As it stands, the ASUS V9280S is already technically overclocked. As we saw with the ABIT GeForce4 Ti 4200 OTES though, the Ti 4200 core has quite a bit of headroom for larger frequency increases. The 3.3ns memory on the card is running at its rated speed, but we thought that perhaps the memory heat sinks may extend the useful range of the modules.
Sure enough, the card proved stable all the way up to 305/660MHz – faster than a GeForce4 Ti 4600. You’re about to see that the V9280S’ Ti 4200 nomenclature is a little deceiving – overclocked, it is able to beat the Ti 4400 hands down.
Intel Pentium 4 3.06GHz (no Hyper Threading)
ASUS P4S8X SiS 648 Motherboard
512MB Corsair XMS3200 CAS2 Memory
ASUS V9280S GeForce4 Ti 4200-8X 128MB
NVIDIA NV28 GeForce4 Ti 4200 Reference Design 128MB
PNY Verto GeForce4 Ti 4400 128MB
Detonator Driver 40.71
30GB IBM Deskstar DTLA 307030 ATA-100 Hard Drive
Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1
Desktop resolution 1024x768, 32-bit color, 75Hz refresh
All power saving options were turned off, as were the Automatic Update and System Restore services. Graphics options under the ‘Performance’ tab were all disabled for maximum performance.
Unreal Tournament 2003 Demo
3D Mark 2001 Second Edition Build 330 – 32-bit color
Quake III: Arena version 1.17 ‘Demo001’ demo
Serious Sam: The Second Encounter – 32-bit color, Elephant Atrium demo