Nvidia's NV1 launched
Nvidia's first product was the NV1, a PCI card which was sold under the name "Diamond Edge 3D". It featured a complete 2D/3D graphics core based upon quadratic texture mapping, VRAM or FPM DRAM memory, an integrated 32-channel 350 MIPS playback-only sound card, and a Sega Saturn compatible joypad port.
Several Sega Saturn games were ported to the NV1. The games included NASCAR Racing, Panzer Dragoon and Virtua Fighter, which was the first 3D game to run on the card.
The NV1 competed with many other cards on the market, including the S3 Graphics ViRGE, Matrox Mystique, ATI Rage, and Rendition Vérité V1000 cards.
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