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Nick Le Lievre
January 14th 04, 02:09 AM
Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and price paid
/ year (if you have those details) I start obviously;

Tseng Labs ET4000 1MB ISA 1993 (came with my first PC 486 cost £ 1200)
S3 Vision 964 Diamond Stealth 2MB VRAM 1995 £ 250 PCI 2D Only (local
supplier)
3DFX 3D Monster Voodoo 2 8MB PCI 3D only (linked to Diamond 2D card 1998 £
170 (local supplier)
nvidia TNT2 Non Ultra OEM 16MB AGP 1999 £ 110 (trade price local supplier)
nvidia Geforce DDR 32MB AGP 2000 £ 130 (overclockers.co.uk)
3DFX Voodoo 3 2000 AGP £ 70 2000 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
nvidia Geforce 2 MX 400 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
nvidia Geforce 2 GTS 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) entry level gfx for new
built PC replacing one sold with the Geforce DDR
nvidia Geforce 2 MX 200 32MB AGP £ 25 2002 (dabs.com) to run in a server
nvidia Geforce 4 Ti4200 64MB AGP £ 65 2003 (uk.adverts.computer) my current
card
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB AGP £ 130 2004 eBay.com (to replace current card
which will go into 2nd PC)

TCO £ 1090 ($1918) graphics budget over 9 years.

cowboyz
January 14th 04, 02:40 AM
Let me see.

S3 trio 62 2meg (came with P120 which I paid $2400) when changed over from
Amigas
TNT2 M64 $250 which rocked. Brought it to play games
GeForce2MX400 $400 Had to buy when started playing Rainbow six.
GeForce4MX460 $380 needed an upgrade and this was 2 years ago. Still can't
justify a change. Card runs nicely over 600mhz with a 9.6Gb/sec andwidth.


So that was 7 years. total of $1030NZ which is about US$600 in 7 years.
Not bad. Some people pay that for one card.


Nick Le Lievre wrote:
> Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and
> price paid / year (if you have those details) I start obviously;
>
> Tseng Labs ET4000 1MB ISA 1993 (came with my first PC 486 cost £ 1200)
> S3 Vision 964 Diamond Stealth 2MB VRAM 1995 £ 250 PCI 2D Only (local
> supplier)
> 3DFX 3D Monster Voodoo 2 8MB PCI 3D only (linked to Diamond 2D card
> 1998 £ 170 (local supplier)
> nvidia TNT2 Non Ultra OEM 16MB AGP 1999 £ 110 (trade price local
> supplier) nvidia Geforce DDR 32MB AGP 2000 £ 130 (overclockers.co.uk)
> 3DFX Voodoo 3 2000 AGP £ 70 2000 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> nvidia Geforce 2 MX 400 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> nvidia Geforce 2 GTS 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) entry level gfx
> for new built PC replacing one sold with the Geforce DDR
> nvidia Geforce 2 MX 200 32MB AGP £ 25 2002 (dabs.com) to run in a
> server nvidia Geforce 4 Ti4200 64MB AGP £ 65 2003
> (uk.adverts.computer) my current card
> ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB AGP £ 130 2004 eBay.com (to replace current
> card which will go into 2nd PC)
>
> TCO £ 1090 ($1918) graphics budget over 9 years.

Joe M.
January 14th 04, 02:58 AM
You've also missed a whole bunch of eye candy with those cards so the
savings had a cost - visuals. It's the same idea comparing a 36" TV to a
42" Plasma. ;)

Here's my list:

1 MB (no idea about brand - 286/12 MHz system) - 1990
S3 Virge IIRC - (build in P166 system) - 1996
Voodoo2 upgrade - $150 or $200 cannot recall 1997
TNT2 - $200
V3 3000 - $200
V5 5500 - $300
GF ti500 - $330
GF4 Ti4400 - used - $100
GF FX 5900 Ultra (new machine $400).

Total cost ~$1800 in 7+ years (won't count the old built in cards).
Assuming my 5900 is used for 18 months that's about $200/year for video
hardware - not too shabby.

--
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"cowboyz" > wrote in message
...
> Let me see.
>
> S3 trio 62 2meg (came with P120 which I paid $2400) when changed over from
> Amigas
> TNT2 M64 $250 which rocked. Brought it to play games
> GeForce2MX400 $400 Had to buy when started playing Rainbow six.
> GeForce4MX460 $380 needed an upgrade and this was 2 years ago. Still
can't
> justify a change. Card runs nicely over 600mhz with a 9.6Gb/sec andwidth.
>
>
> So that was 7 years. total of $1030NZ which is about US$600 in 7 years.
> Not bad. Some people pay that for one card.
>
>
> Nick Le Lievre wrote:
> > Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and
> > price paid / year (if you have those details) I start obviously;
> >
> > Tseng Labs ET4000 1MB ISA 1993 (came with my first PC 486 cost £ 1200)
> > S3 Vision 964 Diamond Stealth 2MB VRAM 1995 £ 250 PCI 2D Only (local
> > supplier)
> > 3DFX 3D Monster Voodoo 2 8MB PCI 3D only (linked to Diamond 2D card
> > 1998 £ 170 (local supplier)
> > nvidia TNT2 Non Ultra OEM 16MB AGP 1999 £ 110 (trade price local
> > supplier) nvidia Geforce DDR 32MB AGP 2000 £ 130 (overclockers.co.uk)
> > 3DFX Voodoo 3 2000 AGP £ 70 2000 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> > nvidia Geforce 2 MX 400 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> > nvidia Geforce 2 GTS 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) entry level gfx
> > for new built PC replacing one sold with the Geforce DDR
> > nvidia Geforce 2 MX 200 32MB AGP £ 25 2002 (dabs.com) to run in a
> > server nvidia Geforce 4 Ti4200 64MB AGP £ 65 2003
> > (uk.adverts.computer) my current card
> > ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB AGP £ 130 2004 eBay.com (to replace current
> > card which will go into 2nd PC)
> >
> > TCO £ 1090 ($1918) graphics budget over 9 years.
>
>

JAD
January 14th 04, 03:38 AM
My first card was a 4 color 8 bit IBM ISA --- about 160.00$ back in the day
Then stuck with diamond multimedia/S3:
many Stealth extremes 32meg PCI's (50.00$)
FireGL 3000 (2700.00$)
on a used machine- 3DFX Voodoo 3 2000
until ATI's:
128 rage pro AIW, 7500 AIW, 9200, 9500 pro, 9700pro,

