Gainward Ti/500 XP GeForce3
- January 17, 2002
Gainward is a company which was started about 17 years ago. They have fast become
a leader in the graphic card industry. Up to now, I had never had the pleasure
of seeing any of their cards in action. They recently sent me the best video card that I have yet reviewed in
my five years of doing card reviews. I'll tell you this from the get-go, the
Gainward Ti/500 XP GeForce3 card is the first card which I can honestly say has no faults
whatsoever in it's design. It's designed with the
NVIDIA fanatic in mind.
This card does support TV-in and
TV-out, which makes it a prime candidate for those whom wish to do video editing
or wanting a good card to watch DVD's with. I however am not going to go into
the TV in/out features in this review, and will stick mainly to 2D/3D
performance and design aspects of the card.
Gainward Ti/500 XP GeForce3|
a snapshot of the card. As you can see, it's red in color.
Here's a close-up of the cooler
fins on this card. They are only about as thick as a razor blade.
Thinner blades = More area for better heat dispersion. This is a very smart design.
Next Page: Features & What's Included