PNY Verto GeForce Ti4600
Aside from the purple color, the Verto GeForce4 Ti4600 from the American manufacturer PNY corresponds to NVIDIA's reference design 100%. The card's feature list is quite short. The DVI-VGA adapter is absent from the bundle. Also, the TV-out only works with S-Video cables, since a composite video adapter is not included. The quiet effective GPU cooler deserves special mention, though. PNY decided to do without memory heatsinks, which isn't a real loss, since their effect on performance is questionable anyway.
The lack of a software DVD player is truly irritating, though. The driver section of PNY's homepage points directly to NVIDIA's driver download area - which isn't necessarily a bad thing, considering that most manufacturer's drivers are derived from the reference release anyway and differ only in the embedded logo. The US version tested here ships with the game Star Wars: Starfighter. In Germany the card will be bundled with Aquanox as well as two blank PNY CD-R media. This may differ in other countries. Once again we found a short installation guide detailing the steps of the card's installation.
|PNY Verto GeForce4 Ti4600|
|Hardware Features||TV-Out (S-Video)Ram 2,8 ns|
|Bundle||Drivers CDStar Wars StarfighterHandbook (English)|
|Issues||Video Out only S-Video (no adapter for composite)NO Dual-Display DVI->VGA adapterNo video cables|