Shader Model 2.x
Can utilize Shader Model 2.x
The first video game about Shader Model 2.x was released on May 1, 2003.
Earliest GPUs to support Shader Model 2 were GeForce FX 5700 and Radeon 9600
|A||2002 - DirectX 9 released|
|B||2004 - DirectX 9.0c released (SM 3.0 introduced)|