>>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.