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Message started by exxe on 19.01.08 at 17:00:06

Title: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 19.01.08 at 17:00:06
for not 3dfx related hardware photos ;D

i start with my Seagate Cheetahs
9,1GB SCA





Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by IG88 on 20.01.08 at 11:34:35
got a old seagate barracouta 4.3 gig scsi
as fat as that but a bit more primtive looking
st15150w

runs perfect !

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 26.01.08 at 13:43:52
com on post some pictures or a comment






Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by jandarsun8 on 26.01.08 at 18:39:11
Nice Exxe! I got a 4500 agp that I got it to work on AGP x4 status thanks to Falcon and the instructions link he posted a while ago.

I need to get my self a digi cam so I can post it up.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 26.01.08 at 18:57:46

wrote on 26.01.08 at 18:39:11:
I need to get my self a digi cam so I can post it up.


ohhh
i use a Canon Powershot
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=144&modelid=13077#ModelTechSpecsAct

very nice "normal" Digicam
but i plan to buy a Digital single-lens reflex next time  ::)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by jandarsun8 on 27.01.08 at 18:18:02
Nice! I'm using the one off my phone and it sucks.  >:(

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 01.02.08 at 22:10:33
Cleaned


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Geri on 07.02.08 at 03:43:04


i love dual cpu, so i buyd a dual athlon too :D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by st4r4m4m4 on 10.02.08 at 10:31:31
http://www.file.si/files/tmiccipbbrc8jtpdi9jx_thumb.jpg

My new toy :>
Logitech G5 Laser '07

I need a better camera too x_X
Advices?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by rottentreats on 10.02.08 at 16:54:53
Nice mouse dude!  I got the same one for christmas from my girlfriend :) (note: images were reduced to 1/2 the original size)

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/2373/g7vd2.th.jpg

While taking a picture of my mouse I figured I might as well get one of my keyboard.

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/2987/saitekkbkj6.th.jpg



These pictures where taken with a 7.1 MegaPixel Fugifilm s700.  An EXCELLENT camera for under $200, and you get a free 2GB sd card.. offer ends 2/29.  ;) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16830122110

EDIT**: After looking into this it appears there is a model that is the exact same called the s5700.  I believe it is the EU equivalent..

ISO goes up to 1600, 10x Optical zoom, 4.8x Digital, 2.5 LCD screen, image resolution of 3072 x 2304,  Beautiful camera for the price, it cannot be beat.

rotten

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaverX on 10.02.08 at 22:29:45
Hey rottentreats, you have Creative Inspire 6700 speakers ?  ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by rottentreats on 10.02.08 at 23:51:38
It is actually the Inspire 5200, the 5.1 setup.  They are pretty old, but they sound pretty good and I got them from a buddy for a really good price.  :)

*EDIT*

Just got a new camera.  It's a 10.1 Megapixel Samsung NV15, and 4GB SD card.  A Scheneider-Kreuznach lens, with a 35mm-equivalent zoom range of 34 to 102 mm, 3200 max iso, and a ton of other features.  So I thought I would test it out :)  Wish I could of left it at it original resolution of 3648x2736...

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/7518/banshpb1.th.jpg

rotten

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 13.02.08 at 21:55:46
new hardware for my PC
from singlecore 2,0GHZ to a quadcore
from 1GB memory to 4GB
wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee



and a nic
only problen, no "normal" bracket >:(

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by paulpsomiadis on 13.02.08 at 23:48:23
WHOA! Awesome hardware @exxe....now if only I had a suitcase of CA$H... 8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 16.02.08 at 14:06:09
the Graphics card for my new system
"only" a HD2600XT 512MB




Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gdonovan on 16.02.08 at 15:41:20

exxe wrote on 16.02.08 at 14:06:09:
the Graphics card for my new system
"only" a HD2600XT 512MB


Suppose to be very good for High Def decoding if I remember right.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 16.02.08 at 16:00:16
jip
they have uvdhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Video_Decoder (the 2900 do this over the shader)

only need a 1920by1080 or more pixel TFT and blu-ray rom ::)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by st4r4m4m4 on 20.02.08 at 17:44:06
When recetly buying a new complete pc I ended up being seriously disappointed,
even felt betrayed for the poor support Creative nowdays gives for their X-Fi series to ALSA (linux audio libraries) developers,
rendering my costy xfi extreme music in part unusable (which I readily returned for refund at my shop >:().

But rejoyce, got this baby today. 8-)

Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1 Hi-Fi (99eur) with a Via Envy 24 HT chipset.
http://www.file.si/files/fbk0nd31by8coals6z5g_thumb.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by OutOfRange on 25.02.08 at 00:57:39

Thema wrote on 20.02.08 at 17:44:06:
even felt betrayed for the poor support Creative nowdays...


It's a shame how some manufacturers threat their customers (same with ati). Cause I haven't enough space for a PCI soundcard besides the Crossfire pair I've chosen the PCI-E X-Fi one. I knew that this isn't really a proper X-Fi (depended on the Chipset which actually is kind of based on the Audigy2) but since the last automatically driver update, I'm not able to record from the "What you hear" source including Everything that's not played "from outside the computer"  :'(

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by paulpsomiadis on 25.02.08 at 17:51:36
Creative sound cards - AWESOME!

Creative Drivers - total S#!T

Solution = kX project (sorry, only older cards ATM)

http://kb.kxproject.lugosoft.com/list.html

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 26.02.08 at 20:52:02











Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by paulpsomiadis on 27.02.08 at 15:55:55
Sorry to ask - although its OBVIOUSLY nVidia...what is it?

(chipset, card, etc...)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Eye-Q on 27.02.08 at 16:34:40
Looks like an MSI NX8500GT - I can identify the writing "V096" on the top end of the card, and if you google for MSI V096 the NX8500 comes up.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 27.02.08 at 18:10:45
n1996 = MSI ;)

its a GeForce 8600GS 256MB from a supermarket PC ( Medion MD8828)
the white conector is for a SCART out

edit
i replace the card with a Radeon HD3870

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Mansfield on 04.03.08 at 22:10:50

Thema wrote on 20.02.08 at 17:44:06:
When recetly buying a new complete pc I ended up being seriously disappointed,
even felt betrayed for the poor support Creative nowdays gives for their X-Fi series to ALSA (linux audio libraries) developers,
rendering my costy xfi extreme music in part unusable (which I readily returned for refund at my shop >:().

But rejoyce, got this baby today. 8-)

Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1 Hi-Fi (99eur) with a Via Envy 24 HT chipset.
http://www.file.si/files/fbk0nd31by8coals6z5g_thumb.jpg

I like the white pcb

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by paulpsomiadis on 04.03.08 at 23:07:46

Quote:
the white conector is for a SCART out


Cool! Shame they don't do that on all GFX cards...

...maybe even an adaptor that converts VGA -> SCART.

(would be cheaper anyhow!)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 12.03.08 at 18:38:11














Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 18.03.08 at 18:52:47
HIS Radeon HD3870 IceQ3

http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_7881-bxv1.jpg

http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_7892-btfq.jpg

http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_7894-bymc.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 02.04.08 at 22:32:39
http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_1785-b8my.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by paulpsomiadis on 03.04.08 at 05:45:31
Single / Dual or Quad board? :-/

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Geri on 04.04.08 at 22:58:50
my new friend:



Intergraph Intense3D Wildcat 4110
136mbyte RAM, 256bit

(I test it 1 days ago, but it seems, this card has much worser drivers, than the s3 cards. This card is a CAD card.)


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by rottentreats on 05.04.08 at 07:52:33
These Wildcats do rock... picked mine up for about  $8 :) Teehee. Mine is only a 4000 tho, with 80MB of vram.  Havent tested it yet, but it should be fun on a rainy day.

http://www.abload.de/thumb/1r5jte.jpghttp://www.abload.de/thumb/2wkhiq.jpghttp://www.abload.de/thumb/3vh1hv.jpghttp://www.abload.de/thumb/4k7v72.jpghttp://www.abload.de/thumb/52jptq.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Geri on 05.04.08 at 13:30:12
Currently, it seems, they even dont has directdraw acceleration :D

I hope, they has, and this is currently only a bug...


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 05.04.08 at 14:16:24

paulpsomiadis wrote on 03.04.08 at 05:45:31:
Single / Dual or Quad board? :-/



this one is a single board
but i have also a dual board


exxe wrote on 05.01.08 at 23:39:05:
some very nice hardware

Dual Pentium Pro 200/256k
192MB EDO RAM
Matrox Millenium 4MB for 2D
Quantum3D Obsidian 100SB-4400 (12MB overall) for 3D

Voodoo Graphics SLI works very vell
the test with the spinning Q3D logo have ~230FPS with SLI, disable SLI i have "only" ~120





Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gdonovan on 05.04.08 at 14:31:38
Only OpenGL I think and other more exotic API's.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Geri on 05.04.08 at 16:10:46

gdonovan wrote on 05.04.08 at 14:31:38:
Only OpenGL I think and other more exotic API's.


Yes, the HEIDI (autodesk's program-specific render API, used in 3d studio max, designed to CAD works) is also supported on the card.

And another strange thing: The driver does not provide the gl_arb_multitexture extension. So no multitexturing available under opengl, but the glview says:

GL_ARB_multitexture was not found, but is available in driver version 06.05.06.18

and with a few extensions, the same situation. I installed the 06.05.06.18, but the result is the same - no extensions. I will try to install windows 2000, and try the drivers, i hope, it will resolve the problems of the card.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by paulpsomiadis on 05.04.08 at 21:05:02

Quote:
Currently, it seems, they even dont has directdraw acceleration


Nor is there going to be... :-/

The entire Wildcat series has been discontinued. :P

Only the Wildcat Realizm (very LAST cards) support SM 2.0 D3D acceleration. ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by rottentreats on 05.04.08 at 23:11:59
LOL @ my 5 minute setup to test the kitty... hahaha  :D

http://www.abload.de/thumb/sn15110964s.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 05.04.08 at 23:53:32

rottentreats wrote on 05.04.08 at 23:11:59:
LOL @ my 5 minute setup to test the kitty... hahaha  :D

http://www.abload.de/thumb/sn15110964s.jpg


what is there in front of the Intergraph voodo rush box?
http://www.abload.de/img/sn15110964sqyf.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Geri on 05.04.08 at 23:59:47
Today i fixed some applications to get the wildcat working:

http://www.3dfxzone.it/enboard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4922&whichpage=6

Rottentreats, if you want, i can send you the fixes for the applications - please pick me up in icq  -  428333374 .

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by rottentreats on 06.04.08 at 00:09:22

exxe wrote on 05.04.08 at 23:53:32:
[quote author=243922223338222433372225560 link=1200758406/30#37 date=1207429919]
what is there in front of the Intergraph voodo rush box?
http://www.abload.de/img/sn15110964sqyf.jpg


http://www.abload.de/thumb/wall_06rdi.jpg

Oh that, I printed a 3dfx wallpaper on some photo paper :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Geri on 06.04.08 at 13:31:07

Quote:
Re: 3Dlabs - Technical Support Request - English (KMM16496932I110L0KM)
Melléklet:      



Dear Customer,

the card only has OpenGL hardware acceleration. It was designed for use
with professional CAD and DCC applications.

Please retain all the previous correspondence when replying to this
email.

Best Regards

Sean Healy
Technical Support
3DLabs - a Creative Company



ok, so transalate this mail from english to english:



Quote:
Dear Customer, we wasnt able to write directdraw/direct3d drivers for this product, and even without them, peoples are buyd this 4000$ priced card. We dont even writed multitexture support - remember, they buyd it. Pepoles are beliving, that a professional card dont need drivers. Check other creative products, like the audigy/x-fi series. They even dont has vista drivers, becouse or motto: the professional hardware dont need any kind of drivers.

:D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 06.04.08 at 14:28:21

hey, we have a extra thread for 3dfx photos ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 25.04.08 at 21:26:53












http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_8147-b5bc.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ps47 on 25.04.08 at 21:29:31
such a shame they dropped the dualhead feature.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 25.04.08 at 21:43:30

ps47 wrote on 25.04.08 at 21:29:31:
such a shame they dropped the dualhead feature.



jip
the strange thing, the radeon max have a dualhead again
http://www.abload.de/img/cf2_r100_maxxl8n.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tweakstone on 29.04.08 at 11:05:58

exxe wrote on 25.04.08 at 21:43:30:

ps47 wrote on 25.04.08 at 21:29:31:
such a shame they dropped the dualhead feature.



jip
the strange thing, the radeon max have a dualhead again
http://www.abload.de/img/cf2_r100_maxxl8n.jpg


Wooha! I didn't know that this card (proto) even exists! Niiiiicee..
Does anyone know how many of 'em were built?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ps47 on 29.04.08 at 15:54:04
pretty much every radeon card also had a maxx (dual gpu) prototype.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by paulpsomiadis on 15.05.08 at 23:17:07
Yeah, I remember that there was a picture of a dual Radeon 9700 Pro floating around the net a while back... ;)

Wonder if anyone ever managed to get their hands on one of these "proto" cards? :-?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ps47 on 15.05.08 at 23:31:26
I dont think so-they probably never got out from ati's test labs.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tweakstone on 16.05.08 at 17:51:37

paulpsomiadis wrote on 15.05.08 at 23:17:07:
Yeah, I remember that there was a picture of a dual Radeon 9700 Pro floating around the net a while back... ;)


You're probably thinking of the evans&sutherland (or what the heck they were called :D ) CAD cards here....?!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Thandor on 16.05.08 at 19:05:00

ps47 wrote on 15.05.08 at 23:31:26:
I dont think so-they probably never got out from ati's test labs.

If I recall correctly the guys from iXBT (in Russia) have one. Or did have one. :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by paulpsomiadis on 16.05.08 at 21:45:50

Quote:
CAD cards


Nah, it was designed to be a proto for the current X2 Radeons... ;)

@Thandor - Hmm...interesting (lucky B@st@rds!) 8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Thandor on 17.05.08 at 00:07:44
Now I'm here... let's find some interesting hardware pictures:


Two Mendocino's and the slowest Deschutes (350MHz) CPU. I like the latter because it is the fastest Pentium II in the old S.E.C.C. packaging.


