NVIDIA GeForce3: specs and benchmarks



NVIDIA started GeForce3 sales 27 February 2001 at a recommended price of $499. This is Kelvin architecture desktop card based on 150 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 64 MB of SDR memory clocked at 0.23 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 3.68 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Single-slot card attached via AGP 4x interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 165 mm.

We have no data on GeForce3 benchmark results.

General info

Of GeForce3's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
Code name
NV20 A5
Release date
27 February 2001
Launch price (MSRP)

Technical specs

GeForce3's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce3's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
200 MHz
Transistor count
57 million
Manufacturing process technology
150 nm
Texture fill rate
1.6 GTexel / s

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce3's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
AGP 4x
165 mm
Supplementary power connectors


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce3: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
64 MB
of 6084 (Quadro P3200)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
230 MHz
Memory bandwidth
3.68 GB / s
of 960 (ATI Rage Fury)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce3.
Display Connectors
1x VGA, 1x DB13W3

API support

APIs supported by GeForce3, sometimes including their particular versions.

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce3. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.



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