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NVIDIA GeForce2 Ultra

Graphics Processor
NV15
Pixel Shaders
4
Vertex Shaders
N/A
TMUs
8
ROPs
4
Memory Size
64 MB
Memory Type
DDR
Bus Width
128 bit
The GeForce2 Ultra was a high-end graphics card by NVIDIA, launched on August 14th, 2000. Built on the 150 nm process, and based on the NV15 graphics processor, in its GeForce2 Ultra variant, the card supports DirectX 7.0. Since GeForce2 Ultra does not support DirectX 11 or DirectX 12, it might not be able to run all the latest games. The NV15 graphics processor is a relatively small chip with a die area of only 88 mm² and 25 million transistors. It features 4 pixel shaders and 0 vertex shaders, 8 texture mapping units, and 4 ROPs. Due to the lack of unified shaders you will not be able to run recent games at all (which require unified shader/DX10+ support). NVIDIA has paired 64 MB DDR memory with the GeForce2 Ultra, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 250 MHz, memory is running at 230 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce2 Ultra does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is not exactly known. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video. GeForce2 Ultra is connected to the rest of the system using an AGP 4x interface. The card measures 183 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 499 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
NV15
GPU Variant
GeForce2 Ultra
Architecture
Celsius
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
150 nm
Transistors
25 million
Die Size
88 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Aug 14th, 2000
Generation
GeForce 2
Predecessor
GeForce 2 MX
Successor
GeForce 3
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
499 USD
Bus Interface
AGP 4x

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
250 MHz
Memory Clock
230 MHz
460 Mbps effective

Memory

Memory Size
64 MB
Memory Type
DDR
Memory Bus
128 bit
Bandwidth
7.360 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders
4
Vertex Shaders
0
TMUs
8
ROPs
4

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
1.000 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
2.000 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
Length
183 mm
7.2 inches
TDP
unknown
Suggested PSU
200 W
Outputs
1x DVI
1x VGA
1x S-Video
Power Connectors
None

Graphics Features

DirectX
7.0
OpenGL
1.5
OpenCL
N/A
Vulkan
N/A
Pixel Shader
0.5
Vertex Shader
N/A

NV15 GPU Notes

OpenGL 2.0: 40% Support
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