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Gainward Ultra/750 Golden Sample GeForce4 4600 Review
By: Pakman - April 7, 2002

Features

Specifications

Integrated nVIDIA GeForce4 Ti series the most powerful GPU. 
Supporting 128MB high-speed 128bit DDR RAM/SDRAM memory. 
nVIDIA nVIEW TM Display Technology provides flexibility an control for using multiple displays.

Lightspeed Memory TM Architecture (LMA) II increases memory bandwidth efficiency for unmatched performance. 
Accuview TM Antialiasing delivers unbeatable visual quality and frames rates. 
NVIDIA nfiniteFX TMII engine for full programmability. 
Dual Programmable Pixel product surface details never before seen on the desktop 
Integrated hardware transform and lighting engine. 
Integrated 32-bit color and 32-bit Z/Stencil Buffer. 
Integrated Cube environment mapping, and true reflective bump mapping. 
Multibuffering (double, triple, quadruple) for smooth animation and video playback. 
AGP 2X/4X supporting and Execute Mode ,Easy Plug- and-Play AUTORUN installation From CD-ROM include. 
Support High-Definition Video Processor (HDVP) . 
Gainward's ExperTool TM utility for customized performance enhancements and efficient desktop management. Performance enhanced ,accelerated software drivers for all major operation systems and APIs. 
Video-out support (NTSC/PAL) TV system. It can providing best-of-class TV-out functionality at 1024x768 resolutions. 
Support LCD output with DVI connect, the resolution up to 1600x1200.

Gainward's XP-Feature for Video-In and Video-Out

Gainward's award-winning XP feature, also know as "VIVO", provides two video-in connectors and two video-out connectors (both composite video and s-video for PAL and NTSC) for smooth video recording and video editing including accelerated DVD playback with enhanced motion compensation in hardware.
EXPERTool TM Performance Tuning Utility 

EXPERTool TM is Gainward's performance tuning utility that allows the user to easily adjust the engine clock and memory clock of any Gainward product from nVIDIA's recommended default settings to even higher settings. Gainward offers the end user the choice to either run the board in "Safe Mode Setting" or at "Enhanced Setting" ("Golden Sample" products only, featuring a more stable design with faster memory) which offer enhanced real-world 3D performance for higher resolution. Performance turning is the most commonly used method among the ultimate power gamers to extract the utmost performance out of a high quality 3D graphics card.

API SUPPORT 

DirectDraw,Direct3D,DirectVideo 
DirectX 8.1 
Open GL ICD for Windows 95/98/2000/XP/NT

OS SUPPORT

Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP/NT 

 

 Software & Accessory Package

Gainward includes a whole boatload of extras with this card. Here's what came with the card:

3D Stereo Glasses (The latest in geek sheik)
3D Stereo Glasses CRT pass-thru plug-in unit
Two DVI to CRT adapters
A Firewire card for fast video input
WinDVD - For playing DVD with
WinProducer - For editing video with
Serious Sam First Edition - For serious mindless 3D frag action

   


            

     
Image Quality

Excellent and fast 2D quality and performance. The best I have seen in 3D. No complaints or problems whatsoever.

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Last Updated on April 7, 2002

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