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Gf4 4400 Vs 4600

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Cupe|ix

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Why is the 4600 over a $100 more expensive, when I've heard it's clocked like 25mhz higher than a 4400?

Is it really much better? Or would it be better to go with a 4400 and just overclock it?
 

Overclocker550

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get the cheaper card. the $100 more for 25 more MHz has to do with yields. dont expect to get any overclock though, otherwise it would have been the 300MHz already. if it didnt make 300MHz, it wont
 

-Exi|e-

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Ok, i've found this but for Visiontek cards only, other companies could have there cards clocked higher or lower.

Ti4600

Specifications
- Controller: NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600
- Bus Type AGP
- Memory 128MB DDR
- Core Clock 300MHz
- Memory Clock 650MHz DDR memory
- RAMDAC 350MHz
- Vertical Refresh See Chart on other side
- API Support Direct-X®, Open GL ICD®
for Windows
- Connectors VGA, DVI, TV In/Out
- 1.23 trillion operations/sec.
- 136 Million triangles/sec setup
- 10.4GB/second memory bandwidth


Ti4400

Specifications
- Controller: NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4400
- Bus Type AGP
- Memory 128MB DDR
- Core Clock 275MHz
- Memory Clock 550MHz DDR memory
- RAMDAC 350MHz RAMDAC
- Vertical Refresh See Chart on other side
- API Support Direct-X®, Open GL ICD®
for Windows
- Connectors VGA, S-Video, DVI
- 1.16 trillion operations/sec.
- 125 Million triangles/sec setup
- 8.8GB/second memory bandwidth


Theres only a 25Mhz difference on the core between the two but for the memory its a little different. Theres a 100Mhz difference between the 4600 and the 4400.
 

-Exi|e-

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Overclocker550 said:
get the cheaper card. the $100 more for 25 more MHz has to do with yields. dont expect to get any overclock though, otherwise it would have been the 300MHz already. if it didnt make 300MHz, it wont

I dont agree with you. Look at the GeForce 3's. I have a GF3 Ti200 and its clocked at 220/500, its not as high as it could be. It can easily make 240Mhz which is exactly what the Ti500 is at. The core isnt really what matters. I would look at the memory on both cards if i were to compare them. Higher memory clocks = better performance.
 

Christoph

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Look at the name of these forums. Go for the 4400 and OC it. US$100 for a difference attainable by overclocing is hardly worth it. IMHO.
 

Ugmore Baggage

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Feb 12, 2002
But grasshopper, is man who buy better card already at highest level of conciousness?

There's almost always more in whatever you get.

Here are some ratings (may be outdated):

GeForce4 Ti 4600 Operations per Second: 1.23 Trillion
Features: nFiniteFx II, LMA II, Accuview AA, nView, VPE
Triangles per Second: 136 Million
Fill Rate: 4.8 Billion AA Samples/Sec.
Memory Bandwidth: 10.4GB/Sec.
Maximum Memory: 128MB

GeForce4 Ti 4400 Operations per Second: 1.12 Trillion
Features: nFiniteFx II, LMA II, Accuview AA, nView, VPE
Triangles per Second: 125 Million
Fill Rate: 4.4 Billion AA Samples/Sec.
Memory Bandwidth: 8.8GB/Sec.
Maximum Memory: 128MB

GeForce3 Ti 500 Operations per Second: 960 Billion
GPU Clock: 240mhz
Fill Rate: 3.84 Billion AA Samples/Sec.
Memory Bandwidth: 8.0GB/Sec.
Memory Interface: 128-bit DDR
 
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Cupe|ix

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Hehe, ok, so I should have looked at the exact specs a little more :D

But, bottom line...is the 4600 worth the extra $100 VS the 4400 overclocked (taking into account extra cooling costs), and will you still get the same performance as a 4600?
 

Christoph

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A better question, IMHO, is whether you want 125 FPS or 140FPS for US$100 more. If you're a hardcore gamer and upgrade your card every three generations, then you might be able to justify the 4600. I honestly don't know if you'll see a major difference between the two, but the choice is yours. Read several reviews of cards with both GPUs, and get what you think you'll be happiest with.
 

Black Hawk

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Well..

I always think that if you have the money, go for the best. However, if you don't have the much money, buy the 4400 and spend the 100 on something else. Besides, very few games use all the capabilities or the GF3 as it is, so there won't be a noticable difference between the two for a while.
 

nicspits

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Feb 2, 2002
The memory Issue

I believe that the cores are the same for both cards but am not sure. Therefore you might be able to OC a 4400 to 4600 in the core.

On the other hand, the memory for a 4600 is 2.8ns, making it a lot faster and more able to OC. The 4400 has 3.6ns which is only .2 faster than a geforce3ti500(same difference between some ti200andti500 cards). This is why most GF3ti200 can't get as high of a memory clock as the ti500 but can with the core.

I personally, would get the 4600(if I had the money, which i might soon :) because its memory is ensured to get up to at least 700. (envisioning sitting in my office w/my computer and the boss with his 3 year old laptop walks in and all I can think about is how his processor is slower than my ram) YES!!