Watch How NVIDIA Graphics Changed From GeForce 256 To GTX 10 Series

NVIDIA is actually an American technology company organized in Delaware and based in Santa Clara, California. This company designs graphics processing units abbreviated as GPU’s for gaming and professional markets. It also “systems on a cheap” unit termed as SoCs for the mobile computing and automotive market.


GeForce is a brand of graphics processing units (GPU’s) designed by Nvidia. The “GeForce” name originated from a contest held by Nvidia in early 1999 called “Name That Chip”. This Graphics processor have many generations from GeForce 256 to GeForce 10 series in 2017 based on Pascal technology. In December 2017, Nvidia revealed that the successor to Pascal would be Volta, a microarchitecture suited to artificial intelligence and deep learning. The only GPUs released so far are the Titan V and the Quadro GV100.

Graphics Evolved From the Year 1999 To 2017

Now come to the actual point which is how the graphics of Nvidia GeForce have grown from GeForce 256 in the year 1999 to GTX 1000 series in 2017. Before further discussion watch, a video by a YouTube channel called Benchmark.


In this video, we can see that the evolution starts in the year 1999 with a GPU GeForce 256 which was a major graphics card mostly used in the gaming industry at that time. It has a VRAM of 32MB SDR, Memory Bus Width 64-bit and a Direct-X of version 7.0 which is quite outdated and old for today gaming. It was released back on October 11th, 1999 which was the time when consoles like PS2 and very first Xbox were about to release. Then the GeForce Ti arrived on October 1st, 2001 with some upgraded featured like VRAM 128MB DDR( very first DDR), Memory Bus 128-bit and Direct-X of 8.0. As with the upgraded technology we can see that there are slightly graphics with better facial animations and tiny details. Then Direct-X 8.1 comes with GeForce 4Ti and then Direct-X 9.0 comes in the year 2003 with VRAM 128 MB DDR2. Direct-X 10.0 came in 2006 with some major upgrades in GPU GeForce 8800 GTX specifications such as Memory clock of 1080 Mhz with a VRAM of 768 MB GDDR3 and a Memory Bus Width of 384-bit. Then comes 9800 GTX in 2007 and GTX 280 in 2008 with very first in GPU’s to reach 1GB in terms of VRAM. In 2010 GeForce GTX 480 arrived with Direct-X 11.0 with a VRAM of 1.5GB GDDR5. With this card comes new advancements in graphics evolution which was enough to amaze someone in that time. GTX 580 also came in the same year with no major upgrades. Then in the year20 12, GTX 680 arrived with the very first card to reach 2GB VRAM having an architecture Kepler. GTX 780Ti came  with VRAM reaching 3GB and GTX 980Ti in 2015 with VRAM 6GB. At last latest generation, GPU’s GTX 1000 series arrived in 2017 with GTX 1080Ti reaching VRAM of 11GB GDDR5X.


NVIDIA GPU’s industry is really thriving with series of GeForce graphics cards coming every year. It is almost 2 decades and the improvement of the graphics is incredible. To be honest with coming of GeForce GPU’s every year with advancement in specifications this fast we’ll be laughing at our current graphics in a couple of years. So sit back and watch how the graphics will outmatch the reality in terms of tiny details in the next decade.

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