Two Slot 1 Celeron 'Mendocino' CPU's and one Celeron 'Covington'. I liked the shot. The 'Covington' is interesting because it lacks L2 cache which means you have to wait about 5 minutes before the 'double-click' on 'My Computer' is processed  ::).


Shot of an Intel Pentium D 920 Engineering Sample. My first Engineering sample, built in end of 2005 when the 9## models weren't sold yet. The CPU is now eating it''s nose out most of the time in my server.


Intel Celeron D 355 Engineering Sample. This is the fastest Celeron D 'Prescott' out there and since its an ES it is possible to simulate every Celeron D 'Prescott' out there by lowering the multiplier. Note- the slower Celeron D ES CPU's (except some A4 stepping which may overclock badly) don't allow to raise the multiplier above its default multiplier. By the way, this is the case for all the normal ES 'Netburst' CPU's.

http://tweakers.net/ext/f/q3iPYvJViDAOj6ZmpYUZnt3X/thumb.jpg
(Thumbnail)
Now these are interesting in my opinion. I like both the quality of the picture and the cards themselves. These are the 'Build-by-nVidia' GeForce FX 5800 Ultra boards which were send out to previewers and such. As far as I know only 1000 of these nVidia-boards with the green-like blower exist. The left card is #30, the right card is number 25. Another picture of board #25 (along with VolariDUO V8 Ultra Retail and VolariV8 Sample) can be found here.

http://tweakers.net/ext/f/66176/thumb.jpg
(Thumbnail)
This is a rather old picture already but it brings back some memories. Though this topic is not for 3dfx hardware, a 5500 is still visible (sorry! :P). The middle is an ATi Radeon X800 from Sapphire and the bottom is a part of an ASUS GeForce 6800LE AGP board (Which can be better seen here). The 6800LE was quite a good overclocker and by putting some ice cooling on the beast we (a friend of mine and me) got ourselves a nice score of 6033 with 3DMark05 which resulted in third place of the Futuremark ORB among the 6800LE boards. Unfortunatly the card died in an accident between my friends mom and a turned on PC - but not turned on waterpump. The card fried. (and yet it had lot's of potential to go higher, no voltmods were utilized nor the PC was tweaked much with software).

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 17.05.08 at 17:09:32
very nice shot

but the celeron w/o L2 cache is nice to overclock :fresse:

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gdonovan on 17.05.08 at 17:57:30

exxe wrote on 17.05.08 at 17:09:32:
very nice shot

but the celeron w/o L2 cache is nice to overclock :fresse:


I never had any issues with running a Celeron with no cache, it was pretty damn fast at anything!

266 Celeron @ 400+ mhz with stock cooling =)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Thandor on 17.05.08 at 18:42:17
The Mendocino's did overclock very well too back then :). Those did 400+ with ease, too ;).


gdonovan wrote on 17.05.08 at 17:57:30:

exxe wrote on 17.05.08 at 17:09:32:
very nice shot

but the celeron w/o L2 cache is nice to overclock :fresse:


I never had any issues with running a Celeron with no cache, it was pretty d*mn fast at anything!

266 Celeron @ 400+ mhz with stock cooling =)
Build two exact PC's; one with Mendocino and one with Covington. There is a huge gap between the two. So if you found the Covington 'pretty damn fast' the Mendocino will be 'real damn fast' :P.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 14.06.08 at 18:50:11
building a new 3dfx gaming rig......


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 22.07.08 at 11:11:45

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 30.11.08 at 16:15:20




Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Kaitou on 30.11.08 at 17:14:02
What is the name of the motherboard exxe?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 30.11.08 at 17:19:52
Asus P2V-B is printed on it

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaverX on 30.11.08 at 21:25:15
And that black slot1 mobo ? I think it's Creative Blaster Board M003, but I'd like to be sure. Awesome black pcb and excelent layout, I'd love to have one  ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 01.12.08 at 00:44:33
One of the rarest pieces of hardware.

3DO Blaster

In original box, every item is still sealed and/or brand new, the card has never been used, even smells new.

I'm not a good photographer, but here are some pics regardless.



http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/7197/002si5.th.jpg http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/4271/017it7.th.jpg http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/2773/006ez0.th.jpg http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/3194/008cw8.th.jpg http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/900/010tx7.th.jpg http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7399/013eu8.th.jpg http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/4518/011rz9.th.jpg

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/1686/019nu8.th.jpg http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/4716/022tt5.th.jpg http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/5427/024zg4.th.jpg http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/3536/027xm0.th.jpg http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/3488/031ab6.th.jpg http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9070/035fo3.th.jpg http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/5233/039rx1.th.jpg http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/1123/047ek6.th.jpg


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by masterj85 on 09.01.09 at 17:57:52
http://www.abload.de/thumb/p100000768pl.jpg
http://www.abload.de/thumb/p1000049ouho.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaverX on 09.01.09 at 23:34:57
Ahhh, don't get me started, there's a lot of cards here that are very afraid of me and my hunting knife...

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/474/chipscv9.th.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaVeNsClaw on 10.01.09 at 01:19:49

Tim wrote on 01.12.08 at 00:44:33:
One of the rarest pieces of hardware.

3DO Blaster

In original box, every item is still sealed and/or brand new, the card has never been used, even smells new.

I'm not a good photographer, but here are some pics regardless.



http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/7197/002si5.th.jpg http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/4271/017it7.th.jpg http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/2773/006ez0.th.jpg http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/3194/008cw8.th.jpg http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/900/010tx7.th.jpg http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7399/013eu8.th.jpg http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/4518/011rz9.th.jpg

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/1686/019nu8.th.jpg http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/4716/022tt5.th.jpg http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/5427/024zg4.th.jpg http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/3536/027xm0.th.jpg http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/3488/031ab6.th.jpg http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9070/035fo3.th.jpg http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/5233/039rx1.th.jpg http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/1123/047ek6.th.jpg


Very rare piece of Hardware!  :o

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 10.01.09 at 10:10:54
AMD Athlon K7

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 15.01.09 at 23:09:30
Two of the oldest video cards in my collection.

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/6082/img2337ry4.th.jpg

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/1706/img2338oa7.th.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaVeNsClaw on 16.01.09 at 18:00:12
My oldest cards:  ;)


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 29.01.09 at 13:23:15

Oak Technology Warp 5 - Metabyte Wicked 3D


http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/7766/199706oakwarp5frontlj1.th.jpg http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8259/199706oakwarp5closeupel9.th.jpg http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/1386/199706oakwarp5backfy9.th.jpg


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 29.01.09 at 14:23:08
Does that card have 3D capability? Or is it just a 2D card?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 29.01.09 at 14:30:22

NitroX infinity wrote on 29.01.09 at 14:23:08:
Does that card have 3D capability? Or is it just a 2D card?


It's Oak's first and last 3D card, never released, all Oaks assets were bought by ATI. Quick quote from Wiki (picture is my card)

I only know of two other people with this board, I'm sure there are more, but it's unknown how many reference boards had been given out.


Quote:
Warp 5 - OTI 64317

During the late 1990s, Oak was developing their first and only 2D/3D graphics accelerator chip. Warp 5 was to be a tile-based deferred renderer (TBDR), similar to PowerVR's chipsets. In the same vein as the S3 ViRGE chip, the Warp 5 was pin-compatible with a 2D-only predecessor. The chip was never released because ATI acquired the technology. It was Oak's final mainstream graphics chip development effort.

This graphics processor was based on a region concept and had many similarities to Microsoft's Talisman architecture. The chip processed each region at a time and did on chip z-sorting and anti-aliasing. As a result, the chip did 24-bit floating point Z, sub-pixel anti-aliasing, order independent translucency, non-linear fogging and atmospheric effects and MIP-Mapping. Typically, such region based architectures are gated by the number of polygons that can be processed per region, but Oak claimed that there were no such limitations in the WARP 5.

   The specifications included:

       * 50m pixels/sec (all features turned on)
       * EDO and SGRAM Memory Supported - 8MB
       * On-chip Texture Cache
       * 2D GUI acceleration
       * Video Scaling in Y
       * VBI support Including Intercast
       * 220MHz RAMDAC
       * Resolutions to 1600 X 1200
       * Direct3D and BRender APIs supported
       * OS support Windows 95 and Windows NT
       * Packaging - 256 pin BGA
       * Pin Compatibility with OAK OTI-74217 EON 2D GUI accelerator


And here :

http://members.tripod.com/~FireEYE/warp5.html

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 29.01.09 at 15:53:07

Tim wrote on 29.01.09 at 13:23:15:
Oak Technology Warp 5 - Metabyte Wicked 3D

Very nice catch Tim.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 29.01.09 at 16:12:47

G1nX wrote on 29.01.09 at 15:53:07:

Tim wrote on 29.01.09 at 13:23:15:
Oak Technology Warp 5 - Metabyte Wicked 3D

Very nice catch Tim.


Thanks mate, it was a bit of proactive collecting if you like.  :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 29.01.09 at 17:37:22
layout looks like a Voodoo3 board
very nice

but "only" have 4Megs like a V1

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 29.01.09 at 18:02:41

exxe wrote on 29.01.09 at 17:37:22:
layout looks like a Voodoo3 board
very nice

but "only" have 4Megs like a V1


Yup, many cards had 4Mb then, apparently the image quality was superior to the Voodoo 1, but the FSAA could not be turned off, (FSAA was always on!) hence the performance was lower then it should have bee, but had excellent image quality.

http://members.tripod.com/~FireEYE/benchgr.html


Quote:
Oak Technologies, only one day after Metabyte announced the card, divested all interests in their graphics and multimedia division. The Warp 5 never saw the light of day, and Metabyte would have to wait 6 more months before establishing a name for themselves within the gaming community.


Oak Tech. stopped the project one day after Metabyte announced their board.  :-?  :D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 29.01.09 at 18:15:44
Oh, and the Beta drivers are Directx 6.



Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gdonovan on 29.01.09 at 23:15:58

Tim wrote on 29.01.09 at 13:23:15:
Oak Technology Warp 5 - Metabyte Wicked 3D


That is so cool!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Thandor on 29.01.09 at 23:36:16

gdonovan wrote on 29.01.09 at 23:15:58:

Tim wrote on 29.01.09 at 13:23:15:
Oak Technology Warp 5 - Metabyte Wicked 3D


That is so cool!
Indeed! Wicked board :).

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 30.01.09 at 01:29:41
Thanks for the kind words guys! I'm gonna try and run some stuff on it, from the previous owner I know there were quite a few problems with games, missing colours, green scenery etc, because the driver was still very early Beta. Well, it should be fun to try some stuff out regardless.

Final Reality is Dx6, just gotta think of some others, Monster Truck Madness 2, Unreal I think.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by paulpsomiadis on 30.01.09 at 05:01:39
KEWL! :D

The layout even LOOKS like a Voodoo 1 - despite it being so rare. 8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 30.01.09 at 20:50:34
Just got the Beta driver in, I might be able to get it out tomorrow on the bench. :)

I'm really wondering to what Voodoo 1 you are comparing it though, because it doesn't really look anything like a V1?  :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 30.01.09 at 21:48:11

paulpsomiadis wrote on 30.01.09 at 05:01:39:
KEWL! :D

The layout even LOOKS like a Voodoo 1 - despite it being so rare. 8-)

Really? Which one? I can't recall a Voodoo Graphics with that memory layout nor with one chip. Please enlighten me.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaVeNsClaw on 31.01.09 at 13:08:28
Very nice Card!
The board has the same color as the Jazz Multimedia Cards. ::)

It would be very interesting, if you would compare it with a Cirrus Logic CL5465. ^^

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ultima on 04.02.09 at 13:07:11
hey guys,

been a long time since I posted in this thread, but today I picked up one of my new toys, so time for a nice picture. :)

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/1686/uppersideviewkf8.th.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by paulpsomiadis on 04.02.09 at 19:29:39
Sorry guys - I should have said it looks "similar" to a Voodoo 1. ::)

Obviously the layout is different - but many of the components look similar like the RAM chips for instance... ;)

...after all they are from roughly the same time frame. :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ps47 on 04.02.09 at 21:27:13
16x FAA goodness:

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/6845/img2044th2.th.jpg

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/7233/img2063vk7.th.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 04.02.09 at 22:05:04
Parhelia's?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 04.02.09 at 22:47:16

ps47 wrote on 04.02.09 at 21:27:13:
16x FAA goodness:

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/6845/img2044th2.th.jpg

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/7233/img2063vk7.th.jpg


Why so many?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ps47 on 04.02.09 at 22:48:39

NitroX infinity wrote on 04.02.09 at 22:05:04:
Parhelia's?

yup.I'm going to try to attach a fanless cooler (removed the heatsink from one card already,as seen on the picture),lets hope it will be possible-the mounting holes are placed quite oddly.


Tim wrote on 04.02.09 at 22:47:16:
Why so many?

group buy=cheaper shipping.I'm keeping only two cards,the rest is for guys from 3dfx.cz (and a colleague of mine from HP).I kinda like buying stuff and reselling it right away-its fun,and sometimes I even make a bit of cash as well :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 06.02.09 at 15:05:53

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 07.02.09 at 12:12:43
@ps47 it's possible to have a passive cooler installed but a it wouldn't hurt having a side case fan with low rpm giving it some air to breathe ;)
http://img4.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/3420/3420414-100x100-ad7007ebc299a1bb426d13bdf316e9a0.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by razrx on 07.02.09 at 15:29:32

exxe wrote on 06.02.09 at 15:05:53:


Awesome board Exxe!  What is the Make & Model of that motherboard?

8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 07.02.09 at 15:36:43
Gigabyte GA-6BXU rev 1.7

also works with fast PIII CPUs

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by razrx on 07.02.09 at 16:42:31
Looks like a very capable motherboard.  

