Going through those pictures and finding it easier to count the cards I didn't have than the ones I did makes me realize that I've had almost one-hundred video cards in the last 25 years.
Originally Posted by umeng2002
Yeah, getting into 3D graphics from the mid 90s to mid 00s was something no one will ever experience again - except when holodecks become a thing. It was quite a time in the computer industry.
I experienced it again while I was building my retro gaming PC out of parts I've had stashed for 20-25 years.
Originally Posted by SoloCamo
I keep an active AGP rig to this day (opteron 180 @ 2.7ghz, 2gb ddr400 on a gigabyte s939 board). Most powerful card I've got for it is a Gecube x1950pro 256mb, though. Followed by a x800pro, then 6600gt, and down the line from there.
First gpu I really used for gaming was a Ati Rage 128, Voodoo 3 and then a bit later my GF4 ti4200 128mb.
My only surviving AGP setup is my Super Socket 7 K6-III+ retro system, mostly use it for very late DOS games that emulation doesn't do justice to and a few Windows 95/98 titles that don't run correctly on anything else.
Wish I had saved one of my Socket A boards that was old enough to have an ISA slot.
Originally Posted by TheHorse
I remember a computer we used to have had a Radeon 9500... I tried using some rivatuner **** to overclock the core and memory. 1MHz would kill the thing. How far we've come.
I had a Radeon 9500 non-pro that I unlocked to a 9700 and overclocked by almost 25%. Was as fast as a 9800 Pro for 30% of the cost.