For this test we've displayed
both the original scores of each card when running 3DMark
2001 at 1024x768x32, followed by the overclocked scores.
When it comes
to overclocking, the Ti200 gave us the most bang for the
buck. The GPU overclocked an addition 25.7%, while
the RAM increased 16.25%, yielding a 3DMark gain of 8.75%.
The GeForce 2 Ti and Ti500 models averaged respectable
gains as well, ranging from 5% for the Ti500 to 7.25% for
the GF2 Ti. However, when it comes to pure power and
capability to manhandle today's most demanding games, the
Ti500 reigns supreme.
testing of the VisionTek Xtasy Ti line, the nVidia-based
cards put up an impressive showing, dominating the
majority of tests compared with the Radeon 7500 and 8500.
There is no guarantee that this will remain true if ATI
delivers on its promise of new and improved driver updates
every three weeks, but from what we've seen, the Titanium
GPU is currently the graphics processor of choice.
We are interested to see how performance differences will
evolve as the drivers mature.
we've seen with the VisionTek line of Ti video cards, all
three performed quite well, with expected difficulties at
high resolutions with the GF2 Ti. VisionTek has put
together a quality package with a nice software bundle, as
well as additional cooling support. Aside from the
use of a thermal pad on the cooler package, it is hard to
say much of anything negative about these packages.
With a nice software bundle including unprecedented
"current" drivers, the Xtasy product line has much to
offer. When it comes to rating these cards, though,
it is difficult to justify a single rating. Although
the package are very similar, the cards have sufficient
differences to warrant separate ratings.
With the Xtasy 5864, I
personally have a hard time encouraging someone to buy it.
With nVidia's rapid release schedule, clearly the GeForce2
line will be a thing of the past fairly soon. If you
are someone on a very limited budget, you may want to
consider the purchase, but I would recommend mustering up
the extra cash for a Ti200 if at all possible. I
give the Xtasy 5964 GeForce2 Ti a Hot Hardware Meter
Rating of a...
With the Xtasy 6564 Ti200 and
6964 Ti500, both cards demonstrated excellent
benchmark performance as well as physical quality.
The Ti200 and Ti500 both exhibited superb benchmark
numbers as well as overclocking potential. The Ti200
proved to be an excellent all around card for the money
with the most overclocking gains achieved out of all three
models. If you are on a budget and want a reasonably
priced GeForce3 video card, the Ti200 is a no-brainer.
However, if you have the money to go high-end, I recommend
picking up a Ti500. For both the Xtasy 6564 Ti200
and 6964 Ti500, I give a HotHardware Meter Rating of a..
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