"Nick Le Lievre" > wrote in message ...
> Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and price paid
> / year (if you have those details) I start obviously;
>
> Tseng Labs ET4000 1MB ISA 1993 (came with my first PC 486 cost £ 1200)
> S3 Vision 964 Diamond Stealth 2MB VRAM 1995 £ 250 PCI 2D Only (local
> supplier)
> 3DFX 3D Monster Voodoo 2 8MB PCI 3D only (linked to Diamond 2D card 1998 £
> 170 (local supplier)
> nvidia TNT2 Non Ultra OEM 16MB AGP 1999 £ 110 (trade price local supplier)
> nvidia Geforce DDR 32MB AGP 2000 £ 130 (overclockers.co.uk)
> 3DFX Voodoo 3 2000 AGP £ 70 2000 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> nvidia Geforce 2 MX 400 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> nvidia Geforce 2 GTS 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) entry level gfx for new
> built PC replacing one sold with the Geforce DDR
> nvidia Geforce 2 MX 200 32MB AGP £ 25 2002 (dabs.com) to run in a server
> nvidia Geforce 4 Ti4200 64MB AGP £ 65 2003 (uk.adverts.computer) my current
> card
> ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB AGP £ 130 2004 eBay.com (to replace current card
> which will go into 2nd PC)
>
> TCO £ 1090 ($1918) graphics budget over 9 years.
>
>
>
>

Uncooked meat prior to state vector collapse
January 14th 04, 03:42 AM
"Nick Le Lievre" > wrote in message
...
> Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and price
paid
> / year (if you have those details) I start obviously;
>

1 - UNKNOWN - 286MHz System with 640K Ram
2 - Orchid 1MB VLB Card - Price Unknown, system was 7,000$ - 486/66 (Last
AMD I ever owned)
3 - ATI Rage Pro and add-on Tuner - ~100$ for GPU/ 100 for tuner? - New
system P2/300 was actually a counterfeit 266
4 - TNT2 Ultra 16MB - 120$ - same P2/266 - BEST card I ever owned!
5 - GeForce2 GTS Pro - ~125$ - P3-850MHz - A workhorse
6 - Built By ATI AIW 9800 Pro - 389$ - P4 2.8C - Just about 2 months new,
amazing.


I've had more cards, here and there...either bought or handed. These are the
ones I remember...

Wayne Youngman
January 14th 04, 04:09 AM
"Nick Le Lievre" wrote
> Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and price
paid
> / year (if you have those details) I


Hi,

fun post. . .
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
512k ISA Unknown - 1996? - £Free - Gift from friend who helped me build
first PC

2MB PCI S3 Virge - 1996? - £60/£0.00 Sold) - Bought at local computer fair.
(P1)

16MB PCI Voodoo Banshee - 1997? - £Free/+£60.00 Sold) - Gift from
Brother.(P1)

16MB AGP Voodoo3? - 1998? - £120/£0.00 Sold) - My first AGP card. (PIII)

32MB AGP TNT2 Ultra - 1999 - £175/£0.00 Sold) - My first nVidia Card. (PIII)

32MB AGP GeForce256 DDR - 1999? - £200 - My first T&L card (PIIIe)

128MB AGP Radeon 9800 - 2003 - £216/*£256.00 - My first ATI card. (XP+)
(*Inc. 8 x TweakMonster Ramsinks (£20.00) & Artic VGA Silencer (£20.00).
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

So due to the fact I sold my cards on after a period of use, and was given a
couple, I make that a net total of £396.00 spent on graphics cards over a
period of 8 or 9 years!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy sh*t I almost can't believe that :P
My friend recently blew £400.00 on a 256MB FX5900 (lol!).
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MheAd
January 14th 04, 04:17 AM
Cirrus Logic 5436 1MB - 1995
ATI Mach64 2MB - 1996 (returned it within 5 days - my first ATI
disapointement, and switched back to CL)
MSI Geforce 4 440mx 64MB - 2002
ATI Radeon 9600XT 128MB - 2003 (returned it within 10 day - my second and
NEVER TO HAPPEN AGAIN ATI-disapointement)
MSI Geforce 5900 non-ultra - 2003 (ROCKS!)



"Nick Le Lievre" > skrev i meddelandet
...
> Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and price
paid
> / year (if you have those details) I start obviously;
>
> Tseng Labs ET4000 1MB ISA 1993 (came with my first PC 486 cost £ 1200)
> S3 Vision 964 Diamond Stealth 2MB VRAM 1995 £ 250 PCI 2D Only (local
> supplier)
> 3DFX 3D Monster Voodoo 2 8MB PCI 3D only (linked to Diamond 2D card 1998 £
> 170 (local supplier)
> nvidia TNT2 Non Ultra OEM 16MB AGP 1999 £ 110 (trade price local supplier)
> nvidia Geforce DDR 32MB AGP 2000 £ 130 (overclockers.co.uk)
> 3DFX Voodoo 3 2000 AGP £ 70 2000 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> nvidia Geforce 2 MX 400 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> nvidia Geforce 2 GTS 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) entry level gfx for new
> built PC replacing one sold with the Geforce DDR
> nvidia Geforce 2 MX 200 32MB AGP £ 25 2002 (dabs.com) to run in a server
> nvidia Geforce 4 Ti4200 64MB AGP £ 65 2003 (uk.adverts.computer) my
current
> card
> ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB AGP £ 130 2004 eBay.com (to replace current card
> which will go into 2nd PC)
>
> TCO £ 1090 ($1918) graphics budget over 9 years.
>
>
>
>

Terence Gui
January 14th 04, 05:18 AM
note some descriptions won't be 100% accurate as I don't have a photographic
memory.

generic Cirrus Logic video card w/ 512kb video ram (forgot the exact model
#) ~1993
ATI Mach64 w/ 1mb video ram (later upgraded to 2mb of video ram)
Matrox Mystique w/ 4mb sgram
Matrox m3D (short-lived tile-based 3d card)
3D Blaster Vodoo2 - 8mb
Diamond Monster 3D Voodoo2 - 12mb
ATI RageIIC 8mb
original Geforce DDR w/ 32mb ram
Geforce 3 Ti-200 w/ 64mb ram
ATI Radeon 9500pro


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Outback Jon
January 14th 04, 05:18 AM
Built in Atari 800XL (1985?)
Apple ][e 80 column card
Built in Atari 130XE
CGA (in a 286 16 MHz) 1990
Several unknown 256 and 512k cards
Diamond Stealth 3D (486DX-50) 1991
Built in Cirrus Logic (Packard Bell 486DX-50 oc'ed to 66)
Built in SiS 8 Meg (AMD K6/2-350 - oc'ed to 390)
Voodoo3 3000 (Currently running second monitor on my computer)
TNT2 (currently in kids' computer)
GeForce2 MX400 (oc'ed but don't remember the speeds - currently at stock
speeds in wife's computer)
GeForce3 Ti200 (oc'ed to 220/460) <== I'm typing this message on this one

and waiting on FedEx for an Asus FX5600...

I've probably missed several computers/cards in there... The list is so damn
long.

