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Lars-Erik
01-20-07, 09:30 AM
OK, the Asus V8420 Ti-4200 is replaced by the MSI 7600GS AGP 256MB.
And for those who like some strange reading and comparing, here goes.

System is an Asus P4PE with a Intel P4 2.54GHz socket 478, no o/c.
Power Supply is Enermax EG365P-VE (350W, 26A 12V, 32A 3.3V and 5V).

Numbers to the right refers to my notes/questions after the table.

| Ti-42000 AGP | 7600GS AGP |
----------------------------|---------------|---------------|--
240V draw W (min/norm/max) | 94/104/168 | 92/94/165 | 1
----------------------------|---------------|---------------|--
Mainboard temp C (min/max) | 27/30 | 30/34 |
CPU core temp C (min/max) | 40/59 | 35/53 | 2
PSU exhaust C (normal/max) | 33.6/35.5 | 33.5/35.4 | 3
GPU temp C (normal/max) | no sensor | 40/60 | 4
----------------------------|---------------|---------------|--
CPU fan RPM (min/max) | 2280/2934 | 2150/2790 | 2
PSU fan RPM (min/max) | 1268/1776 | 1230/1298 | 3
----------------------------|---------------|---------------|--
+3.3V (min/max) | 3.31/3.46 | 3.36/3.47 | 4
+12V (min/max) | 11.90/12.16 | 11.97/12.22 | 4
+5V (min/max) | 5.00/5.08 | 5.03/5.11 | 4
----------------------------|---------------|---------------|--
3D mark 2000 | 11224 | 11819 |
3D mark 2001 | 9279 | 13271 |
3D mark 03 | 1603 | 8231 |
3D mark 05 | not capable | 3883 |
3D mark 06 | not capable | 2068 |
----------------------------|---------------|---------------|--
HL1 1280x1024 4xAA FPS | 60 | >99 | 5
HL2 1280x1024 4xAA FPS | 18 | 80-120 | 5
HL2 complicated area FPS | 2 | 40-60 | 5

1) Note that the power draws from the wall outlet is less on 7600GS.
And this is the power IN to the PSU (PC use is only about 70-80%)

2) For some reason the CPU is colder. Strange since added heat from
the 7600GS raises the case temp. Is this GPU taking more work?

3) Air from PSU exhaust is cooler as well. Guess that comfirms 1) :-)
The PSU fan doesn't get as high RPS either (actually much lower)
And that is with added heat from the 7600GS (the Ti-4200 had a fan
with external exhaust so that heat dis not get into the case).

4) Voltages min/max are higher. Suggests that there are less pull on
PSU as voltages usually drop when PSU cannot deliver enough, or?

5) With the Ti-4200 resolution and AA settings infuenced heavyly on
FPS, the 7600GS gave the same FPS in all resolutions, even with
4xAA and 16xAnistrophic. In the complicated HL2 area I could not
get over 40-60, even at 640x480 with AA and Anistrophic off :-(
Is this limitations of my system (CPU, RAM, bus speed, AGP 4x)?

Maverickman
01-23-07, 11:46 PM
The Ti 4200 is definitely an outdated card as it can't do DX 9. I liked mine when I had it though. Now it's ancient.

Bman212121
01-24-07, 02:22 AM
that's interesting that the 7600GS is on part if not lower for power consumption. It's no doubt that it should be able to run circles around the base class card from 3 gens ago, but the Ti4200 was still a sweet card back in the day.

SLippe
01-24-07, 04:40 AM
I loved my old PNY Ti4400.

Great job on the stats, BTW.

einstein_314
01-24-07, 11:57 AM
Man I loved my old Ti4600. Good card.

5) With the Ti-4200 resolution and AA settings infuenced heavyly on
FPS, the 7600GS gave the same FPS in all resolutions, even with
4xAA and 16xAnistrophic. In the complicated HL2 area I could not
get over 40-60, even at 640x480 with AA and Anistrophic off :-(
Is this limitations of my system (CPU, RAM, bus speed, AGP 4x)?


I would say that you have a CPU bottleneck.