I really like the SCSI ports on the board.  The GA-6BXU looks like it's got lots of room for expansion.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 07.02.09 at 18:34:15
jip
but i have no use for it at the moment

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 17.02.09 at 19:23:25
Just won this auction, can't wait for it to arrive! Mint condition! Shame somebody else was bidding on it too hehe, it went pretty high.

http://cgi.ebay.it/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110348342273&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:IT:1123

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaVeNsClaw on 17.02.09 at 23:05:22

Tim wrote on 17.02.09 at 19:23:25:
Just won this auction, can't wait for it to arrive! Mint condition! Shame somebody else was bidding on it too hehe, it went pretty high.

http://cgi.ebay.it/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110348342273&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:IT:1123


Wow!
I'm envious!  ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 18.02.09 at 00:11:10
I'm kind of glad to find another one to begin with Markus! But in it's original box, that's just spectacular.

I've got a huuuuuge surprise coming in the post, seriously. Stay tuned. The parcel should be here in 1,5 week and contains 4 video cards that didn't make it to market from 95/97. One of them is mystery card that both my contacts can't remember what it is. Oh and some promo material.

Keyword : Real3D.

First to guess one right gets a cookie.  8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 18.02.09 at 01:17:13
Uhm, VREngine's? :o

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 18.02.09 at 01:38:02

NitroX infinity wrote on 18.02.09 at 01:17:13:
Uhm, VREngine's? :o


That would be nice wouldn't it? But no hehe. The VR's were a "tiny" bit bigger then a PC.  :D

Think more PC/Workstation instead. :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by razrx on 18.02.09 at 05:04:16
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm241/razr_x/Spectra2500-Pure3DII-Pure3DIILX.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 18.02.09 at 10:31:42
Whoaaaa, that's fantastic!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 18.02.09 at 13:55:20

Tim wrote on 18.02.09 at 01:38:02:

NitroX infinity wrote on 18.02.09 at 01:17:13:
Uhm, VREngine's? :o


That would be nice wouldn't it? But no hehe. The VR's were a "tiny" bit bigger then a PC.  :D

Think more PC/Workstation instead. :)

Uhm, bigger than a pc? VREngine VD1 and VD2 were graphics cards with a geometry chip on them, you do know that right? (If so, I'm reading your post wrong ;))

@razrx; very nice!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 18.02.09 at 14:24:28
Never heard of VREngine, just had a quick google, but they weren't made by Real3D, but by Realvision.

I'm talking about Real3D, the Lockheed Martin spin off.

I thought you meant the VR Simulators that Lockheed Martin worked on.

Hint, two of them start with R3D  8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 18.02.09 at 14:59:26
Oops, my mistake, I should know that :P

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 18.02.09 at 18:07:28

NitroX infinity wrote on 18.02.09 at 14:59:26:
Oops, my mistake, I should know that :P


I was doubting myself there for a second!  ;D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 18.02.09 at 18:24:58
I do know Real3D made graphics cards based on the Intel i740 chip, pci and agp if I'm not mistaking.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 18.02.09 at 18:48:28

NitroX infinity wrote on 18.02.09 at 18:24:58:
I do know Real3D made graphics cards based on the Intel i740 chip, pci and agp if I'm not mistaking.


Way before that they had some products too. :)

I will post when I've got them.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 18.02.09 at 19:21:56
"Way before"; that could be anything! ;D

Matrox, ATi, S3, SiS, nVidia, Trident, Number Nine, PowerVR, Rendition, 3DLabs and many more.

Forget that, is it a card with the R3D/100 chip?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 19.02.09 at 01:47:50
;)  ;)

Multiple cards.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 19.02.09 at 11:12:33
Congrats, must be like candy dipped in applesauce; sweet!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 19.02.09 at 12:05:49

NitroX infinity wrote on 19.02.09 at 11:12:33:
Congrats, must be like candy dipped in applesauce; sweet!


When Real3D went bust and was bought by Intel, Intel brought a container in the main hallway, and everyone was told to dispose of everything they worked on, cards, prototypes, documentation. The lot. One or two people secretly kept their cards, since they worked for over 2 years on it, it was such a sad end to the projects, they couldn't let them go.

I got in touch with the Real3D crew that works at AMD (ATI) now, and the rest followed from that. :)

Quite a story.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by paulpsomiadis on 19.02.09 at 18:23:17
HOLY TROUSERS ON FIRE! :o

@razrx - that's one heck of a catch! A Spectra and BOTH PURE3D II cards to go with it...all BOXED! :D

WHOA! 8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 19.02.09 at 18:36:03

paulpsomiadis wrote on 19.02.09 at 18:23:17:
HOLY TROUSERS ON FIRE! :o

@razrx - that's one heck of a catch! A Spectra and BOTH PURE3D II cards to go with it...all BOXED! :D

WHOA! 8-)


Indeed.

I wonder where he got them from, or if it's just something that has been collected over time.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gdonovan on 19.02.09 at 22:46:11

Tim wrote on 19.02.09 at 18:36:03:
[quote author=5E4F5B425E5D4143474F4A475D2E0 link=1200758406/105#114 date=1235064197]HOLY TROUSERS ON FIRE! :o

@razrx - that's one heck of a catch! A Spectra and BOTH PURE3D II cards to go with it...all BOXED! :D

WHOA! 8-)


I had to collect mine over time, it was a difficult task.


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by razrx on 20.02.09 at 00:25:02
Sometimes you get lucky....   :)

I contacted a guy about the Spectra 2500.  He ended up having the two V2s also.  I have always admired Canopus as a board manufacturer.  Their card designs are unique and are optimized to the teeth.

I have been searching for the Spectra off and on for about 10 years.  I couldn't afford one back in '98.  I really like the box front.

NOTE: due to my novice picture taking taking skills, what seems to be gold is actually silver in colour.  If anyone can recommend a website or general tips, I would really appreciate it. - I am using a Canon A620 PowerShot 7.1MP camera.

http://razrxv6k.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/spectra-2500-front.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by sigtau on 20.02.09 at 00:59:44

razrx wrote on 20.02.09 at 00:25:02:
Sometimes you get lucky....   :)

I contacted a guy about the Spretra 2500.  He ended up having the two V2s also.  I have always admired Canopus as a board manufacturer.  Their card designs are unique and are optimized to the teeth.

I have been searching for the Spectra off and on for about 10 years.  I couldn't afford one back in '98.  I really like the box front.


I had similar luck a couple times with finding canopus cards:

1) Ebay BIN auction for a Pure 3dII for $20.  The seller also had a Pure3DLX and two Monster 3d Voodoo 1 cards he sold me for $5 each.  Cost me $40 for all four with shipping.

2) Ebay auction for Pure 3DII LX for $30

3) Ebay auction for Pure 3DII and 3DII LX that ended around ~$80

4) Ebay auction for Spectra 2500 that ended around ~$80

All of these were in the last year.  The only reason I snagged the second 3DII pair was because I thought the fan always ran on the LX version.  Turns out, Canopus had two different revs of the Pure 3DII PCB and one of them had the cooling fan setup to only run when the board was running in 3D!  You can see the difference in the layout of the capacitors along the bottom edge next to the RAM.

As a side note, I bought a Spectra 2500 new back in 98'.  I only kept it for about 6 months because I thought it was slow as hell when compared to my Creative Voodoo 2 SLI setup.  I ended up selling it on ebay for more than what I originally paid.  I sure wish I had kept it considering I spent almost 9 months waiting for one to show up on ebay last year.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by razrx on 20.02.09 at 01:15:06
were these boxed cards Sigtau?

Both the PURE3D and PURE3DII LX have the Canopus fans over the 3dfx chipset.

I sold a Spectra 2500 semi-functional card-only auction for 61 US in November

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 20.02.09 at 14:03:49
new PSU


old CPU

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 24.02.09 at 20:34:54
MAXX






Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 28.02.09 at 13:00:38
Finally I've found the cards, via finding the old Real3D crew.

There is a whole story behind the cards, but to make it short, R3D/100 never came to the market with only engineering samples, and demo cards produced , initially it was aimed at the mid/high end range of PC/Workstation, but didn't catch on because it was a 3D only part, to fix that, work started on the Lightning/110, which included an iXMicro Twin Turbo 2D add on PCB.

Oh and did you know the R3D/100 was initially going to have a 3rd chip on there? A complete T&L chip, due to the immense cost it was dropped.

Unfortunately, drivers have been long lost, and no one knows where they are, so no testing, even if the boards would be fully functional (which they most likely are.)

The reason why you have never seen these boards is because when Lockheed-Martin sold the remains of Real3D to Intel, they were told by Intel to dispose of every single piece of hardware, documentation etc. so it wouldn't fall into the wrong hands. A huge dumpster was brought in the main hall, and was filled with everything they had been working on for years. The Lightning was close to production at that point.

Some took some out of the dumpster to remember how much effort and time they had spend on the projects.

Apart from that, I've got a Cobra prototype which would have been released in 1999, not much known about it, I'm trying to get in contact with the engineer who worked on it. The project was cancelled, but I'm not sure if that was because of the nearing demise of Real3D or because the project didn't work out as planned.

I received some Marketing Material as well (4 caps, 5 keyrings, and poster). Poster shows the Pro-1000 image generator, and some demo's/games that were programmed for the R3D/100.

The second R3D/100 is missing two caps, repairs are scheduled for that board. Apart from that the second board has got a big scratch near the first chip, which seemingly has damaged a trace or two quite badly.

Enjoy!!


R3D/100

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/891/199503real3dr3d100nw4.th.jpg http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/885/199503real3dr3d1002backcx6.th.jpg

#2

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/3118/199503real3dr3d1002mc0.th.jpg http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/5716/199503real3dr3d100backld3.th.jpg

Lightning/110

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/6435/199708real3dlightning11nk9.th.jpg http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/6810/199708real3dlightning11kx8.th.jpg

2D Module

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/5958/199708real3dlightning11mg9.th.jpg http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/788/199708real3dlightning11me5.th.jpg http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6496/199708real3dlightning11bm7.th.jpg

- Real3D Cobra

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/8361/1999real3dcobraprototypud3.th.jpg http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/6609/1999real3dcobraprototyprz8.th.jpg

- Marketing Material

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9427/199503real3dcapgu6.th.jpg http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/8845/199503real3dkeyhangerrx5.th.jpg http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/8905/199503real3dkeyhangerbaib2.th.jpg http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/4900/199503real3dr3d100postezd1.th.jpg


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gdonovan on 28.02.09 at 13:23:09
Very nice!!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 28.02.09 at 13:25:39

gdonovan wrote on 28.02.09 at 13:23:09:
Very nice!!


Thanks Gary!

Interestingly, they've got a handwritten serial number 3 and 25 on the back, so they might be from the first run, I'm trying to find out more on that.

Good luck on your bidding btw.  ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 28.02.09 at 14:02:09

gdonovan wrote on 28.02.09 at 13:23:09:
Very nice!!


jip
this two words are more then enough  

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 28.02.09 at 14:04:35
Those R3D/100 and Lightning/110 boards are huge :-X

Not to mention the chips on them ;D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gdonovan on 28.02.09 at 14:24:24

Tim wrote on 28.02.09 at 13:25:39:
might be from the first run, I'm trying to find out more on that.

Good luck on your bidding btw.  ;)


I always take a poke on the odd item hoping for a cheap pickup but nothing of real interest at the moment.

I'll have to post a pic of the Voodoo II shirt from the last auction, real nice work shirt! Much different than the usual Polo or T-shirts that make the auctions.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 28.02.09 at 15:52:47

NitroX infinity wrote on 28.02.09 at 14:04:35:
Those R3D/100 and Lightning/110 boards are huge :-X

Not to mention the chips on them ;D


Yea, they are pretty big.  :D

R3D/100 : 31.1cm / 12.2"

Lightspeed/110 : 26.7cm / 10.5"


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Gold Leader on 06.03.09 at 23:55:58
http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/31058-2/nVidia_s+GX2+line.JPG

http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/31040-2/7900+GX2+Top+7950+GX2+Middle+9800+GX2+Bottom+c.JPG

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 07.03.09 at 00:03:51
Very nice, aah that brings back some memories of how bad the first iteration of Quad SLI was (more driver wise then anything else.)  :)

Nevertheless, very nice cards Obi, definitely a collectors item.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Gold Leader on 07.03.09 at 00:15:05
Bedankt Tim ;)

Thanks Tim, hehe great to see you here too mate hehe your V32K AGP box has a card too now hehe , I have more non-3dfx cards, but  man so many pics to make heh.
ah okay guess what this is hrr hrr, it's the only prototype around of it's kind from the maker himself ;)
http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/27727-2/DSC02693.JPG http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/27734-2/DSC02695.JPG

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 07.03.09 at 00:50:25

wrote on 07.03.09 at 00:15:05:
Bedankt Tim ;)

Thanks Tim, hehe great to see you here too mate hehe your V32K AGP box has a card too now hehe , I have more non-3dfx cards, but  man so many pics to make heh.
ah okay guess what this is hrr hrr, it's the only prototype around of it's kind from the maker himself ;)
http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/27727-2/DSC02693.JPG http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/27734-2/DSC02695.JPG


I'm glad it's got a box now!

Uhm, looks like something out of 1976, made by Tielenburg? ( ;D )

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Gold Leader on 07.03.09 at 01:08:18
yups Ruud Tielenburg een Dirkslander  ;D ;D ;D

A bloke from the town I live in made it aka Ruud Tielenburg :) He made this prototype for Texas Instruments, it's all hand wired, he still has the Blue rint of it, it's some sort of Calculator.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 07.03.09 at 01:17:55

wrote on 07.03.09 at 01:08:18:
yups Ruud Tielenburg een Dirkslander  ;D ;D ;D

A bloke from the town I live in made it aka Ruud Tielenburg :) He made this prototype for Texas Instruments, it's all hand wired, he still has the Blue rint of it, it's some sort of Calculator.


