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    QOTW: What was the first graphics card you purchased?

    Let's take a trip down the GPU memory lane.
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    Re: QOTW: What was the first graphics card you purchased?

    An XFX Nvidia FX 5200 with 250MB of memory, purchased way back in 2005 I think.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first graphics card you purchased?

    First PC gfx card was an ATI Rage Pro. Had a VoodooFX as well to play Doom etc.
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    Re: QOTW: What was the first graphics card you purchased?

    Unbranded 3DFX card with 4MB of RAM. Back in the days when you had a graphics card and a separate 3D accelerator card.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first graphics card you purchased?

    I believe that was an OAK VGA card on an ISA bus for my self built 386-40. None of this modern 3D malarky

    The 3D malarky started with a 3DFX Voodoo card, which was quite a few upgrades in. It was all about Doombench until then.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first graphics card you purchased?

    Try not to laugh but it was 30 years ago (1990 my first PC I built). some Cirrus Logic card... I think it was BEFORE the S3 Trio in 1995 and I am struggling to find a name, might be a Trident...

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first graphics card you purchased?

    A lad at college flogged me a P965 (IIRC) Asrock board and a X1950 Pro for £30 in 2008!
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first graphics card you purchased?

    The first card I bought was from Videologic. I can't remember the model, but it had an ET6000 GPU and 2.25MB RAM allowing 24bit colour at 800x600. It was a very good card for the DOS/Win95 era.
    I later supplemented it with a Videologic Apocalypse 3Dx card which I found superior to the original Orchid Righteous 3dfx

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first graphics card you purchased?

    My first PC was fitted with an ATI Rage 128. The first card I bought separately was a 3Dfx Voodoo 3 3000, which I bought as an upgrade a few months later.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first graphics card you purchased?

    AMD 9800xt long time ago just to play Black hawk down

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first graphics card you purchased?

    Retina zorro card for an Amiga.

    PC wise, it was a GeForce 2 MX200. I think. I also had Matrox Millenium cards, and now can't remember which I had first.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first graphics card you purchased?

    An nVidia GeForce 2, I think from ASUS back in 2001. I got a £1k bonus from work, an spent it on my first home computer.

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    Some Matrox thing - 2mb I think.
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    Re: QOTW: What was the first graphics card you purchased?

    Well, I think my first PC graphics card was called a Vega. It went in a Dell '286, IIRC, in about 1984, maybe '85.

    However .... my real first card was an Apple card designed to be able to display actual colour, on an actual "monitor", rather than using the standard TV modulator to use a TV as a display. This was on an Apple IIe in, IIRC, 1979.
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    Re: QOTW: What was the first graphics card you purchased?

    A PCI Voodoo 3 to replace the terrible onboard ATI Rage Pro Turbo.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first graphics card you purchased?

    8800GTS, that I put in my first build, about 2010.

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