatsink on it too. It started making noise recently and the damned thing was glued on. I popped of a surface mount resister trying to get it off to replace it, finally just replaced the fan parts and resoldered on the resister (wheew)
It been a fine card so far, looks nice, was cheap after they price matched when they lowered it, and all my games now work.
It didn't like my old Asus a7v133 baord though, too much current draw and heat for it, replaced it with a MSI KT3 Ultra aru and all those problems disappeared, everything else but the memory is the same as before.
So as long as your Board can handle the draw and you have a good power supply you'll really like it, just pick up a extra heatsink for when the little fan goes south ;)
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Postby BillyG on Sun Dec 01, 2002 4:11 pm

From what I have read Visiontek is in receivership and looking for new owners. Their warranties are supposed to be still good - that might not last for long. I hope they can survive, their cards have disapeared off the shelves. I read that BFG may have some financial backing from Nivdia and I hope they can survive too. We have had a too many graphic card companies come and go.

I felt the same way a few years ago when I bought a new STB Velocity (16mb Riva TNT - thought it was a badass card!) and then a couple months later STB got bought out by Voodoo. After that they stopped supporting any of the older cards with Nvidia chipsets.
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