GeForce4 Titanium in Power Mac G4s!!

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
This is so extremely cool!!!!:



<a href="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/020205/sftu042_1.html"; target="_blank">http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/020205/sftu042_1.html</a>;



[quote]The GeForce4 Titanium delivers incredible performance, processing 87 million triangles per second and 4.9 billion textured pixels per second to perform over 1.23 trillion operations per second. The GeForce4 Titanium delivers another first -- the connection of two Apple flat-panel displays simultaneously in a single slot by providing both Apple Display Connector (ADC) and Digital Visual Interface (DVI) connectors (requires DVI to ADC adapter). The card provides both extended desktop as well as video mirroring, and it enables standard VGA devices to attach via the included DVI to VGA adapter.<hr></blockquote>



[ 02-04-2002: Message edited by: Power Apple ]</p>

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 16
    *drool* :cool:
  • Reply 2 of 16
    sebseb Posts: 676member
    Wow. 128MB DDR SDRAM on the flippin video card. That's amazing. I'm not really into the whole video game thing much, but that's just an impressive amount of video ram, to me.



    I've got a whopping 16MB on the vid card in my B/W G3!



    Can't wait to see what's out when I get a new Mac (hopefully this summer/fall).
  • Reply 3 of 16
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    The OEM Radeon in my G4 really does stink when opening some 3D scene files with tons of ploygons.



    Hope the new card and the new system can help a little
  • Reply 4 of 16
    wish i could put it in a new imac...too bad...
  • Reply 5 of 16
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Wow.



    When I was pricing my PII 300 out 3 1/2 years ago, I "went nuts" and got the 8 MB video card over the 4 MB one.



    We didn't need it for the business, but I thought "What the hell, it'll rock for games!"



    Jesus that is sad.



    <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />



    Anyway, that looks like one badass card. I wonder how many upset GHz PowerMac owners we're going to have on our hands now...



    [ 02-05-2002: Message edited by: murbot ]</p>
  • Reply 6 of 16
    neomacneomac Posts: 145member
    And next year, this GeForce4 "bad-ass" card will be the middle-end card and then the low-end card. And a few years from now you'll wonder how you got anything done with such a primitive antiquated piece of shit.



    The techno-cycle is just brutal, eh.



    [ 02-05-2002: Message edited by: NeoMac ]</p>
  • Reply 7 of 16
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    The Voodoo5 6000 had 128 MB of RAM, but it never really made it to stores. Also it was 32 MB per VSA-100 chip...the Voodoo5 6000 had for of them...
  • Reply 8 of 16
    macgregormacgregor Posts: 1,434member
    Too bad the article got pulled already...
  • Reply 9 of 16
    Can someone answer me this: I have 2 AppleVision monitors (with VGA adaptors). Is it possible to use them with the Geforce 4 Ti card? If so, whats involved? I don't feel like shelling out for an ADC or DVI monitor since i have perfectly functioning monitors.
  • Reply 10 of 16
    this is awesome, now not only is the geforce4 exclusive to apple for the moment, but its also the titanium series

    It makes me want to get a dual g4

    but I'm going to wait for the g5(however with this gpu, the dual ghz g4 is sooo good, that maybe it means the g5 is a ways off )





    I really want a g5, but I'm so tempted by this g4

  • Reply 11 of 16
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    I suppose you missed the link on nVidia's website that says HP is now using GeForce4 products in its computers?
  • Reply 12 of 16
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,354member
    [quote]Originally posted by Eugene:

    <strong>The Voodoo5 6000 had 128 MB of RAM, but it never really made it to stores. Also it was 32 MB per VSA-100 chip...the Voodoo5 6000 had for of them...</strong><hr></blockquote>





    And each 32MB's of mem per VSA chip contained the same data so it wasn't like having a full 128 of contiguous mem.
  • Reply 13 of 16
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    coolest tidbit of the day:



    [quote]

    To help put that in some sort of perspective, Tamasi offered some whimsical performance benchmarks. The GeForce4 Ti can render about 100 dinosaurs with the same level of complexity as what was seen in the motion picture Jurassic Park at 30 frames per second, he claimed, and 8 of the new chips have more geometry power than all of the 3dfx Voodoo1-based graphics cards ever shipped. What's more, a single GeForce4 chip sports more floating point calculation ability than existed on the entire planet in 1985.

    <hr></blockquote>
  • Reply 14 of 16
    One Word: Wow.
  • Reply 15 of 16
    <a href="http://firingsquad.gamers.com/hardware/geforce4/default.asp"; target="_blank">http://firingsquad.gamers.com/hardware/geforce4/default.asp</a>;



    The above site has a very in depth article on the GeForce 4 Ti and MX, plus, at the end, there are lots of benchmarks! Includes comparison to older generation nvidia products, plus current ati gpus.
  • Reply 16 of 16
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    [quote]Originally posted by agent302:

    <strong><a href="http://firingsquad.gamers.com/hardware/geforce4/default.asp"; target="_blank">http://firingsquad.gamers.com/hardware/geforce4/default.asp</a>;



    The above site has a very in depth article on the GeForce 4 Ti and MX, plus, at the end, there are lots of benchmarks! Includes comparison to older generation nvidia products, plus current ati gpus.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    yes it was very interesting, even the geforce 4 mx is much more performant than the geforce 2 mx (very near the geforce 3 ti 200) but appear to be very dependant of the power of the CPU.

    Here is an extract of the article :



    While the GeForce4 MX sports the "4" designation taken from the GeForce family, the GeForce4 MX isn't a stripped down GeForce4 Ti board. Instead it's more of a hybrid GeForce2/4 board, incorporating a few of the features present in the GeForce4 and running the GPU/memory at a higher clock speed.



    An important technology that has been incorporated into GeForce4 MX is NVIDIA's Accuview antialiasing. This brings AA modes Quincux and 4xs to the mainstream market, and like the GeForce4 Ti, Quincux AA is essentially free. As a result, the GeForce4 MX can give the Ti 500 a run for its money with Quincux, making it a powerful AA card for the consumer on a tight budget. Unfortunately, the quad memory controllers present on the GeForce3 and GeForce4 Ti boards didn't make their way to GeForce4 MX, the GPU sports dual memory controllers instead. In a similar fashion, vertex and pixel shaders are also lacking, leaving the host CPU to perform these calculations.



    One unique feature that isn't present on the GeForce4 Ti boards however is NVIDIA's video processing engine. The video processing engine is equipped with an onboard MPEG2 decoder, resulting in smooth DVD playback performance. And with personal video recording functionality built-in, a GeForce4 MX-equipped PC has definite potential as a low-cost PC for general entertainment.
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