NVIDIA GeForce3: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce3

Summary

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
 
Architecture
Kelvin
 
Code name
NV20 A5
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
27 February 2001
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$499
 

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).
Interface
AGP 4x
 
Length
165 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

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
SDR
 
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.
DirectX
8.0
 
OpenGL
1.3
 

Benchmark performance

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

Passmark

4

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