NVidia UnveilsTitanium Range

NVidia UnveilsTitanium Range

Hot on ATI'S tracks NVidia has released the direct competitor to the high end Radeon cards.

These new products also utilize NVIDIA's high-performance Detonator XP driver, incorporating special software optimizations that immediately take full advantage of the newest features of the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.

According to NVidia the Titanium range of chips will begin shipping in add-in graphics cards on Oct. 12. Installion of the chips in ready made systems will begin within 45 days

"Today's introduction of our GeForce Titanium series of GPUs continues our quest to deliver dramatic advances in 3D technology and cinematic-quality graphics on every PC," stated Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at NVIDIA. "The GeForce Titanium Series is our most aggressive product introduction ever. We are delivering twice the performance at every price point. We are also taking a giant step to drive NVIDIA's 'GeForce Shader Technology' aggressively into the mainstream. The combination of GeForce3, Xbox, and the GeForce Titanium Series will create an installed base of NVIDIA's GeForce Shader Technology exceeding 5 million units by early next year. And with our patented UDA driver architecture, we're bringing our industry recognized driver quality, stability, and application compatibility, to the XP platform. The Geforce Titanium Series will be the unambiguous graphics platform of choice of Windows XP."

The new GeForce Titanium series consists of three new products:

GeForce3 Ti 500 ¯ The GeForce3 Ti 500 is the world's fastest, feature rich GPU and the flagship product of NVIDIA's desktop graphics family. The GeForce3 Ti 500 offers unparalleled anti-aliasing performance, 3.8 billion anti-aliased samples per second, and introduces groundbreaking new 3D graphics features to the desktop PC.

GeForce3 Ti 200 ¯The GeForce3 Ti 200 is the first DirectX 8 GPU targeted at the performance mainstream market. By delivering 2.8 billion anti-aliased samples per second, the GeForce3 Ti 200 brings high-performance 3D graphics and state-of-the-art image quality to the performance-minded consumer.

GeForce2 Ti - GeForce2 Ti redefines graphics performance for mainstream computers by delivering 1 billion pixels/sec. rendering power and delivering a groundbreaking 6.4GB/sec. of bandwidth for the mainstream consumer.