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3DFX... Wow, the good old days... early '90's...

Discussion in 'Videocards - 3dfx' started by Jake-from-State-Farm, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Jake-from-State-Farm

    Jake-from-State-Farm Member

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    Bought my first PC I think it was @ 1992-93. Within several months I believe I had a Voodoo add-in card to game. Great early era of PC gaming... remember picking up 'Computer Gaming World' magazine EVERY month. Back then, 'Doom', 'Links 386', and 'Aces Over Europe' were some of my first games.

    For whatever reason, I was a huge 3DFX fan over nVidia. Unfortunately, they made some bad business decisions and went under.
     
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    austin865a Master Guru

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    The first 3dfx card came out in late 1996, I believe December, 3 years away from 1993.
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Back in the day I bought a laid down card of my friend, I think it was 3dfx, can't be for sure though. Was around the same time though, elementary / grammar school, started with Aces and still a cherrished memory, Dune 2 :D
     
  4. Jake-from-State-Farm

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    Sorry, that was @ 25 years ago... I guess I didn't get the add-in card right away with my 386 DX 33 PC. I checked an old notebook/computer diary I would keep on my desk... My original vid card in that first rig was an ATI Graphics Expression.
     

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    My first PC build was a 386DX40 paired with a cheapy Cirrus Logic 512k card... but I remember able to run games like Ultima VII, Wing Commander II and Strike Commander which prompted me to get into PC over getting the Amiga 1200. By that time Origin had stopped making games for the Amiga platform.

    Didn't get my first Voodoo card till the Voodoo 2 8MB came out and that was my very first Voodoo Card purchase. Still feel that if Sega hadn't drop 3dfx to produce the graphic chipset for the Dreamcast then it's possible 3dfx might still be around or at least have enough capital to continue for a while longer.
     
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    S!

    Still remember using 3Dfx Voodoo II 8Mb card, 2 of them. What a difference it did back then! Those were the days.
     
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    Had the Voodoo 3 3500 TV out, that thing lacked T&L, so Battle For Dune looked weird, but hey it worked fast on my ancient Pentium II :)

    The good old days... i even saw the Voodoo 5 5000, that thing couldn't fit anywhere :)
     
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    You guys ever have the "budget ultimate" voodoo2 gamer's rig? This would be a 440BX motherboard (Abit BH-6 was the big one at the time) coupled with a Celeron 300a bumped to 450MHz or beyond, and 512MB of RAM, with an S3 or Matrox card for 2D video and a Voodoo2 8MB. Unreal and Quake2 FTW!!! This was my first machine for Windows 2000 later as well.
     

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