The History of Guru3D.com Part II - VGA cards

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  1. Guru3D News

    Guru3D News Ancient Guru

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    Ten years Guru3D.com is not only a celebration it's also a lot of history. In part one we told you about technology hosting and kinds of things we encountered over the years. In the second article I...

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  2. TeX_UK

    TeX_UK Ancient Guru

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    Great read happy memorys I still have most of those cards & I could still put together 2-3 period PC's using the likes of AMD K6-2 300(Little Foot) or a slot A K7-750(Thunderbird) with a Diamond Monster Voodoo or a pair of Diamond Monster Voodoo 2's I ran in SLI with the good old pass through cable.I guess I'm a bit of a horder as I still have every PC part I've ever bought tucked away in cupboards :p .
     
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  3. Mochen

    Mochen Master Guru

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    The first gaming card I ever bought was a 3dfx voodoo 3000, but my all time fav card has to be the radeon x1900 gt. I dropped out of the gaming scene for a few years before, so it was the first high performance card i'd bought in years and i was blown away with it.
    Gotta say the 8800 gtx comes in a close second though!

    Great article, thoroughly good read!
     
  4. DSK

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    Good read its amazing how time flys.
     

  5. MAD-OGRE

    MAD-OGRE Ancient Guru

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    simply amiazing, loved reading every min of it.
     
  6. Flopster

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    HD4870X2, 9800GX2, 8800GT and 9600GT got left out:p I know it was to make the article smaller, but those cards are pretty significant...

    People still have their 8800/9600GT's in their rigs...
     
  7. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    The article is called 'history of ..', though we end with them ... not present day cards. And btw 8800 GTX is in there.
     
  8. Dublin_Gunner

    Dublin_Gunner Ancient Guru

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    Hilbert - I didn't know we had a card with '1 trillion' transistors... lol

    I think that should read 'Billion'!

    Great article though.

    If I have any old cards lying around that you dont, I'll duly send them to you for your collection if you like :)

    Oh, but one killer card I though should have had more of a mention was the 6600GT - that was the card that really brought power to the mainstream. Best price / performance ratio card. Followed in suit by the 7600GT.
     
  9. sharkchu12

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    Man, like at the end of that nice article, in 10 years time... far out... imagine da possbilities... nvidia and ati wiped out, replaced by a intel monopoly... who knows. ahaha

    Larrabee ftw. =P


    Go guru!
     
  10. Dublin_Gunner

    Dublin_Gunner Ancient Guru

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    And working Vista / Win 7 drivers lol

    15 channel DDR10, each chip on the DIMM with its own direct connection the the memory hub; CrossLIntel - meaning you can connect any gfx card together for multi GPU wonderness; all motherboard chipsets made by nvidia (as new world leaders in everything) meaning Intel & AMD have to conform to a standard socket, lets call it Socket 2019; wireless connections to flat panels, which by this stage would basically be a panel on a thin stand with no frame or buttons (touchscreen) manufactured from OLED's and having physically 900ppi for huge resolutions at even 22", Direct X (D3D) goes the way of the dodo as all games / gfx software come with their own engines / SDK's built into their code.

    I could go on, but I can't let too much out for fear of changing the future.

    Must run, have a time-capsule to catch!
     

  11. Flopster

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    You had GTX280 and HD4890 in the end!

    But, eh anyway, your call! Though I must say, you were in a hurry when writing that article, since it had some typos in it! And not just two or three.(about six!:D)

    If I started to talk about typos I even noticed you sometimes had them even on frontpage of guru3d! Anywayz, just constructive criticism...
     
  12. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    That many? How come I only remember 24 of them? ;)
     
  13. Flopster

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    Your's got stolen away, by Grinch!
     
  14. Dublin_Gunner

    Dublin_Gunner Ancient Guru

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    Call it 'Journalistic License' lol
     
  15. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Hmm, GeForce 7900 GT ? Actually it had 24 pixel processors and 8 vertex processors hence 32. But let me rewrite that a little.
     

  16. evilkiller650

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    I get the most nostalgic thinking back to the 6800GT's, etc. Back when I was in school and drooled over having a pair of them along with a FX-62! :D

    The contest sounds nice! The first price (s) is worth 1500 EUR.... hmmm. I wonder how much sky diving costs.... :D Probably alot, alot less than 1500 EUR = profit! Damn it! I gave my idea away!
     
  17. Flopster

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    OLD!!!
    It was already said before!
     
  18. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    Oh, how time flies...

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane. :)
     
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    great article good read. i remember my first system had a pentium 2 @ 400mhz and a voodoo 2 and 256mb of ram :D great system
     
  20. DrSiN

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    Heh I actually got a little nostalgic reading that.
     

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