The Serpent Rider wrote on 2022-06-18, 11:44:
In short, it's perhaps literally the slowest NV GF card ever made
No. That would be GeForce 256 SDRAM 64-bit... with 16 Mb VRAM.
There was the ASUS V6600MX/32M, but at first glance this card seems to still not be slower than TNT2 (though the difference will probably be very small).
This card is 64bit however.
Some other cards featuring 16MB are described here Geforce 256 SDR Guillemot 3d Prophet with 16Mb of ram but all these seem to be 128bit.
Do you have any more info on this?
EDIT: My guess for the slowest GF card might go to some more obscure limited-run (and perhaps barely sold) card.
I remember a while ago I was looking for more info on the GF2 MX-100 (a supposedly 32 bit version of the GF2 MX-200 which is already a cut down version), but it appeared to never have been made. Not sure if that's a bad thing per se, it might still have been interesting from a curiosity PoV or something.
One other contender might be a castrated GF1 or GF2 MX-200 with absurdly low (memory) clocks, seeing how the cards back then were generally speaking mostly memory starved and card manufacturers tended to want to make card variants sporting slower (because perhaps older spare stocks of) memory chips.
In the end, when going for these more niche and less well documented variants, it's hard to tell definitively what the slowest GF ever was. It's also kind of an irrelevant question perhaps. The GF1 "MX" variants may have the benefit of slightly better driver support for older games, even if the difference was like less than a year compared to GF2 MX-200.