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Win, Lose or Ti: 21 GeForce Titanium Boards

Overview Of The Titanium Series

GeForce2 Ti : The successor to the GeForce2 GTS/Pro - a pure die-shrink of the GeForce2 from 0.18 to 0.15 micron. Runs at 250/400 MHz .

GeForce3 Ti200 : The new mainstream board, basically a GeForce3 light. Sells at half the price of its big brother and comes with a full set of GF3 features, including Pixel and Vertex shaders. Runs at 175/400 MHz .

GeForce3 Ti500 : The replacement for the old GeForce3. Old price, new speed: 240/500 MHz .

The GeForce3 Ti cards differ from their predecessors in more than just clock speed. The new models also use a refined layout. The most visible change is the new power supply which uses fewer components. Also, the Ti500 boards use eight-layer PCBs, instead of the current six-layer design, although some companies have also started using these PCBs for their Ti200 models. While this may give the impression of a higher quality product, we were unable to make out any differences between the six- and eight-layer models in operation. Theoretically, it would even be possible to use a Ti500 on an "old" GF3 PCB without any problems.

3D Chips Compared
Chip Name
Core DesignationNV 20NV 15NV 20NV 20
Manufacturing Process0.15 Micron0.15 Micron0.15 Micron0.15 Micron
Core Clock200 MHz250 MHz175 MHz240 MHz
Memory Clock460 MHz (DDR)400 MHz (DDR)400 MHz (DDR)500 MHz (DDR)
Memory Bus128Bit DDR128Bit DDR128Bit DDR128Bit DDR
Memory Size64 MB32/64 MB32/64 MB64 MB
RAMDAC (S)350 MHz350 MHz350 MHz350 MHz
Bus InterfaceAGP 1x/2x/4xAGP 1x/2x/4xAGP 1x/2x/4xAGP 1x/2x/4x
T&L3rd Generation2nd Generation3rd Generation3rd Generation
DirectX GenerationDX8DX7DX8DX8
Pixel ShaderYesNoYesYes
Vertex ShaderYesNo (Emul.)YesYes
Rendering Pipelines4444
Textures per Pipe2222
Texel/s1600 Mio2000 Mio1400 Mio1920 mio
Memory Bandwidth7,4 GByte/s6,4 GByte/s6,4 GByte/s8,0 GByte/s
Textures per Pipe2222