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A Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080

GeForce is a brand name by Nvidia. It is a series of video cards.

The concurrent is the Radeon line by AMD.

History

GeForce is the successor of the RIVA TNT2 line.

In early 1999, Nvidia made a contest named "Name That Chip". The public should find a name for Nvidia's next video card. 7 winners should get a RIVA TNT2 Ultra as reward. The name "GeForce" won.

KL NVIDIA Geforce 256
GPU of the GeForce 256, the NV10

The first card in the series was the GeForce 256. It was released on September 1, 1999.

The latest video card series under the GeForce brand is the GeForce 30 series as of 2020.

Timeline

1999 GeForce 256
2000 GeForce 2 series
2001 GeForce 3 series
2002 GeForce 4 series
2003 GeForce FX series
2004 GeForce 6 series
2005 GeForce 7 series
2006 GeForce 8 series
2007
2008 GeForce 9 series
GeForce 200 series
2009 GeForce 100 series
GeForce 300 series
2010 GeForce 400 series
GeForce 500 series
2011
2012 GeForce 600 series
2013 GeForce 700 series
2014 GeForce 800M series
GeForce 900 series
2015
2016 GeForce 10 series
2017
2018 GeForce 20 series
2019 GeForce 16 series
2020 GeForce 30 series

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