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NVIDIA NV1

Graphics Processor
NV1
Pixel Shaders
1
Vertex Shaders
0
TMUs
1
ROPs
1
Memory Size
2 MB
Memory Type
EDO
Bus Width
64 bit
The NV1 was a performance graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in September 1995. Built on the 500 nm process, and based on the NV1 graphics processor, the card supports DirectX 1.0. The NV1 graphics processor is a relatively small chip with a die area of only 90 mm² and 1 million transistors. It features 1 pixel shaders and 0 vertex shaders, 1 texture mapping units and 1 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 placed 2 MB EDO memory on the card, which are connected using a 64-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 75 MHz, memory is running at 60 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA NV1 does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 2 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x VGA. NV1 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI interface. The card measures 191 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 299 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
NV1
Foundry
ST
Process Size
500 nm
Transistors
1 million
Die Size
90 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Sep 30th, 1995
Generation
NV1
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
299 USD
Bus Interface
PCI

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
75 MHz
Memory Clock
60 MHz
60 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
2 MB
Memory Type
EDO
Memory Bus
64 bit
Bandwidth
480.0 MB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders
1
Vertex Shaders
0
TMUs
1
ROPs
1

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
75.00 MPixel/s
Texture Rate
75.00 MTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
Length
7.5 inches
191 mm
TDP
2 W
Suggested PSU
350 W
Outputs
1x VGA
Power Connectors
None

Graphics Features

DirectX
1.0
OpenGL
N/A
OpenCL
N/A
Vulkan
N/A
Pixel Shader
N/A
Vertex Shader
N/A

Card Notes

Texture Rate: 10.00 MTexel/s
170MHz RAMDAC
4MB Maximum Configuration

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Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
Diamond Edge 3D 3240XL 75 MHz 60 MHz
Diamond Edge 3D 3400XL 75 MHz 60 MHz 4 MB