hmm thats weird i have a geforce4 ti4200..and AF seems to be working for me in d3d. you just need to use a program such as rivatuner or anything else. theres 8bit, 16, 32, and 64 bit anistropic in both performance optimized and quality optimized speeds. the image quality is good, and the speed is much faster than the radeon 8500. but if your gonna wait and get a radeon 9500 than get that its obviously going to be the best card when it comes out.
Athlon XP 1.58GHz | MSI KT3 Ultra2 | 256MB DDR PC-3000 | GeForce 4 ti4200 64mb @ 310/533 | IBM 120GXP 40.0GB | Det. 41.09 | DX 9 RC2 | Win XP SP1