VisionTek XTasy Titanium Series Lineup

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The VisionTek XTasy Titanium Series Line-up
Taking Graphics to the Next Level

By - Jeff Bouton
November 1, 2001

Just in time to compete with the long awaited new Radeon's from ATI, nVidia has release their latest version of the popular GeForce GPU's named "Titanium."  By now, it is fairly obvious that when it comes to competition, nVidia doesn't like to be in second place, and with their latest offering being released in such a timely fashion, their position should be safe.  By fine tuning the existing manufacturing processes of both GeForce2 and GeForce3 GPU's, nVidia has been able to remain extremely aggressive in the graphics processor market.

One of the first manufacturers to adopt nVidia's new Titanium line is VisionTek, Inc. They have created three additions to their already popular Xtasy product line, the Xtasy 5864 GeForce2 Ti, Xtasy 6564 Geforce3 Ti200 and the Xtasy 6964 GeForce3 Ti500.  With so many video cards to cover, let's get right to it and see what VisionTek has to offer.

Specifications and Features of the VisionTek Xtasy Ti Series
Triple The Fun

Features and Benefits of Xtasy 5864?

Graphics Chipset
GeForce2 Ti
Graphics Core

250MHz, 256-bit 2D/3D GPU
Memory/Interface
64MB DDR/128-bit wide
Memory Clock
400 MHz SDR Equivalent
Memory Bandwidth
6.4 GB/sec.
Fill Rate (texels)
2B/sec.
2D/3D resolution (max)
2048 x 1536 @ 75Hz
 
  • 1 Billion Pixel/Second Rendering
  • Second Generation Integrated Transform Lighting (T&L) Engines
  • NVIDIA Shading Rasterizer (NSR)
  • High-Definition Video Processor
  • AGP 4X/2X, AGP Texturing, and Fast Writes Support
  • 32-bit Z/stencil buffer
  • Microsoft® DirectX® and OpenGL® Optimizations and Support
  • Unified Driver Support
  • Features and Benefits of Xtasy 6564?

    Graphics Chipset
    GeForce3 Ti 200
    Graphics Core
    175MHz, 256-bit 2D/3D GPU
    Memory/Interface
    64MB DDR/128-bit wide
    Memory Clock
    400 MHz SDR Equivalent
    Memory Bandwidth
    6.4 GB/sec.
    Fill Rate (texels)
    1400M/sec.
    2D/3D resolution (max)
    2048 x 1536 @ 75Hz

     
  • Shadow Buffers
  • nfiniteFX® Engine
  • Vertex & Pixel Shaders
  • Lightspeed Memory Architecture
  • High-Resolution Antialiasing (HRAA)
  • High-Definition Video
  • TV / S-Video Out
  • DirectX®8.1 Compatibility.
  • AGP 4X/2X, AGP Texturing Support
  • DirectX and OpenGL Optimizations
  • Unified Driver Support
  • Features and Benefits of Xtasy 6964?

    Graphics Chipset
    GeForce3 Ti 500
    Graphics Core
    240MHz, 256-bit 2D/3D GPU
    Memory/Interface
    64MB DDR/128-bit wide
    Memory Clock
    500 MHz SDR Equivalent
    Memory Bandwidth
    8.0 GB/sec.
    Fill Rate (texels)
    1920M/sec.
    2D/3D resolution (max)
    2048 x 1536 @ 75Hz
     
  • Shadow Buffers
  • 3D Textures
  • nfiniteFX? Engine
  • Vertex & Pixel Shaders
  • Lightspeed Memory Architecture
  • High-Resolution Antialiasing (HRAA)
  • High-Definition Video Processor
  • VGA / TV / S-Video Out / DVI-I
  • AGP 4X/2X, AGP Texturing Support
  • DirectX and OpenGL Optimizations
  • Unified Driver Support
  • A few weeks ago, the BigWop himself gave the new Titanium line from nVidia a thorough once-over, outlining the new and improved features.  I recommend clicking here if you haven't had the chance to read it.  Now we'll take a look at some of the goodies you get when you buy a VisionTek Xstay video card.

    In addition to the video card themselves, VisionTek includes two CD's within each package.  A comprehensive drivers CD is included that supports all Windows Operating systems and includes a detailed manual and installation video.  Also on the disk are numerous nVidia demos to demonstrate the power of your new video card.  Below are a few shots of the more popular ones we've seen.  These card have been out for a while now and I haven't stopped being impressed by the quality that these applications demonstrate.

    Click On The Image To Enlarge

                 

    The second CD that comes with the package is a full version copy of PowerDVD 3.  I have been using PowerDVD 3 since its release and think it is one of the better pieces of DVD software that you can buy.  This was an excellent decision by the folks at VisionTek to offer their customers a quality DVD software package.  With each of the three cards that we've sampled, DVD playback was excellent. 

    Now we'll roll up our sleeves and really go over the quality of each of the three cards...

    Quality, Setup and the Drivers 

     

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