GeForce4 Launch Details

Discussion in 'Architecture and Products' started by Dave Baumann, Feb 11, 2002.

  1. Dave Baumann

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    Guys,

    I've just updated our GF4 tech preview article with the details I gained from the recent Euro GF4 launch - theres a few nuggest in there that you may find interesting.

    See it here.
     
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    Interesting...
     
  3. John Reynolds

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    I'm curious as to what speed of DDR will be on the Ti4200 boards, since if the chip is anything like the Ti200s were it'll be quite the overclocker.
     
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    I'm very interested in the 4200 as well. I can't imagine anyone wanting a MX460 when the Ti4200 will be so close in price. Seems that the 4200 and MX440 will be the volume chips of this release.

    edit: Good grief, can you imagine how big a SLI Ti4600 board would be, considering how big the single chip board already is???

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    What graphic chips has Quantum3d been using for their various solutions since 3dfx went under?
     
  6. Dave Baumann

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    Qunatum have been using a supply of VSA-100's they have for their multi-chip products, but NVIDIA products are probably primarily used when a single card is all that is required. Quantum3D already sold various configurations with NVIDIA cards in even before 3dfx went under.
     
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    Ahh ok. Stating the obvious here, but I would imagine its primarly to compete with ATI's FireGL card and to supply Quantum3d with technology.

    I wonder if NVIDIA has a final reference PCB already designed for a multi-chip setup, or if they would be leaving that work to the board maker.

    I would love to take a peek at one hehe.
     
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    Hahaha.. I forgot we have a front page again. I suppose I should check it more often now.
     
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    Hmmm. 2 chip "XBox Arcade" machine? I think that would compete *quite* nicely with Naomi 2. :grin:

    - JavaJones
     
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    Yikes! Never gave that one thought. Very interesting idea there...
     
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    From this pic you could get the idea that NV is stopping the GF2/3, but this http://www.nvidia.com/docs/lo/962/SUPP/NV_LC_02.05.02B.pdf (2 MB) shows that they still have the GF3 TI200 and the GF2MX (and of course the TNT2M64)

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    I suspect that second link showing the GeForce3 is out of date. You'll notice the second pdf that shows the GeForce3 Ti-200 as part of the line-up, does not show a GeForce4 Ti-4200 on there at all.

    Someone at nVidia must have decided that ATI would have owned the (probably lucrative) $200 price bracket if it was the GeForece3 Ti vs. the Radeon 8500. So nVidia decided to scrap the GeForce3 entirely, and introduce a "low end" GeForce4 Ti instead.
     
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