Very nice, very old too, that's seriously old come to think of it.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Gold Leader on 07.03.09 at 03:38:48
The coolest thing it was a birthday gift when I turned 31, was in a pub [kroeg] and since my birth year is 1976, he gave me it I was like what on earth is that device and we had about it entire last 3 hours the pub was open haha  ;D

Anyways he even wanted me to have the official Blue Print of his masterpiece which Texas Instruments passed for production withing then next year ahead aka 1977, I told him to keep the Blue print for himself since I didn't want him to give his idea's away an advice from me and he did agree as liked it when I told him that heh.

oh well here's another cool pic, something else this time :)

Creative Labs AWE64 Gold! CT4390 from week 24 year 1997 designed in Q2 1996


Creative Labs AWE64 Gold! CT4540 from week 47 year 1997 designed in Q1 1997


Pics are old, but still have these two :)

The CT4540 is the refresh of the CT4390, that's all really.
after the CT4540 Creative also planned an AWE64 Mark II with an I/O Daughter board, same type of setup the Live 256 had, with 4.1 speaker support as such, only since it used the ISA interface it was dropped, Creative did make an AWE64D for the PCI2.0 33Mhz Bus, only problem these are very very hard to find.
they look like this:

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 10.03.09 at 15:53:02

My Club3D XGI Volari V8 Duo Ultra (what's in a name!)

Very rare, because it wasn't very successful. I've got the original Box and accessories as well. :)

At EUR219 Buy it now, it was very steep, and I'm still wondering if it was worth it. Considering this is the first one I've seen in about 1,5-2 years, I'm inclined to think it was.


http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/913/016kwx.th.jpg http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9695/023zwp.th.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Gold Leader on 10.03.09 at 16:12:30
219 Euro's isn't that expensive for such a rare card, that's the one you bought from SK1 from VA :D

it's from year 2003 week 46 :)
It's very rare because not many were produced, the same went for other cards like the FX 5800 Ultra and the Creative AWE64D for example :)

The 5500 AGP wasn't very successful either, but look how many thrive aroudn there, plenty even that it is 2009  8-)

Anyways here's something cool from my VGA collection :)
the rare ASUS AX800XT AGP + AViVo their ATi radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition, it has the sweet Salmon Orange PCB:

http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/31299-2/ASUS+ATi+Radeon+X800+XT+Platinum+Edition+AGP+256MB+GDDR3+256Bit+Rev_A02+0441+Top.JPG http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/31293-2/ASUS+ATi+Radeon+X800+XT+Platinum+Edition+AGP+256MB+GDDR3+256Bit+Rev_A02+0441+Back.JPG http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/31296-2/ASUS+ATi+Radeon+X800+XT+Platinum+Edition+AGP+256MB+GDDR3+256Bit+Rev_A02+0441+Headshot.JPG

and yes it works fine :)
http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/31336-2/R420.jpg


And here a hard to find Ati Radeon 9800 Pro AGP 256MB 256Bit DDR II
http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/30266-2/ATi+Radeon+9800+Pro+AGP+256MB+256Bit+DDR2+Rev_A02+0324+Top.JPG http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/30260-2/ATi+Radeon+9800+Pro+AGP+256MB+256Bit+DDR2+Rev_A02+0324+Back.JPG http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/30263-2/ATi+Radeon+9800+Pro+AGP+256MB+256Bit+DDR2+Rev_A02+0324+Headshot.JPG

Thax to Rottentreats, it was a gift from him :) 8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 10.03.09 at 16:30:34

Like I said, it's rare because it wasn't very successful, hence less boards were sold/made.

Yea it's the one from SK1, the date on the sticker is the date the card was announced, not the board date. :)

With normal bidding it wouldn't have gone up to EUR219, that's for sure, it's expensive all right.


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 10.03.09 at 16:35:47

Nice Virge/VX from Diamond.  :)


http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/23/199511s3virgevx.th.jpg http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5397/199511s3virgevxback.th.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Gold Leader on 10.03.09 at 16:37:10
it would of gone pass that easilly :) I know many peopel that were seeking that card alot of them from other hardware boards :) If I knew about it I would of gone for it as well, well that is if it were on ebay aka fleebay :D

here's something old compared with something new:
http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/31148-2/ATi+Biggest+-+ATi+Smallest+Top.JPG http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/31144-2/ATi+Biggest+-+ATi+Smallest+Back.JPG

I don't have that big card anymore which is an ATi radeon HD 2900 XTX Rev.A1 0704 Prototype, I had sell it to a good friend from VA, since he was looking for one and I needed the extra cash to purchase the 5000 PCI :)

Sometimes you have to sell things to achieve things, even that hard choices have to be made.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 10.03.09 at 16:53:55

Well it was on eBay.de, with those Germans you never know how high things will go!  :D

Nice ATI VGA's, that X2900 is nice as well.

btw. I wouldn't call it a prototype, more a OEM sample board, the hardware was pretty much final, and that board could be found with quite a few people/sites for evaluation, that wouldn't have happened if it was a prototype. I seem to remember at one point it was even listed in one web shop. I can't 100% remember any more, it's been a while.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Gold Leader on 10.03.09 at 17:16:27

Tim wrote on 10.03.09 at 16:53:55:
Well it was on eBay.de, with those Germans you never know how high things will go!  :D

Nice ATI VGA's, that X2900 is nice as well.

btw. I wouldn't call it a prototype, more a OEM sample board, the hardware was pretty much final, and that board could be found with quite a few people/sites for evaluation, that wouldn't have happened if it was a prototype. I seem to remember at one point it was even listed in one web shop. I can't 100% remember any more, it's been a while.


Well it is a prototype as Sir R. Larose told me he even worked for the R600 partually, these were the final pre-production prototypes, the card was never produced as an OEM ;)

R. Larose worked on R300, R350, 360, R420 and for his last 4 weeks he worked for ATi on the R600. He still has contacts with his collegues and when I showed him that card, he showed it to his contacts and even they told him as he told me it is the prrototype iof the HD 2900XTX that never reached the market, heck the card doesn not even have a nametag on it just a parts number and a series number, here a pic compared with my HD 2900 XT bottom and HD 2900 XTX Prototype top :)

http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/31139-2/DSC03427.JPG http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/31102-2/HD+2900+XTX+_amp_+HD+2900+XT+Back.JPG

and also what's cool he told me when ATi was working on Fudo aka R420 they had a team working on R600 by that time and we are speaking Q2 2004 here, this gives us an example on how long ATi was working on the R600 design, no wonder why it was such a complicated thing as it did turn out that the official product was released 8 months later to the market.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 10.03.09 at 17:29:20

I didn't say it was produced as an OEM. I'm just saying that preproduction doesn't necessarily warrant the tag prototype. I've got plenty of reference samples, but would a true prototype have all the certification labels on it and all the other tags? Even in the industry people interchange prototype and sample/preproduction names. Prototypes wouldn't necessarily leave the labs, and would be very early Alpha hardware. These samples were almost final evaluation samples.

In my book that doesn't classify it as a prototype, as would many other insiders say.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Gold Leader on 10.03.09 at 17:44:22
probably but if an Ex-Ati Engineer does say so as his collegues that still work there do then it's clear enough ;)

3dfx prototypes have barcodes as well and not eevry prototype has the Not For Resale stickers, name tags as even bios stickers so even with or without them details it's a prototype since I rather believe an ex-Ati engineer than that from some collector from a forum ;)

but still it's in good hands now, that's the most of all importance I have had well over 500 different VGA cards Proto's as evaluation boards as normal ones and not to worry I know what's aproto or not when is ee one and this HD 2900 XTX is one of them fewer ones out there, it's just the last revision they made for a product that never reached the market.

Bull @ Voodooalert has one as iels does a mate of mine who lives about 6 KM from here.

the one Bull has is older though, it has Dual fan connectors hehe and it's from week 46 year 2006, this one does have some differences as driver support goesm, it's even believed that these HD 2900 XTX Rev.A1 boards were flashed with a HD 2900XT 1GB GDDR4 Bios and put for OEM sale, since if you remember well 3dfx did the samewith them 3dfx Voodoo4-2 4200 PCI Daytona's for IBM ;)

these were prototypes flashed as modded for OEM usage, and the same happened with a few HD 2900XTX boards.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 10.03.09 at 17:45:48

wrote on 10.03.09 at 17:44:22:
probably but if an Ex-Ati Engineer does say so as his collegues that still work there do then it's clear enough ;)

3dfx prototypes have barcodes as well and not eevry prototype has the Not For Resale stickers, name tags as even bios stickers so even with or without them details it's a prototype since I rather believe an ex-Ati engineer than that from some collector from a forum ;)

but still it's in good hands now, that's the most of all importance I have had well over 500 different VGA cards Proto's as evaluation boards as normal ones and not to worry I know what's aproto or not when is ee one and this HD 2900 XTX is one of them fewer ones out there, it's just the last revision they made for a product that never reached the market.


Who said they were my words. ;)

Feeling touchy today?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Gold Leader on 10.03.09 at 17:47:28

Tim wrote on 10.03.09 at 17:45:48:

wrote on 10.03.09 at 17:44:22:
probably but if an Ex-Ati Engineer does say so as his collegues that still work there do then it's clear enough ;)

3dfx prototypes have barcodes as well and not eevry prototype has the Not For Resale stickers, name tags as even bios stickers so even with or without them details it's a prototype since I rather believe an ex-Ati engineer than that from some collector from a forum ;)

but still it's in good hands now, that's the most of all importance I have had well over 500 different VGA cards Proto's as evaluation boards as normal ones and not to worry I know what's aproto or not when is ee one and this HD 2900 XTX is one of them fewer ones out there, it's just the last revision they made for a product that never reached the market.


Who said they were my words. ;)

Feeling touchy today?


Nope not touchy at all just discussing cool hardware ;)
but you did say
In my book that doesn't classify it as a prototype, as would many other insiders say.

so if they are not your words who's are they? heeh not being too skeptical but I have my connections from Ati that do tell this is a prototype which is good enough, heck I don't have it anymore but it was very interesting to play with, none the less :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 10.03.09 at 17:51:35

Let's just call it a preproduction prototype and be done with it lol. :)

It was a very interesting card, shame you don't have it anymore.  :-/

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Gold Leader on 10.03.09 at 17:54:43
yeah well it's okay mate, it had to go since I was seeking the Voodoo5 5000 PCI for about 5 years and even at that point that you get a chance for a 5000 PCI but missing about 300 euro's somethings have to go, so I sold it for 325 incl shipping to germany which is a good deal to Tweakstone a mate of mine from Voodooalert.de he was seeking one so I sold it to him.

the 5000 PCI was like 1000 euro's and that was painful I ahd to out bid someone but that succeeded none the less.

If you do seek a HD 2900 XTX , I bought it from a guy off ebay named Re-Tek Computers or something like that, from ebay USA he is.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 10.03.09 at 17:54:56

At least you replaced it with something which is at the very least as valuable as that card (more valuable I would say hehe)

Sometimes you've got to make sacrifices yea. :)

I'm glad it's again in good hands with Tweakstone! :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Gold Leader on 10.03.09 at 18:01:54

Tim wrote on 10.03.09 at 17:54:56:
At least you replaced it with something which is at the very least as valuable as that card. Sometimes you've got to make sacrifices yea. :)

Yes exactly I did keep a hercules radeon 9700 pro prototype though with this sweet blue green PCB and a total different layout of the chips as compared to the production variant, as it has no heatsink under it's VPU, it has just one white sticker showing a name tag, with part number and 128 wirtten by hand with a red marker from the Engineer, for the rest no barcodes what so ever.

Top: Hercules 3D Prophet 9700 Pro AGP 128MB DDR Rev.A02 0234 Pre-Protoype
Bottom: Hercules 3D Prophet 9700 Pro AGP 128MB DDR Rev.A02 0251
http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/29346-2/Herc+9700+Pro+proto+_amp_+porduction+top.JPG http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/29343-2/Herc+9700+Pro+proto+_amp_+porduction+back.JPG

As you can see the FALCO coils are different as well.

here a better look of the card it's self :)
http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/29355-2/Hercules+3D+Prophet+9700+Pro+Prototype+Rev_A0+0234+top.JPG http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/29349-2/Hercules+3D+Prophet+9700+Pro+Prototype+Rev_A0+0234+back.JPG

I still have this card btw :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 10.03.09 at 18:07:06

Yea I saw them before here or at VA, very nice card. :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Gold Leader on 10.03.09 at 18:09:22
Must of been VA hehe, Though I am not sure it's a Pre-Production Prototype but since it had many hardwarematice differences like them FALCO's the layour of it's SMD's capacitors the VRM heatsink as no heatsink on the rear side of the VPU this did confuse me for a Pre-Production prototype or an early Evaluation board hehe

Ah just got me this one today :)

ATi R680 Non-Qualification Sample aka Evaluation Board.


http://cgi.ebay.nl/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=230330549793



You can tell it's the Non-Qualification Sample because of the original Ruby Sticker and the part numbers on the Fan and the side of the cooler's windtunnel.
I will make more pics of this beauty once she has arrived :)
It's the same card from this Preview ;)
http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.aspx?i=3209

A Non-Qualification Sample which is the card sent to Previewers and reviewers before the card hit's the market, these cards are also known as Evaluation Boards.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 27.03.09 at 17:02:55

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaVeNsClaw on 27.03.09 at 17:42:49


My cards arrived! And they are Engineering samples!  ;D:grin:
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/5121/dsc00311t.th.jpg

Both cards are unused!
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/8926/dsc00307s.th.jpg
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/4518/dsc00312k.th.jpg
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/3005/dsc00313z.th.jpg
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/7016/dsc00314n.th.jpg

And the second one is still sealed :D:!::
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/6894/dsc00315x.th.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/6329/dsc00316c.th.jpg
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/5928/dsc00317g.th.jpg

Sorry for the bad quality, but I've had only a mobile phone cam available

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 28.03.09 at 00:39:40

Very nice. :)

Replied in the B3D thread.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Kokohemmo on 29.03.09 at 02:05:16
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/8955/8k3ahighres.th.jpg



Regards
Kokohemmo

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by paulpsomiadis on 29.03.09 at 07:21:37
Who broke the AGP port? :o

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 31.03.09 at 16:49:26

Number Nine Imagine 128 Pro!!  :)

Been looking for this card for about 2 years.


http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/1411/010lkf.th.jpg http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/688/016rdf.th.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaVeNsClaw on 31.03.09 at 20:12:03
Very nice one, Tim!  ;D
I'm envious...once again...  ;)

Some Intergraph 3D-accelerators:


Intense3D Pro 4000 alias Wildcat + TnL unit (AGP)
Intense3D Pro 2200 (1997)
Intergragh RealiZm (1996)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 31.03.09 at 20:14:47

Oooh very nice! I don't know too much about workstation boards, but those look very nice.  :D

Can they run any OpenGL games?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaVeNsClaw on 31.03.09 at 22:08:31
Yes, all of them are able to play Quake 1-3.
The Wildcat is even fast enough for Quake 3 @800x600x32 with high details, so it's faster than a Permedia 3.  ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 01.04.09 at 00:36:30

RaVeNsClaw wrote on 31.03.09 at 22:08:31:
Yes, all of them are able to play Quake 1-3.
The Wildcat is even fast enough for Quake 3 @800x600x32 with high details, so it's faster than a Permedia 3.  ;)


Amazing, very impressive. :)

I wonder if my Glint 300SX (1994) could play some OpenGL.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaVeNsClaw on 01.04.09 at 10:44:25
The Permedia 1 is running very well:
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/1143/neufassungvonbitmapsa4.jpg

But you should really test your 300SX!  ;)

Oh, it's getting off topic!  ::)

My Intergraph Workstation:
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/3782/95059941jb5.th.jpg
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/2706/55600533cx1.th.jpg

FireGL 4:
http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/4272/1002600jp5.th.jpg

Some cards from Hercules:
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/2359/1002464gc9.th.jpg
(the Thriller3D was from falconfly! Thanks again!)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 01.04.09 at 11:51:47

Beautiful, what a beast!  :)

What's special about the FireGL 4?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaVeNsClaw on 01.04.09 at 12:10:22
Not very much.
It uses IBM chips, and it's usable for Q3A gaming.

http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/2847/1002569kk8.th.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 03.04.09 at 17:58:40

You guys will not believe what I've got send today. It hasn't come in yet, so I can't show you it yet, just the pictures from the previous owner.

