1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Older high end GPU thread *Pics*

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by boomstik360, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. mastrdrver

    mastrdrver

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    3,138 (1.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    580
    I thought this was a thread about older high end GPUs? ;)

    Back in my day, all GPUs were high end because that's all there was. :laugh:

    RIVA TNT2
    [​IMG]

    3Dfx Voodoo 3000 AGP(?)
    [​IMG]

    3Dfx Voodoo 5500 AGP
    [​IMG]
     
    _JP_, Zubasa, Chevalr1c and 1 other person say thanks.
  2. Goodman

    Goodman

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,519 (0.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    324
    Location:
    Canada/Québec/Montreal
    There is a few in there you're not looking hard enough...:p
    Well ok maybe just two...:D
     
  3. SK-1

    SK-1

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,200 (0.94/day)
    Thanks Received:
    330
    Totally agree:toast: Its hard for me to call a 4000 series ati card "old"... but, I still enjoy looking!
     
  4. qu4k3r

    qu4k3r

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    Messages:
    249 (0.13/day)
    Thanks Received:
    150
    Location:
    Valencia, Venezuela
    These are the oldest hardware pics I get.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    I also have two 5830 + one 5670 gfx cards, but I don't think they are old.-
     
    Chevalr1c says thanks.
  5. eidairaman1

    eidairaman1

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    12,399 (4.70/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,457
    Sapphire box i have AGP 512MB edition
     
  6. xBruce88x

    xBruce88x

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2,419 (1.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    583
    3DFX build WIP

    its not currently in a system... but... here's a few pics of my W.I.P. 3DFX build.

    First a shot of all the expansion cards plugged in. Looks a bit random... but I shall explain.

    [​IMG]

    A shot of the two VOODOOII 3DFX cards. One from Diamond which will take a video signal from a hardware DVD decoder. The 2nd is from Canopus. It'll send the final video feed to my 27in Sony Trinitron TV.

    [​IMG]

    The "back" view of the two 3DFX cards.

    [​IMG]

    This shot is of the Matrox card I'll use for non-3DFX mode. There will be a VGA cable running from it to the hardware DVD decoder card, which is a Dxr2 from Creative. The video out will run via VGA to the Diamond 3DFX card. There will also be audio cables running from the DVD rom drive to the Dxr2, then from the Dxr2 to a Sound Blaster Live!

    [​IMG]

    And finally a shot of the sound and lan cards. The lan is your basic 10/100 from Belkin. Then there's the Creative Sound Blaster Live!

    [​IMG]

    and since no-one else has posted... time for some mobile GPUs. Mobility Fire GL T2 and 9600. Both are 128mb.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    And a 3DFX voodoo3000 16mb.

    [​IMG]

    someone asked for an FX card... i've got a BFG 5500OC i'll post a little later.

    and later a pic of my 8800GT, which I'm still using. (anyone remember my thread about baking one?)

    Enjoy!

    Edit: @mastrdrver Yes that 2nd card is a v3 3000 but its pci. has 16mb sgram.

    Here's a helpful site for those wanting to I.D. their 3DFX cards. http://www.falconfly.de/identify-3dfx.htm Look for the part number, like MastrDrver's 210-0382-004

    Edit 2: Here's pics of the FX5500. I changed the fan on it. I plan on swapping the heatsink later. Fan came off of a Socket 7 K6-2 450 lol.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2012
    _JP_ and Jetster say thanks.
    More than 25k PPD
  7. mastrdrver

    mastrdrver

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    3,138 (1.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    580
    I'm just giving the young'uns a hard time. :laugh:
     
  8. boomstik360

    boomstik360

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,225 (1.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    432
    Lol 4k series is not "old" I know.

    I used to have a PNY Verto FX5500 AGP W/Original box. Good times with that even though it sucked;)
     
  9. Red_Machine

    Red_Machine

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,722 (1.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    379
    Location:
    Marlow, ENGLAND
    I have plenty of old GPUs lying around.

    3dfx Voodoo5 5500 AGP

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I do have the original box, along with everything that came with it.

