Chaintech Geforce4 Ti4200 128MB "GT21" SE results!!!

whiteboyatcal

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Hey,

So last weekend I purchased a Chaintech Geforce4 Ti4200 128MB "GT21" Special Edition with VIVO. I was quite curious as to how this card would perform, since there is very few benchmark information available, few reviews, and many people have questioned the perfomance of the gold colored heatsinks. The major selling point was the price: $173 at my local computer show. I should let you know that I am no stranger to Chaintech components, having previously owned a Geforce4 MX440 and Geforce3 Ti200 built by them. In both cases, I was quite impressed with the performance of the hardware. At default clock settings, both cards seemed to be on par with the performance of the same card made by Leadtek, etc. My only complaint was a driver incompatibility issue with the bundled drivers on the G4MX, but downloading the newer Nvidia Det's fixed the problem.

Anyway, I went into the installation hoping merely to be able to overclock the card memory to 500MHZ to lessen the gap between the 64MB models. As it turns out, the performance of this card is quite IMPRESSIVE! I am still stunned at the overclockability of this card! I recommend anyone who is thinking about getting a Ti4200 to seriously consider this card.

SETUP:

P4 1.6A Northwood Costa Rica @ 2528GHZ (158MHZ FSB)
Asus P4B533-E
2 256MB Samsung PC2700
Chaintech Geforce4 Ti4200 128MB "GT21" Special Edition VIVO


3DMARK 2001 SE RESULTS: (using Nivida Detonator 29.42 and WinXP Pro)

Clock Speed: 320/620MHZ (stock is 250/444) at 1024x768x32 using default 3DMARK settings and default video card settings
Score: 11,282 3DMark points

I preformed 3dMark burn-in last night with no crashes, and no signs whatsoever of aliasing or even a single pixel misplaced. If everything remains stable for the next few days, I'll try to up the clock some more and see how high I can get it before problems start. I may also try to overclock the AGP bus and oc the system a bit more..wish me luck guys!

:D
 

Akira13

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Wow, that's huge! I was gonna overclock, but I never got around to it. With my rig, my GT21 gets me a 3DMark2001SE score of something close to 9000 (stock clock speeds all around).
 

whiteboyatcal

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That sounds right for your system with this card. I got a 3Dmark of 9,106 with a stock 1.6GHZ cpu clock and stock clock on the video card.
Try overclocking it, maybe yours wil be like mine :D
 

crazyjoekuta

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I want to thank you for your results...

I researched further the o/c of the GT21,
and just ordered the card.

I was originally considering the Abit Siluro (great o/c), but i wanted a long term card, and needed 128mb.
This brought me to the Aopen Aeolus, which was only $166 shipped, and had a good o/c (and great review @ guru3d)
Then the BestBuy Visiontek for $150, but i didn't like it.

However, i am pretty confident i will get the highest o/c w/ the GT21.

This card is the 1st one i liked a lot when i started looking for cards, so i'm glad i found a reason to get it :)

it's damn purty.
 

Dreadogg

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wow that is pretty I am looking for a new card also and this may be it! tell me more please !
 

whiteboyatcal

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http://service.madonion.com/compare?2k1=3856382

After installing the AGP drivers for my motherboard, I now get 11,617 3DMark points. I think with a little tweaking I should be able to break 12,000 easy. Unfortunately, I've been too busy with my job to work on it some more and retest it. Mad props to Chaintech for making such a sweet board at a decent price though. The cooling is very good as well. Good luck with your GT21, and please let me know when you get yours installed how it benchmarks.
 

Dreadogg

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why does newegg not say what kind of ram is on this card, this is the only thing that is holding me back!
 

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