Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Netgamer, Apr 22, 2008.
Had a bad experience eh?? lol
My first video card (3d graphics)....
Canopus 6 mb voodoo1
Sadly I dont have this card anymore.... gave it to a friend....
This beast comes with 4mb texture memory...
I remember playing glquake with it....
Anybody remember VLB interface? I had a Diamond Viper VLB video card. Before PCI and AGP.
VLB (VESA Local Bus)
Yup, is it the one with the extra long slot and the card which reaches the front of the case, which by the way comes with 486 cpus........
VLB card support pac-man ?
ah, my trusty Voodoo i got with my first ever system. dam GateWays.
16mb Voodoo Banshee. Mmmmm
Ahh the best card to play Unreal Tournament GotY. The dawn of compressed textures, I think. Thanks for the images -they brought a tear to my eye.
Im sorry but after you arguing back I had to look it up
The Conexant Riptide RACC010 D7400-12 as it show on the card you took a picture of
Riptide Audio/Modem combo
This is my roadmap
I started out with a an on board cirus logic graphics chip on my 486 (cant remeber the raphics chip on my 8086 or my 286)
then my pentium system had a S3 Virge I even ordered the extra memory chips for that thing that just popped in the socket like you see s3 virge on a previous post i remember there being a few patches for games that used specific features of the s3
I then got a 3dfx voodoo card to run along side it quake looked amazing with glide
I then upgraded to an apocolypse 3Dx that sucked really in comparison to my next purchase but tomb raider looked sweet the power vr version of tomb raider beat any other version (S3 and 3dfx)
next i bought two voodoo 2 and ran them in sli that was amazing system could play anything at insane res and framrate cost me a fortune think i spent just under £300 on it all (for those days) half life and unreal were pretty sweet on this setup
On my next upgrade i stuck with 3dfx and bought a Voodoo 3 2000 remember playing I think that was about the time of quake 2 and the n64 emulator
My next upgrade was a Geforce 2 mx 440 was never impressed with this card dont rember playing much special on it
As soon as the geforce 4400 came out i got that skiped gf 3 as my mate had one and it wasn't that much faster than my gf 2 mx 440 but one thing i do remeber is thinking how realistic 3dmark looked the virst version to support shaders wow
I then got a geforce fx 5950 that was my next card and played half life 2 on it, its the main reason i got it too bad it turn out to be a flop the fact half life didnt use the full precision of the shader as it wasnt fast enough tct
My next purchase was the 7800 agp version that was my last agp card
wow looking back i have wasted a huge amoun of money of this stuff
here is a pic of the power vr card as i havent noticed one of these in the posts yet
Creative Riva tnt2 m64 32MB PCI
My first 2D card was SIS 6205 2MB integrated bull**** x( .From -96 cristmas.
So its 12-y in PC world.
Still have it on use but different PC. Almoust same model. IBM
It was faster then ISA video cards. Fast for its time (1994 ish). I remeber having driver issues when I went to Windows 95 though.
Canopus pure3d Voodoo1, with a whopping 6mb's of memory. Wish I still had it but alas I sold it after I upgraded to a Creative 3d Blaster Voodoo 2 with like 12mb's of memory iirc.
Yup. Very long card. I had this in my AMD 5x86 120mhz computer (basically a 486 computer but competed with the mighty Pentium 90mhz).
This wasn't my first video card but the oldest one I have:
Geforce 256 ddr 64MB (GeForce one)
and my second oldest card; a Creative Annihilator 2 Ultra 64MB (GeForce 2)
This is my second ever GPU I believe... an Nvidia TnT2 32mb! My First was a Voodoo 2 12mb, which I no longer have! The TNT is still going strong and is often used to test mobo's etc!
ahhhh...good old times.
My first card was an Nvidia of course! the Monster truck of geforce Ti 4600!
and my ati 9700 pro
Don't say that yours worked fine?
I found this laying around in my closet:
S3 Trio 3D/2X 2MB AGP 1.0
can we make this a stickie maybe?