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I wonder whats been hijacked over the years.

IT equipment thrown into an unsecured office always dwindles.

this reminds me - my next project is actually an elite win-XP gaming PC full of top of the line XP era hardware. So essentially a Dx9 beast. dos box gaming is just weird.
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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.
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My GPU upgrade tree would be something like this..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
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.
If only I was smart enough/not like 7 years old at the time
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What do they do at the Canadian HQ ? So they do any engineering? Or just marketing/sales ?
Canadian HQ (formerly ATi) does 90% of graphics driver development. Its AMD's largest site.

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