13 Years of Nvidia Graphics Cards

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  • geckoar
    Nice Job with this... Now could we see a look back on ATI and all of their years?
  • Anonymous
    No way will nvidia release a 9800GT or 9800GTS as stated in the article, because there is already a 9800GTX, unless nvidia wants to kill themselves.
  • shmuls
    Here's a fun game for all the family: Can you name all the games pictured by their screenshot and year alone? I got 11 out of 19, can anyone name all 19? I'm sure lots of you can name the more recent ones, but how many hardcore gamers out there can get the earlier ones as well?!

    p.s. Great article, now lets see what Nvidia has in store for us in Q3/4!!
  • giovanni86
    Great article. I like how at the end the one selling the most is Intel. Good stuff.
  • radnor
    Not a bad article, but comes with a strange timing behind it. Is Nvidia selling THAT bad ?

    To make this a top of the line article, ya should include the Matrox Cards (Excelent in the early days), 3Dfx cards (V3000 and SLI V2 would still eat TNT2 in Image quality and performance), and last but not least (the sole survivor) ATI cards.

    Now that would be a sight for sore eyes.
  • Malovane
    So is this a history lesson or a eulogy?
  • dieseldre2k
    awesome trip down memory lane. thanks for the article. was wondering if could u make an ATI article also.

    and then maybe an AMD and Intel one too =P
  • JonnyDough
    I would like to see the pictures organized in the order they are here in the slideshow. Also, could you perhaps rename them according to both card AND game so that when I scroll over them I can see what game it is? It would be of interest to me to research and consider purchase or download of an emulator of these old games.

  • hurbt
    My first thought when reading this article was that it's an obituary... lets review the history of Nvidia because ATI is kicking the crap out of them with their 4800 series... I know Nvidia isn't going anywhere, but that was just my first thought...

    I owned a TNT back when I first went to college. Descent 2 was so great on it, as was Total Annihilation. Half-life wasn't half bad on it either. It couldn't hold a candle to a couple Voodoo2's in SLI, though :) Too bad I had to return one of them, b/c I couldn't go without beer money. You gotta have your priorities straight in college, or you will get side-tracked...
  • invlem
    My 3D evolution:

    Hercules 3d Prophet (2mb!!)
    Diamond Voodoo 2 (8mb)
    3DFX Voodoo 3 3000 (16mb)
    ATi 7500 Pro (64mb)
    ATi 9800 Pro (128mb)
    eVGA 8800 GT (640mb)
  • Anonymous
    Would be nice to read something like that about ati.
  • spuddyt
    be fair, the 4870x2 was only sent to certain websites, I think they didn't have a choice but to not review it (whether they would have done or not is irrelevant and untested)
  • theLaminator
    I'd like to see an article like this about the history's of AMD, ATI and Intel if thats possible. Great read
  • harrycat88
    My 3D evolution:
    Western Digital Paradise MPEG (2MB) PCI - Buggy with IRQ conflicts
    STB Voodoo2 (12MB) PCI
    Matrox G200 (8MB) AGP - Unstable
    TNT2 Ultra (32MB) AGP - What a disappointment, locked up on every game
    3DFX Voodoo 4 4500(32MB) AGP
    gForce 2 MX200 (32MB) AGP - NV4_display.dll BSOD all the time. JUNK
    3DFX Voodoo 5 5500 (64MB) AGP and PCI
    gForce 7800GS OC (256MB) AGP - NV4_display.dll BSOD 7 out of 10 times. Handicapped performance and over priced.
    ATi X1950PRO (512MB) PCI-E and AGP
    Ati HD3850 (512MB) PCI-E and AGP
    ATi HD4850 coming soon.
    On every Nvidia based card I purchased, I had to turn around and replace it with something else. I've learned my lesson to never purchase another Nvidia based product again.
  • scooterlibby
    Awesome sideshow. I'd love to see one regarding Radeon and including more picture examples from the earlier competitors.
  • can007
    Yeah, even though Intel "GPU" were the most that had been sold. It is still the worst "GPU" ever too.
  • slayeristight
    Very fun to reminisce the old hardware and think about what was going on back then and what games you were playing.
  • Anonymous
    Heh, you should try ATI's history. I believe they go back even further than Nvidia does.
  • mr roboto
    My mom's Dell had a Riva 128 that I used to play Quake on. As far as I remember it was a decent card and never struggled to play the games of the day. I still remember the first time I fragged one of those zombies in Quake. That was something special when you could see the blood spray in the air. New games need to get back to frags. The last good game to have frags was Company of Heroes OF and even then it left something to be desired.
  • eklipz330
    13 years of FAILURE

    i joke i kid