NVIDIA is right on track with their release cycle, this time announcing their Titanium lineup, the Ti, Ti200, and Ti500. Visiontek sent us their entire line. So, while this is officially a review of their Ti500 model, we will be looking at the numbers of all the cards and more.
Visiontek actually intended their GeForce3 line to be OEM only, but then at that point in time they decided to target the consumer market as well. The difference? OEM will allow a company to sell a lot more of their product, but because of demand for quality in retail, a company has the chance to get some hardcore fans. Does their Ti (Titanium) lineup allow them to get some dedicated users? That's what we'll be finding out. Not only will we be looking at the numbers, we'll take things like price and offerings into consideration, as these play a crucial part in the retail game.
Visiontek bases their cards on NVIDIA's reference design, we call this a vanilla design, since nothing is really changed. Visiontek had the first Ti cards out on the shelves, lets move on and see if they are worth a purchase.
- NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti500 GPU
- 1x/2x/4x AGP with Fast Writes
- 64Mb 3.8ns Hi-speed DDR 500MHz DDR-SDRAM using Lightspeed Memory Architecture.
- 2048 x 1536 pixels
- 60Hz to 240Hz
- PAL + NTSC support
- Lightspeed Memory Architecture
- nFiniteFX engine technology
- High resolution antialiasing (HRAA)
- 2nd Generation Hardware Transform and Lighting
- AGP 4x texture support
- Trilinear and 8-tap
- Anisotropic filtering
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