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

Rare GPUs / Unreleased GPUs

Joined
May 30, 2015
Messages
698 (0.43/day)
Location
Renton, WA
Last bit I forgot to get a photo of because it's so incredibly faint, but here's the production date and "ES" etching into the package support and info band around the GPU:

IMG_20190810_205615137_HDR.jpg

I don't believe AMD ever did a reference cooler for that card. The fury X had the AIO and the fury Nano had a reference cooler. The XFX and Sapphire cards have similar cooler to each other and the model you have, but I would wager a bet that Pine Group manufactured the card you have.
You would lose that wager, since I know this card came directly from AMD's Toronto campus and that it's one of two that were given out in 2016. It's an internal sample designed and built by AMD for AIBs to base their designs on, XFX opted to accept AMD's reference design and ship it as their own card.

The key things to look at:
  1. BIOS date and information string.
  2. PCB Revision and date.
  3. PCB testing and QC points/switches still intact.
  4. ASIC info (ES = Engineering Sample).
 
Last edited:
Joined
May 30, 2015
Messages
698 (0.43/day)
Location
Renton, WA
Been about 8 years since I began looking, and I finally have one in my collection.

Radeon HD 2900 XTX
1567827970679.pngDSC04116.JPG1567828068328.png

While functional as a secondary adapter, it currently does not boot as primary. I'm assuming an incomplete BIOS might be the culprit, and will attempt to boot it with the later March build of the XTX firmware. The PCI-E is damaged and only operates at PCI-E x1, but that's an hour of work with the iron away from being fixed. Otherwise it reports properly and exactly in line with other A1 revision/A12 silicon cards. The only thing uncertain at this stage is the condition of the VRAM, and whether it'll be bench-stable after patching things up.
 
Joined
Jun 22, 2006
Messages
530 (0.11/day)
Processor Intel Xeon E5-2699 V3 18-core
Motherboard ASUS X99-DELUXE
Cooling Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
Memory 4x 8GB Corsair Ballastix Sport DDR4
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition
Storage Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVMe 512GB / WD Black 6TB 7200 RPM
Display(s) LG - 27UD68-P 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz
Case Cooler Master Elite 430
Audio Device(s) Realtek HDA
Power Supply Corsair AX1200
Mouse Logitech G3
Keyboard Logitech K120
Software Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Joined
Jul 5, 2013
Messages
7,515 (3.23/day)
Joined
Jan 4, 2017
Messages
395 (0.38/day)
Location
Ohio
System Name Daily Driver (part time crunch) / Penny (full time crunch) / Wilson (full time crunch)
Processor Ryzen 7 2700X @ 4.0GHz/ i7 3770K / i7 3770
Motherboard ASUS X-470 Plus - Gaming Tuf / older ASUS board / Standard Dell Vostro Mobo
Cooling Stock / Stock / Stock
Memory 16 GB DDR4 3000 MHz / 16GB DDR3 / 16GB DDR3 /
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / Onboard / Onboard
Storage Samsung 950 pro m.2 SSD 512 GB / 60 GB standard SSD / 500 GB 7200 RPM Drive
Display(s) Acer 144 Hz monitor and HP 60 Hz monitor / headless / headless
Case NZXT Case / Rosewill case / Dell Vostro Chassis
Power Supply 750 W Gold+ modular / 650 W / Dell power supply
Mouse Weird Corsair mouse that I like / headless / headless
Keyboard Logitech G710 / headless / headless
Software Windows 10 Pro / CentOS 7 Minimal / Ubuntu 16.04
Just spent about an hour looking through this thread. To be honest, because of a low tech budget growing up and a dad who feared technology (who also worked in technology?) I missed out on the golden age of this kind of stuff. No internet access until 2008. Didn't have a PC with a discreet graphics card until 2015. My knowledge is limited on this topic due to these circumstances, but boy do I find this stuff fascinating. Most of the time I don't understand what you are talking about in these posts, but seeing vintage graphics cards from back in the time that I missed makes me feel a bit better.
 
