Old School Monday: Who's Laughing Now?

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boodiespost

LOL you think 64 meg is small?  Try 4 megabyte 3D video card from Voodoo!  I though I was king when I had this on my system back in 1996  I was able to play tomb raider in all it's 3d glory as well as quake 1 in GL.

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noobstix

Heh, I remember using a 64 MB version of that S3 ViRGE video card a decade ago.  It did pretty well for most of the games I was running at the time (although Need for Speed Underground ran like absolute crap due to the lousy 3D acceleration).  I remember wanting to get a Voodoo video card at one time to replace the Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 card we had.  I never would've thought that years later, I would become a proud AMD consumer (especially since AMD GPUs back then seemed overpriced).  That's not to say that I haven't given Nvidia a try (in fact, I used a GeForce 5 series in a computer class in high school, had an onboard GeForce 6150LE GPU on an old Gigabyte board, and a GeForce 8400 GS).

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majorsuave

Ha! I have a card like the one he's holding in a box somewhere.

That's an interesting read. Funny to see how things evolved since. Matrox and S3 are in completely different markets than AMD/ATI now.

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