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Even More Curious
January 14th 04, 05:41 AM
The following is for my personal CPU at home only

S3 Trio 1MB (Built-in on Compaq Presario Pentium 100)
Matrox Mystique 2 MB (couldn't afford the Millenium)
Diamond V330 4MB (riva128)......probally most significant upgrade really
Matrox G200 8MB
Diamond v770 16MB (tnt ultra)
Nvidia Gforce 256 w/ sdram 32MB
VisionTek Geforce2 GTS 32MB
Gainward Geforce3 TI 200 64MB
Ati Radeon 9500pro 128MB (current and doing well)





"Outback Jon" > wrote in message
...
> Built in Atari 800XL (1985?)
> Apple ][e 80 column card
> Built in Atari 130XE
> CGA (in a 286 16 MHz) 1990
> Several unknown 256 and 512k cards
> Diamond Stealth 3D (486DX-50) 1991
> Built in Cirrus Logic (Packard Bell 486DX-50 oc'ed to 66)
> Built in SiS 8 Meg (AMD K6/2-350 - oc'ed to 390)
> Voodoo3 3000 (Currently running second monitor on my computer)
> TNT2 (currently in kids' computer)
> GeForce2 MX400 (oc'ed but don't remember the speeds - currently at stock
> speeds in wife's computer)
> GeForce3 Ti200 (oc'ed to 220/460) <== I'm typing this message on this one
>
> and waiting on FedEx for an Asus FX5600...
>
> I've probably missed several computers/cards in there... The list is so
damn
> long.
>
> --
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> 2003 Kawasaki Concours (wreck)|
> 1976 Honda CB750F (needs work)| DECIDE.
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> | HELMET LAWS SUCK
> CQ CQ CQ de KC2BNE |
> ______________________________|___________________ _________
> AMD XP 1700+ @ 1540 MHz 768M PC2100 DDR @ 280 MHz
> Soyo SYK7V Dragon Plus 120GB and 40GB Maxtor HD
> Asus GeForce3 Ti200 (220/460) Cornerstone 21" Monitor
> 3dFx Voodoo3 3000 HP D3857A 15" Monitor
> Acer 24x10x40 CDRW Nostromo n50 Speedpad
>
>
>
>
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NightSky 421
January 14th 04, 05:58 AM
"Nick Le Lievre" > wrote in message
...
> Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and price
paid
> / year (if you have those details) I start obviously;
>


Oh boy, I'll see what I can remember of the new cards I've bought...

256K VGA ISA card in 1991
1MB ASI Winjet ISA card in 1993 or 1994
1MB S3 Trio64 PCI card in January 1996
4MB ATI Xpert XL PCI card in June 1999
8MB ATI Xpert 98 AGP card in January 2000
32MB ATI Xpert 2000 AGP card in April 2000
32MB Asus GeForce2 MX AGP card in April 2001
64MB MSI GeForce3 Ti500 AGP card in June 2002
128MB ATI Radeon 9700 Pro AGP card in March 2003
128MB ATI Radeon 9800 Pro AGP card in July 2003

I've owned other video cards in other systems, but I'm just focusing on my
main rig over the years (minus when I downgraded computers in 1997 and went
through a rebuilding period).

BelaLvgosi
January 14th 04, 05:59 AM
huh, some oak 1mb back in 91 (with a 386), sold
trident something that sucked in 95 with new p120
replaced in 95 by a s3 trio 64v+ $100 (2d), sold
97 matrox mystique 2mb (2d/3d, no true transparency effects, but very nice
to play mech2 and screamer 2/rally with hd accel, few dx games supported
it ) $170 (still running in this computer for dual monitor)
98 matrox m3d 4mb (power vr pcx2) $90 got tired faster... nothing suported
it (getting dust)
98 cl voodoo2 12mb (3d only) $180
99 cl voodoo2 12mb (SLI mode :D ) $120, pair sold
00 tnt2 m64 32mb, sad, but was way faster then the SLI in a slot A athlon...
and q3 looked much better, sold quick after buying
00 herc gf2mx 32mb 5.5ns ...$170, working in this computer
01 cl gf3ti200 16mb 4.0ns $260, sold
02 old cl tnt 16mbs from a friend $12.5, working in a server
03 cl gf4 ti4200 8x 64mb 3.6ns $109, working as a cheap replacement to the
gf3

$1311.5, always in half/low range cards, my highlights were the v2 12mbs
sli, gave me almost 3 happy years with only a k6 200mhz that kicked my
friends p2's and k6-2 with 740's and tnt's.
The gf3 lasted very well on a tb1333, as I hate AA, It served me well and I
almost note no difference to the 4200 I got to replace it, as I don't play
very often. I regret the tn2 and powervr, the others served me well.


"MheAd" > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Cirrus Logic 5436 1MB - 1995
> ATI Mach64 2MB - 1996 (returned it within 5 days - my first ATI
> disapointement, and switched back to CL)
> MSI Geforce 4 440mx 64MB - 2002
> ATI Radeon 9600XT 128MB - 2003 (returned it within 10 day - my second and
> NEVER TO HAPPEN AGAIN ATI-disapointement)
> MSI Geforce 5900 non-ultra - 2003 (ROCKS!)
>
>
>
> "Nick Le Lievre" > skrev i meddelandet
> ...
> > Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and price
> paid
> > / year (if you have those details) I start obviously;
> >
> > Tseng Labs ET4000 1MB ISA 1993 (came with my first PC 486 cost £ 1200)
> > S3 Vision 964 Diamond Stealth 2MB VRAM 1995 £ 250 PCI 2D Only (local
> > supplier)
> > 3DFX 3D Monster Voodoo 2 8MB PCI 3D only (linked to Diamond 2D card 1998
£
> > 170 (local supplier)
> > nvidia TNT2 Non Ultra OEM 16MB AGP 1999 £ 110 (trade price local
supplier)
> > nvidia Geforce DDR 32MB AGP 2000 £ 130 (overclockers.co.uk)
> > 3DFX Voodoo 3 2000 AGP £ 70 2000 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> > nvidia Geforce 2 MX 400 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> > nvidia Geforce 2 GTS 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) entry level gfx for
new
> > built PC replacing one sold with the Geforce DDR
> > nvidia Geforce 2 MX 200 32MB AGP £ 25 2002 (dabs.com) to run in a server
> > nvidia Geforce 4 Ti4200 64MB AGP £ 65 2003 (uk.adverts.computer) my
> current
> > card
> > ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB AGP £ 130 2004 eBay.com (to replace current
card
> > which will go into 2nd PC)
> >
> > TCO £ 1090 ($1918) graphics budget over 9 years.
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>

dino
January 14th 04, 06:51 AM
Trident 2 meg
Trident ISA 4 meg
Monster PCI 16 meg..was defective-$???
Creative Labs PCI TNT 16mg-$170
Diamond TNT2 Viper770 32mg-$300 can(and I said this would be the only high
end card
I would ever buy)
Gforce 256 32mg-$150
Gforce 2 GTS 32mg-$150
Extasy G3Ti200-64mg-$349
MSI-G4Ti4200VTD8X-128mg-$210
XFX-FX5600-256mg (biggest disappointment of them all..got rid of it
quick)-$249
ATI Raedon 9600XT-128-$299
Canadian dollar value..too much..bought them all when first released..except
for the G4..over $1500 Can.
Sold most of them off..my main runs the Raedon...the kids the G4..the G3 is
in a box for spare parts.

