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  1. #1
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    What's your graphics card history?

    How bout a nostalgic thread...my history:

    STB Velocity (2MB - no 3D)
    Matrox m3d (4MB) (still using)
    Diamond Monster 3DII (8MB) used with:
    CL Graphics Blaster Extreme (4MB)
    CL Banshee (16MB)
    3dfx Velocity 100 (like a V3 2000 with 8MB)
    Hercules Prophet II MX
    Radeon LE (not being used)

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    Well Ones that matter.

    S3 Trio 2mb
    S3 Virge 4mb
    Diamond Voodoo Banshee 16mb
    Diamond Viper 550 TNT 16mb
    Diamond Viper 770 TNT-2 32mb
    Gainward Gforce-2 MX 32mb

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    P3 933
    512 mb
    Intel D815epea MB
    40gig WD 7200
    12x DVD
    8x4x32 cdrw
    32mb GForce 2 MX Gainward
    300w PS
    17" Monitor
    SMC, Linksys NICS
    Win 2000 SP2

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    Hercules Stingray 1MB ARK PV-1000 chipset
    Matrox Mystique 220 4MB
    Skywell Magic 3D Voodoo1 4MB
    Orchid Righteus 3D II 12MB
    Voodoo3 2000 PCI

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  4. #4
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    First was Hercules VGA ISA graphic card with 512K of RAM, I do not remember anything else about that card


    my last is Voodoo 5 5500


    In betveen was whole bunch of brand name and no name graphic cards.

    My best all oround was my first cous that was my first graphic card capable for stunning 8 bit colour palet (256 colours), that was more impresive then much later 3D adventures.

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    1.. Diamond Stealth SE 1MB PCI
    2.. Jetway S3 Virge 2MB (upgraded to 4MB) PCI
    3.. Guillemot Maxi Gamer Phoenix (Voodoo Banshee) 16MB PCI
    4.. ELSA Gladiac MX (Geforce 2 MX) 32MB AGP

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    Maxtor 13Gb 5400rpm DMA33 Hard Drive
    Jetway 542b AT MoBo
    Diamond Supra 56i Modem
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    Pioneer 105s 16xDVD 40xCDROM
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    Diamond 2000 Pro / Pure3D 6MB Combo
    Diamond V550 TNT 16MB
    3DFX Voodoo 5 5500 64MB

    Sorry....not much to look at, but they have all been great for their time!

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    Well, that's my first computer and I have it only since 1999, so there's not going much in videocards:

    -ATI 3D Charger 2MB PCI: Based on the Rage IIc chip, the 2D was average, but the video playback quality was stunning. It also faintly supported Direct3D: I could play WipeOut XL, Turok and RollCage at 320x240 medium or low detail at between 10 and 30 fps depending on games, but gaming was mostly done in software renderer due to the poor 3D performance and low memory. Still have it, but not used for now.

    -3dfx Voodoo3 3000 AGP: My first "true" 3D accelerator card, I have it only since Christmas 2000 (better late than never ). 3D and 2D is obviously 10 times better than the 3D Charger, but MPEG-2 playback is slightly less impressive, but still very good. Still have it running in my lone machine...

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  8. #8
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    Cirrus Logic 1Mb

    Matrox Millennium II +
    Diamond Monster Voodoo

    Matrox G200 +
    the Monster Voodoo again

    Annihilator Pro GeForce DDR

    Hercules Prophet II GTS


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    Just two.

    1 VooDoo3 3000
    2 VooDoo5 5500

    I hope to move up to a GeForce2 Pro, Ultra or GeForce3 soon.

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    Pioneer DVD-106s
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    KDS AV-195TF 19" Monitor
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    Don't even know what my first one is...just some crappy ISA card I assume.

    Onboard crappy SIS video
    Ati RagePro
    Diamond voodoo2 8mb
    Another voodoo2 8mb for SLI
    Ati Rage128
    Creative TNT2ultra
    Matrox G400
    Evga Geforce2mx
    Ati Radeon64DDR

    Looks like I have the longest history lol




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    ATI mach 64
    CL Voodoo 2
    Diamond V550? TNT
    Hercules TNT2 ultra
    CL Savage 4
    Matrox G400
    Voodoo 3 3000 (x2)
    Voodoo 3 2000
    CL GeForce SDR
    Hercules Geforce DDR
    CL GeForce 32mb GTS
    Visiontek GeForce 32mb GTS
    Visiontek GeForce 3

    Next up...bankruptcy.


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    not much here. definitly dont upgrade as much as some of you guys

    matrox millieum II
    diamond v770 ultra
    asus v7100 pure

    next up, gf3mx? radeon II?

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    You guys keep these in your journal.

    I can remember a #9, Diamond stealth 4 MB, ATI Rage Furry Pro, TNT ultra, GeForce SDR, DDR and current 5 ns Pro.

    Guess I'm too old for this crap.

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    SIS (dono the model, it was some 1mb card)
    ATI rage II
    ATI rage pro
    Voodoo1
    CL TNT1
    V3 2000 pci
    Geforce2 mx (current)

    Going to be getting a GF3 when prices go down a bit

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    Abit KT7A
    Crucial 256MB PC133 Cas2
    Hercules GeForce2 MX
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    WD 7200RPM 20GIG ATA-100
    Maxtor 5400RPM 15GIG ATA-66

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    Ho ho ho... Now I feel old. I've started with a genuine CGA card. (A whole 4 colours at the same time, in a whopping 320x200 resolution! Is that kewl, or what?)

    Then I had an Oak VGA card, in ISA flavor. With a whole 256K of RAM. High res 640x480, in 16 colours. (Yes, that is 4 bit colour.) Then a Hercules monochrome card, with a genuine IBM monochrome display, in paralel with it. (Dual head at its finest )

    Then there were a few more upgrades, going through another Oak, this time able to display a whole 800x600, in 256 colour. Slower than a slow snail that's had "Slow" cast on it, though. Then an ISA Tseng ET-4000. (Not the W32, which was a generation later.)

    Then a Cirrus Logic 1 MB card, on Vesa Local Bus. Now that was quick. Then a Number 9 VLB card, based on some S3 chipset. (As big a card as the V5500, if my memory doesn't fail me.) Still no 3D stuff, but it had dual ported RAM. That was some awesome speed, for that time.

    Then a Matrox Mystique in PCI. (The OLD Mystique.) Then a Matrox G200. Then a G400. Then briefly an S3 Viper 2. Then the Voodoo 5500. Briefly tried a GeForce 256, didn't like it, went back to the Voodoo 5. And now it's a Kyro 2.

    Well, I'm sure I've missed a few cards, in the old ISA days range, but wth... my memory isn't what it used to be

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    [This message has been edited by Moraelin (edited 07-10-2001).]
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