Joined
Dec 25, 2012
Messages
1,246 (0.49/day)
Location
Spencerport NY
Just spent about an hour looking through this thread. To be honest, because of a low tech budget growing up and a dad who feared technology (who also worked in technology?) I missed out on the golden age of this kind of stuff. No internet access until 2008. Didn't have a PC with a discreet graphics card until 2015. My knowledge is limited on this topic due to these circumstances, but boy do I find this stuff fascinating. Most of the time I don't understand what you are talking about in these posts, but seeing vintage graphics cards from back in the time that I missed makes me feel a bit better.
Scratch your itch then and build a retro system. :D
 
Joined
Oct 30, 2008
Messages
1,695 (0.42/day)
Processor 5930K
Motherboard MSI X99 SLI
Cooling WATER
Memory 16GB DDR4 2132
Video Card(s) EVGAY 1080 nilla
Storage SEVERAL SSD"S
Display(s) Catleap/Yamakasi 2560X1440
Case D Frame MINI drilled out
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply Corsair TX750
Mouse DEATH ADDER
Keyboard Razer Black Widow Tournament
Software W10HB
Benchmark Scores PhIlLyChEeSeStEaK
Joined
Jan 4, 2017
Messages
395 (0.38/day)
Location
Ohio
System Name Daily Driver (part time crunch) / Penny (full time crunch) / Wilson (full time crunch)
Processor Ryzen 7 2700X @ 4.0GHz/ i7 3770K / i7 3770
Motherboard ASUS X-470 Plus - Gaming Tuf / older ASUS board / Standard Dell Vostro Mobo
Cooling Stock / Stock / Stock
Memory 16 GB DDR4 3000 MHz / 16GB DDR3 / 16GB DDR3 /
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / Onboard / Onboard
Storage Samsung 950 pro m.2 SSD 512 GB / 60 GB standard SSD / 500 GB 7200 RPM Drive
Display(s) Acer 144 Hz monitor and HP 60 Hz monitor / headless / headless
Case NZXT Case / Rosewill case / Dell Vostro Chassis
Power Supply 750 W Gold+ modular / 650 W / Dell power supply
Mouse Weird Corsair mouse that I like / headless / headless
Keyboard Logitech G710 / headless / headless
Software Windows 10 Pro / CentOS 7 Minimal / Ubuntu 16.04
Scratch your itch then and build a retro system.
I think someday, but right now I lack the expertise, confidence and money to do so. Viewing the thread was enough for me today. Since I missed out on most PC gaming back in the day, I really don't know what I am missing.

Good grief! I had 256K broadband(that was blazing fast back then) DSL in 1996.
It wasn't a question of money totally. My dad thought the internet would be a bad influence on us kids. We had dial up until 2008 but I wasn't given the credentials. I used the internet at school and the public library sometimes. I missed out.

This is even more bizarre! I feel for you, I really do.
I know right? I think it is ironic that I turned into an IT guy after so much catching up to do!
 
Joined
Jun 22, 2006
Messages
530 (0.11/day)
Processor Intel Xeon E5-2699 V3 18-core
Motherboard ASUS X99-DELUXE
Cooling Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
Memory 4x 8GB Corsair Ballastix Sport DDR4
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition
Storage Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVMe 512GB / WD Black 6TB 7200 RPM
Display(s) LG - 27UD68-P 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz
Case Cooler Master Elite 430
Audio Device(s) Realtek HDA
Power Supply Corsair AX1200
Mouse Logitech G3
Keyboard Logitech K120
Software Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Joined
Feb 3, 2019
Messages
502 (1.73/day)
Location
Chicago Land
Processor 2700X @ x4 4400Mhz
Motherboard Asus B450-I Gaming
Cooling Stock Air
Memory Corsair 3000nhz 13-15-15-15-32-53 2T
Video Card(s) Asus strix GTX 980 OC
Storage SSD
Display(s) 21" - 55"
Case None
Power Supply Antec CP series 850w
Mouse Razar Mamba Tournament Edition
Keyboard Logitech G910
Software W7
Benchmark Scores Max Cpu clock 7685Mhz FX-8300 WPrime 32m 2.886 seconds AMD 2700x
Can add the video card ATI Sapphire HD 4850 X2 to the list.
And if any one has this card for sale, I'd be interested in purchasing it. (Had one, sold it like a dummy years ago lol)