Darkfalz
January 14th 04, 07:07 AM
Just a hand full

Trident 9440 VLB
S3 Trio64V+ PCI
3dfx Voodoo1 PCI
3dfx Voodoo5 AGP
GeforceFX 5200 AGP

Inglo
January 14th 04, 08:21 AM
On 1/13/2004 5:09 PM Nick Le Lievre brightened our day with:

>Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and price paid
>/ year (if you have those details) I start obviously;
>
>
>
>
several pre-quake 2d cards
Voodoo 1 1997 don't remember
Voodoo 3 3000 1999 $200 USD
GeForce 3 Ti500 2001 $380
Radeon 9600 Pro 2003 $175

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The Black Wibble
January 14th 04, 08:32 AM
Cirrus Logic 5465 (AGP) 4MB VRAM, Aug 1998, $105(NZ), kickass 2D
MSI FX5900 Ultra-VTD256, Aug 2003, $1160(NZ) Problem free and my favourite component, hence I loiter around
a.c.p.v.n.

Total $1265(NZ) The NZ$ against the US$ has moved a great deal over the years so a conversion is meaningless.

Tony.

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Darthy
January 14th 04, 09:02 AM
On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 01:09:15 -0000, "Nick Le Lievre"
> wrote:

>Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and price paid
>/ year (if you have those details) I start obviously;

Why you... okay... here's mine:

I'll cheat with the first 32bit system as it had GOOD graphics.

1992 $0 Amiga3000 computer with 1mb onboard video/system
1995 $50 Trident 9600 1mb - Very fast for Playing Doom/Quake1
1996 $90 Generic S3 8xx series card (2mb/PCI) in Pentium 133
1996 $70 Diamond S3-3D (4mb/AGP) My 1st AGP - in PII-266 PC
1997 $50 ATI Rage 64? (4mb/AGP) Played JSF in 32bit output!!
1998 $125 CL Voodoo1 (4mb/PCI) ADD-ON Card. 1st TRUE 3D gaming
1998 $100 CL Banshee (16mb/AGP) - Good cheap 3D graphics!
1999 $125 3Dfx Voodoo3-2000 (16mb/AGP)
2000 $100 3Dfx Voodoo3-3000 (16mb/AGP)
2000 $145 Herculese GF2mx (16mb/AGP) - Same as GF2mx400
2001 $125 ABIT GF2 Pro (32mb/AGP)
2001 $150 MSI GF3 Ti200 (64mb/AGP)
2002 $140 MSI Ti4200 (64mb/AGP) - When UT2003 was new.
2003 $0 ATI 9800Pro (128mb/AGP) - An inventory mistake

TOTAL $1,270 USDollars

What happened to the cards, how much I SOLD them for.

30 Diamon AGP
30 ATI 64
50 Voodoo1
50 Banshee
For Sale Voodoo3 2000
50 Voodoo3 3000
50 GF2 MX
100 GF2 PRO
75 GF3 Ti200
2nd PC GF4 Ti4200
ATI 9800 PRO
=============================
435 Cards Sold (credited)
$835 Total Spent

My Voodoo3 is in another PC because its video card failed... but I may
keep the replacement for trade (ATI9000PRO,RMAed) as the Voodoo3 is in
an OLD P3 Computers... and not usable in todays hardware)

I built and sell PCs, so I've UPGRADED when I could SELL my video
card. So for the Ti4200 - I really paid $75 to upgrade over the GF3
card.... or the Voodoo1 - it was $125 - but I had traded a HUGE box of
PC books (Given by a client who threw them away) at a stupid PC Trade
store.... so I really paid $25 out of pocket money... back then the
Voodoo2 was a 8mb $250 video card!!

The ATi9800 was included with a computer system it wasn't supposed to
be included with, for a business PC (today, it has NEVER played a 3D
game)... so do I, (A) Sorry ****, you didn't invoice this card or (B)
Use available video that was paid for and put in own PC. PS: I got
the 9800Pro just before the 9800XT was annouced... ;)

(And yes, if it went to a client or friend who was into games, I would
have left it in) PS: The system was already discounted off $400. ;)


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Andrew
January 14th 04, 09:36 AM
On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 01:09:15 -0000, "Nick Le Lievre"
> wrote:

>Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and price paid
>/ year (if you have those details) I start obviously;

I can't remember dates, but will usually be within a month or so of
release:

Trident crap 2MB something that was built into an Escom PC.
Matrox Mystique with Rainbow Runner, £250
Voodoo 1, £190 (my riskiest purchase as I didn't know if 3DFX would be
the next betamax)
Voodoo 2, £250
Another Voodoo 2 a couple of years later, £50
Voodoo 3 3000, £50 secondhand bought for a second PC
GeForce Pro, £250
GeForce 2 GTS, sent to me by CL when my GF1 died
GeForce 3, not sure of price but probably £200-£250
GeForce 4 4400, £180
9700 Pro, £230




>Tseng Labs ET4000 1MB ISA 1993 (came with my first PC 486 cost £ 1200)
>S3 Vision 964 Diamond Stealth 2MB VRAM 1995 £ 250 PCI 2D Only (local
>supplier)
>3DFX 3D Monster Voodoo 2 8MB PCI 3D only (linked to Diamond 2D card 1998 £
>170 (local supplier)
>nvidia TNT2 Non Ultra OEM 16MB AGP 1999 £ 110 (trade price local supplier)
>nvidia Geforce DDR 32MB AGP 2000 £ 130 (overclockers.co.uk)
>3DFX Voodoo 3 2000 AGP £ 70 2000 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
>nvidia Geforce 2 MX 400 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
>nvidia Geforce 2 GTS 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) entry level gfx for new
>built PC replacing one sold with the Geforce DDR
>nvidia Geforce 2 MX 200 32MB AGP £ 25 2002 (dabs.com) to run in a server
>nvidia Geforce 4 Ti4200 64MB AGP £ 65 2003 (uk.adverts.computer) my current
>card
>ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB AGP £ 130 2004 eBay.com (to replace current card
>which will go into 2nd PC)
>
>TCO £ 1090 ($1918) graphics budget over 9 years.
>
>
>

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v56k
January 14th 04, 09:41 AM
Dont remember dates but...