    3dfx Voodoo3 3000 AGP

    [​IMG]

    nVIDIA GeForce2 MX400 128MB

    [​IMG]

    Those Chinese will build anything...
     
    _JP_ says thanks.
  10. boomstik360

    boomstik360

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,225 (1.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    432
    Nobody bought some high end Geforce 6800 series for FarCry!!!??
     
  11. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2009
    Messages:
    18,583 (10.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,090
    Location:
    Chatsworth, GA
    I would love to have another Voodoo 3 2000 PCI :)
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  12. Horrux

    Horrux

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2011
    Messages:
    735 (0.61/day)
    Thanks Received:
    124
    I thought those Voodoo 5's were really scarce, but there are quite a few in this thread.

    Keep them. In a few years they should be worth real money again, if other "old tech" is anything to go by. I heard of someone selling a Ti-99 4a for $1000 a couple years back.
     
  13. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    Messages:
    10,183 (3.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,399
    My first computer was a TI-99 4a.
     
  14. Horrux

    Horrux

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2011
    Messages:
    735 (0.61/day)
    Thanks Received:
    124
    Me too. I was 14. :)
     
  15. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    Messages:
    10,183 (3.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,399
    I think I must have been about that age, it was around 1983/4 maybe.
     
  16. damric

    damric

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    370 (0.22/day)
    Thanks Received:
    95
    A little research to see which card/chip configurations matched, then much patience. Then one day I saw an Nvidia reference 8800GT that someone salvaged out of an old dell or something and they were selling it dirt cheap. Configuration matched up to Quadro FX-3700, so I purchased it,

    and one BIOS flash later...

    [​IMG]

    Thanks to newtekie1 for his BIOS. Now I have a usable workstation card :toast:
     
    kingkongtol and Chevalr1c say thanks.
  17. ViperXTR

    ViperXTR

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Messages:
    1,394 (1.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    407
    old cards, not high end enough lol
    (TNT2 M64, Radeon 9200, and a Matrox card i forgot the exact model if its G200/G300)
    [​IMG]

    I guess this one is a little high end? Not old enough tho
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Chevalr1c says thanks.
  18. mastrdrver

    mastrdrver

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    3,138 (1.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    580
    The 5500 AGP was pretty common i think. Maybe a 5500 PCI as I think most were sold as AGP at the time since it was only a few years new. AGP didn't get replaced until what? 2003?

    :laugh: ops!

    I hope that card was dead when that happened and removing the cooler didn't cause it's death.
     
  19. ViperXTR

    ViperXTR

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Messages:
    1,394 (1.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    407
    its been dead for years :)
     
  20. TRWOV

    TRWOV

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    3,492 (3.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,048
    Location:
    Mexico
    WOW! Old tech is so neat, isn't it? When you have it up an running, run some benchmarks, here are mine: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2527789&postcount=140
    :rockout:
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  21. xBruce88x

    xBruce88x

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2,419 (1.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    583
    awesome. I've got a few cables i need to locate... vga passthrough and audio mostly. I've got an 80GB IDE WD i can use for the OS and Win98SE. I have a 350w power supply that should do the trick for this system. finding ram for cheap is the biggest thing... and those cables. hopefully i can find drivers for the canopus card so i can use the video out to my tv. (thinking of doing a 3dfx powered arcade of sorts)
     
    More than 25k PPD
  22. Jetster

    Jetster

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    4,959 (2.91/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,993
    Location:
    Oregon
    In Gods name why would you still have stuff like this
     
  23. xBruce88x

    xBruce88x

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2,419 (1.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    583
    if you think that's bad you should have seen some of the stuff i finally tossed.
     
    More than 25k PPD
  24. Jetster

    Jetster

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    4,959 (2.91/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,993
    Location:
    Oregon
    So this was after cleaning out your closet:twitch:
     
  25. xBruce88x

    xBruce88x

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2,419 (1.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    583
    yea i took a bunch of cases and stuff to recycling a while back. i have a few others but they don't quite classify as something to post for this thread.

    edit: actually, i havent' got to the closet yet...
     
    More than 25k PPD

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page