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NVIDIA GeForce3

NVIDIA GeForce3 Image NVIDIA NV20 A5 Image
The GeForce3 was a high-end graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in February 2001. Built on the 150 nm process, and based on the NV20 A5 graphics processor, in its H variant, the card supports DirectX 8.0. The NV20 A5 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 128 mm² and 57 million transistors. It features 4 pixel shaders and 1 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 placed 64 MB SDR memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 200 MHz, memory is running at 230 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce3 does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is not exactly known. Display outputs include: 1x VGA, 1x DB13W3. GeForce3 is connected to the rest of the system using an AGP 4x interface. The card measures 165 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 499 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: NV20 A5
GPU Variant: H
Architecture: Kelvin
Process Size: 150 nm
Transistors: 57 million
Die Size: 128 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Feb 27th, 2001
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 499 USD
Bus Interface: AGP 4x

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 200 MHz
Memory Clock: 230 MHz
230 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 64 MB
Memory Type: SDR
Memory Bus: 128 bit
Bandwidth: 3.68 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders: 4
Vertex Shaders: 1
TMUs: 8
ROPs: 4
Pixel Rate: 800 MPixel/s
Vertex Rate: 50.0 MVertices/s
Texture Rate: 1.600 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width: Single-slot
Length: 6.5 inches
165 mm
TDP: unknown
Outputs: 1x VGA
1x DB13W3
Power Connectors: None

Graphics Features

DirectX: 8.0
OpenGL: 1.3
OpenCL: N/A
Pixel Shader: 1.1
Vertex Shader: 1.1

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Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS V8200 Deluxe 200 MHz 230 MHz 1x VGA