sapphire-radeon-hd-4850-x2.jpg
 
Joined
Jun 22, 2006
Messages
530 (0.11/day)
Processor Intel Xeon E5-2699 V3 18-core
Motherboard ASUS X99-DELUXE
Cooling Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
Memory 4x 8GB Corsair Ballastix Sport DDR4
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition
Storage Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVMe 512GB / WD Black 6TB 7200 RPM
Display(s) LG - 27UD68-P 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz
Case Cooler Master Elite 430
Audio Device(s) Realtek HDA
Power Supply Corsair AX1200
Mouse Logitech G3
Keyboard Logitech K120
Software Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Joined
May 8, 2016
Messages
861 (0.67/day)
System Name BOX
Processor Xeon E5-1680 v2 @ 4,3GHz
Motherboard Sabertooth X79 (BIOS 4801 + NVMe mod + uCode update)
Cooling Thermalright Venomous-X (w/LGA 2011 kit) + 2x Delta PWM Push-Pull
Memory 8x A-Data Xtreme 2000X 2GB (1868MHz CL8.9.8.24 CR2T @ 1,65V)
Video Card(s) ASUS GTX 1080 (FE)
Storage Samsung SM961 256GB NVMe, RAID0 2x WD10EZEX (1TB), HGST HUS726060ALE610 (6TB)
Display(s) Samsung T240
Case NZXT Tempest (Nanoflux/PWM fans only, some w/LEDs)
Audio Device(s) ASUS Essence ST Deluxe 7.1
Power Supply Seasonic X-760 (760W)
Mouse Roccat Savu
Keyboard Logitech UltraXPremium
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
Benchmark Scores https://www.passmark.com/baselines/V9/display.php?id=108080818886
Not sure how rare it is, but here's my GTX 750 v2 :
GPUz.gif


Front.jpg


back.jpg
 
Joined
Jun 22, 2006
Messages
530 (0.11/day)
Processor Intel Xeon E5-2699 V3 18-core
Motherboard ASUS X99-DELUXE
Cooling Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
Memory 4x 8GB Corsair Ballastix Sport DDR4
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition
Storage Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVMe 512GB / WD Black 6TB 7200 RPM
Display(s) LG - 27UD68-P 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz
Case Cooler Master Elite 430
Audio Device(s) Realtek HDA
Power Supply Corsair AX1200
Mouse Logitech G3
Keyboard Logitech K120
Software Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Joined
Sep 6, 2019
Messages
776 (10.21/day)
System Name just ordinary potato system, but dont understimate potato..
Processor ryzen raven ridge 2200g
Motherboard msi b350 pc mate
Cooling x2 cheap china handmade
Memory klevv dual channel 3000mhz (upto 3800 bcox it is abt hynix)
Video Card(s) vega 8/56, favorite 580 nitro / red devil
Storage wd green ssd 240gb, 3tb seagate expnasion, random laptop hdd x4, 1tb 3.5
Display(s) acer vgo 22inch fullhd 75hz
Case cheap segotep/dazumba mid atx, alcatroz mini atx
Audio Device(s) genius retro wood style, harman kardon stick iii
Power Supply be quite system power9, powerlogic standar, voltron 300fx
Mouse rexus, genius ps/2, powerlogic ps/2 ball tracking
Keyboard rexus, random china product x3
Software talking abt best software, autodesk/unity3d/notepad yes notepad!!
Benchmark Scores theres nothing to brag abt potato, but it can run decent 30fps fullhd with good setting:)
is this of any value?

its creative sound blaster? never seen that gpu brand tho, i think is consider rare, becouse not much own this brand card:)

Not sure how rare it is, but here's my GTX 750 v2 :
View attachment 131886

View attachment 131884

View attachment 131885
i see bunch of this on local store, revision 1&2, palit is new company so no such value as rare sry:)
 
Last edited:
Joined
Oct 21, 2006
Messages
277 (0.06/day)
Location
Oak Ridge, TN
System Name BorgX79
Processor i7-3930k 6/12cores@4.4GHz
Motherboard Sabertoothx79
Cooling Capitan 360
Memory Muhskin DDR3-1866
Video Card(s) Sapphire R480 8GB
Storage Chronos SSD
Display(s) 3x VW266H
Case Ching Mien 600
Audio Device(s) Realtek
Power Supply Cooler Master 1000W Silent Pro
Mouse Logitech G900
Keyboard Rosewill RK-1000
Software Win7x64
Creative is the company that made the soundblaster cards; I still use an OG SB16 ISA card. :)

Here's info on the video card; I'd forgotten about GLINT. :)


I also have a Creative Live 5.1 PCI card that kicks ass.

VLB cards...

(Beats head on table)

I think I also threw one of those away...

:cry:
 
Last edited:
Joined
Sep 6, 2019
Messages
776 (10.21/day)
System Name just ordinary potato system, but dont understimate potato..
Processor ryzen raven ridge 2200g
Motherboard msi b350 pc mate
Cooling x2 cheap china handmade
Memory klevv dual channel 3000mhz (upto 3800 bcox it is abt hynix)
Video Card(s) vega 8/56, favorite 580 nitro / red devil
Storage wd green ssd 240gb, 3tb seagate expnasion, random laptop hdd x4, 1tb 3.5
Display(s) acer vgo 22inch fullhd 75hz
Case cheap segotep/dazumba mid atx, alcatroz mini atx
Audio Device(s) genius retro wood style, harman kardon stick iii
Power Supply be quite system power9, powerlogic standar, voltron 300fx
Mouse rexus, genius ps/2, powerlogic ps/2 ball tracking
Keyboard rexus, random china product x3
Software talking abt best software, autodesk/unity3d/notepad yes notepad!!
Benchmark Scores theres nothing to brag abt potato, but it can run decent 30fps fullhd with good setting:)
Creative is the company that made the soundblaster cards; I still use an OG SB16 ISA card. :)

I also have a Creative Live 5.1 PCI card that kicks ass.