It's a Creative 3D Blaster for the VL-Bus (CT6200), so if you know it, you can agree how absolutely rare that is, infact I know only one picture of it, and one scan in a magazine.

But this one is even more special, it's sealed/shrink-wrapped, with the FX2000 Joystick, and Headphones.

I simply can't believe it, I've been looking for this card for absolutely years. I'm absolutely ecstatic!

How it has managed to somehow last 14 years without being opened is a mystery to me, I will ask the guy in a minute where on earth he got it from.

I will shoot photos when I get it in, the only big question is, whether I should open it or not, to document it. I might open only one side.

Incredible, I wonder how many sealed or just normal boxed units there are still in existence, the card was an utter utter failure, and very expensive as well. It's more rare then a 3DO Blaster.

I know I've got many rare videocards, but this just made the icing on the cake that more delicious.   :D

I will take pictures when I get it next week, it's being shipped insured and fast too. ($42 shipping, whoa!)


http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/3857/f35d1.th.jpg http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/3488/f87c1.th.jpg


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 04.04.09 at 12:00:11
Diamond Stealth II S220, powered by Rendition Verite V2100



Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 10.04.09 at 11:15:12
http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_2332-bul2q.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 10.04.09 at 14:11:05

Very good picture exxe. I like the style of it, very innovative.

I wonder what card it is.  ;D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 10.04.09 at 14:41:53
soundbalster AWE32 IDE
CT 3910

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 11.04.09 at 01:23:50

exxe wrote on 10.04.09 at 14:41:53:
soundbalster AWE32 IDE
CT 3910


Excellent. One of the older cards. It doesn't look like it has got many layers. :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 11.04.09 at 07:23:41
looks like two
front, back and nothing between this

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 11.04.09 at 11:05:01

exxe wrote on 11.04.09 at 07:23:41:
looks like two
front, back and nothing between this


It makes a good picture though.  8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 15.04.09 at 21:02:45
get my new cam today
first test shot, AGP Slot, 100% crop



Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by masterj85 on 17.04.09 at 02:15:09
[quote author=6E73736E0B0 link=1200758406/165#174 date=1239822165]get my new cam today
first test shot, AGP Slot, 100% crop


Wow. Great quality. Wich brand and typ is your new camera?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 17.04.09 at 15:14:54
just look on the exif data ::)
Canon EOS 450D aka Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi with the EF-S 60


okay, no hardware, but this half dollar coin from 1967 did show what is possible with it

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by razrx on 23.04.09 at 01:53:06
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm241/razr_x/th_ATIRageFuryMAXX-cardfront1.jpg

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm241/razr_x/th_ATIRageFuryMAXX-cardback1.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 24.04.09 at 00:28:30

Finally! After years of searching, it is mine. The only picture of the retail box online, and the only limited edition I know of, never knew there was such a thing until now!



http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/8246/65721025.th.jpg http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/8189/88335538.th.jpg http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/9374/40942574.th.jpg



http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/8076/94828972.th.jpg http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/9237/28800733.th.jpg http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/402/42228608.th.jpg http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/3848/90092833.th.jpg



http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/4636/56752512.th.jpg http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/6564/29702404.th.jpg http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/9210/53449572.th.jpg


http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/7158/97068307.th.jpg http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/2434/89246469.th.jpg




http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/2230/92848866.th.jpghttp://img178.imageshack.us/img178/6963/32047979.th.jpg






Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by rottentreats on 24.04.09 at 01:59:55
Let me get this straight... it was factory sealed, and you opened it?  :o  :-?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 24.04.09 at 02:07:23

rottentreats wrote on 24.04.09 at 01:59:55:
Let me get this straight... it was factory sealed, and you opened it?  :o  :-?


Yes it was.

I can only explain it through an illustration. Some people are happy to see a racecar in a museum, whilst one could say it's true place is on the track and seeing and hearing it scream by, rather then having it collect dust.

Same with this, it should be documented, tested, for people to see, and enjoyed of course.

If it was documented somewhere else, I might have considered leaving it sealed.

Boxed cards like yours, well you know what's in it because of others, and you can have a spare card to play around with, so it's more logical to leave a box sealed. Not so with this one I'm afraid.

:)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by rottentreats on 24.04.09 at 02:16:04
I can understand/respect that.  Glad to see the thing breathing again! :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 24.04.09 at 02:19:40

rottentreats wrote on 24.04.09 at 02:16:04:
I can understand/respect that.  Glad to see the thing breathing again! :)


Thanks for your understanding! I wish I had two though! One sealed, one to play with. Oh well, that's highly improbable.  :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaVeNsClaw on 25.04.09 at 14:08:19
Most people probably never seen this card retail and there aren't any pictures anywhere else.
So, seeing all the things in this box is much more interesting for your site visitors, than a sealed box.

It would be very interesting, if you could mace some videos of running games on this Card!  ;D
Especially Flight Unlimited had very good textures for it's time...

That would be something absolute exclusive on your site, like the videos to your pyramid 3D.  ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by razrx on 25.04.09 at 19:43:24

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 25.04.09 at 19:53:31

RaVeNsClaw wrote on 25.04.09 at 14:08:19:
Most people probably never seen this card retail and there aren't any pictures anywhere else.
So, seeing all the things in this box is much more interesting for your site visitors, than a sealed box.

It would be very interesting, if you could mace some videos of running games on this Card!  ;D
Especially Flight Unlimited had very good textures for it's time...

That would be something absolute exclusive on your site, like the videos to your pyramid 3D.  ;)


Thanks! I thought you might like it.  ;)

I agree, that would be very cool, I've got so little free time though.  :(  :)

Oh ps. Flight Simulator was such an excellent, pretty game back then, and still is. Very impressive, played it to bits.  :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 25.04.09 at 20:16:12

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 01.05.09 at 22:22:38
next CPU, this time with some software tweaks


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 03.05.09 at 12:58:57
CPUs the 3rd





Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 04.05.09 at 15:32:36
Compaq ELSA Gloria Synergy NFR & production
http://img8.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/3879/3879828-100x100-291a0b9910dcac89b785514b67e07dad.jpg
http://img3.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/3879/3879833-100x100-4ad808d7d645dd1c5c648ef598614785.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 04.05.09 at 20:03:15

G1nX wrote on 04.05.09 at 15:32:36:
Compaq ELSA Gloria Synergy NFR & production
http://img8.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/3879/3879828-100x100-291a0b9910dcac89b785514b67e07dad.jpg
http://img3.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/3879/3879833-100x100-4ad808d7d645dd1c5c648ef598614785.jpg


Sweeet, very nice! :)

Prototype in big letters , excellent.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 04.05.09 at 22:35:58
Thanks Tim.
Well as you can see the cards are not very different from each other so the NFR/Prototype tag was the only interesting thing about it.
More intresting I find to be the other member of the Gloria family
Gloria XL & XXL
http://img6.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/3881/3881566-100x100-c23215c20bd66a4df3c43008031f5c10.jpg
Gloria M & L
http://img4.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/3881/3881574-100x100-24b1799cf8479f8b2ed5ba623f227173.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 04.05.09 at 23:08:33

G1nX wrote on 04.05.09 at 22:35:58:
Thanks Tim.
Well as you can see the cards are not very different from each other so the NFR/Prototype tag was the only interesting thing about it.
More intresting I find to be the other member of the Gloria family
Gloria XL & XXL
http://img6.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/3881/3881566-100x100-c23215c20bd66a4df3c43008031f5c10.jpg
Gloria M & L
http://img4.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/3881/3881574-100x100-24b1799cf8479f8b2ed5ba623f227173.jpg


Whoa, monsters those are! :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 05.05.09 at 12:46:12

Super unique card! Unfortunately it's not mine.


Jazz Multimedia Bonny and Clyde!

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/8748/cimg0006s.th.jpg




Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by eloooos on 05.05.09 at 13:32:48

Tim wrote on 05.05.09 at 12:46:12:
Super unique card! Unfortunately it's not mine.


Jazz Multimedia Bonny and Clyde!

foto


:o wow, it's a card with AGP and PCI?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 05.05.09 at 13:34:40

eloooos wrote on 05.05.09 at 13:32:48:

Tim wrote on 05.05.09 at 12:46:12:
Super unique card! Unfortunately it's not mine.


Jazz Multimedia Bonny and Clyde!

foto


:o wow, it's a card with AGP and PCI?


Yea Rendition V2200! It's amazing! :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaVeNsClaw on 05.05.09 at 14:12:02
That's the first real Picture of the Bonny and Clyde, I've seen!  ;)

I've got (among other Rendition cards) a Jazz Multimeda Outlaw 3D (PCI), also with the V2200 and also blue.

It's odd that there were 2 different cards with the same Chip from one company!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 05.05.09 at 15:12:51
That's not odd, that's common, just think of the Voodoo3. Lot's of different cards with the same chip.

I'm actually not too surprised about a dual interface card. If I remember correctly, there is a card with AGP and PCIe interface too.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 05.05.09 at 16:36:31

RaVeNsClaw wrote on 05.05.09 at 14:12:02:
That's the first real Picture of the Bonny and Clyde, I've seen!  ;)

I've got (among other Rendition cards) a Jazz Multimeda Outlaw 3D (PCI), also with the V2200 and also blue.

It's odd that there were 2 different cards with the same Chip from one company!


Same here, never seen the real thing before. :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gdonovan on 05.05.09 at 22:10:48

eloooos wrote on 05.05.09 at 13:32:48:

Tim wrote on 05.05.09 at 12:46:12:
Super unique card! Unfortunately it's not mine.


Jazz Multimedia Bonny and Clyde!

foto


:o wow, it's a card with AGP and PCI?


I have not seen one of those in years!!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ps47 on 06.05.09 at 17:25:34

NitroX infinity wrote on 05.05.09 at 15:12:51:
If I remember correctly, there is a card with AGP and PCIe interface too.

yes,both his and msi had working samples of a dual interface x1600 board:



I would surely love to get my hands on one of those-being a 939dual motherboard user,it would be a tough choice which connectors to use ;D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 06.05.09 at 18:47:43
I seem to remember that the Physx card reference boards (I think) came in some sort of dual interface as well.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ps47 on 06.05.09 at 19:22:38
as far as I know,the original ppu1 physx cards were either pci,or pci-e 1x (I have them both).never heard of a dual interface sample..anyway,if you are looking for an extremely rare physx card,I'm pretty sure ageia has managed to create a few prototypes of ppu2 physx cards before nv had them for breakfast-now that would be a nice thing to have ;)


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 07.05.09 at 01:08:30

ps47 wrote on 06.05.09 at 19:22:38:
as far as I know,the original ppu1 physx cards were either pci,or pci-e 1x (I have them both).never heard of a dual interface sample..anyway,if you are looking for an extremely rare physx card,I'm pretty sure ageia has managed to create a few prototypes of ppu2 physx cards before nv had them for breakfast-now that would be a nice thing to have ;)



It wasn't a retail board as I recall, I think it was a engineering sample, it's way back in my memory though, can't remember and don't really care lol.

The ppu2 was higher clockspeeds weren't they? I used to be SO excited about this, and could have sworn it would be next best thing. Aw well, maybe through nVidia "cough" it will.  :D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by masterj85 on 08.05.09 at 01:17:15

ps47 wrote on 06.05.09 at 17:25:34:
yes,both his and msi had working samples of a dual interface x1600 board:

I would surely love to get my hands on one of those-being a 939dual motherboard user,it would be a tough choice which connectors to use ;D


WOW :o I have never seen this bevore. Impressive

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 08.05.09 at 15:27:02
after everyone post pictures he found in the internet i do the same  ::)

http://www.abload.de/img/20050608202916180fmyn.jpg
http://www.abload.de/img/slot1_dualppga3703x4t.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 08.05.09 at 15:36:35

exxe wrote on 08.05.09 at 15:27:02:
after everyone post pictures he found in the internet i do the same  ::)

http://www.abload.de/img/20050608202916180fmyn.jpg
http://www.abload.de/img/slot1_dualppga3703x4t.jpg


You didn't say in your first post it's pictures of your own hardware only.

Have you ever considered to stop using that  ::) smiley, it comes over quite arrogant. *it is called, roll eyes*  :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ps47 on 08.05.09 at 17:12:01
wow.seems like a dual interface physx card really exists..