Creative Labs Blaster Exxtreme PCI (Permedia 8Mb card)
3DFX Voodoo 3 3000 16Mb PCI
3DFX Voodoo5 5500 64Mb AGP
Nvidia QuadroDCC 64Mb AGP (Got it cheap off eBay - GeForce3 equivalent)
ATI 7500 Radeon 32Mb AGP (For second PC - needed cheap TV Out card)
Nvidia GeForceFX 5800 Ultra 128Mb (Yeah the dustbuster but it still rocks
for me)

tom
January 14th 04, 10:05 AM
i dont know the exact order anymore

c64 buildin
amiga buildin
512kb vga on 286
Tseng Labs ET4000 1MB on 486
ati card ??? on p1 [email protected]
upgraded with videlogic powervr (addon like voodoo1)
riva 128
ati rage 128 now on k6-2/[email protected]
upgraded with voodoo2 8mb pci
savage3 3d
voodoo 3
nvidia tnt 1
geforce 2mx now in p3 [email protected]
geforce 4mx 440
geforce 4ti4200
geforce fx5600
return to ti4200 now on p4 [email protected]
geforce fx5900

/tom

Julian Richards
January 14th 04, 11:24 AM
On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 14:40:18 +1300, "cowboyz" > wrote:

>Let me see.
>
>S3 trio 62 2meg (came with P120 which I paid $2400) when changed over from
>Amigas
>TNT2 M64 $250 which rocked. Brought it to play games
>GeForce2MX400 $400 Had to buy when started playing Rainbow six.
>GeForce4MX460 $380 needed an upgrade and this was 2 years ago. Still can't
>justify a change. Card runs nicely over 600mhz with a 9.6Gb/sec andwidth.
>
>
>So that was 7 years. total of $1030NZ which is about US$600 in 7 years.
>Not bad. Some people pay that for one card.

I was a very late swap over from Amiga. I've only just changed my
first PC card (8500) for the 9800SE. Due to my computer history, my
processors will always be AMD and never Intel and due the customer
loyalty that comes with an ex-Amiga owner, I've had Radeon, liked
Radeon and now would never consider changing. (I know the nvidia group
won't agree with me but that's how it is).
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XP Home
L7S7A2 motherboard
Powercolor 9800 SE 8 pipelines with Omega drivers
1 GB RAM
10 GB + 80 GB HDs
CD+DVD/CDRW drives

Taipan
January 14th 04, 11:34 AM
"Nick Le Lievre" > wrote in message
...
> Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and price
paid
> / year (if you have those details) I start obviously;
>
> Hmm, I honestly can't remember most prices..

* Matrox Mystique (came with PC when I moved from Amiga - ~1997)
* PowerVR PCX2 (1997)
* Orchid Righteous Voodoo 8Mb (1998)
* Diamond Monster 2 Voodoo II (x2 in SLI) 12mb (1999) - £100 for both from
a friend when he upgraded.
* 3dfx Voodoo 3 2000 16Mb (2000)
* ATI Radeon 8500 LE 64Mb (2002) - built into a new Evesham PC
* ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128Mb (2003) - £310 local store

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Rockin Ronnie
January 14th 04, 12:21 PM
"Joe M." > wrote in message
...
> You've also missed a whole bunch of eye candy with those cards so the
> savings had a cost - visuals. It's the same idea comparing a 36" TV to a
> 42" Plasma. ;)
>
> Here's my list:
>
> 1 MB (no idea about brand - 286/12 MHz system) - 1990
> S3 Virge IIRC - (build in P166 system) - 1996
> Voodoo2 upgrade - $150 or $200 cannot recall 1997
> TNT2 - $200
> V3 3000 - $200
> V5 5500 - $300
> GF ti500 - $330
> GF4 Ti4400 - used - $100
> GF FX 5900 Ultra (new machine $400).
>
> Total cost ~$1800 in 7+ years (won't count the old built in cards).
> Assuming my 5900 is used for 18 months that's about $200/year for video
> hardware - not too shabby.
>
> --
> Joe M.
>
> "cowboyz" > wrote in message
> ...
> > Let me see.
> >
> > S3 trio 62 2meg (came with P120 which I paid $2400) when changed over
from
> > Amigas
> > TNT2 M64 $250 which rocked. Brought it to play games
> > GeForce2MX400 $400 Had to buy when started playing Rainbow six.
> > GeForce4MX460 $380 needed an upgrade and this was 2 years ago. Still
> can't
> > justify a change. Card runs nicely over 600mhz with a 9.6Gb/sec
andwidth.
> >
> >
> > So that was 7 years. total of $1030NZ which is about US$600 in 7
years.
> > Not bad. Some people pay that for one card.
> >
> >
> > Nick Le Lievre wrote:
> > > Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and
> > > price paid / year (if you have those details) I start obviously;
> > >
> > > Tseng Labs ET4000 1MB ISA 1993 (came with my first PC 486 cost £ 1200)
> > > S3 Vision 964 Diamond Stealth 2MB VRAM 1995 £ 250 PCI 2D Only (local
> > > supplier)
> > > 3DFX 3D Monster Voodoo 2 8MB PCI 3D only (linked to Diamond 2D card
> > > 1998 £ 170 (local supplier)
> > > nvidia TNT2 Non Ultra OEM 16MB AGP 1999 £ 110 (trade price local
> > > supplier) nvidia Geforce DDR 32MB AGP 2000 £ 130 (overclockers.co.uk)
> > > 3DFX Voodoo 3 2000 AGP £ 70 2000 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> > > nvidia Geforce 2 MX 400 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> > > nvidia Geforce 2 GTS 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) entry level gfx
> > > for new built PC replacing one sold with the Geforce DDR
> > > nvidia Geforce 2 MX 200 32MB AGP £ 25 2002 (dabs.com) to run in a
> > > server nvidia Geforce 4 Ti4200 64MB AGP £ 65 2003
> > > (uk.adverts.computer) my current card
> > > ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB AGP £ 130 2004 eBay.com (to replace current
> > > card which will go into 2nd PC)
> > >
> > > TCO £ 1090 ($1918) graphics budget over 9 years.
> >
> >

Trident 256K - ISA came with Laser computer - 1993
Cirrus Logic - 1meg ISA - 1995
S3 Trio 1MB - ? - 1996
Diamond Viper 4 meg AGP - $200CDN - Nov 1997 - stored
S3 Savage Pro 32 meg - $120CDN - 1999 - still using in second computer
Diamond Monster Voodoo II - 8 meg (3DFX onl;y) - won in a contest - in a box
somewhere
Sapphire Radeon 7500 - $200CDN - 2001 - sold!
ATI Radeon 9600Pro - $238CDN - Aug 2003

