The GeForce3 Ti 500 (Ti standing for titanium) is essentially the same card as the GeForce3 but really just clocked higher. The Ti 500's core runs at 240MHz and the memory runs at 500MHz. Compared to the original GeForce3 whose core runs at 200MHz and memory runs at 460MHz, the Ti runs around 17% faster in the core and 8% faster in memory.
In The Box/Features
So what can you expect in the box? All you can really expect is the card, a driver CD (Which is actually the reference drivers from NVIDIA, we recommend just downloading the newest versions from NVIDIA), Cyberlink PowerDVD, and a quick install guide. Oh yeah, on the CD, there is a also a video guide as to how to install your video card, so if you're a newbie, that's definitely useful. As you can tell, there's not much to look forward to, BUT, that all comes out in the price. While the card retails at $349.99, we found it on iBuyer as low as $306.67 (The lowest price when writing this).
What kind of extras can you expect on the card itself? Well, as I stated, the card is based on the NVIDIA's reference design, which means it does have memory heatsinks, and nothing different or custom here. There is a DVI connector which I really like. The DVI connector is for LCD screens which have digital input. Most people use the regular analog input and this doesn't allow for the best quality, the DVI connector will allow you to really make use of your LCD.
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