NVIDIA® GeForce 4 Ti 4600 GPU
128MB high speed DDR video memory with 10.4 GB/sec bandwidth
4.8 billion AA samples/sec fill-rate, 86 million triangles/sec
1.23 trillion operations/second
Uses "Immersion Gold Coating" for enhanced reliability and circuit connections
Special "Copper Fan Sink" cooling solution for superior overclocking and performance
On-board TV-out support up to 1024x768 resolution
On-board DVI support up to 1280x1024 resolution
NVIDIA video processing engine (VPE)
High-quality HDTV/DVD playback
nView display technology for powering multiple displays
Integrated 350MHz RAMDAC, resolution up to 2048x1536 (VGA output), True Color @ 60Hz
Accuview antialiasing subsystem
Full acceleration for Microsoft DirectX 8.1 and OpenGL 1.3 ICD
Software bundle: Driver CD, ASUS DVD2000 player, full versions of Aquanox, and Midnight GT Action Racing, demos of Comanche 4, Delta Force Land Warrior, Colin McRae Rally 2.0, Operation Flashpoint, Incoming Forces, Rally Championship Extreme
Chances are you’re probably pretty familiar with the GeForce4 Ti 4600’s specs by now, but just in case we’ll provide a quick recap. While the “GeForce4” designation indicates a next generation design, the GeForce4 Titanium series builds upon NVIDIA’s GeForce3 GPU that was introduced just over a year ago today. The GeForce4 sports dual vertex shaders and enhanced pixel shaders, which should allow developers to create even more lifelike environments (with higher polygon counts) without the performance hit present in GeForce3. Madonion.com’s “nature” demo in 3DMark 2001 is a perfect example; we witnessed a 32% performance improvement in GeForce4 in our original preview.
NVIDIA has also gone back and enhanced their antialiasing performance. With Accuview AA, NVIDIA has moved the sample locations to the corners. The final result is an image that looks clearer and performs faster. In fact, Quincunx AA mode runs with practically no performance hit with the GeForce4 series of graphics cards.
With the V8460, ASUS has simply taken the GeForce4 Ti 4600 core and implemented their own changes to produce their final product. While the V8460 was initially believed to ship with a higher core and memory clock speed, ASUS chose to stick with NVIDIA’s specs and kept the core to 300MHz, while the DDR memory operates at 650MHz. Despite this, ASUS has managed to implement a few changes with their V8460 Ultra board.