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MSI™ unveils new G3Ti500-VTG graphic accelerator ~ Based on nVIDIA®'s most advanced GeForce3™ Ti500

Type: Product News
Latest Update: Sat, 03 Nov 2001

MSI™, a professional manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and multimedia peripherals, today announced the new G3Ti500-VTG graphic accelerator based on nVIDIA®'s latest and the most advanced GeForce3™ Ti500 graphics engine. The graphics engine can deliver up to 3.84 billion samples per second fill rate, 960 billion operations per second, and 8.0 GB/sec effective memory bandwidth, allowing stunning scene realism. The new G3Ti500-VTG features the 256-bit core technology, 240 MHz core clock speed, 500MHz memory speed and 64MB DDR SDRAM memory. Equipped with the new nVIDIA® nFiniteFX™ engine and Lightspeed Memory Architecture™, the G3Ti500-VTG sets a new benchmark for mainstream graphics performance and should appeal to those end users demanding high-performance GPU. If you play computer games or you demand more of your computer, you must get the bleeding-edge graphics technology on your PC with the new G3Ti500-VTG graphics accelerator. GeForce3™ Ti500 Chipset features:

nVIDIA® nfiniteFX™ Engine
nVIDIA®'s programmable Vertex and Pixel Shaders, and 3D textures. The nfiniteFX™ engine gives developers the freedom to program a virtually infinite number of custom special effects, in order to create true-to-life characters and environments.

Vertex Shaders, Pixel Shaders and 3D Texture
Part of the nfiniteFX™ engine, Vertex Shaders are used to breathe life and personality into characters and environments. Pixel Shaders alter lighting and surface effects that replace artificial, computerized looks with materials and surfaces that mimic reality. 3D textures make hollow objects solid with true three-dimensional material properties such as wood grain or marbling.

Shadow Buffers Technology
This feature helps to create realistic shadow effects in real time. Shadow buffers enable self-shadowing for characters and objects, and soften the edges of shadows for realistic effects, adding depth to scenes and highlighting spatial relationships between objects.

Following are some of the main features of the powerful G3Ti500-VTG:

MSI™ Stereo2-Glasses™ (3D VR glasses):
with the latest Sync. Double technology, it let you experience the best 3D effects when you play PC games or watch VCD/DVD movies.

Hardware Monitoring:
this feature helps to detect the status of your graphics cards and to prevent any problems might occur, reducing the risk of system damage.

MSI™ Twin-BIOS:
the unique "Twin-BIOS in one chip" design is another great feature that makes BIOS failure almost impossible and it is "Boot-Up Guaranteed!!"

Full-function VIVO:
with Video-input and TV-out functions, you can enjoy playing PC games on your TV, watching DVD movies and you can edit your video easily.
On top of its pure performance and breathtaking speed, MSI™'s G3Ti500-VTG graphics card also includes the best software bundle, adding more features to the already powerful card. The software bundle includes:

WinCoder™:
You can use this great program to capture and edit video, arrange the clips into an easy-to-access menu, and then burn the finished collection onto your VCD media to share, store, and keep your memories alive for a lifetime.

WinProducer™ MPEG-1/2 Movie Editor:
it is an easy-to-use solution that makes editing your home video on your PC very simple and enhancing your video with titles, narration, background music and transition effects extremely easy. Your home videos will look like they were done by a real professional.

MSI™ DVD:
MSI provides this unique and customized DVD playback software, ensuring easy DVD application as well as allowing the users to enjoy DVD movie playbacks.

Live VGA Driver™& Live VGA BIOS™:
VGA Live BIOS™ is the latest innovation from MSI™. It will detect the current BIOS version on the card and auto-update the bios from MSI™ website. This function is fully supported under WindowsR environment. MSI™ Live VGA Driver™ is a useful and powerful application for you to download and update the device drivers automatically. You do not have to spend much time in searching the whole website to find the drivers you need.

3D! Turbo™:

Screen:
This function provides a powerful and user-friendly interface, and automatically detects DDC2B supported video mode. Its protection feature allows the current setting to return to the previous one if not functioning in 10 seconds.

Overclocking:
The "Control" function allows users to adjust memory frequency, meeting the demand for higher working frequency environment.

Multi-desktop:
The eight desktop selections allow users to group icons of similar function workgroups together, simplifying desktop management.
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If you would like to learn more about our new G3Ti500-VTG graphics accelerator, please go to MSI™ website at
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