Ron

Thomas Andrén
January 14th 04, 12:50 PM
1986 C=64 onboard video
1988 Amiga 500, 4096 color, onboard video
1992 Amiga 4000/030, AGA onboard video
1995 Cirrus Logic 5428 Vesa Local Bus
1995 Trident 1MB ISA (Used for testing hardware only)
1996 Cirrus Logic 5430
1997 Matrox G200
1997 Matrox Mystique G220
1997 Acer 486 laptop, unknown onboard video
1998? Matrox G400 (I really liked 2D quality on Matrox)
1998 Compal 486 laptop, unknown onboard video
1998 Chips & Technologies, Toshiba 470CDT laptop, onboard video
1998 Orchid Righteous 3D Voodoo 1 (Still have it in retail box)
1999 Diamond Monster 3D Voodoo 2 (Still have it in retail box)
2000? ASUS TNT 2 Ultra Deluxe (Still have it in retail box)
2001 Amiga 500, 4096 color, onboard video (got this one for free)
2001 ASUS Geforce 2 GTS
2001 S3 Trio 64 1MB (backup server)
2001 S3 Trio 64 V+ 2MB (changed in backup server)
2001 Got 2 extra S3 Trio 64 V+ 2MB from work (Used for testing hardware
only)
2001 ATI Xpert (Used for testing hardware only)
2002 Geforce 4 mx 440
2002 Geforce 4 mx 440 Go, Inspiron 8200 laptop
2002 Another cheap Chaintech Geforce Geforce 4 mx 440 (server)
2002 Geforce 2 Pro (Kids computer)
2002 Geforce 4 mx 420 (Wife computer)
2002 XBox Geforce 3 onboard video
2003 Intel Xtreme onboard video, Dell GX270
2003 Club 3D ATI Radeon 9800 Pro

Now i know where my money went......

/Thomas A/

J. Clarke
January 14th 04, 04:55 PM
Nick Le Lievre wrote:

> Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and price
> paid / year (if you have those details) I start obviously;
>
> Tseng Labs ET4000 1MB ISA 1993 (came with my first PC 486 cost £ 1200)
> S3 Vision 964 Diamond Stealth 2MB VRAM 1995 £ 250 PCI 2D Only (local
> supplier)
> 3DFX 3D Monster Voodoo 2 8MB PCI 3D only (linked to Diamond 2D card 1998 £
> 170 (local supplier)
> nvidia TNT2 Non Ultra OEM 16MB AGP 1999 £ 110 (trade price local supplier)
> nvidia Geforce DDR 32MB AGP 2000 £ 130 (overclockers.co.uk)
> 3DFX Voodoo 3 2000 AGP £ 70 2000 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> nvidia Geforce 2 MX 400 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> nvidia Geforce 2 GTS 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) entry level gfx for new
> built PC replacing one sold with the Geforce DDR
> nvidia Geforce 2 MX 200 32MB AGP £ 25 2002 (dabs.com) to run in a server
> nvidia Geforce 4 Ti4200 64MB AGP £ 65 2003 (uk.adverts.computer) my
> current card
> ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB AGP £ 130 2004 eBay.com (to replace current card
> which will go into 2nd PC)
>
> TCO £ 1090 ($1918) graphics budget over 9 years.

Interesting question--I'm not going to try to remember the year, and I'm
sure I'm leaving some out:

H-89 built in (not sure if that counts--the H-89 was an H19 terminal with a
Z-80 logic board added).
Apricot F10 proprietary (I forget what chip it uses)
Zenith 150 built-in (CGA compatible)
IBM Monochrome (the original that said "Black and White")
Hercules Ramfont
ATI EGA Wonder
Some kind of no-name Chinese Hercules clone--actually worked pretty well
TI Travelmate 2000 built in (IIRC it was an S3 of some variety--nice little
machine in its day--some jackass stole it the day after it died the death
<snicker>)
ATI VGA Wonder
ATI All-In-Wonder (the original)
Several IBM VGAs built into PS/2s.
ATI All-In-Wonder 128 (IIRC)
Several Mach32s of various kinds
Canopus TNT2
Voodoo 2
Matrox G400 Marvel (shoulda gotten a G200 instead)
Matrox G200
Geforce 256
Radeon All-In-Wonder
a couple of Radeons of various descriptions
All-In-Wonder 8500DV
Several ATI chips built into server boards
IBM Thinkpad 770 built in (S3 IIRC)
Intel 810 built-in
Radeon 9800 Pro



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Alan
January 14th 04, 05:59 PM
"J. Clarke" > wrote in message
...
> Nick Le Lievre wrote:
>
> > Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and price
> > paid / year (if you have those details) I start obviously;

2 mb rage pro onboard
8mb trident blade card - built into my own firts pcs motherboard
then upgraded that to a tnt2 ultra a few years back, cost £150 or
something - MAJOR improvement on onboard
then upgraded that and game the tnt2 to dad and got the geforce 4 mx 440 ive
got now which is oc'ed to 300 core 390 memory

alan

Mart
January 14th 04, 06:48 PM
Nick Le Lievre wrote:
> Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and price paid
> / year (if you have those details) I start obviously;
>
> Tseng Labs ET4000 1MB ISA 1993 (came with my first PC 486 cost £ 1200)
> S3 Vision 964 Diamond Stealth 2MB VRAM 1995 £ 250 PCI 2D Only (local
> supplier)
> 3DFX 3D Monster Voodoo 2 8MB PCI 3D only (linked to Diamond 2D card 1998 £
> 170 (local supplier)
> nvidia TNT2 Non Ultra OEM 16MB AGP 1999 £ 110 (trade price local supplier)
> nvidia Geforce DDR 32MB AGP 2000 £ 130 (overclockers.co.uk)
> 3DFX Voodoo 3 2000 AGP £ 70 2000 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> nvidia Geforce 2 MX 400 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> nvidia Geforce 2 GTS 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) entry level gfx for new
> built PC replacing one sold with the Geforce DDR
> nvidia Geforce 2 MX 200 32MB AGP £ 25 2002 (dabs.com) to run in a server
> nvidia Geforce 4 Ti4200 64MB AGP £ 65 2003 (uk.adverts.computer) my current
> card
> ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB AGP £ 130 2004 eBay.com (to replace current card
> which will go into 2nd PC)
>
> TCO £ 1090 ($1918) graphics budget over 9 years.
>
>
>
>
ATI Rage Pro (came with my PC, 1999)
Riva TNT2 Ultra
Geforce 2 GTS
Gladiac 920 Geforce 3
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro (bought last year)

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Tiny Tim
January 14th 04, 07:27 PM
"Nick Le Lievre" > wrote in message
...
> Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and price
paid
> / year (if you have those details) I start obviously;
>
Ok, my line-up:

Miro with 2 mb of Vram in my original PC in 1995
Matrox Mystique - only accellerated Tombraider I (somewhat) i think
Voodoo I - Quake I @ 640x480x16 - Wow!
Creative TNT 1 - can't remember why
2 x Voodoo 2 (SLI) - expensive, but very very good (only with these 2 could
the original Unreal (not Tournament) be played decently at its release
(1024x768x16, only Glide worked reasonably i think).
Asus Gforce 2 GTS - good card
MSI Gforce 4400 - good card
ASUS 9800 XT - i really, really hope this card will play HL2 and Doom3 @
1280x1024 with some kind of AA and AF.

