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Incredible High-Resolution Die Imagery Of Nvidia GPUs

Incredible High-Resolution Die Imagery Of Nvidia GPUs
By , Marcus Yam
The Entire Batch!

In the above shot, lies essentially every Nvidia graphics chip since NV1--and a few AMD CPUs thrown in for good measure. We were fortunate enough to receive a batch of high-resolution die shots for most of Nvidia's major GPU releases--Thanks Bryan!. We've listed the specs for the core family, and provided the full resolution images for your viewing pleasure.

It's pretty incredible how these things are conceived, designed, and manufactured. Get an inside glimpse of the mind boggling, yet beautiful view of GPU circuitry.

Check out the gallery on the next several pages! Which one was your all time favorite?

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    rambo117 , February 27, 2010 4:27 PM
    lol, I like how the GeForce 5 series was skipped :p 
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    rambo117 , February 27, 2010 5:19 PM
    tuannguyenNo, it's because Nvidia couldn't dig up photos of it for us.

    or they were too embarrassed...
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    pcxt21 , February 27, 2010 5:09 PM
    Yep I'm still kicking 2 8800GTX's in SLI. Have the pants OC'd out of them now though...
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    unlicensedhitman , February 27, 2010 4:21 PM
    Pretty cool picture story.
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    rambo117 , February 27, 2010 4:27 PM
    lol, I like how the GeForce 5 series was skipped :p 
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    razercultmember1 , February 27, 2010 4:36 PM
    essential not two ll
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    Anonymous , February 27, 2010 4:45 PM
    Geforce FX is missing
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    razor512 , February 27, 2010 4:53 PM
    I had a geforce fx 5900xt a long time ago, then the fan dies and since it had a lifetime warranty, I sent it in for replacement and BFG sent me back a geforce 7300GT instead (card now does a great job displaying the windows desktop on my data server)
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    pcxt21 , February 27, 2010 5:09 PM
    Yep I'm still kicking 2 8800GTX's in SLI. Have the pants OC'd out of them now though...
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    tuannguyen , February 27, 2010 5:10 PM
    rambo117lol, I like how the GeForce 5 series was skipped


    No, it's because Nvidia couldn't dig up photos of it for us.
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    nforce4max , February 27, 2010 5:14 PM
    Hey you left out the dustbuster and a few others but ok posting.
    How about the NV1.

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NV1_GPU.jpg
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    Parsian , February 27, 2010 5:16 PM
    Aww i saw my old beloved GeForce MX440 64mb and GeForce TI 4600 series :p 

    never was a fan of 5000 series. ATi had much better card. I bought the ATi 9800 XT over the GeForce 5000
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    rambo117 , February 27, 2010 5:19 PM
    tuannguyenNo, it's because Nvidia couldn't dig up photos of it for us.

    or they were too embarrassed...
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    shin0bi272 , February 27, 2010 5:22 PM
    wow it's just amazing how many of these cards Ive owned. tnt2 ultra, geforce2 gts (stil running in my file server today btw), geforce 4mx 4000 pci, geforce 4 4600 ti, geforce fx 5900 ultra (with the cool dual fan design in a complete metal enclosure from leadtek), 6200, 6800gt which is in my pc in my living room right now, 8800gtx, and for a day I owned an 8800gt (didnt work with my pci-e 1.0 mobo), and soon to own a gtx480... good times.
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    ecka84 , February 27, 2010 6:11 PM
    ...goog old times, still have my VooDoo 4 4500 :) 
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    nforce4max , February 27, 2010 6:39 PM
    ecka84...goog old times, still have my VooDoo 4 4500


    Hi five still got my 5500 and still in use. :) 
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    tuannguyen , February 27, 2010 6:41 PM
    nforce4maxHey you left out the dustbuster and a few others but ok posting. How about the NV1.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NV1_GPU.jpg


    Yeah I tried to get them to send me the very first NV1 but they didn't have a die shot. But actually if you visit their office, they have a die shot hanging on the walls.
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    dertechie , February 27, 2010 6:50 PM
    G71, slightly crippled (7900 GS). It's old now, but it matches my PD and destroys almost anything I could afford to upgrade to (student budget).

    Of course, the old 5200 LE PCI. Terribad, but the mobo had no AGP and the card played KOTOR.
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    ColMirage , February 27, 2010 7:04 PM
    My last nVidia GPU was the GeForce 2 400 MX. Good times.
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    Zinosys , February 27, 2010 7:21 PM
    I was Nvidia for a while. I remember my 2 MX 400 (which is lying around somewhere still) and my 8600 GTS. Ever since the 9x series, I've been ATI...

    Well, I honestly have to say that the MX 400 still beats the GMA 950... xD
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    r0x0r , February 27, 2010 8:58 PM
    8800GT representing! :p 
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    eddieroolz , February 27, 2010 9:32 PM
    My G92b represented as G92! :D 
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    apache_lives , February 27, 2010 9:36 PM
    theres chipsets and processors in the pics too btw - i see a tualatin, and some AMD's etc
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