NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Graphics Card

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Overview
Manufacturer
NVIDIA
Original Series
RIVA
Release Date
March 22nd, 1999
PCB Code
180-P0016-0000
Board Model
NVIDIA P16
Graphics Processing Unit
GPU Model
NV5
Architecture
NVx
Fabrication Process
250 nm
Die Size
90 mm2
Transistors Count
15M
Transistors Density
166.7K TRAN/mm2
Pixel Pipelines
2
TMUs
2
ROPs
2
Clocks
Base Clock
125 MHz
Memory Clock
150 MHz
Effective Memory Clock
150 Mbps
Memory Configuration
Memory Size
32 MB
Memory Type
SDR
Memory Bus Width
128-bit
Memory Bandwidth
2.4 GB/s

Physical
Interface
AGP 4x
Height
1-slot
Multi-GPU Support
Unsupported
Display Outputs
VGA
1 ×
API Support
DirectX
6.0
Vulkan
-
OpenGL
1.2
OpenCL
-

Performance
Pixel Fillrate
250 Pixels/s
Texture Fillrate
250 Texel/s




 ModelCoresBoost ClockMemory ClockMemory Config.
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NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Ultra - -
 
183 Mbps
 
32 MB SD 128b
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NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Pro - -
 
166 Mbps
 
32 MB SD 128b
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NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 - -
 
150 Mbps
 
32 MB SD 128b
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NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 M64 - -
 
143 Mbps
 
16 MB SD 64b
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NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 M64 PCI - -
 
125 Mbps
 
16 MB SD 64b
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NVIDIA RIVA TNT - -
 
100 Mbps
 
16 MB SD 128b
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NVIDIA RIVA 128ZX - -
 
100 Mbps
 
8 MB SD 128b
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NVIDIA RIVA 128 - -
 
100 Mbps
 
4 MB SD 128b
 ModelCoresBoost ClockMemory ClockMemory Config.
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NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Ultra - -
 
183 MB/s
 
32 MB SD 128b
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NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Pro - -
 
166 MB/s
 
32 MB SD 128b
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NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 - -
 
150 MB/s
 
32 MB SD 128b

The RIVA TNT2 sets the standard for high-performance 3D processors. Its TwiN Texel (TNT) architecture is the world’s fastest 128-bit 3D processor that delivers 2 pixels/clock and single-pass multi-texturing. The RIVA TNT2’s 32MB frame buffer, 32-bit color pipeline, and 32-bit Z/stencil buffer deliver unsurpassed quality and performance.

The RIVA TNT2 is the fastest true-color accelerator with Digital Flat Panel and AGP 4X support. The RIVA TNT2 meets all the requirements of the mainstream PC graphics market and Microsoft’s PC’98, PC’99, and DirectX 6.0 initiatives. In addition to DirectX support, the RIVA TNT2 provides a complete high-performance professional-grade OpenGL ICD, included in the standard software package. The RIVA TNT2 delivers the industry’s fastest Direct 3DTM acceleration, leadership VGA, DirectDraw and video performance. These exciting features enable a range of applications from the hottest 3D games to full-screen, 30fps DVD playback.

Add-in card manufacturers use the RIVA TNT2 chipset to provide a family of boards designed to meet your needs:

  • RIVA TNT2 Ultra – the highest end version of the RIVA TNT2 for end users who need high performance cards.
  • RIVA TNT2 Pro – second generation of the award-winning RIVA TNT2 chipset with greatly enhanced performance and memory bandwidth.
  • RIVA TNT2 M64 – based on the RIVA TNT2 core, this chip’s 64-bit memory interface provides a cost-effective frame buffer solution for mainstream desktops.
RIVA TNT2 UltraRIVA TNT2 ProRIVA TNT2RIVA TNT2 M64
Fill Rate300M284M250M250M
Memory Interface128 bit128 bit128 bit64 bit
Memory Speed183MHz166MHz150MHz150MHz
Memory Bandwidth2.9GB/sec2.65GB/sec2.4GB/sec1.2GB/sec
RAMDAC300MHz300MHz300MHz300MHz
AGP 4XYesYesYesYes