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 01.06.09 at 15:58:29







Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 04.06.09 at 00:28:04
Some pics of a Matrox M3D card
http://img3.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/4063/4063103-100x100-ace53c013b5dfa8993d9e132218f72f5.jpg
http://img2.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/4063/4063112-100x100-c009c0de08e04b6c6ec9b931c990a481.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by rottentreats on 05.06.09 at 21:20:03


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by razrx on 05.06.09 at 22:41:33
Cool card!  What's the details?

It looks like an SLI/Crossfire ready ISA card.   :D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by rottentreats on 05.06.09 at 22:54:46

razrx wrote on 05.06.09 at 22:41:33:
Cool card!  What's the details?

It looks like an SLI/Crossfire ready ISA card.   :D


Yeah, it does look pretty sweet.  It's probably not a performance card or anything like that.  All I can see is that it is some sort of WDC (Western Digital) videocard.


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 05.06.09 at 23:11:16
thats a feature connector like the pins on most 3dfx boards with 2D core

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by m14radu on 10.06.09 at 20:14:57
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/4889/s6001725.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 10.06.09 at 20:39:47
dual or quad?
one VRM is missing

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by m14radu on 10.06.09 at 20:57:23
only dual...i whish i had a quad pentium pro :)

Yes, i need an aditional VRM...

The sistem runs Win98SE with "of course" an Voodoo3 PCI  ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 12.06.09 at 21:49:09
take a look on the logos


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by stgFX on 13.06.09 at 12:16:23
Gigabyte GV-3D1?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 13.06.09 at 19:22:00
jip



http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_2175-b1yks.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 18.06.09 at 16:15:54
Not high quality but I like to show it anyhow.

Besides 3dfx cards I try to get every possible configuration of every 3D chip from before DirectX 9. Though I'm concentrating now on cards from before DirectX 8.

The following four pictures are of cards which use ATi, Matrox, nVidia or PowerVR chips. I have cards with chips from other manufacturers too, but no pictures of those yet.

http://tweakers.net/ext/f/nRzsWQquqT6zSGGFD1wLhCcQ/thumb.jpg http://tweakers.net/ext/f/iTeDPsX2a8fCr7BP9cTszSWi/thumb.jpg http://tweakers.net/ext/f/CEpYNKA1IsEaPikWL9JIwXMZ/thumb.jpg http://tweakers.net/ext/f/bkwUkH0BC68Jp4usbJWlKZZT/thumb.jpg
thumbnails ofcourse.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 18.06.09 at 17:55:42
nice collction
never see this ATI Rage AGP with SG-RAM before in this layout

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by masterj85 on 18.06.09 at 23:12:51
@M14radu: Can you please post more pics of this Dual PPro Board with CPU-card!?

I am very interssded in because i have get something like that.

Have a look:


http://www.abload.de/thumb/p10002517uag.jpghttp://www.abload.de/thumb/p1000254yw5q.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 24.06.09 at 23:24:49
Matrox G100 MMS w TV Tuner
http://img7.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/4194/4194587-100x100-dd03ef29e7adf46319fc6eef848501e0.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 26.06.09 at 16:41:09







Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by m14radu on 26.06.09 at 19:29:01
@Masterj85: Nice card mate !
Is this one ?
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mother-cpu-charts-2005,1175-19.html
;)
Mine is a PC Server 325 from IBM.

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/4412/s6001830.jpg


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by razrx on 06.07.09 at 00:32:50

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 06.07.09 at 18:02:30
it the xilinx chip memory for the Timings?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by razrx on 06.07.09 at 19:15:00
the tracers have a xilinx chip that controls the LED lights

It looks almost exactly like the xilinx chip on my V6k.  The chip code is obviously different.   :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 12.07.09 at 12:06:14
ATI Rage LT Pro
looks like its ATis first card how can output two individual picrtures







Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by jandarsun8 on 24.07.09 at 03:44:25
Got my new case in with pics... pics kind of suck, from my phone but...

Ok, must be a nood at thumbnail pics... ended up hosting these on my own site.

Cosmos 1000 case: http://www.solidstatecomputers.com/pics/Copy%20of%20IMG00008.jpg

Dual x3870 Toxic cards (case has foam on the doors to help keep it quiet): http://www.solidstatecomputers.com/pics/Copy%20of%20IMG00006.jpg

close up view: http://www.solidstatecomputers.com/pics/Copy%20of%20IMG00007.jpg

like I said, pics kind of suck and yeah I have crap laying around on the floor.    :P

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 04.08.09 at 20:11:02

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 06.08.09 at 07:32:00

当CT1950邂逅SIMMConn Gold... :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by razrx on 06.08.09 at 13:43:19

nest wrote on 06.08.09 at 07:32:00:

当CT1950邂逅SIMMConn Gold... :)

Wow!  Excellent photo nest!   :o
They remind me of my Soundblaster 32 with two 30pin ram slots for additional ram for the sound font bank I think.  

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 07.08.09 at 07:00:23
Thx Razrx

http://www.yjfy.com/Museum/video/Sample.htm
http://www.yjfy.com/Museum/sound/Sample.htm

owner is yjfy

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 08.08.09 at 13:12:12
Rare Diamond Sonic Impact S90

Engineering Sample?

Aureal AU8820 REF REV.B



Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 08.08.09 at 17:43:50


Tualatin 1,4
384MB SD-RAM
Voodoo3 3500
Asus P2B-B

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by masterj85 on 08.08.09 at 22:27:10
Very nice soundcards. I like they one from diamond :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 09.08.09 at 14:38:50
did someone say soundcard?


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 12.08.09 at 19:42:29

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 21.08.09 at 18:25:30
K6 2+





Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaverX on 23.08.09 at 16:03:51
Long style EDO, looks like SDRAM, but it's EDO  :)

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/6422/edo.th.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 23.08.09 at 16:08:44
5Volt, right?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaverX on 23.08.09 at 16:55:23
Yes, 168 pins, 5 V.

It's funny how memory modules evolved in length : FPM 30 pin, EDO 72 pin, SDRAM 168 pin. But DDR,DDR2 and DDR3 were the same length as SDRAM, if the size of those modules would be larger and larger, now we'd have DDR3 with the size of a videocard.

http://www.abload.de/thumb/fpmedosdhrhp.jpg

And offtopic : a big crappity smack YOU imageshack.us , just tried to upload the above photo (200kb) about 10 times, it hangs when it's uploaded. You retards at imageshack.us, how about get a real server or fix your bugs there.

Sorry, but just can't hold myself, there are a lot of idiots who can't do their jobs properly, damnit, if you can't handle a website, go harvest rice in China or grow corn in a field in Texas, whatever you like more  >:(

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 23.08.09 at 16:58:28
DDR2 have smaler contacts

the 168 are DIMM so contacts on both sides
the 30 and 72 SIMM on both sides the same contact

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 24.08.09 at 03:50:41




DDR 64MB ENG SAMPLE

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gdonovan on 24.08.09 at 04:36:24


Cirrus Logic prototype.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 24.08.09 at 13:19:38

gdonovan wrote on 24.08.09 at 04:36:24:


Cirrus Logic prototype.


Very nice Gary, have you got some more shots?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gdonovan on 24.08.09 at 23:41:51

Tim wrote on 24.08.09 at 13:19:38:
Very nice Gary, have you got some more shots?






Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Geri on 25.08.09 at 00:56:21

Voodoo3 agp (cooling lost)

Savage4 agp

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Geri on 25.08.09 at 01:25:00


AMD K5 PR100ABR 100 mhz

and

IBM 6x86MX PR166 (133 mhz)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 27.08.09 at 12:45:39
http://bbs.yjfy.com/UploadFile/2009-8/200982717213530564.jpg
WX25

http://bbs.yjfy.com/UploadFile/2009-8/200981510321514630.jpg
X21

http://bbs.yjfy.com/UploadFile/2009-8/200982717195362061.jpg
F11

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by masterj85 on 27.08.09 at 23:28:02
Testsetup of my E&S Simfusion 6k with 4x 9700pro GPU´s and 1gb Video-memory. 256mb per Chip 8-)

The other components:
GB GA-8ST800 Rev. 1.1
P4 2,6ghz/512/400
512mb Infineon DDR-333 CL2,5
15,2gb IBM HDD IDE
PSU 350 Watt
Simfusion 6k

http://www.abload.de/thumb/p1000604zr6q.jpg
http://www.abload.de/thumb/p10006066rwd.jpg

It works fine, but i´m still searching for drivers ::)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by paulpsomiadis on 28.08.09 at 00:26:42
HOLY F**KIN AWESUM SHIZNET! :o 8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by masterj85 on 28.08.09 at 00:47:00
Yeah. Very rare. Five cards are know in collector hands. All cards stay in germany 8-)

I stard the first try with a Asrock S.939 Dual Sata2, but it doesn´t works with it.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by endo on 28.08.09 at 03:12:43
I have never seen anything like that before. Thanks for the amazing eye candy guys, this hardware is great to see. Hope to add some pictures here myself soon.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 28.08.09 at 03:24:28
4x 9700pro :o

流口水ing...

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gdonovan on 28.08.09 at 03:36:37
Most excellent piece of hardware!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tweakstone on 28.08.09 at 12:07:52

masterj85 wrote on 28.08.09 at 00:47:00:
Yeah. Very rare. Five cards are know in collector hands. All cards stay in germany 8-)

I stard the first try with a Asrock S.939 Dual Sata2, but it doesn´t works with it.


And here they are all together 8-)



Size comparison to the already monstrous HD2900XTX:


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by eloooos on 29.08.09 at 09:30:33
WoW!  :o How does it works?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ultima on 29.08.09 at 09:54:00
can't help but wonder, wouldn't the card get seriously bottlenecked by the pci slot?

very nice pieces of hardware nonetheless, nice pics.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 29.08.09 at 10:17:04
why bottlenecked?
it needs AGP and PCI.

also i think it can use PCI66 mode like VSA-100 cards

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 29.08.09 at 16:34:42
It's not that rare is it? Just saw one on eBay a couple of weeks back. They are very impressive though.

Just because there aren't many in collectors hands doesn't mean that they are rare.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by masterj85 on 29.08.09 at 17:25:28
This are the first Simfusion 6k Video-cards, they i have ever seen on  the  
free market...

Maybe in the future are more available, but actually is this card very rare for me.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by hutzeputz on 29.08.09 at 19:09:11
8-)






hihi  :P

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 30.08.09 at 00:15:02

masterj85 wrote on 29.08.09 at 17:25:28:
This are the first Simfusion 6k Video-cards, they i have ever seen on  the  
free market...

Maybe in the future are more available, but actually is this card very rare for me.


I'm just saying I've seen them before for sale to the public, that's all. :)

Would be nice if more would be available, hows the testing going so far?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by masterj85 on 30.08.09 at 03:39:23
Okey, i have it another understand ;) Yeah i think the same :)

My Simfusion works fine, but we are searching for drivers at the moment.

At the inet is nothing available :-[

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 30.08.09 at 13:02:19
Very nice pieces of hardware Tweakstone & masterj85.
Maybe there is someone on a Ati forum who can help with the drivers.
Keep us posted on the tests.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Geri on 31.08.09 at 11:11:38

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaverX on 11.09.09 at 22:35:26
http://www.abload.de/thumb/picture010k1qc.jpg

I wish I had this little card with this chip back in the old days, when I had a Cyrix 233 CPU.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tweakstone on 13.09.09 at 20:58:02
An impression of my IBM Thinkpad Collection:





From front to back:

240X
701C
701Cs
2x 750Cs
755CD
755CDV
600X
2x T23
570E with Ulltrabase attached
390X
380D
770
770Z

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Geri on 17.09.09 at 15:12:03


FX5200 PCI + a silencer from 9800pro, with ducktape technology :D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Geri on 17.09.09 at 15:53:53
this is a common joke in hungary:



sorry :D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ultima on 18.09.09 at 12:46:58
sorry, not to be a joke buster, but in order to claim "ducktape technology", shouldn't you be using ducktape instead of cleartape??

I know ducktape will rip any part right off the card if you were to rip it off again, but still......LOL

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 19.09.09 at 16:32:40
STB nitro DVD (Xenon mpact2 chip)




with a unbelievable 3D performance (P2 400 and 64MB RAM)


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ultima on 19.09.09 at 18:53:44
WOW!! 3dmark99 Max, been a while since I've seen that. :)

Only one that can test 3DFX cards in Glide mode if I'm not mistaken.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 19.09.09 at 19:12:09

exxe wrote on 19.09.09 at 16:32:40:
STB nitro DVD (Xenon mpact2 chip)




with a unbelievable 3D performance (P2 400 and 64MB RAM)


Very nice. You don't see them often at all, if ever.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 19.09.09 at 19:58:14
1euro @ ebay.de :d

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaVeNsClaw on 21.09.09 at 22:28:40




All 5 games shown on the backside are included and use CGL!  ;D

The Quake 1 upgrade disk is still sealed and the 3D image sticker unused!  :D

Especially Fatal Racing looks very nice! :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by osckhar on 22.09.09 at 01:10:26

Tweakstone wrote on 13.09.09 at 20:58:02:
An impression of my IBM Thinkpad Collection:





From front to back:

240X
701C
701Cs
2x 750Cs
755CD
755CDV
600X
2x T23
570E with Ulltrabase attached
390X
380D
770
770Z


Yeah, impressive IBM collection!!!! I see you love IBM laptops! :)

Oscar.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 22.09.09 at 12:18:50

RaVeNsClaw wrote on 21.09.09 at 22:28:40:
*snip *snip *snip

All 5 games shown on the backside are included and use CGL!  ;D

The Quake 1 upgrade disk is still sealed and the 3D image sticker unused!  :D

Especially Fatal Racing looks very nice! :)


Wow cool! I've got exactly the same, but the box is in Italian. Couldn't see that when I bought it.  :-[

I don't mind selling it if anyone would be interested. :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tweakstone on 22.09.09 at 21:41:52

osckhar wrote on 22.09.09 at 01:10:26:

Tweakstone wrote on 13.09.09 at 20:58:02:
An impression of my IBM Thinkpad Collection:





From front to back:

240X
701C
701Cs
2x 750Cs
755CD
755CDV
600X
2x T23
570E with Ulltrabase attached
390X
380D
770
770Z


Yeah, impressive IBM collection!!!! I see you love IBM laptops! :)

Oscar.


