The nVidia press releases say 1st week of March. Sooner in OEM computer systems.
Sorry, I got those details wrong. This is what the Feb 6, 2002 press release says about availability. I think I'm still correct about retail boards in week 1 of March.
"OEM systems featuring GeForce4 MX are already shipping, with retail board availability in the next two weeks. OEM systems featuring GeForce4 Ti will be available in 60 days, with retail boards available in 30 days. GeForce4-based notebook computers will be available in February."
<b>We are all beta testers!</b><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by phsstpok on 02/15/02 04:33 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
It seems to be a very confusing situation regarding the Ti 4200. I've heard many reports that there will be such a card, but I haven't seen ANY board manufacturers announce plans for one. I might just end up pre-ordering a 4400 instead of risking the wait for the 4200 which will probably come out a significant time later, if it ever does.
The current R8500 should reach Ti4200 to Ti4400 after the fixed OpenGL ICD is released in the new upcoming beta drivers. Of course, this is OpenGL performance, not DirectX yet. ATI will eventually find a fix to get DirectX performance up to speed with nVidia's. The only current DirectX game that I know of that is slightly slower than normal is UT. I should be getting over 100fps on my system at 1024*768*32 but I get only 92fps.
AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
Another weird thing about not hearing about the 4200 from board makers or retailers is that not even NVidia mentions a 4200 board. It is basically mere speculation that a 4200 will even come out to compete with the cheaper ATI boards. If you look at this address you will see that NVidia makes no mention of a 4200 board on their web site. http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=geforce4ti