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Nvidia GeForce 256

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How well can the GeForce 256 run games
2 May 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce 256 is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs. GeForce 256 is capable of DirectX 7 gaming requirements.

How many years will the GeForce 256 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce 256 in your PC? Its upgrade time for the GeForce 256, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce 256? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 46900% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 786 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce 256 is the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB, which is 38233% more powerful and can run 693 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
0 FPS
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The GeForce 256 was released on 31 Aug 1999

GeForce 256 Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce 256
GPU
Architecture
NV10
Process
TMUs
Texture Rate
ROPs
Pixel Rate
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
4
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
-
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 7.0
Shader
Open GL
1.0
Resolution (WxH)
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
32 MB
Memory Speed
166 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
DDR
Memory Bandwidth
2.7GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
1
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
0
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
120 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
Best Resolution
GPU Upgrade
GeForce 256 Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce 256 was, technically, the world's first GPU as it was the first single GPU "with integrated transform, lighting, triangle setup/clipping, and rendering engines that is capable of processing a minimum of 10 million polygons per second" - according to NVIDIA. It's manufactured with a 220nm technology and offers 4 Pixel Shaders (not to be confused with today's Shader Processing Units), 4 TMUs and 4 ROPs, on a 128-bit interface of DDR. The central unit runs at 120MHz and the memory clock operates at 166MHz.
Obviously, none of today's games are playable.


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GeForce 256 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
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Graphics Card
40567%
RAM
12GB
0%
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