I really do :)
The collection is already expanded by a X60 and will HOPEFULLY be expanded even more by at least 8 other models, that I am searching for.. but most of 'em are extremly rare or expensive..

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 30.09.09 at 19:16:41

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaverX on 30.09.09 at 19:46:37
Very nice soundcard, red PCB at that time was  :o
I'm still dreaming of getting an Gravis Ultrasound Max or Extreme.
And speaking of "dream" and soundcards, and also to stay ontopic :

http://www.abload.de/img/dream35qr.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 30.09.09 at 19:48:31
i have a terratec with dream chip and Black PCB somewhere here...
edit: its here on page 16


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Thandor on 02.10.09 at 21:03:52

exxe wrote on 30.09.09 at 19:48:31:
i have a terratec with dream chip and Black PCB somewhere here...
edit: its here on page 16


You should find, if ever made, some red memory modules! :)

I haven't replied in this topic for a long time so here are some interesting pics:

Intel Xeon 'Irwindale' engineering samle. It's probably an early sample without markings and made on 90nm process with 2MB L2-cache. CPU-z (and the CPUID string in the CPU) indicate an Intel Xeon for socket mPGA604 but this is an LGA775 CPU. It runs hot at 3733MHz (which is default), somewhat unstable and is compatible with very few motherboards.


Just a normal Athlon64 3500+ for S939 but I like the shot with the stickers.


2400MHz AMD Opteron engineering sample (Opteron 2216) which is made almost a year before the actual introduction date. I have two of these (but then 2.6GHz 2218's) running in my server which is going great!


I like the bottom because it's completely flat. CPU's like LGA771/5 and LGA1156/1366 always have SMD chips on the back.


An old top-CPU! Doesn't clock well, though but for the 44th week of 2003 it's not so bad.

Normal Opteron but I like the way how the logo is combined with the CPU.


It's brother.


Normal Athlon XP 2400+.


I bought this CPU to replace my 1700+. It did 2.7GHz using watercooling!


The 1700+ I mentioned before. It never ran at it's default clockspeed and is always been overclocked. I had it running for years despite the CPU is retired it's still indestructible and going strong!


Mobile Athlon 4 with Palomino core. Most normal CPU's with Palomino core (Athlon XP that is) have organic packaging instead of ceramic. The square shaped core looks cool :).

Not exactly hardware but the booklet of a Pentium III Xeon 667.

And to end a classic AMD Athlon 500:

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 02.10.09 at 21:26:00
some nice CPUs
a ES CPU is something i still missing in my collection....

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaverX on 04.10.09 at 15:59:36
Some old Diamond PCI cards  8-)

http://www.abload.de/img/picture00455qt.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/picture005a0tr.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/picture006a4aj.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/picture00731of.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 07.10.09 at 01:11:24
@Thandor very nice Samples and also great pics.

On the same subject a few interesting CPUs from my side:

Northwood ES 1733Mhz s478 & P4 570 ES 3.8Ghz 1Mb LGA775
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/3235/img3286m.th.jpg

Xeon Prestonia 2.0Ghz 512k ES
http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/5946/img3288d.th.jpg

Pentium Extreme 965 ES 3,73Ghz LGA775 - last desktop model with HT before the new Core I7 series.
http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/5905/img3299w.th.jpg

Have not had the pleasure of finding a AMD based Engineering Sample.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Geri on 07.10.09 at 01:19:10
Some socket 7 cpu's (again, becouse post lost by the forum upgarde)




Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 07.10.09 at 23:52:24

Man, can't believe it's that long ago that I posted some new pictures of hardware. Got married in June, and have done nothing but working very hard to pay the bills. And because I run my own business, I'm responsible for everything. Found some time to take some pics of some hardware. Oh yea, couldn't take my collection to my new home (too small), so have to keep it at my parents place, making it even harder to mess about with my cards.

Anyway, here goes :

The two Savage4 Xtreme's, and the Savage3D are all Cherry picked samples by Engineers to make a good impression at a certain trade show.

Apart from that, they are all retail. Note the Diamond Edge 3D 3240, had been looking for that card for over 2 years, finally found it, with all the CD's, gamepad, gameport, all for £0.99, nobody bid on it. Easily worth £80.  :)




http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/884/007k.th.jpg http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9043/008ek.th.jpg http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9521/012he.th.jpg http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/6862/013gc.th.jpg http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2585/015bp.th.jpg http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/8647/016io.th.jpg

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/6438/017ef.th.jpg http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7905/019xq.th.jpg http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/2185/022zw.th.jpg http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/1482/023rt.th.jpg http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/5499/024xy.th.jpg
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/222/025th.th.jpg http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/7664/026y.th.jpg http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/4081/027s.th.jpg http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4039/028sfa.th.jpg http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/8825/029b.th.jpg




Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaverX on 11.10.09 at 13:12:27
Mobility chips (meant for laptop) on AGP cards :)

http://www.abload.de/img/picture008dowp.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/picture009tpio.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by razrx on 19.10.09 at 16:07:16
My new Voodoo5 motherboard.  I had the item sent to badcaps.net for capacitor replacement to ensure a safe motherboard for now and in the future.

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm241/razr_x/th_8k5a2p1.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 21.10.09 at 19:01:27
http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_4946c23ejg.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaverX on 24.10.09 at 15:54:22
Well, if we're talking about Intel slot1 CPU's...

http://www.abload.de/img/picture014h6hg.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 24.10.09 at 18:13:58
Soyo Dragon 333
some sockel A CPU as mockup
Alpha pal8045 with a slightly pimped 80er fan
Zalman ZM-NB47J
2x 256MB Kingston HyperX
Voodoo5 5500 AGP




edit




Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 26.10.09 at 16:55:44
Elsa Erazor II-A16
16MB nvidia riva TNT


http://www.tdfx.de/pic/other/nv_riva_tnt_01b.JPG

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 22.12.09 at 14:36:36
Yes yes yes yes yes finally found one, after searching an eternity. Probably one of the rarest cards. I still cannot believe it. :o

A Video Logic Neon250!

(Better pictures on the way)

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9607/videologicneon250.th.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by masterj85 on 22.12.09 at 17:39:43
@Tim:Pleas create a new thread for this card after recived.

Thats a very good catch. Is it from ebay? Uk ore US?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 22.12.09 at 20:59:42

masterj85 wrote on 22.12.09 at 17:39:43:
@Tim:Pleas create a new thread for this card after recived.

Thats a very good catch. Is it from ebay? Uk ore US?


Yes, it was in an eBay auction listed with the wrong name of the card. I found the auction just by doing a bit of searching, not my normal searches. I'm very lucky to have found it. I've been looking for one everyday for the last 1,5 year. Was only £4.81.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 23.12.09 at 01:03:23
Darn that's a hot one ;D

* wants one too.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 23.12.09 at 12:10:44

NitroX infinity wrote on 23.12.09 at 01:03:23:
* 51766B6D7047407671797671766B661F0 wants one too.


If I spot another one, I will let you know.  :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 23.12.09 at 20:05:38


Some trial pictures of the Videologic Neon250. I'm not very good with cameras, I need to learn some more.


http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/1016/frontorh.th.jpg http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/3926/profilef.th.jpg http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/5990/backpm.th.jpg http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/7092/stickerq.th.jpg


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by masterj85 on 23.12.09 at 20:21:30
You are a very lucky guy ;) gratulation.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 23.12.09 at 20:39:58

masterj85 wrote on 23.12.09 at 20:21:30:
You are a very lucky guy ;) gratulation.


Thanks!

What's interesting is, that it seems to have been marketed under the Imagination brand (Videologic renamed), as Pixelperfect. I don't know of any other Neon250 with this sticker. I might have to ask somebody that worked at Videologic. I will give him a PM to ask what the deal is.

I wonder what the Bios will say on the card. It looks like the Bios sticker has been altered.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 24.12.09 at 11:42:02
I asked somebody at Videologic/Imagination Tech. to see what was up with the rebranding?


Quote:
I don't actually have a Neon250 (with the PMX-LC chip) so I don't actually recognise the board.
Just had a quick discussion in the office and "ImagineGraphics" is not us (that's not our phone number for a start and that hasn't changed since I've been with VL/IMG) . What we think is that it is a re-badged card that was used either in slot/arcade/poker machines OR, perhaps, for driving the displays you see in Airports where the monitor is rotated. That could then explain the different bios etc.


Hmm, very very strange. I wonder if it's possible to flash back the Bios. It's 100% Neon250 board design.

I will see if I can get my benchplatform up in the new year and see what it says.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ALLSTARR on 28.12.09 at 19:53:07


*Asus 8800 Ultra SLI
*on Asus Rampage II Extreme
*Intel® Core i7-920 Cooled By Zalman Reserator XT
*Coolermaster Stacker 832 Nvidia Edition
*3 x 1GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 PC3-14400 1800mhz cas 7




Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 09.01.10 at 10:51:53
http://bbs.yjfy.com/UploadFile/2010-1/2010139513771859.jpg
Real 3D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 09.01.10 at 11:04:56

nest wrote on 09.01.10 at 10:51:53:
http://bbs.yjfy.com/UploadFile/2010-1/2010139513771859.jpg
Real 3D


It says problem loading page.  :-[

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 09.01.10 at 11:43:04
http://bbs.yjfy.com/dispbbs.asp?boardID=49&ID=13385&page=1
:-?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 09.01.10 at 11:44:11
http://www.abload.de/img/20101395137718598et7.jpg



edit
yesterday i bought a 2MB i740, hope the agp-texturing works well  ::)

http://images.marketplaceadvisor.channeladvisor.com/fullView.asp?id=249408283&fc=0&img=http://images.marketplaceadvisor.channeladvisor.com/hi/79/78651/intel_graphics_card_001.jpg

more when its here

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 09.01.10 at 12:28:48

nest wrote on 09.01.10 at 11:43:04:
http://bbs.yjfy.com/dispbbs.asp?boardID=49&ID=13385&page=1
:-?


Thanks exxe, I can see the pic now.

Very interesting card nest. A starfighter, but what is the expansion module? MPEG-1/2 decoder board?  :)

Never seen one with that before.  8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 11.01.10 at 19:15:38



Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by goriath on 14.01.10 at 18:50:57



Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by razrx on 14.01.10 at 22:46:23
Sweeeeeeeet box goriath!  I've never seen that one before but the graphics on the front look great.  8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by goriath on 15.01.10 at 01:59:19
Thank you ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by rottentreats on 19.01.10 at 00:25:56





Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 19.01.10 at 01:57:09
Number Nine?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by rottentreats on 19.01.10 at 02:11:03
Yeah, got it brand new for $15. (I figured what the hell since I didnt have any Number Nine's)


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 19.01.10 at 09:11:23
Cool, Number Nine's are always interesting with their hidden messages. I should really make a database with all of the texts on different cards.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 19.01.10 at 10:04:22
http://www.abload.de/thumb/s3_savage4_01m9t6.jpg

+ a little bit of software

=


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 21.01.10 at 14:34:20
http://bbs.yjfy.com/UploadFile/2010-1/201012121153645529.jpg

SpeedSTAR

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by razrx on 21.01.10 at 14:43:03
Cool card.  I like the jumpers on the board that are accessible from the back.  This card shows it's age with the silk screening of, "Assembled in U.S.A."    :o

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 21.01.10 at 23:13:56
CPQ OEM Videologic NEC MG-301
http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/6936/img3123x.th.jpg
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/8145/img3126u.th.jpg


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 22.01.10 at 09:54:11
Hi G1nX, I have no idea what the MG-301 was used for, can you tell me? :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaverX on 22.01.10 at 14:45:02

Tim wrote on 22.01.10 at 09:54:11:
Hi G1nX, I have no idea what the MG-301 was used for, can you tell me? :)


It's an Matrox M3D (if I'm not mistaking) - made for Compaq.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 22.01.10 at 15:18:23

RaverX wrote on 22.01.10 at 14:45:02:

Tim wrote on 22.01.10 at 09:54:11:
Hi G1nX, I have no idea what the MG-301 was used for, can you tell me? :)


It's an Matrox M3D (if I'm not mistaking) - made for Compaq.


I'm certain it's not that, that was the NEC PC 3DEngine. It's definitely different.

http://www.yjfy.com/images/oldhard/video/pc_3dEngine-7.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 22.01.10 at 19:09:53


http://www.abload.de/thumb/i740_2mb_01bn15u.jpghttp://www.abload.de/thumb/i740_2mb_03q3tg.jpghttp://www.abload.de/thumb/i740_2mb_04d3a7.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 22.01.10 at 23:17:32

Tim wrote on 22.01.10 at 15:18:23:

RaverX wrote on 22.01.10 at 14:45:02:

Tim wrote on 22.01.10 at 09:54:11:
Hi G1nX, I have no idea what the MG-301 was used for, can you tell me? :)


It's an Matrox M3D (if I'm not mistaking) - made for Compaq.


I'm certain it's not that, that was the NEC PC 3DEngine. It's definitely different.

http://www.yjfy.com/images/oldhard/video/pc_3dEngine-7.jpg


Hi Tim,
I don't have all the details about it but what i know the card is from the same generation of Videologic Graphics accelerators as PCX1. It was more expensive, scalable having separate ISP, TSP that were used in arcade machines and PCs .
"PowerVR has been adopted as the advanced 3D graphics accelerator by some of the world's leading PC suppliers, including Compaq Computers, the largest PC manufacturer worldwide, with the Presario 8000 range"
"NEC's ISP and TSP for arcade systems are fully scalable. Designers can boost systems performance using multiple ISP chips, multiple CPUs and/or higher performance CPUs.
The TSP and ISP are packaged in plastic 352-pin perimeter ball grid array “BGA” redirects here
NEC's single-chip PCX1 is slated for sampling in Q2 `96 and volume in Q3 `96.The devices are packaged in 208-pin, plastic quad flat packs (PQFPs). "
Here are some links explaining things in more detail:
http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=11170
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/NEC+Electronics+Inc.+debuts+3D+graphics+processor+family+based+on+NEC+...-a018030570
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/comp.answers/pc-hardware-faq/3dgraphics-cards/part1/
http://stason.org/TULARC/pc/3d-graphics-cards-faq/CS11_VideoLogic_PowerVR.html

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 23.01.10 at 11:17:36

I forgot I know somebody who works at Videologic/Imagination Tech.