NVIDIA’s RIVA TNT2 Sets New Mark as Industry’s Fastest 3D Graphics Processor

RIVA TNT2-Based Family Dominates Mercury Research’s Q2’99 Study

Santa Clara, CA – May 11, 1999 – NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq:NVDA) today announced the award-winning RIVA TNT2TM ranked first on both the 3D and 2D benchmark tests conducted by Mercury Research Inc. of Scottsdale, AZ., an industry-leading research and consulting firm. The RIVA TNT2 earned the highest scores ever recorded in 3D WinBench, 2D WinBench and 3DMark; three key tests for the PC graphics industry. In addition, the RIVA TNT2-based family of products earned the top two spots in the 3D WinBench ’99 benchmark test, 3 of the top 4 spots in the 2D WinBench business-graphics benchmark test, and 4 of the top 6 3DMark ’99 scores performed by the Scottsdale AZ firm (http://www.mercuryresearch.com/bnchmark.html). The test results validate NVIDIA’s claim that the RIVA TNT2, which shipped to retail this week, delivers the industry’s best 3D and 2D graphics performance.
“Mercury’s results speak to our focus and commitment to deliver the industry’s best graphics family from top to bottom,” said Dan Vivoli, vice president of product marketing at NVIDIA. “Setting new records for 3D and 2D performance is a testament to our world-class engineering team and our ability to execute season after season.”

In this supplemental report, Mercury Research reported the top performing 3D and 2D processors on the market using Ziff Davis’ WinBench ’99 test and 3DMark ’99 by Futuremark. NVIDIA’s RIVA TNT2 produced the highest 3D score and outperformed the nearest competitor by over 67 points on 3D WinBench and by 339 points on 3DMark . The testing platform for this data series was an Intel Pentium-II 500 MHz CPU running on an ASUS motherboard (440BX chip set). For more information, go to http://www.mercuryresearch.com.

The award-winning RIVA TNT2 3D graphics processor has continued to receive industry accolades since its introduction at the Game Developers Conference in March 1999. Taking full advantage of its 0.25 micron process and newly optimized graphics pipeline, the RIVA TNT2 delivers unequaled graphics performance that is optimized for the Intel® family of Pentium® CPUs and the AMD-K6® family of CPUs.

Combining this record-setting performance level with the superior visual fidelity made possible by 32-bit rendering and 32-bit Z-buffer, along with a high-performance 32MB frame buffer, delivers the ultimate 3D experience to the end-user who demands the best quality graphics for entertainment, education, business and e-commerce applications.

NVIDIA Family Processors
The RIVA family of 3D/2D processors, the RIVA TNT2™, RIVA TNT™, RIVA 128ZX™ and the RIVA 128™ is the first family of high performance processors for the performance mainstream PC market. The RIVA processors utilize a 128-bit pipeline to support the computational throughput required for current and future graphically intense applications. The NVIDIA Vanta™ 3D/2D processor is the first in a family of 3D processors designed for the enterprise PC market. Based on the award winning RIVA TNT2 architecture, the NVIDIA Vanta processor is designed for Windows 2000 and the burgeoning market for enterprise visualization applications. By leveraging its graphics technology and massive gate counts, all NVIDIA processors are able to deliver stunningly realistic, high frame rate 3D, along with benchmark winning 2D, VGA and video acceleration in single chip solutions. NVIDIA processors are optimized for both Direct3D™ and OpenGL.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) designs, markets and sells a complete family of award-winning 3D processors that deliver industry-leading performance and visual quality for a broad range of PC applications, including: enterprise visualization, e-commerce, e-business, entertainment and education. Corporate headquarters are located in California: 3535 Monroe Street, Santa Clara, California 95051. For more information visit the Company’s web site at http://www.nvidia.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially. Factors that may affect NVIDIA’s actual results include the impact of competitive products and pricing, technological changes in products and components, the ability to timely and successfully develop and produce in volume new products and modifications to existing products, market acceptance of new products and modifications to existing products and conditions in the PC market. Further information on factors that could affect the financial results of NVIDIA is included in the Registration Statement on Form S-1, dated January 22, 1999, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Notes to Editors: Please note that the recommended way of writing NVIDIA, RIVA 128, RIVA 128ZX, RIVA TNT and RIVA TNT2 is all CAPITALS.

NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, RIVA TNT, RIVA TNT2 and NVIDIA Vanta are trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation. RIVA, RIVA 128 and RIVA 128ZX are trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation and STMicroelectronics. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.