GeForce 300 series

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GeForce 300 series
Release dateNovember 27, 2009; 9 years ago (November 27, 2009)
CodenameGT21x
ArchitectureTesla
ModelsGeForce series
  • GeForce GT series
Transistors and fabrication process260M 40 nm (GT218)
  • 486M 40 nm (GT216)
  • 727M 40 nm (GT215)
  • 754M 40 nm (GT215-301)
Cards
Entry-level310
315
GT 320
GT 330
Mid-rangeGT 340
API support
Direct3DDirect3D 10.1
Shader Model 4.1
OpenCLOpenCL 1.1
OpenGLOpenGL 3.3
History
VariantGeForce 200 series
SuccessorGeForce 400 series

The GeForce 300 series is a series of Tesla-based graphics processing units developed by Nvidia, first released in November 2009. Its cards are rebrands of the GeForce 200 series cards, available only for OEMs. All GPUs of the series support Direct3D 10.1, except the GT 330 (Direct3D 10.0).

History[edit]

On November 27, 2009, Nvidia released its first GeForce 300 series video card, the GeForce 310. However, this card is a re-brand of one of Nvidia's older models (the GeForce 210) and not based on the newer Fermi architecture.[1]

On February 2, 2010, Nvidia announced the release of the GeForce GT 320, GT 330 and GT 340, available to OEMs only.[2] The Geforce GT 340 is simply a rebadged GT 240, sharing exactly the same specifications, while the GT 320 and 330 were newer cards (albeit still based on the previous generation GT200b and G92b architecture).[2]

Chipset table[edit]

Discontinued support[edit]

NVIDIA ceased driver support for the GeForce 300 series on April 1, 2016.[3]

  • Windows XP 32-bit & Media Center Edition: version 340.52 (WHQL) released on July 29, 2014; Download
  • Windows XP 64-bit: version 340.52 (WHQL) released on July 29, 2014; Download
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 32-bit: version 342.01 (WHQL) released on December 14, 2016; Download
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 64-bit: version 342.01 (WHQL) released on December 14, 2016; Download
  • Windows 10, 32-bit: version 342.01 (WHQL) released on December 14, 2016; Download
  • Windows 10, 64-bit: version 342.01 (WHQL) released on December 14, 2016; Download

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NVIDIA kicks off GeForce 300-series range with GeForce 310". Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  2. ^ a b NVIDIA Launches GeForce GT 340, GT 330 and GT 320 - Softpedia News, February 22, 2010.
  3. ^ "EOL Windows driver support for legacy products". Retrieved March 17, 2016.