Total spent: >2500<3000 US dollars

Thomas
January 14th 04, 08:55 PM
Nick Le Lievre wrote:
> Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and
> price paid / year (if you have those details) I start obviously;

Holland, so really they shoudl be guilder / euro prices, but i converted to
dollar :-)

1) onboard s3 card, on a Digital 486-DX-33 mainboard, with 512 KB VRAM :-) I
upgraded to 1 MB in two weeks, i think, so i could get a higher resolution.
No idea what the cost was :-)
2) onboard Sis 64 bit vid-card, on a P75 mainboard. Shared mem...
3) S3 Virge DX card, 2 MB (60 ns EDO), with upgrade option. (never could
find mem, though) 80 dollar ( :-(( )
4) Tseng Labs 6000 4 MB free
5) Diamond FireGL card with 4 MB 40 dollar
6) Voodoo 1 4MB upgrade 50 dollar
7) Voodoo Banshee 16 MB 40 dollar
8) TNT2 Pro 32 MB (2ndhand) 60 dollar
9) Geforce 1 DDR (2 weeks) 45 dollar
10) Geforce 2 GTS (2ndhand) 75 dollar
11) Club3D Ati Radeon 8500 LE 128 MB (2ndhand) 150 dollar
12) Connect3D ATI Radeon 9500 NP 128 MB (running in 9700 mode) 179 dollar
13) ATI Rage 3D PCI 4 MB 5 dollar (for my OLD dual P2 machine)
14) Matrox G100 PCI 4 MB 5 dollar
15) Voodoo 3 3000 PCI 16 MB 20 dollar

And probly i forgot one here or there ;-)

Thomas.

Thomas
January 14th 04, 09:00 PM
Thomas wrote:
> 15) Voodoo 3 3000 PCI 16 MB 20 dollar
>
> And probly i forgot one here or there ;-)

hmm my three laptops, for one ;-)

Thomas

James Grabowski
January 15th 04, 12:50 AM
Wayne Youngman wrote:
>
> "Nick Le Lievre" wrote
> > Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and price
> paid
> > / year (if you have those details) I
>
> Hi,
>
> fun post. . .
>
> So due to the fact I sold my cards on after a period of use, and was given a
> couple, I make that a net total of £396.00 spent on graphics cards over a
> period of 8 or 9 years!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy sh*t I almost can't believe that :P
> My friend recently blew £400.00 on a 256MB FX5900 (lol!).
> --

I'm even cheaper :)

1992 built in graphics on a IBM XT - free
1995 isa trident graphics card in a 386 - free
1996 pci ati mach64 (1mb) in a 386 - free
1998 pci ati mach64 (2mb) in a 386 - free - this one is still in use as
a router.
1998 agp ati rage'98 (4mb) in a PII 266mhz - £1200 for the whole
machine.
1999 Voodoo 2 (12mb) - £70
2001 Nvidia geforce 2mx400 (64mb) to go with a new 1 gig duron - £50
2003 Another voodoo 2 (12mb) - £5 on ebay - I wanted to try sli and
still use them to run glide.
2003 Ati Radeon 8500 (64mb) - £30 on ebay to go with a xp1700

All the free stuff came from local businesses who were throwing them
out. Total spend of around £300. Not bad for over 10 years of pc's and I
still use most of them.

Jason Ash
January 15th 04, 04:45 AM
My vid cards:

Diamond Stealth ISA 1MB, ~$150 / 1984-85ish
Diamond Stealth 3000 (Virge/VX) 2MB, ~$175 / 1988-89ish
Diamond Voodoo 2 ~$150 / 1991-92ish, connected to the Stealth 3K
3DFX Voodoo3 3000 (PCI, not AGP) ~$200 / 1994-95ish
ATI Radeon 32MB DDR AGP ~$200 / 1999ish
ATI Radeon 8500 ~$250 / 2001ish
ATI Radeon 9700Pro ~$400 / 2003ish (still in my PC)

Take all dates with a grain of salt, I could be way off. I do recall the
ISA card at the top went into my parents Packard Bell 486SX/20, and I
nearly wrecked a PCI Diamond card I bought first, as the PB didn't *have*
a PCI slot.... Luckily I called PB support before I tried muscling the
card in....

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January 15th 04, 07:32 AM
On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 10:24:37 +0000, Julian Richards >
wrote:

>>So that was 7 years. total of $1030NZ which is about US$600 in 7 years.
>>Not bad. Some people pay that for one card.
>
>I was a very late swap over from Amiga. I've only just changed my
>first PC card (8500) for the 9800SE. Due to my computer history, my
>processors will always be AMD and never Intel and due the customer
>loyalty that comes with an ex-Amiga owner, I've had Radeon, liked
>Radeon and now would never consider changing. (I know the nvidia group
>won't agree with me but that's how it is).

LOL.... still have my Amiga 1000 x2 and Amiga 3000. But I've use
Cyrix (excellent 486 CPUs), Intel and AMD... But I plan to stay with
AMD for a long time - unless they bomb out to Intel.

So... you're in to A's (Amiga - Amd - ATI)


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BelaLvgosi
January 15th 04, 02:46 PM
"Tiny Tim" > wrote in message
. ..
>
> "Nick Le Lievre" > wrote in message
> ...
> > Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and price
> paid
> > / year (if you have those details) I start obviously;
> >
> Ok, my line-up:

> Matrox Mystique - only accellerated Tombraider I (somewhat) i think

And plenty of other games at decent framerates. Plus 2d performance was very
good in dos games.

> 2 x Voodoo 2 (SLI) - expensive, but very very good

As I posted before, these were amazing, I had two CL 12mb, wich gave me
years of k6 200mhz at maximum detail in 1024x768, gl (glide wrap) was very
fast using a 3rd party driver I don't remember the name (correction, Wicked
Gl!, wich worked very well on v3 cards too), much better visual quality and
fps than built in q3 support. When the v3500 came out, it still had less
polygon processing power (333 vs 300) altough it made nice bump mapping and
so on, it lacked the same raw power as the almighty SLI. The funny part, was
that 3dfx at their site said the v2000 was faster than a SLI rofl. Anyway,
unlike most people say, you could already do 1024 with only one 12mb, but
you had to turn off z-buffer, some polygons looked ugly that way (I remember
bad "spray" effects on NF3). Oh and yeah, not only unreal 1 (wich only had
reflections in Glide mode, remember mirrored ground? ), but the first
tournament ran perfectly too. I miss those.

neopolaris
January 15th 04, 03:38 PM
To put down ALL the vids I've had would be ludicrious. Here are my current
cards:
Gainward Golden Sample 128MB GeForce3 ti200
Gainward Golden Sample 64MB GeForce3 ti200
Chaintech 128MB GeForce4 ti4200
ATI 64MB 8500

Nick Le Lievre wrote:
> Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and
> price paid / year (if you have those details) I start obviously;
>
> Tseng Labs ET4000 1MB ISA 1993 (came with my first PC 486 cost £ 1200)
> S3 Vision 964 Diamond Stealth 2MB VRAM 1995 £ 250 PCI 2D Only (local
> supplier)
> 3DFX 3D Monster Voodoo 2 8MB PCI 3D only (linked to Diamond 2D card
> 1998 £ 170 (local supplier)
> nvidia TNT2 Non Ultra OEM 16MB AGP 1999 £ 110 (trade price local
> supplier) nvidia Geforce DDR 32MB AGP 2000 £ 130 (overclockers.co.uk)
> 3DFX Voodoo 3 2000 AGP £ 70 2000 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> nvidia Geforce 2 MX 400 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> nvidia Geforce 2 GTS 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) entry level gfx
> for new built PC replacing one sold with the Geforce DDR
> nvidia Geforce 2 MX 200 32MB AGP £ 25 2002 (dabs.com) to run in a
> server nvidia Geforce 4 Ti4200 64MB AGP £ 65 2003
> (uk.adverts.computer) my current card
> ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB AGP £ 130 2004 eBay.com (to replace current
> card which will go into 2nd PC)
>
> TCO £ 1090 ($1918) graphics budget over 9 years.

