GeForce 300 series

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GeForce 300 series
Release date 2009–2010
Codename GT215, GT216, GT218, G92b
Models GeForce series
  • GeForce GT series
Fabrication process and transistors 260M 40 nm (GT218)
  • 486M 40 nm (GT216)
  • 727M 40 nm (GT215)
  • 754M 40 nm (GT215-301)
Cards
Entry-level 310, 315, GT 320, GT 330
Mid-range GT 340
Rendering support
Direct3D Direct3D 10.0
Shader Model 4.0
(GT 330)
Direct3D 10.1
Shader Model 4.1
(310, 315, GT 320, GT 340)
OpenGL OpenGL 3.3
History
Variant GeForce 200 Series
Successor GeForce 400 Series

The GeForce 300 series is a family of graphics processing units developed by Nvidia based on their Tesla (microarchitecture). The first card of this series was launched in November 2009. Similar to the GeForce 100 series, the GeForce 300 series consists of re-branded video cards from the previous generation available only for OEMs. All GPUs of the series support Direct3D 10.1, except the GT 330 (Direct3D 10.0).

History[edit]

On 27 November 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 2 February 2010, Nvidia announced the official titles of the new generation GF100 (Fermi) cards, the GeForce GTX 470 and the GeForce GTX 480.[2][3][4][5]

Later that month the company announced the release of the GeForce GT 320, GT 330 and GT 340, available to OEMs only.[6] The Geforce GT 340 is simply a rebadged GT 240, sharing exactly the same specifications, while the GT 320 and 330 are new cards (albeit still based on the previous generation GT200b and G92b architecture).[6]

Chipset table[edit]

Discontinued support[edit]

NVIDIA ceased driver support for the GeForce 300 series on April 1, 2016.[7]

  • 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 341.96 (WHQL) released on August 17, 2016; Download
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 64-bit: version 341.96 (WHQL) released on August 17, 2016; Download
  • Windows 10, 32-bit: version 341.96 (WHQL) released on August 17, 2016; Download
  • Windows 10, 64-bit: version 341.96 (WHQL) released on August 17, 2016; Download

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NVIDIA kicks off GeForce 300-series range with GeForce 310". Retrieved 17 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "NVIDIA GeForce (@NVIDIAGeForce) - Twitter". Retrieved 17 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Marcus Yam. "Nvidia Gives Fermi GF100 Official GPU Names". Tom's Hardware. Retrieved 17 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Hardware". ZDNet. Retrieved 17 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "All Forums - EVGA Forums". Retrieved 17 March 2016. 
  6. ^ a b NVIDIA Launches GeForce GT 340, GT 330 and GT 320 - Softpedia News, Feb 22nd 2010.
  7. ^ "EOL Windows driver support for legacy products". Retrieved 17 March 2016.