Three GeForce4 Ti boards
Like the GeForce3 Ti release, NVIDIA will branch off the GeForce4 family into multiple segments. The GeForce4 Ti 4600 is the company's flagship, and pairs a 300MHz GeForce4 graphics core with 325MHz DDR memory (650MHz effectively). This card is capable of processing up to 136 million triangles/second, with a fill-rate of up to 4.8 billion AA/samples/sec. List price for the Ti 4600 is $399.99.
He looks mad!
A shaded Mr. Wolf
In the middle of the Ti lineup is the Ti 4400, it boasts slightly lower clock and memory speeds (275/275) but is priced at only $249.99. And in a bid to compete with ATI's recently announced RADEON 8500 LE, NVIDIA will be producing the Ti 4200, which will match the 8500 LE's price at $199.99. (Originally the GeForce4 Ti lineup consisted of the 4600 and 4400, the Ti 4200 is the newest card and its specs aren't final just yet.) Here are the rest of the specs on the GeForce4:
nFinite FX engine II
Dual programmable vertex shaders
Real-time hair and fur shading
Keyframe animation interpolation
Programmable matrix palette skinning
Lens effects: fish eye, wide angle, fresnel effects, water refraction
Programmable pixel shaders
Dot3 bump mapping
Environmental bump mapping (EMBM)
Phong-style lighting for per-pixel accuracy
Accuview - High-resolution antialiasing
Accuview technology delivers highest performance an no-penalty Quincux AA quality
New sub-pixel sample locations provide improved AA quality
nView display technology
Lightspeed Memory Architecture II engine
Integrated hardware lighting engine
0.15-micron manufacturing process
63 million transistors
Wolfman is about to attack
Crouched from another angle
Like the GeForce3, NVIDIA's GeForce4 GPU is built on TSMC's 0.15-micron manufacturing process. The transistor count increases to 63 million, six million more transistors than GeForce3. Clock speeds are also increased, the core clock rises from 240MHz in GeForce3 Ti 500 to 300MHz in GeForce4, while memory jumps from 500MHz to 650MHz!
As we mentioned earlier, all GeForce4 boards support dual video displays out of the box, a feature we've been asking to see for well over a year. All GeForce4 boards also come with 128MB of DDR memory standard, rivaling the memory size of many complete PCs!