NVIDIA Introduces GeForce3 (including Video)

[[The Video]]

This 8 minute and 39 second video is mostly the load of crap we are subjected to at official product announcements. Hype and extravagant statements of the product destined to conquer the world.

About 5 minutes and 30 seconds into the video however you get a good chance to see some of the characters and environments ID Software are creating for their upcoming Doom game.

[[The Press Release]]

Nvidia issued a press release for its upcoming GeForce3, which was introduced at MacWorld Expo Tokyo 2001. It was obvious that Apple would play up NVidia's choice of releasing the product "first on the Mac" God only knows they need all the publicity they can get.

Providing the catalyst for a new graphics revolution, NVIDIA Corporation today introduced the world's most advanced graphics processor, the GeForce3TM GPU for the Macintosh platform at Macworld Expo Tokyo 2001.

Powered by the new NVIDIA nfiniteFX engine the new GeForce3 GPU enables users to experience a rich, interactive environment. 3D scenes have ambiance with GeForce3 because objects appear photo realistic and custom lighting heightens drama and emotion. Characters and living creatures have organic behavior and unique expressions - their personality emerges. Programmability and performance are the catalysts for this graphics revolution.

"This announcement comes just one month after the first NVIDIA-based Macintosh launch," stated Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. "We are excited to have the first public showing of GeForce3 at Macworld Tokyo in Steve Jobs' keynote address. The combination of our new leading-edge technology with Apple's is going to send shock waves throughout the Macintosh community."

"Apple is proud to be able to introduce the most powerful graphics processing unit on the planet first on a Mac," said Philip Schiller, Apple's vice-president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "The all-new Power Mac G4 with Velocity Engine, when combined with the incredible NVIDIA GeForce3 GPU, delivers industry-leading computing and graphics performance to Mac customers."

[[The Specs]]

-The first fully programmable GPU - the nfiniteFX Pixel Shader processor and Vertex Shader processor give developers the ability to program a virtually infinite number of special effects and custom looks.
-The first high-resolution antialiasing (HRAA) GPU, featuring NVIDIA's patented Quincunx AA mode, for high-resolution, high-quality, high-performance multisampling capabilities.
-A platform for advanced transform and lighting features, enabling more complex, visually exciting objects and scenes.
-OpenGL 1.2 compatible.
-Available in 64MB DDR SDRAM configuration that supports both the innovative Apple
-Display Connector and the industry standard VGA connection.

NVIDIA's nfiniteFX Engine:
The GeForce3 GPU's nfiniteFX engine gives developers the ability to program a virtually infinite number of special effects and custom looks. Instead of every developer choosing from the same hard-coded palette of capabilities and ending up with a generic look and feel, application developers can specify personalized combinations of graphics operations and create an unlimited list of their own effects. Two architectural advancements enable the nfiniteFX engine's programmability and its multitude of effects: Vertex Shaders and Pixel Shaders.

High Performance, High Resolution, High Quality
The Lightspeed Memory Architecture brings power to the GeForce3, delivering earth-shattering performance and fluid motion even for the most complex scenes. NVIDIA's new Quincunx antialiasing (AA) mode, generates high performance samples at nearly four-times the rate of the GeForce2 Ultra, while excellent visual quality.

Rendering at high resolutions with high frame rates becomes the standard with GeForce3, as its advances in pixel rendering and memory efficiency break down the boundaries of frame buffer bandwidth and enable high-resolution antialiasing (HRAA) for the first time ever on the PC.

Sophisticated Processing Technology
The GeForce3 is the world's most advanced GPU with more than 57 million transistors and the ability to perform more than 800 billion operations per second and 76 billion floating point operations per second (FLOPS). The GeForce3 GPU achieves an astounding 3.2 billion antialiased samples per second fill rate--more than four times the performance of the award-winning GeForce2 Ultra and more than seven times the processing power of any competitive consumer graphics product. As do all of the GeForce family products, GeForce3 drives the most extreme resolutions and color depths of up to 2048x1536x32.

Another key feature of GeForce3 is its high-definition video processor (HDVP) that enables a variety of crystal-clear HDTV solutions when combined with a mainstream CPU and a low-cost DTV receiver. The HDVP allows mainstream high-performance processors to support all 18 Advanced Television Standards Committee (ATSC) formats with a simple, cost-effective DTV receiver card.

