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Video Card

The four key components of overall system performance are the motherboard, processor, RAM and the video card. As good as the video cards of today are, they can still be the bottleneck when used with high-end processors and RAM. The MX video cards are very tempting. They are excellent performers, low in price, and frequently packaged with nice software. But it's a waste of money to get a high-end processor and not follow-up with the video card. While a bit dated, this budget video card comparison by Anandtech illustrates how the video card can be the bottleneck in a performance system. Computers designed with graphics capabilities in mind should have a GeForce2 GTS video card or GeForce2 Pro video card at the very least, both of which I've used in My Super PC. But it hasn't taken long for better performing video cards to come along that are now priced less that what I paid for my first video card, so today I have a GeForce4 Ti 4200 video card, namely the Gainward GeForce4 PowerPack Ultra/650XP Golden Sample.

Gainward's "Golden Sample" variety GeForce4 Ti 4200 uses high quality components that allow both the Core Clock and Memory Clock to default to higher values than the usual GeForce4 Ti 4200 video card. The version of the Gainward GeForce4 PowerPack Ultra/650XP video card I have has 128MB DDR memory. It's also made with 64MB DDR memory.

How to build a computer - Gainward GeForce4 Ti 4200 Golden Sample Retail Box - Gainward  GeForce4 PowerPack Ultra/650XP How to build a computer - Gainward GeForce4 Ti 4200 Golden Sample Retail Box Contents
How to build a computer - Gainward GeForce4 Ti 4200 Golden Sample video card Click on any picture to see it enlarged.

Gainward line of video cards

GeForce FAQ From Tweak3D - Lots Of Info And Links To NVIDIA Drivers!

There's nothing wrong with your monitor! This video card really is red!



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  System Benchmark Results
  Video Card Drivers Settings
  BIOS Settings
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