2. Inno3D GeForce2 Ti
Like the other video cards that we received by Inno3D, this one arrived in
a nice retail package, which consists of the standard rich bundle by InnoVISION Multimedia.
The RETAIL version of the video card includes:
A set of compact discs – Mega Pack Bundle:
Drivers for the video card and some helpful programs:
3D Mark 2000 – with this program you can measure the productivity of your video system. You can install the licensed version of the program from the compact disk with the drivers. There you will also find an extra program that will help you to record and organize the results of your tests. The program is called “Result Browser 2000 is available for licensed users only.
Intervideo WinDVD 2.6 - With this program you can watch DVD films on your PC, the provided licensed version supports 2 channel audio only.
InnoCreation MediaGallery volume one – A nice selection of high quality images, video films and music.
Ulead Photoimpact 5 – Image Editor.
Colorific & 3Deep – Programs that will help you to calibrate your monitor.
Full game Midnight GT by Rage Software !
As you can see, Inno3D look after the customers and provides free of charge software
package which is far not bad.
After we paid attention to the bundle, it is time to
take a closer look on the most important thing in the box - the video-card Inno3D
Tornado GeForce2 Ti, based on the GeForce2 Titanium chip by NVIDIA Corporation.
The card is black in color, which seems to have become the standard for Inno3D and
breaks the monotony of all other GeForce2 Ti based products. Active cooling, known
from KYRO II video cards as well as from some GeForce2 MX models, is used and
I am glad to say that it copes well with the appointed task.
The back side of the card is of no interest, black in color and the most
peculiar thing is the stiker of Inno3D :). You can see the cooler on the chip
in the next photo:
The chip is NVIDIA GeForce2 Ti manufactured by 0.15µm technology and according to
the specifications it is the model of highest class of the GeForce2 series. It is
true that it has the same working frequency as the GeForce2 Ultra Chip, i.e 250Mhz,
but the latter is manufatured by 0.18µm technology, which means lower working
frequencies and more released heat. That is why GeForce2 Ti is overclocked better
and will give better results with a better cooling system. A working frequency
of 305Mhz was achieved with the standard cooling, but there were many problems
with the stability. At 300Mhz all went smoothly, except for the Quake 3 Arena, which
had problems, and that is why the tests with this game were made at 290Mhz. I am
impressed by the overclocking capabilities of Inno3D Tornado GeForce2 Ti.
This time the memory used in the videocard's hardware is made by SAMSUNG, has
access time of 5ns (nanosecs) which is purely 200Mhz. Since we are talking
about DDR SGRAM, the effici?nt working frequency is two times higher, which
simply means 400Mhz. A stable working frequency of 450Mhz was achieved by
overclocking. At higher frequencies (from 455-460Mhz up) either there appeared
some artifacts or the system hung up.
After we took a look on the Inno3D Tornado GeForce2 it is time to take a look
on its big brother - Inno3D Tornado GeForce3 Ti 200.