Thoughts on ASUS v8420 GF4 Ti 4200

n1ascar

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Hello everyone
I have been looking at buying a GF4 ti 4200. Have been looking at all the different choice and have kind of decided I like the ASUS v8420 GF Ti 4200. I can pick one up for about $ 156 shipped. I like the extra steps ASUS has taken to trick out the card, but before I plop down that cold hard cash. I would like to hear any comments, pro or con, that anyone has on this card.

Also if anyone can tell me exactly what the difference is between the 3 different cards ASUS offer in this series>

V8420/Deluxe (Only one with Video In?)
V8420/TD (has TV out & DVI-I)
V8420/DVI ( barebones?)

PS I am on a budget and $150 is my limit. (Yes I know i'm already over budget but thats why i'm asking for advice. :)
Thanks
Kris:
 

ScrewFace

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ASUS makes remarkable products. They make great mobos and I love my ASUS 32x12x40 3212a CDR/RW. You can't go wrong with ASUS and the Ti4200 is a damn good budget card.
 

AnitaPeterson

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I have two ASUS v7700 Deluxe cards. They were excellent cards in their time, and they still serve me well. ASUS uses (used? not sure about the GF4 series) a Chrontel chip for TV-out, which gives them an advantage over the competition...
 

tuan121

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asus make excellent products, you cant go wrong w/ them. however i would hold out on buying a card now. the 9500pro are about to come out in a week or 2. they are supposely listed at 200, but i bet street prices are much lower. the are dx9 so much more future proof. plus i think ati has better image quality. anyhow thats just my opinion. but you cant go wrong w/ the ti4200.
 

AnAndAustin

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:eek: I'm not certain about the V8420 label but I think it is only the Asus Deluxe which uses the longer board design from the 4400/4600 cards and very fast 3.3ns BGA RAM, cards like this have been unoff called '4300'. The standard 4200 cards are very good although there are a couple of turkeys to avoid manu makes very little diff, a std 4200 should easily exceed 4400 speeds and are great value. The Asus is by far the weakest of the '4300' cards (see below) so you'd be better off with a 4400 unluss they are a lot more expensive.

HardOCP Asus Deluxe '4300' expected o/c=300/640
PCStats Albatron P Turbo '4200' expected o/c=300/700+
Xbit Suma Special Edition '4300' expected o/c=300/700+

;) For reference a 4200 with the same RAM size running at the same clocks as a 4400 or 4600 give IDENTICAL perf. Std clocks are 4200-64MB=250/500 4200-128MB=250/444 4200-8X-128MB=250/500 4400=275/550 4600=300/650.

PS. The Rad9500PRO (a fair bit faster than Rad9500) is only about on par with a TI4200 and will almost certainly have the odd glitch, be priced high and with low availability for a good month or so, all you really gain is slightly better AA, AF and DX9 ... although the 9500PRO card should exceed 4600 speeds once they are 100% final and the drivers mature. Oh yeah and don't expect DX9 to be of any real benefit for at least 12 months!
 

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Originally posted by: AnAndAustin
:eek: I'm not certain about the V8420 label but I think it is only the Asus Deluxe which uses the longer board design from the 4400/4600 cards and very fast 3.3ns BGA RAM, cards like this have been unoff called '4300'. The standard 4200 cards are very good although there are a couple of turkeys to avoid manu makes very little diff, a std 4200 should easily exceed 4400 speeds and are great value. The Asus is by far the weakest of the '4300' cards (see below) so you'd be better off with a 4400 unluss they are a lot more expensive.

HardOCP Asus Deluxe '4300' expected o/c=300/640
PCStats Albatron P Turbo '4200' expected o/c=300/700+
Xbit Suma Special Edition '4300' expected o/c=300/700+

;) For reference a 4200 with the same RAM size running at the same clocks as a 4400 or 4600 give IDENTICAL perf. Std clocks are 4200-64MB=250/500 4200-128MB=250/444 4200-8X-128MB=250/500 4400=275/550 4600=300/650.

PS. The Rad9500PRO (a fair bit faster than Rad9500) is only about on par with a TI4200 and will almost certainly have the odd glitch, be priced high and with low availability for a good month or so, all you really gain is slightly better AA, AF and DX9 ... although the 9500PRO card should exceed 4600 speeds once they are 100% final and the drivers mature. Oh yeah and don't expect DX9 to be of any real benefit for at least 12 months!
At least 1 month on any kind of availability at all I would think for the 9500 series. As far as performance goes, I would expect the 9500 PRO to be a bit faster on release with the full 128 MB memory, probably as fast as a 4600. Although once the 9500 Pro is released its only a little while before the NV30 is released along w/ its response to the 9500 series. DX9 is completely worthless currently. Once DX9 is released and actually used, games will probably be too demanding for the 9500 Pro anyways. The 4200 is as good a choice as any though IMHO. If you get lucky you might get one that OC's pretty well and get up to 4600 speed anyways w/o the 9500 Pro.
 

GetInMyFatBelly

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I would wait for the Asus V9280 about to show up any week now. I saw a site that got in a V9280S yesterday or the day before (T-break?) with 2.8ns RAM. I am looking at the V9280 Deluxe myself and the 9500 Pro (with VIVO?). I think the 9500 Pro will probably be better and cheaper...
We'll see.
 

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