NVIDIA Announces GeForce3 Titanium
4:22 PM | Lucian Fong | Comment on this story
NVIDIA announced today that they will be adding two video cards to accompany the lone GeForce3 product, the GeForce3 Ti 500 and Ti 200. While the announcement is a bit anticlimactic (PC gaming sites have been posting leaked shipping manifests from retailers for weeks), the Titanium line does raise the bar in terms of price and performance. The Ti 500 becomes the flagship GeForce3, clocking in at 240 MHz for the core and 500 MHz DDR for the memory. The Ti 200 has a slightly slower core (175 MHz) and memory (200 MHz) than the original GeForce3, but it comes in at a much lower price point. Priced at $350 and $200 respectively, the Titanium series seems to be aiming directly for the ATI Radeon 8500 and 7500, which should launch for the PC in the next few days.
Along with a catchy new name, two new features (currently PC only) have also been enabled in the Ti 200 and 500, shadow buffer technology and 3D textures. For more information on these new technologies, check out FiringSquad's hands-on preview.
GeForce3 TI 500 Preview at FiringSquad
There is no word on a Mac version of these cards, and it is likely that we won't hear anything until Apple makes a public announcement. Hopefully Apple will choose add them as BTO option, so gamers will have a wider (and less expensive) range of video cards to select from.
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