The charts are categorised by the highest DirectX support the model offers - please use the links below to find the appropriate model.  For information about what the specification terms mean, please click here.
DX6 or earlier DX7 (TnL) DX8 (SM1.1) DX9 (SM2.0) DX9 (SM3.0) DX10 (SM4.0) DX11 (SM5.0)

Welcome to the 3D graphics cards specifications section of - covering most of the desktop models released to the US and European markets since 1995.

The graphics cards are organised by several metrics:
Direct3D (DirectX) level supported - e.g. DX6, DX7, DX8, etc; Vendor - e.g. 3dfx, ATI, Intel, NVIDIA, etc; Generation - e.g. Radeon 9700 series, Radeon 9800 series, Radeon X800 series, etc; Model - e.g. GeForce 6200, GeForce 6600, etc.

In modern gaming, one of the most important aspects of a graphics card is what DirectX level it supports, which is why the charts are primarily sorted by this factor: use the links at the top of the page to jump to the appropriate level.  If you don't know what DirectX level a model supports, then use the following links to find a vendor's particular model range.
 3Dfx  3D Labs  ATI
   Voodoo / Voodoo2
   Permedia series
   Wildcat VP series
   Realizm series
   Rage series
   Radeon / Radeon 7000
   Radeon 8500 / 9200
   Radeon 9500 to 9800
   Radeon X300 to X850 / X1050
   Radeon X1300 to X1950
   Radeon HD 20003000 series
   Radeon HD 4000 series
   Radeon HD 5000 series
   Radeon HD 6000 series
 Intel  Matrox  NVIDIA
   Extreme series
   GMA 900 to 3100
   GMA X3000
   GMA X3100 / X3500
   GMA X4500
   G100 to G450
   Parhelia / P series
   TNT / TNT 2
   GeForce / GeForce2 / GeForce4 MX
   GeForce3 / GeForce4
   GeForce FX
   GeForce 6200 to 6800
   GeForce 7300 to 7950
   GeForce 8400 / 9800
   GeForce 100 / 200 / 300 series
   GeForce 400 series
   GeForce 500 series
 PowerVR  S3 Graphics  SiS
   Savage 3D / Savage 4
   Savage XP
   DeltaChrome / GammaChrome series
   Chrome 430
   6326 / 300 / 305
   Xabre series
 Trident  XGI
   Blade 3D / Blade XP
   XP4 series
   Volari V3
   Volari V5 / Volari Duo
3D Graphics Card Specifications - Copyright - N D Evanson