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PC VGA Video through the ages

 
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:10 am    Post subject: PC VGA Video through the ages Reply with quote


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Was surfing thrift today and scored a Vesa Local Bus video card for 99 cents! 1994/4th month. A whopping 256k of video ram expandable to 1 meg!



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Matrox got a reputation for incredible 2D desktop and DUAL head VGA output. Like this one from 2000 with 32Megs ram :


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PostLink    Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Compaq had 3DFx OEM them a VooDoo card in 1999 VooDoo 3 1000 AGP 16Meg:


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PostLink    Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ATi was making some good stuff too. Here is the last best AGP card from ATi. 512Meg DDR3. C 2006


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PostLink    Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember using those dual-port Matrox cards... hot sh*t back in the day, even in a corporate environment.
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AnalogRocks wrote:
Matrox got a reputation for incredible 2D desktop and DUAL head VGA output. Like this one from 2000 with 32Megs ram :

I remember this card! It was my 2D card due to the DAC image quality (like you mentioned) whle my 3Dfx Voodoo1 card handled 3D.

I used to drive past their offices in Montreal all the time in the 90s when I lived there...

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garyfritz wrote:
I remember using those dual-port Matrox cards... hot sh*t back in the day, even in a corporate environment.


I thought you might recognize that one Gary. You sent it to me. I found it in storage a couple weeks back. Post mark was March 19, 2011 Laughing

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I **did** !? I used them for a while at HP, but I never owned one myself. Maybe I scooped it out of the recycle bin at work and sent it on to you...?
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