[[The Warning]]

It is always enjoyable to see companies play up the "amazing" or even "magnificent" and sometimes "revolutionary" abilities of their new products and in small print issue the usual statements as the one below issued by NVidia:

"Certain statements in this press release, including the statements relating to the Company's performance expectations for NVIDIA's family of products and expectations of continued revenue growth, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, manufacturing and other delays relating to new products, difficulties in the fabrication process and dependence of the Company on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, market acceptance of the Company's new products, and the Company's dependence on third-party developers and publishers. Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Factors Affecting Operating Results," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties."

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NVIDIA Introduces GeForce3 (including Video)

Macs are number 1 in video editting and they need the popularity of nvidia to sell more of their products. Have you ever seen the video capabilities of macs, they are good, but I just hate the concept of the mac. I use a PC, and there will be a Geforce3 for PC after its release on the mac.

NVIDIA Introduces GeForce3 (including Video)

Looks like nVidia is going to release another rip off card... Who the F**K is going to pay 600 dallors for this card... Does nVidia think that there like Microsoft releasing stuff for a high or like I say overprice card... Is that why they took out 3DFX so people have to pay there overprice piece cards... Thats is not right for all the gamers out there to pay 600 dallors for a f**king video card... What they think there are god of the Video cards... People bitching about Intel overpricing there cpu... If Intel is overpricing there cpu than I went to know what the F**k all yell nVidia fans out there call this... I call it robbing the f**k out the people who pays nVidia 600 dallors for this card... So I say f**k nVidia and all the f**king fans out there for backing up a company that rip people off... And for nVidia I say drop the f**king prices to yall cards... Hope all the games work on the Geforce3 unlike the Geforce2 Ultra...

NVIDIA Introduces GeForce3 (including Video)

Look the way I see it is, hey it might bump the prices down on the geforce 2. Look the reason they are releasing it to the mac first becuase it's #1 in video editing and is prolly made for company's that use high power computers to redner movies or what. Why would someone pay $600 for a damn card anyway. That's just insane. Just a while ago the geforce 2 was the best thing out, now this and gamers go ahhhhhahghghahghhhh. What the hell for. Whats gonna be better about it. Why would you want a card so powerful when games will never be able to use its capabilites. Not even the best card out will struggle with games. Stick with what ya got and let prices fall.

NVIDIA Introduces GeForce3 (including Video)

In reply to Hawk...There's an engine who match the power of the GeForce 3, and it's call Doom 3.I don't care if all the are made with this engine, the only thing i care is that they will look sooooo sweeeet!I have a GeForce 2 GTS, and,yes, I will buy a GeForce 3!Not at the lauch,sure,but the price will be drop and many companie will make cheaper version.What about a GeForce 3 MX?!

NVIDIA Introduces GeForce3 (including Video)

First - nVidia likes to shock the community in three ways:#1 with "incredible" announcements, #2 with later "lower"performance when used with games #3 with increasing pricesover the years (supported by several buy outs)Attention: There are several, maybe better concepts forgraphics in the world: Try a look at[url removed]

NVIDIA Introduces GeForce3 (including Video)

I just wonder. Are the motherboards/agp-slots on the market so fast that they can deliver the information to the GeForce3? Are there any games that need that speed or using the technology? Maybe it's gonna be like if you buy PC-800 memory, at this stage there is (as far as I know) no motherboard on the market that takes full advantage of that speed, the motherboards may be like a bottleneck.

NVIDIA Introduces GeForce3 (including Video)

GF3 it's not necessary for us gamers.We can still play games on our machines with no frame drops.nVIDIA WE DO not need that so fast game cards. Graphics in the games is not that what we want of the games (if someone understand me)Good all of that is that: price of the other cards will be lowest

NVIDIA Introduces GeForce3 (including Video)

For everyones information, as no-one seems to know, the reason why it was released on the MAC first was because the product was broadcasted at a MAC conference, and in return, Nvidia are building them for MAC first. Dont forget, Nvidia will do anything for a bit of advertisment!!Ive ordered a GeForce 2 MX 32 DDR for £99.99. It will arrive in a week. I have a 900 mhz Thunderbird and 128 mb Ram. My god, if games dont run smooth on high resolutions, i will be knocking on AMD and Nvidia's doors. I, as a student, cannot afford an expensive card and i believe this card should do the job, i hope! It should with a 900 booting it up the ass. This is another thing, AMD and INTEL, who trully is the best???. I stuck with AMD as i had a K6-2 with a Voodoo 2 and for a 350 mhz, I was pretty pleased before. Back to the Geforce 3, the price is going to be hurrendous anyway - ANY of the GeForce 2's are plenty for months yet.Good gaming people...

