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Mindovermaster    1,368

(This sounded like the right spot, move if needed.)

 

Was going through all my old hardware. I noticed I had a LOT of old cards...

 

WNbsX4v.jpgTop left: ASUS N660

Top right: MGI G45?

Bottom, left to right: (think made by ASUS) GeForce 8800 GTS, PowerColor X800, Zotac GT440, MSI RX1550, BFG GeForce 7600 GT OC. Not In picture: XFX HD 5770, XFX 7850 (I think), and my current Gigabyte 750Ti. No particular order.

 

Never knew I had this many... And still older, AGP, PCI cards...

 

 

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ThaCrip    358

To list all of the video cards I have had at one point over the years....

 

-3DFX Voodoo 4MB (The first good graphics card for the PC to my knowledge. I still have this but it's not installed in any computer. it's under 'Diamond Monster 3D' brand. I likely had this in 1997 given the card has a '1997' date stamp on it i think.  i mainly hang onto it for nostalgia sake and being it's pretty much the first good graphics card for the PC. i remember being WOW'ed by Quake in OpenGL mode(one of the few times i remember being WOW'ed by graphics). it was in a Pentium 133mhz computer with 16MB of RAM of which i think i upgraded to either 32MB or 64MB at some point back in those days.)

 

-3DFX Voodoo 3 2000 and 3000 16MB models (I would have had these likely in the year 2000 which were running on a Celeron 500Mhz CPU)

 

-Geforce 2 GTS 32MB (this came with my PC in 2001 which had a 1.2Ghz Athlon CPU which at this time AMD CPU's were faster than Intel CPU's for gaming as AMD was ahead of Intel til about mid-2006 when the Core-2-Duo's came out and i think Intel has been ahead of AMD ever since, pretty much.)

 

-Geforce 3 Ti200 64MB (this is currently in a old PC i still have from 2001 which it replaced the card above. I likely got this in either 2002 or 2003. i think this is the card i tested the DooM3 alpha demo on which was leaked in Nov 2002 which was one of the times i remember being WOW'ed by graphics. but by the time DooM3 was officially released in 2004, while it's graphics were still high end, they lost most of their WOW effect by then as other games closed the gap.)

 

-Geforce 7900 GT 256MB (got in March 2006 (which is the first time i built my own PC) and removed it in 2010 with the card below. NOTE: It looks basically just like your BFG card in your picture)

 

-Radeon 5670 512MB (had since 2010 (bought it mainly so I could play Mafia II) and removed from main PC in July 2017)

 

-Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB (had since July 2017 in my main PC.)

 

 

NOTE: the very first PC I had was in 1995 (which i would say is about 3-5 years before computers were mainstream as I would say computers went mainstream by about 1998-2000) but the PC I installed that 3DFX Voodoo 4MB card in was my 2nd PC I had in 1996. basically in terms of how many computers I have had.... 1995/1996/2000/2001/2006/2012 (only the 1995 and 1996 PC's I no longer have but i plan on dumping the 2000 PC soon as it's only a Celeron 500Mhz CPU which is ancient and unusable and the PC from 2001 (Athlon 1.2ghz CPU) pretty much is crap to but ill probably hang onto this for that rare occasion i need to access older hardware etc). but the 2006 and 2012 PC's are pretty much the same basic PC case except I just swapped out the motherboard/CPU/RAM is all and video card related stuff etc. also, if you count a Laptop i recently got a used one for next to nothing (i.e. $20) which apparently was new in 2008 (from reviews i found online) and it's a good backup to my primary PC (much better than my PC's from 2000 and 2001) and i got Windows 10 on it etc and it runs well enough for a internet machine etc.

 

p.s. i still have a hard drive from way back that's only 428.1MB in size. it still works as i ran DBAN on it earlier this year and write speed was only like 2MB/s ;)

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