In the PC Graphics arena, Leadtek is synonymous with quality. Over the years,
I have always held this Company in very high regard. When nVidia announced the
GeForce4 chip many moons ago, I thought it would be an interesting challenge
to contact the sales force (as I refer to them) at Leadtek and query them about
card availability, and the possibility of conducting a review.
About 4 weeks ago, I picked up the telephone and dialed the number to Leadtek, spoke to
a couple of folks, and was transferred to their sales team. I ended up speaking to one of
the sales guys, and had an interesting chat. I told him I was calling on behalf of nvnews,
and would be interested in covering their product(s). After playing email-tag for a week or 2,
to my surprise, Leadtek sent me a WinFast A250 TD Ti4400 review board.
That should give you some hint as to my overall impression of the Company.
Before I begin, let's just take a look at the general specifications of the
GeForce4 Ti 4400 series, shall we?
Clock: 275 MHz.
Memory: 128 MB 550 MHz.
nfiniteFX II Engine
nView Display Technology
Lightspeed Memory Architecture II
If you're not intimately familiar with the GeForce4 (or the GeForce3), head on over the Mike's
Preview to get a handle on things.
In a nutshell, the GeForce4 archtecture is an extension of the NV20/GeForce3, adding a second Vertex Shader
module, an advanced Antialiasing mode, higher clocked (depending on model), and more memory bandwidth.
Is it all about performance? Is it only a "GeForce3 on steroids?" Let's find out.