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https://media.readthedocs.org/pdf/envytools/latest/envytools.pdf

The most accurate documentation I have found about all nVidia stuff
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The GPU families
The GPUs can roughly be grouped into a dozen or so families: NV1, NV3/RIVA, NV4/TNT, Celsius, Kelvin, Rankine,
Curie, Tesla, Fermi, Kepler, Maxwell and Pascal. This aligns with big revisions of PGRAPH, the drawing engine of
the card. While most functionality was introduced in sync with PGRAPH revisions, some other functionality [notably
video decoding hardware] gets added in GPUs late in a GPU family and sometimes doesn’t even get to the first GPU
in the next GPU family. For example, NV11 expanded upon the previous NV15 chipset by adding dual-head support,
while NV20 added new PGRAPH revision with shaders, but didn’t have dual-head - the first GPU to feature both was
NV25.
Also note that a bigger GPU id doesn’t always mean a newer card / card with more features: there were quite a few
places where the numbering actually went backwards. For example, NV11 came out later than NV15 and added
several features.
Nvidia’s card release cycle always has the most powerful high-end GPU first, subsequently filling in the lower-end
positions with new cut-down GPUs. This means that newer cards in a single sub-family get progressively smaller,
but also more featureful - the first GPUs to introduce minor changes like DX10.1 support or new video decoding are
usually the low-end ones.
The full known GPU list, sorted roughly according to introduced features, is:
• NV1 family: NV1
• NV3 (aka RIVA) family: NV3, NV3T
• NV4 (aka TNT) family: NV4, NV5
• Celsius family: NV10, NV15, NV1A, NV11, NV17, NV1F, NV18
• Kelvin family: NV20, NV2A, NV25, NV28
• Rankine family: NV30, NV35, NV31, NV36, NV34
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Re: nVidia Hardware Documentation Release git by Marcin Koscielnicki
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 02:17:17 PM »
Let's post here all we can find about nVidia stuff in case :

-We can find someone to develop new Mac OS 9 drivers.

-It could help with still unsupported (OS X Only) PPC/nVidia machines
« Last Edit: July 07, 2017, 02:28:22 PM by Protools5LEGuy »
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Re: nVidia Hardware Documentation Release git by Marcin Koscielnicki
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 07:18:21 PM »

...are there some? the firewire 800 desktops only had the same cards as the previous OS9 machines.

then...

mac mini G4 1.5: Radeon 9200 pro agp 4x

ibook G4 1.42 (2005): Mobility Radeon 9200 pro

ibook G4 1.42 (2005): Mobility Radeon 9550 pro

PowerBook G4 1.0 Aluminium: GeForce4 440 Go

PowerBook G4 1.0 II  Aluminium: GeForce FX Go5200

PowerBook G4 1.0 II Aluminium fw-800: Mobility Radeon 9600

PowerBook G4 1.5 III Aluminium fw-800: Mobility Radeon 9700

PowerBook G4 1.67 IV Aluminium: Mobility Radeon 9700

iLamps: GeForce2 MX, GeForce2 MX, GeForce FX 5200 Ultra

XServe G4: unspecified Radeon, optional Radeon 8500


wow. and as we know, not even the radeon 9200 pro of the first alu series would work with OS9, even though it is very close to the AGP and PCI based 9000 pro, 9000, and the radeon mobility 9000 of the OS9 boot tibook 1.0

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Re: nVidia Hardware Documentation Release git by Marcin Koscielnicki
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2017, 07:21:41 PM »
interesting: the geforce 5 of the last iLamp is a x4 agp ... ;)
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