The TI4200 is a chipset many people have been waiting for. It would combine
excellent performance with a price tag that"s just a tad bit higher then a GF4
Perfect, people with a tight budget would get a card that could meet their demands.
When samples of this card showed most of these things give superb overclocks,
sometimes reaching near-TI4600 speeds, interest in this particular chipset even
grew stronger. Now, a few months later, these vidcards are finally available
in Belgium. Can this chipset meet the high expectations? I"ll try to give an
answer to that question in this review!
I don"t have a whole set of cards available, but that doesn"t mean I can"t put
up a decent review after all, cards with the same chipset never differ that
much (in performance that is).
The beast I"ll be reviewing here is the Aopen Aeolus TI 4200, the 128mb-type
of the card. Aopen isn"t the leader in the vidcard market, and the cards aren"t
the best you can get, but they"re good enough for most of us (this is a budget
card). Allright, now lets test this thing!
So what do we have here? The usual I guess: An installation CD,
some cables, two software-cd"s (WinDVD and WinProducer, a video-editing program),
a short manual of the TI and an extra large manual for the WinProducer software.
I won"t review the software "cause, well, not many people use it. For people
who are interested: click
. More to my liking is the card itself. Aside of the normal things,
this card has a DVI connector, ViVo connectors, and enhanced clocks, the memory
runs at 250 Mhz and so does the chip. For a list of
complete list of features & specifications, check this