NVIDIA Introduces GeForce3 (including Video)

Hey folks, a big misunderstanding is here;The Geforce3 will cost around $500according to nVidia's announcement,and it's not just a faster card, it has a new programmable vertex shader, as it uses a new method to anti-aliase the picture at high resolution modes without affecting much the performance.For more details check the whole article at [url removed] includes screenshots as well.

NVIDIA Introduces GeForce3 (including Video)

my opinion?i have the Hercules Prophit II ULTRA 64DDR!!!!!and last detonator drivers...i gave for this card lots of money just because my banshee couldnt handle it any more...i mean no 3dfx=no support.Warcraft 3 will kick asses in direct 3d & openGl only! no glide!So i have for NOw the best card in the world i if you thing i will buy a new one for the next 4years forget it! toy are wrong!!anyone who has a Geforce2 chiptset and good cpu will have no problems...the best time to change my card will be after 2005 when we will have AGP8! i will try to get Geforce5 then! :P

NVIDIA Introduces GeForce3 (including Video)

OMFG i just bought the p3 1000 for 500CDn goingwho the f**k is to pay 500US for a dumb card(i guess the rich who dont need it, extreme gamers, Dum ppl) i mean really. i still am using the TnT2 Ultra and i get sweet GFX. also notice that the new VC cards are getting more expensive. Ex. when the 4mb riva 128 came out it was 170US, when tnt came out it was 210US, when Tnt2 came out it was 260US, gefore was more and more for the next GF2 now even more for GF3 i guess by the time Gf5 comes out it will be approx. 800-1000US and that would make Gf6 1200Us well that is great now all i need is the rest of the computer. I can put money that ATI and some new company will rock nvidas asses in prices. just like AMD did to Intel. now every one is switching to AMD cause for the same price you get faster clock and same price. Well that is all i have to say. Peace all

NVIDIA Introduces GeForce3 (including Video)

what's uuup motherf**kers , i will win the GeForce 3 and you all will suck my big dike losers. All you nerds will suck my dike iff you don't get the GeForce in your asses .so te winner of the GeForce is ???? I motherf**kers i . So don't try it because you can't winmuhahahahahahahahahahahaha

NVIDIA Introduces GeForce3 (including Video)

geforce3 isn't much greater than geforce2. 3 supports less video standards (no Direct3D, DirectDraw, DirectShow, Glide), 2 doesn't have support only for glide, but games that work on glide usually also work on Direct3D or something else. But 3 doesn't look bad. wait 6months or so to see what they come up with? if they do make a 500mhz ramdac, then it's better if Intel or AMD start making processor based graphic cards (AMD tbird 1.2ghz as a GPU and another one as a CPU) or (IntelP4 1.5ghz as a GPU and another one as a CPU). and with the AMD v. Intel, we have to wait what they come up with. If you want a good gaming/dvd card w/o video then any of these cards are nice even voodoo3 3500TV but it has problems with DirectDraw. JUST WAIT TILL SOMEONE TAKES A P4 (1.5) OR TBIRD (1.2) OR WHATEVER COMES OUT LATER AND STICKS IT ON THEIR BOARD. The problem of doing that is that there won't be fans, there will 12000btu air conditioners built in to ATX cases and become server size or you will have to put your computer into your freezer

NVIDIA Introduces GeForce3 (including Video)

If you need a DVD/TV/Vid in-out then a good thing is Ati All-In-Wonder Radeon. A good DVD/Gaming card is almost anything that has 64mb ram.If you need a card for both at the top then get ELSA Gladiac Ultra (geforce2 ultra) or ELSA Gladiac 920 (geforce3), for each get the ELSA video module.Or just wait for geforce3 gts,pro or ultra, whatever nvidia comes up with next.

NVIDIA Introduces GeForce3 (including Video)

tendonwrencher is a jewish mutha f**ka price to proformance radeon and radeon2 is tight jewforce,2,3 are hamster shit. 250$ for near jewforce2 ultra proformance. f**k only an idiot or tendonwrencher would buy a jewforce2. Only a jew thats jacks off to intel like tendonwrencher would like nvidia.Dont forget bout Radeon2 you f**king JEWPS_Radeon2 is to Jewforce3 as AMD Thunderbird is to jewtium 4.

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