VLB cards...

(Beats head on table)

I think I also threw one of those away...

:cry:
that was my 1st thought too:D
 
Joined
Mar 23, 2016
Messages
2,990 (2.24/day)
Processor Ryzen 5 3600
Motherboard MSI B450 Tomahawk ATX
Cooling Scythe Kotetsu with AM4 bracket
Memory PNY Anarchy-X XLR8 Red DDR4 3200 MHz C15-17-17-17-35
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce RTX 2060 GAMING Z 6G
Storage Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 500 GB, SanDisk Ultra II 480 GB
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster C27H711 OC refresh rate 110Hz
Case Phantek Eclipse P400S (PH-EC416PS)
Audio Device(s) EVGA NU Audio
Power Supply EVGA 850 BQ
Mouse SteelSeries Rival 310
Keyboard Logitech G G413 Silver
Software Windows 10 Professional 64-bit v1903
Creative is the company that made the soundblaster cards
There's a Soundblaster hiding in that Power Mac 6100 PC Compatible.
 
Joined
Jun 22, 2006
Messages
530 (0.11/day)
Processor Intel Xeon E5-2699 V3 18-core
Motherboard ASUS X99-DELUXE
Cooling Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
Memory 4x 8GB Corsair Ballastix Sport DDR4
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition
Storage Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVMe 512GB / WD Black 6TB 7200 RPM
Display(s) LG - 27UD68-P 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz
Case Cooler Master Elite 430
Audio Device(s) Realtek HDA
Power Supply Corsair AX1200
Mouse Logitech G3
Keyboard Logitech K120
Software Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Joined
Jun 22, 2006
Messages
530 (0.11/day)
Processor Intel Xeon E5-2699 V3 18-core
Motherboard ASUS X99-DELUXE
Cooling Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
Memory 4x 8GB Corsair Ballastix Sport DDR4
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition
Storage Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVMe 512GB / WD Black 6TB 7200 RPM
Display(s) LG - 27UD68-P 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz
Case Cooler Master Elite 430
Audio Device(s) Realtek HDA
Power Supply Corsair AX1200
Mouse Logitech G3
Keyboard Logitech K120
Software Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
(Not mine)

 
Joined
Dec 28, 2006
Messages
4,016 (0.85/day)
Location
Hurst, Texas
System Name The86
Processor Ryzen 7 1700X
Motherboard ASUS Prime X370 Pro
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 2x8gb Patriot DDR4 2666 @ 2933
Video Card(s) Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X
Storage Samsung PM841
Display(s) HP 27in
Case Raidmax Alpha Prime
Power Supply 700W Thermaltake Smart
Mouse Logitech Mx510
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow 2012
Software Windows 10 Professional
Voodoo 5 6000 and Voodoo 5 4000 seem to be missing
 
Joined
Jun 22, 2006
Messages
530 (0.11/day)
Processor Intel Xeon E5-2699 V3 18-core
Motherboard ASUS X99-DELUXE
Cooling Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
Memory 4x 8GB Corsair Ballastix Sport DDR4
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition
Storage Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVMe 512GB / WD Black 6TB 7200 RPM
Display(s) LG - 27UD68-P 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz
Case Cooler Master Elite 430
Audio Device(s) Realtek HDA
Power Supply Corsair AX1200
Mouse Logitech G3
Keyboard Logitech K120
Software Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

I received a GeForce4 Ti 4600 Engineering Sample and GeForce3 Ti Engineering Sample for my collection!

134000
133999
133998
IMG-2516.jpg
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jun 22, 2006
Messages
530 (0.11/day)
Processor Intel Xeon E5-2699 V3 18-core
Motherboard ASUS X99-DELUXE
Cooling Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
Memory 4x 8GB Corsair Ballastix Sport DDR4
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition
Storage Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVMe 512GB / WD Black 6TB 7200 RPM
Display(s) LG - 27UD68-P 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz
Case Cooler Master Elite 430
Audio Device(s) Realtek HDA
Power Supply Corsair AX1200
Mouse Logitech G3
Keyboard Logitech K120
Software Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Top