Well, I could not find such a thread, so here it is. For now, we stick with AMD/ATI cards up to HD 7xxx/8xxx series. Please post and share your pictures and memories if you like.
I do start with my trusty HD 4770 with the original reference cooler, not the egg shaped one. It also was the first GPU built in 40 nm and yes it still works.
I don't think I really have many pictures of my older cards. I wasn't really worried about pictures too much 20 years ago. My first ATI card I bought new was a Radeon 9000 Pro 64 MB. I'll see if I can dig up some pictures of something old.
What a great post @Dragokar! Thank you!
If we end up getting more than a dozen, (the more the better), we can create a banner for the Red Team Home page or the Red Team Community page. What do you think?
I'll have to go to my tube set to take some pics. I keep them on display (see video)
But I came from Matrox to ATi, before it changed to AMD. Sure, I had nvidia but it was only a couple of graphics cards. The riva tnt2 and the first geforce.
The ones I can remember ..
Cirrus Logic, S3 (the Trio and Virge), ATi 3D Rage II+ but it kind of disapointed me so I ended with the Matrox G200/G400/G450 (tried the Parhelia but even the ATi 9000PRO would beat it) so I changed course to ATi.
Then I had:
2x Radeon 9700PRO (one is still in use as it is the 9700 Mobility version in a functional laptop)
Radeon 4870 and a 4890
The only one I didn't had but tried, because it was so much expensive back then, was the 3Dfx Voodoo 2.
Oh my goodness, @johnnyenglish I'd forgotten about Matrox! Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Matrox established in the early 1980s? They made video games too, right?
Don't know about games, but they made legendary cards back in the day, until Parhelia. After that they used AMD GPUs btw. 😉
Here is another sample from my collection, The HD 2900 XT, in this case labelled as 512 Mb and 1Gb and yes it is working.
They still exist, but only for niche markets like medical. I remember that I saw some tech demos but actual games, im not sure.
They were pretty good but low investment and not believing in the rising of gamers market made them go away.
Millennium cards G400 kicked nvidias TNT2 chip and that speaks a lot at that time.
I was just given a Radeon 4850 by a buddy, so it will go into one of my builds for retro gaming on the LAN. Very plain looking card LOL