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  From Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics 
 
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B May 27, 2009, 10:25am EDT Report Abuse
Check out this article from Maximum PC. I don't remember half of the graphics cards at the beginning of the list. My memory kicks in after the Nvidia TNT...

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/graphics_extravaganz...page=0%2C0


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Afrow UK May 27, 2009, 11:08am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: From Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics
Wasn't this posted on here less than 10 days ago or is this another one :~

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B May 27, 2009, 11:13am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: From Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics
Afrow UK said:
Wasn't this posted on here less than 10 days ago or is this another one :~


It was...I haven't been on HWA that much lately. My bad...

Dave May 27, 2009, 12:47pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: From Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics
Was a CPU one that was posted earlier. :-)

Nice read though, makes me remember my 8MB ATI Rage Pro card.

B May 27, 2009, 01:08pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: From Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics
Dave I said:
Was a CPU one that was posted earlier. :-)


Yup.

Dublin_Gunner May 27, 2009, 02:07pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: From Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics
Dave I said:
Was a CPU one that was posted earlier. :-)

Nice read though, makes me remember my 8MB ATI Rage Pro card.



I still have a few Rage IIC's floating around - and an ISA version of one lol

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Dave May 27, 2009, 02:48pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: From Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics
I could play UT at 1024x768 on low/medium details on that card.

What more could I want?

<a class= May 27, 2009, 03:25pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: From Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics
I remmeber back in 2001 or something when GeForce4 Ti 4600 was the shiznit :)

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Afrow UK May 27, 2009, 03:40pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: From Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics
I've still got my ATi Rage 128 around here somewhere. I remember running Quake 2 on it and thinking "WOW" :)

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Dublin_Gunner May 27, 2009, 03:44pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: From Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics
Page 4 - The PowerVR Series 2 has a Z-Bugger apparently lol

:D:D

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Suspended User May 27, 2009, 04:35pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: From Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics
TNT2 Pro FTW!!! Unreal Tournament and Quake 3 FTW @ 40 FPS

LOL @ dust buster

<a class= May 27, 2009, 04:57pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: From Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics
I still run quake 2 on win7 64bit. It's amazing what that game can do, even runs 1080p resolution and FSAA. That engine is amazing.

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Afrow UK May 27, 2009, 05:44pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: From Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics
I don't remember the original Quake 2 have any support for AA. Is it a modified engine?

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FingerMeElmo87 May 27, 2009, 11:07pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: From Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics
Brendan Gonsalves said:
Dave I said:
Was a CPU one that was posted earlier. :-)

Yup.

http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/74188/

i guess no one liked mine :-(

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Adam Kolak May 27, 2009, 11:56pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: From Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics
I had many of these graphics cards, our family computer we got back in late 1994 had a S3 Virge with 4MB of video ram in it, PCI graphics card with no hardware acceleration. Let's see I had another Gateway 2000 with a ATI Rage II onboard graphics chip also with 4MB of video ram but this one had hardware acceleration. Don't think I ever had a machine with a 3Dfx or Rendition card though. Had a few other S3 cards in old systems. I had a Nvidia TNT2 Ultra which was amazing for its time. Also had a Geforce 4 MX420, and that was a big piece of crap. Most of the other ATI and Nvidia cards and even a few of the Matrox cards I can remember launching. Had the MX420 for a while and stopped playing PC games for a few years and that's around the time I bought the PS2. I remember trying to decide between the 6600GT and 6800 AGP cards and at the time we were being told those were the fastest AGP cards that will ever be made and after that everything would be PCI-e x16 only. A few years after that I got the 8800GT when I bought my current system. So yeah, I have pretty much been there since the beginning when it comes to discrete videocards.

Edit: I'd also like to add that I remember unlocking my 6800's extra pipelines and overclocking it heavily as mentioned in this article. It eventually died on me and BFG replaced it for free without ever knowing partially why it had failed.

Also I love how they put a picture of a dustbuster for the FX5800. Those things really were insanely loud.

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