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Gainward Ti/450 Golden Sample GeForce3 Review
By: Pakman - January 17, 2002


Hardware Specifications

  • NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 200 GPU, 256-bit 2D & 3D graphics architecture
  • Support AGP 2X/4X
  • Memory size up to 64MB with ultra fast DDR SDRAM
  • Support high resolution up to 2048x1536@75Hz
  • Build-in 350MHz RAMDAC with gamma correction
  • NTSC / PAL TV-Out with flicker filter
  • TV-Out resolution up to 800x600
  • Support Composite & S-Video TV-Out
  • DirectX and S3CT texture compression
  • nfiniteFX engine for full programmability
  • Lightspeed Memory Architecture for unmatched performance
  • Surface engine for high-order surfaces and patches
  • Programmable Vertex Shader
  • Programmable Pixel Shader
  • HRAA-high-resolution antialiasing
  • Integrated hardware transform engine
  • Integrated hardware lighting engine
  • Dual cube environment mapping capability
  • Hardware accelerated real-time shadows

High-quality HDTV / DVD playback

  • High-definition video processor (HDVP) for full-screen, full-frame video playback of HDTV and DVD content
  • Independent hardware color controls for video overlay
  • Hardware color-space conversion (YUV 4:2:2 and 4:2:0)
  • Per-pixel color keying
  • Multiple video windows supported for CSC and filtering
  • DVD sub-picture alpha-blended compositing


 Software & Accessory Package

Gainward includes the following full version program and accessories with this card. I will not go into a review on the software which comes with this card. 

  • Win DVD

  • S-Video connector cable

  • S-Video to RCA patch cable

Image Quality

The Gainward Ti/450 has excellent 2D image quality. Gainward must use very good filters on their cards. 3D was tops, as it is with most GeForce3 cards. I was able to play MOHAA at 1280x1024 32bit color, complex shadows and max visual quality in every category. This card handled it without so much as a single glitch or pause anywhere in the game. So we have very clean 2D image quality with this card, and first rate 3D quality.

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