The first attempt to get the Geforce 4 Ti 4600 was a flop. However, I am not letting the second try go in vain. I want to give a special thanks to the owner of Mac OS 9 Lives, DieHard for selling me his spare Ti 4600 and making this second part possible. This was the final piece of the puzzle. With that, it’s time to share my first impressions of the card and some benchmarks.
While building my Ultimate PowerMac G4, the Pentium III build wasn’t supposed to happen. However, it did when I decided to buy a Geforce 4 Ti 4600 PC version to flash. As you know, that didn’t quite work out as I shared in my previous post.
Thankfully, I managed to buy a Mac version of the Geforce 4 Ti 4600, which are not only rare, but usually go for over $200 on Ebay. While there are Mac part stores claim to have them, they don’t have any in stock. I managed to snag a working one for $150 plus $20 shipping from the owner of Mac OS 9 Lives. I will be sharing benchmarks once it arrives in the mail, and I get the chance to install it.
With that, since I needed a computer with an AGP port, I decided to build a retro gaming computer. As expected, my father threw out the Windows 98 computer from my childhood. Even if I have it, it doesn’t have an AGP port and it’s slow, so I needed to build a better one anyway. This computer is named after Haru Urara, a character from Uma Musume and the Japanese racing horse of the same name.
As expected, as the pandemic continues, although it’s starting to show some sign that it’s finally getting under control thanks to vaccines, I don’t plan to go back to the office anytime soon. Also, I don’t plan to attend any conventions or any meets until the pandemic is really under control. This means very low transmission.
With that, I decided to focus on technology projects with vintage computers since they are the rage these days. After all, you can’t get a Ryzen 5000 series or any good graphics cards because of the mining boom and the semiconductor shortage. After playing with Mac OS 9 on the Mac mini G4, it had limitations. The sound volume control doesn’t work, and some games just don’t launch.