NVIDIA nfiniteFX Engine


Raising the Bar for Realism in Graphics

With the GeForce3 and its nfiniteFX™ engine, NVIDIA introduces the world's first programmable 3D graphics chip architecture. By combining programmable vertex and pixel shading capabilities, and 3D texture technology, the nfiniteFX engine delivers unprecedented visual realism on your PC. Textures appear photorealistic; characters and living creatures have organic imperfections and unique expressions—personalities are visible.

The nfiniteFX engine gives game and multimedia application developers the freedom to create a virtually infinite number of special effects and custom looks, providing gamers and multimedia enthusiasts with the most visually exciting experiences available on a PC. The addition of programmable Vertex Shaders, Pixel Shaders, and 3D texture technology to consumer graphics processors shakes up the PC graphics market—visual quality takes a quantum leap forward.

3D Textures
An integral part of the nfiniteFX II and nfiniteFX Engines, 3D textures make hollow objects solid with true three-dimensional material properties such as wood grain or marbling.

作为 nfiniteFX 引擎的组成部分,顶点阴影处理器用于给复杂的角色和环境增添生命力和个性。例如,通过顶点阴影处理,开发者可以创造出这样的效果:角色微笑时,脸上会出现真实的酒窝或皱纹。

Pixel Shaders
Part of the nfiniteFX engine, Pixel Shaders alter lighting and surface effects that replace artificial, computerized looks with materials and surfaces that mimic reality.