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The nVidia GeForce3 GPU has been talked about and anticipated for quite a while, ever since the announcement at the Intel Developer Forum many months ago. The VisionTek GeForce3 is our first GeForce3 graphics card to hit the TweakTown labs, and we are very excited to say the very least!

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 30, 2001 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%      Manufacturer: VisionTek

Specifications

 

The GeForce3 GPU is built up of many exciting specifications and features, here is some of them from the VisionTek website.

 

nfiniteFX Engine

 

- Enables dynamic, breakthrough effects, which deliver the next leap in realism to 3D graphics. Users will experience a virtually infinite number of special effects via the Vertex Shader and Pixel Shader engine components.

 

Vertex Shader

 

- Injects personality into characters and scenes by allowing characters to move and show facial emotion, materials to stretch, and scenes to come alive.

 

Pixel Shader

 

- Creates ambiance with materials and surfaces that mimic reality. Pixel shaders alter lighting and surface effects that replace artificial, computerized looks with high-impact organic surfaces.

 

Lightspeed Memory Architecture

 

- Ensures compatibility with the next generation of 3D applications to hit the market. The GeForce3 GPU supports DirectX 8.0 features and special effects for the ultimate 3D experience.

 

High-Resolution Antialiasing (HRAA)

 

- Produces the best visual quality and performance for all applications. HRAA delivers a high level of detail and crisp, clean lines at high frame r rates, featuring the Quincunx AA mode.

 

Microsoft DirectX 8.0 Compatibility

 

- Ensures compatibility with the next generation of 3D applications to hit the market. The GeForce3 GPU supports DirectX 8.0 features and special effects for the ultimate 3D experience.

 

world's Fastest DDR Memory Interface

 

- 7.36GB per second memory subsystem ensures peak performance and the smoothest frame rates ever.

 

High-Definition Video Processor (HDVP)

 

- Turns your PC into a full-quality DVD and HDTV player.

 

AGP 4X/2X and AGP Texturing Support

 

- Takes advantage of new methods of transferring information more efficiently, and allows content developers to use high-quality, 32-bit color textures and high-polygon-count scenes.

 

Microsoft DirectX and OpenGL Optimizations and Support

 

- Delivers the best performance and guarantees compatibility with all current and future applications and games.

 

Unified Driver Architecture

 

- Guarantees forward and backward compatibility with software drivers. Simplifies upgrading to a new NVIDIA product because all NVIDIA products work with the same driver software.

 

TV-Out and Video Modules

 

- Gives end users the option of big-screen gaming, digital timeshifting VCR, and video-editing applications.

 

Clock Ratings

 

- 350Mhz RAMDAC, 200Mhz core speed and 460Mhz RAM speed.

 

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