Rick
January 15th 04, 09:06 PM
Lets see, a couple I can't remember and then...
1) Oak 256K SVGA - $150.00
- Not really SVGA, had the .047 chipset (could do 256 colors and 640x480,
but not at the same time)
- What really hurt was the $240.00 for the 2MB of memory!
- Would not run Links 386... argghhhh!
2) A Trident SGVA 512KB - Price?
3) A few more of the above cards (Similar)...
4) ATI Mach 32
5) ATI Mach 64
6) ATI Rage I
7) Matrox Millenium
7) ATI Rage IIc All-In-Wonder - $365.00
- Almost cured me of paying premium for video cards.
8) 2ea Matrox Millenium II
9) ATI Rage 128
10) ATI Rage 128 All-In-Wonder
11) Nvidia TNT (Diamond Multimedia I think) - $125.00 used
12) 3DFX Voodoo II - $75.00 used
13) Nvidia TNT2 Ultra - $250.00
14) Geforce II GTS 64MB (Hercules Prophet) - $350.00 used
15) ATI Radeon 7500 (Sapphire) $150.00
16) ATI Radeon 9500 Pro Sapphire) $250.00

That's all I can remember off the top of my head. I built a lot of computers
and keep a few in the house at any one time. The prices that I remember are
displayed in Canadian dollars.

bye, Rick

Granulated
January 16th 04, 03:44 AM
s3 virge 3d dx = 39 pounds (1997)
Matrox g200 = 120 pounds (1998)
guillemot tnt2 ultra = 129 ponds (1999)
asus geforce 2 gts vivo deluxe = 169 pounds (2001)
msi gf4 ti4200 8x vivo = 63 pounds (savastore cockup) (2003)
pixelview gf fx5900le = 125 pounds (2004)
>

Seahorse
January 16th 04, 06:42 PM
Following prompt first aid from the medic Granulated
> managed to scrawl the following bloodstained
message with a stump On Fri, 16 Jan 2004 02:44:17 GMT:

>s3 virge 3d dx = 39 pounds (1997)
>Matrox g200 = 120 pounds (1998)
>guillemot tnt2 ultra = 129 ponds (1999)
>asus geforce 2 gts vivo deluxe = 169 pounds (2001)
>msi gf4 ti4200 8x vivo = 63 pounds (savastore cockup) (2003)
>pixelview gf fx5900le = 125 pounds (2004)
>>
Is that all, I doubt I could fit all the damn things on a list, same story for
soundcards. *******s make way too much money out of me...

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MasterChief
January 18th 04, 01:04 AM
tom wrote:
> i dont know the exact order anymore
>
> geforce fx5600
>
> /tom

can anyone say a few words about this card?

John Hall
January 18th 04, 07:56 AM
Hercules monochrome graphics adapter 1989
ATI VGA Wonder card 1991
ATI Mach 8 1993
ATI Mach 32 1994
ATI Xpert at Play or Work? 1997
Voodo 1 1998
Voodo 2 1999
Second Voodoo 2 running in SLI with the other one 1999
Voodoo 3 2000
Voodoo 5 2001
Geforce 3 classic 2002
ATI 9800 non pro, flashed to pro 2003

I have spent way too much money over the years on this stuff, but I love
hardware!

JK

"MasterChief" > wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s04...
> tom wrote:
> > i dont know the exact order anymore
> >
> > geforce fx5600
> >
> > /tom
>
> can anyone say a few words about this card?
>
>

Kevin Miller
January 18th 04, 06:17 PM
On Sun, 18 Jan 2004 00:04:02 GMT, "MasterChief"
> wrote:

>tom wrote:
>> i dont know the exact order anymore
>>
>> geforce fx5600
>>
>> /tom
>
>can anyone say a few words about this card?
>

Not as good as my 9800XT, but then again, not as expensive.

I had the FX5600 Ultra model.

Kevin Miller

"The avalanche has already started;
it is too late for the pebbles to vote."

Northern Light
January 18th 04, 11:51 PM
IBM compatible CGA
Trident VGA
Diamond Multimedia with Tseng Labs
Matrox Millenium II
Diamond Multimedia S3
3Dfx Voodoo3 3000
Nvidia TNT
Radeon 64MB DDR VIVO
Radeon 8500
Nvidia GeForce3 Ti 500
Nvidia GeForce4 Ti 4600
Radeon 9200 Pro (for a "backup" card)
Radeon 9700 Pro
Radeon 9800 Pro (current card)

i'm looking forward to the 420 and hope it will have a significant
performance increase over the 9800 Pro.

"Nick Le Lievre" > wrote in message
...
> Ok this will be fun list all the PC graphics you ever bought and price
paid
> / year (if you have those details) I start obviously;
>
> Tseng Labs ET4000 1MB ISA 1993 (came with my first PC 486 cost £ 1200)
> S3 Vision 964 Diamond Stealth 2MB VRAM 1995 £ 250 PCI 2D Only (local
> supplier)
> 3DFX 3D Monster Voodoo 2 8MB PCI 3D only (linked to Diamond 2D card 1998 £
> 170 (local supplier)
> nvidia TNT2 Non Ultra OEM 16MB AGP 1999 £ 110 (trade price local supplier)
> nvidia Geforce DDR 32MB AGP 2000 £ 130 (overclockers.co.uk)
> 3DFX Voodoo 3 2000 AGP £ 70 2000 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> nvidia Geforce 2 MX 400 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) for 2nd PC
> nvidia Geforce 2 GTS 32MB AGP £ 70 2001 (dabs.com) entry level gfx for new
> built PC replacing one sold with the Geforce DDR
> nvidia Geforce 2 MX 200 32MB AGP £ 25 2002 (dabs.com) to run in a server
> nvidia Geforce 4 Ti4200 64MB AGP £ 65 2003 (uk.adverts.computer) my
current
> card
> ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB AGP £ 130 2004 eBay.com (to replace current card
> which will go into 2nd PC)
>
> TCO £ 1090 ($1918) graphics budget over 9 years.
>
>
>
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