2003-10-23 Nvidia GeForce FX 5700 NV31 successor said to be NV35 cut in half (2x2 / 4x1 pipelines, 128 bit memory interface), otherwise identical. Will be superseeded next year by NV36x, which will support PCI Express in addition. Previously known as NV36. Also used in the Quadro FX 1100 chip.
2004-04-14 Nvidia GeForce 6800 New high-end graphics processor, succeeding NV35 (GeForce 5900). Includes Pixel Shader 3.0 and Vertex Shader 3.0 to support DirectX 9.0c (previously known as 9.1) and to include 16 "real" pipelines instead of the 4x2 architecture used previously.
Named GeForce 6800 and was to be shown at CeBIT or GDC with availability in April or May, but unveiled on April 14th.
Draws a massive 110W from two power cables. Previously known as NV40.
- 6800LE: 8 pipes, 4 shaders
- 6800: 12 pipes, 5 shaders
- 6800GT: 16 pipes, 6 shaders
- 6800 Ultra: 16 pipes, 6 shaders
2004-08-12 Nvidia GeForce 6600 Graphics chips for the mainstream segment made in a 110 nm process. Native PCI Express will be supported, with a possible AGP-bridge solution. Will be called GeForce 6600 upon release. 6600 is clocked at 300 MHz, while the GT version runs at 500 MHz, is SLI-ready and uses GDDR-3. Formerly known as NV43.
2004-11-XX Nvidia NV41 Successor to NV36 / NV36x, for the mid range performance or enthusiast chip sector. Supports PCI Express only.
Newer info claims it to be identical to NV40, except that only 12 pipelines are included.
The latest info indicates that this is rather a successor to NV40, with identical performace, but only for PCIe.
A notebook version called NV41M is also planned.
2004-Q4 Nvidia NV42 130 nm graphics chip. May be cancelled as no news have been heard about it lately.