Unlike this whole roundup, the conclusion will be a bit on the shorter side. All these GeForce 4 Ti4200 cards are great, even better than great. An average, even an advanced user would be happy with any of them. This is why we formed our opinion based on the price of the cards as well.
The best model on the test was Leadtek A250LE TD, because of its high quality and performance (and overclockability), and also because of its good price. It ships with a good software bundle, and the new series of cards, that is selling now, has even better memory and processor series, so it is even more ready for raising clock speeds (did someone say Ti4600?). After Leadtek, in the 128MB class are ASUS and Microstar. The V8420 series of cards didn’t surprise us very much – we expected that level of quality from ASUS. The pleasant surprise was only the price, which is not much higher than for, let’s say, the Chaintech model. MSI G4Ti4200 is a lonely sample in this roundup. In case you manage to get a card like this, we highly recommend it.
Of course, we shouldn’t forget about Microstar’s LiveUpdate, software that will, in a couple of minutes, upgrade the versions of drivers and BIOS of your card. It was a pleasant experience even for us, who install various versions of drivers and BIOS manually every day, to just connect to the internet, and only restart the system a couple of minutes later. Additionally, Microstar also offers a good software bundle.
Roundup : 11 GeForce 4 Ti 4200's
Posted on Saturday, Sep 21 2002 @ 16:58 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Bench House has reviewed 11 GeForce 4 Ti 4200 cards ! :