Graphics cards using NVIDIA's GeForce3 chips had only been available at retail for a few weeks when the company released its next chip update. The Titanium series was right on time, following the schedule to which NVIDIA has been adhering very successfully for the last few years. This strategy calls for the introduction of a new chip in the spring, which is then followed up with a refined and tweaked version toward the end of the year.
This year's fall update saw only moderate changes, and the chips belonging to the Titanium series - the Ti200 and Ti500 - only differ from the original GeForce3 in memory and core speed. NVIDIA also claims to have been able to refine and optimize the manufacturing process.