Let me ask him if he knows anything about this card. :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by paulpsomiadis on 23.01.10 at 21:50:57

Quote:
I'm certain it's not that, that was the NEC PC 3DEngine. It's definitely different.

http://www.yjfy.com/images/oldhard/video/pc_3dEngine-7.jpg


So it was kinda like a PowerVR version of the Voodoo 2 - except it was multi-scalable, so you could use more than two...?

BTW - I'm just guessing here... :P

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 24.01.10 at 09:16:40
G1nX, you were right! :)


Quote:
That's a Midas 3 card, which pre-dates PCX1. It was shipped with some Compaq machines. The chip to the top left is the ISP (polygon/hidden surface processor), top right, TSP (texturing and shading), and the bottom is the PCI bridge. The original plan was for an arcade system with multiple ISPs, hence separate chips.

These all got merged (with additional improvements) to become PCX1.



And on the NEC PC3DEngine :


Quote:
That vaguely rings a bell. I would guess PCX1


I learn something new everyday, even now!

Very nice bro! Congrats.  8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 24.01.10 at 11:47:45

Quote:
Midas3 was only produced in small numbers, initially as a development platform, but it was also shipped in some Compaq machines as PCX1 hadn't quite come back from the fab at the time Compaq wanted them. I think it was only a few thousand but it meant extra driver revisions.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 25.01.10 at 00:17:25
Thank you Tim.
I was also intrigued about the card when I found it in an old computer warehouse. The only other photo of it was on www.yfjy.com and few details about the specs that were in the links in my previous post.
It's very handy that you know someone from Videologic as it clears up that being produced in limited numbers the CPQ part numbers don't turn up much details nor any other labels on it.
From what I gather they didn't get to use this chip set into arcade machines but if they made a few prototypes does the person at Videologic know of any examples; perhaps with more than 1xISP,1xTSP?
Cheers,
G1nX

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 25.01.10 at 17:34:07
No problem at all G1nX, you're very much welcome, here is his reply :


Quote:
There were some with 2 ISPs. The board supported up to 4 (but I never saw any with more than 2) but the design only allowed for 1 TSP which, in all honesty, would have quickly been a bottleneck unless you had lots of shadows.

It was driven by a MIPs 5000 and also had slave daughter cards that each had a MIPs 5000 with local memory for offloading T&L. A long time ago I did have pictures of these on the web.


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 28.01.10 at 14:56:53

Tim wrote on 25.01.10 at 17:34:07:
No problem at all G1nX, you're very much welcome, here is his reply :


Quote:
There were some with 2 ISPs. The board supported up to 4 (but I never saw any with more than 2) but the design only allowed for 1 TSP which, in all honesty, would have quickly been a bottleneck unless you had lots of shadows.

It was driven by a MIPs 5000 and also had slave daughter cards that each had a MIPs 5000 with local memory for offloading T&L. A long time ago I did have pictures of these on the web.

Thank you very much Tim.
Those 2 ISP boards must be nice and very rare.
While searching for the part numbers I found the Compaq names for the Midas3 card
240111-001 ASSY  POWER VR 3D 3 CHIP
240113-001 SPS-BD GRHCS 3D V1 NOT AVAIL FOR REPLMNT
I think these got replaced in the Compaq portfolio by the Diamond Monster3D Voodoo Graphics card.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 28.01.10 at 18:57:27

G1nX wrote on 28.01.10 at 14:56:53:

Tim wrote on 25.01.10 at 17:34:07:
No problem at all G1nX, you're very much welcome, here is his reply :


Quote:
There were some with 2 ISPs. The board supported up to 4 (but I never saw any with more than 2) but the design only allowed for 1 TSP which, in all honesty, would have quickly been a bottleneck unless you had lots of shadows.

It was driven by a MIPs 5000 and also had slave daughter cards that each had a MIPs 5000 with local memory for offloading T&L. A long time ago I did have pictures of these on the web.

Thank you very much Tim.
Those 2 ISP boards must be nice and very rare.
While searching for the part numbers I found the Compaq names for the Midas3 card
240111-001 ASSY  POWER VR 3D 3 CHIP
240113-001 SPS-BD GRHCS 3D V1 NOT AVAIL FOR REPLMNT
I think these got replaced in the Compaq portfolio by the Diamond Monster3D Voodoo Graphics card.


Hmm very interesting, that must be the case then. Seems that they went from PowerVR to Voodoo, probably because the Voodoo was so popular.

Thos two ISP boards would indeed be very rare.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaverX on 28.01.10 at 22:35:49
Here's another card made for Compaq.

http://www.abload.de/thumb/picturer9y8.jpg

I love sandwich cards  ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by masterj85 on 28.01.10 at 23:47:02
Nice, a Matrox Mystik from Compaq with Rainbowrunermodule :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 29.01.10 at 17:27:42
Mystique

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by masterj85 on 29.01.10 at 20:27:03
Ohh, youre right. My fault :D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 29.01.10 at 23:44:11
Nice sandwich Raver ;)

Same reseller Compaq different card Diamond FireGL4000
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/5451/img3141c.th.jpg
http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/3585/img3144i.th.jpg
A few technical details
"The Fire GL 4000 is powered by the Mitsubishi 3Dpro/2MP chipset. It features 31MB of 3DRAM/CDRAM and a RAMDAC speed of 220 MHz. It will provide CAD/CAM, simulation and visualization using OpenGL and HEIDI."

http://stason.org/TULARC/pc/graphics-cards/C-D/DIAMOND-MULTIMEDIA-SYSTEMS-INC-VGA-FIRE-GL-4000.html
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-20460796.html
http://www.yjfy.com/images/oldhard/video/FIREGL4000.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 06.02.10 at 15:41:32
3Dlabs Oxygen GVX1, Permedia 3 32MB and Gamma T&L


and another i740

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 06.02.10 at 17:34:13
The i740 looks like NFR.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Thandor on 06.02.10 at 17:57:51
But the i740-chip doesn't state 'Intel secret' so I'm not sure if it's NFR :). The card looks cool, though ;).

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 06.02.10 at 18:01:25
yjfy hav it also w/o cooler or heatsink

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 06.02.10 at 21:59:37
late this day i get my boxed Tyan Tachyon 9800 pro
yes, Tyan also sold 3D-Cards and you know Tachyons are FAST


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by goriath on 07.02.10 at 02:49:34
It looks like very impressive card 8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 07.02.10 at 08:58:35
it is impressive
Hardware Monitoring inclusive two temperature sensors
some MHz more for the R350 VPU
also passive cooling for the memory on the back

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 07.02.10 at 09:41:12

Thandor wrote on 06.02.10 at 17:57:51:
But the i740-chip doesn't state 'Intel secret' so I'm not sure if it's NFR :). The card looks cool, though ;).


I guess not all of them had that on them :

http://www.tga3dx.com/Pic/1998/1998_02_Intel_i740_Starfighter_PCI_Prototype_front.jpg

Nice card that Tyan card. :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gdonovan on 07.02.10 at 14:02:05

Tim wrote on 07.02.10 at 09:41:12:

Thandor wrote on 06.02.10 at 17:57:51:
But the i740-chip doesn't state 'Intel secret' so I'm not sure if it's NFR :). The card looks cool, though ;).


I guess not all of them had that on them :

http://www.tga3dx.com/Pic/1998/1998_02_Intel_i740_Starfighter_PCI_Prototype_front.jpg

Nice card that Tyan card. :)


Always liked the i740 board, my first AGP card.

Good image quality, great drivers. Use to play Quake2 online with it, was paired with my Wicked3d board.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 11.02.10 at 17:55:30
did someone have the driver for this chip?



Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 11.02.10 at 18:05:28
I think a standard VESA driver should suffice since it's a 2D only chip (if I'm not mistaking).

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 11.02.10 at 18:09:13
it have basic 3D, what i want to test

was used on the first hercules rush cards (this with dual PCB) later the aT25 came how is a aT3D w/o the 3D-Functions to work with Voodoo Rush


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 11.02.10 at 22:17:01

exxe wrote on 11.02.10 at 18:09:13:
it have basic 3D, what i want to test

was used on the first hercules rush cards (this with dual PCB) later the aT25 came how is a aT3D w/o the 3D-Functions to work with Voodoo Rush


Ravensclaw should have it exxe.

Yes it should have 3D, I think it lacks Biliniar filtering though, or something along those lines.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by goriath on 11.02.10 at 22:25:10
@exxe

I own just the same card. Not assure anything, but I will try to do a search for you in my stuff ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 14.02.10 at 20:29:47
CirrusLogic GD5465 aka Laguna 3D

http://www.abload.de/thumb/cirruslogic_gd5465_01bm26f.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by rottentreats on 14.02.10 at 20:30:40

exxe wrote on 14.02.10 at 20:29:47:
CirrusLogic GD5465 aka Laguna 3D

http://www.abload.de/thumb/cirruslogic_gd5465_01bm26f.jpg


Still havent learned how to link images properly?

Again, replace the first image URL with the "Direktlink" code from Abload.  The second URL is the thumbnail and can remain.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 14.02.10 at 20:33:56

exxe wrote on 14.02.10 at 20:29:47:
CirrusLogic GD5465 aka Laguna 3D

http://www.abload.de/thumb/cirruslogic_gd5465_01bm26f.jpg


Nice pic, nice card.

Try and find this one, it's very hard to find :

Creative Blaster CT6500 PCI

http://www.tga3dx.com/Pic/1996/1996_12_Cirrus_Logic_Laguna_3D_%282%29.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 14.02.10 at 23:33:07

exxe wrote on 14.02.10 at 20:29:47:
CirrusLogic GD5465 aka Laguna 3D

Great pictures as always exxe.

I have here a Cornerstone Accel3 with GD5465 chip. 
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/203/img3100g.th.jpg
http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/3827/img3096l.th.jpg
Gary had a picture of a reference board with such a layout a few pages back.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 15.02.10 at 09:37:24

Tim wrote on 14.02.10 at 20:33:56:
Try and find this one, it's very hard to find :



you say that so easy
i have no time to look at ebay 10h a day, and not many money

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 15.02.10 at 13:06:32

exxe wrote on 15.02.10 at 09:37:24:

Tim wrote on 14.02.10 at 20:33:56:
Try and find this one, it's very hard to find :


you say that so easy
i have no time to look at ebay 10h a day, and not many money


And I do have a lot of time? I check eBay about twice a day.

No you don't have much money, especially after buying certain cards.  ;D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 15.02.10 at 16:52:44
http://tdfx.de/ger/pictures.shtml
google translate helps, i hope

http://www.abload.de/thumb/matrox_g400_16mb_01blyam.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/matrox_productiva_g1000x9t.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/tseng_et6000_4mb_01buxll.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/trident_blade3d_01b7bzq.jpg


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 15.02.10 at 21:27:14
So you don't use the zoom at all? You just move the tripod up and down? The translation confused me somewhat.

Also, how do you use paint.net to adjust the white balance?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 16.02.10 at 17:48:01
no, no zoom

i dont adjust the white balance with paint.net

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 16.02.10 at 18:26:52

exxe wrote on 16.02.10 at 17:48:01:
no, no zoom

i dont adjust the white balance with paint.net


It says :

Nachbearbeitet werden die Bilder mit Paint.net, damit der Hintergrund auch wirklich 100%ig Weiß wird

:-?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 16.02.10 at 18:46:49
i fill the background white
out of cam there a some shadows and gray spots

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 27.02.10 at 10:20:04
i killed a socket8 CPU this morning  ::)



cache-die
resized and as big as possible with my setup



Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Drakan Player on 27.02.10 at 15:44:32
All you would had to do was melt the lead soldier that held the cap.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Geri on 27.02.10 at 21:36:24
i think i am not yet showd this:

btw, drakan rulez ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 27.02.10 at 22:05:49

Geri wrote on 27.02.10 at 21:36:24:
i think i am not yet showd this:

btw, drakan rulez ;)


Pic doesn't show Geri.

Edit : shows now. Try uploading to imageshack and such, the site you hosted at is quite slow here.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 28.02.10 at 07:49:26

Drakan Player wrote on 27.02.10 at 15:44:32:
All you would had to do was melt the lead soldier that held the cap.


thats what i tried before

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Drakan Player on 01.03.10 at 16:54:44

exxe wrote on 28.02.10 at 07:49:26:

Drakan Player wrote on 27.02.10 at 15:44:32:
All you would had to do was melt the lead soldier that held the cap.


thats what i tried before



A small torch would have done the job or a gas stove but most these days only got electric. The looks on their faces are priceless when they see a good old wood burning stove.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by sb306 on 02.03.10 at 00:11:49

exxe wrote on 27.02.10 at 10:20:04:
i killed a socket8 CPU this morning  ::)



cache-die
resized and as big as possible with my setup



Thanks for those pics. Ive never actually seen chips in that way before. Interesting. ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Leveller on 02.03.10 at 23:02:34

exxe wrote on 27.02.10 at 10:20:04:
i killed a socket8 CPU this morning  ::)



cache-die
resized and as big as possible with my setup



How on earth did you manage to do that  :o
I've seen them explode when there has not been a heatsink on it,running at full pelt,but how did you do that  :-?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 02.03.10 at 23:22:28
Hammer time!


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 02.03.10 at 23:30:07
"This image or video has been moved or deleted"

*Cough*

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 03.03.10 at 09:26:16
Meh, post fail. lol

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 03.03.10 at 23:14:00
A very rare card, Videologic Apocalypse 5D Sonic (boxed)

I'm trying some different lighting, and new tripod. Doesn't look too bad, but don't know how to improve. I think I will register with a photography forum, see if I can get some professional advice.

http://www.abload.de/thumb/p1050615pqcb.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/p1050617moca.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by endo on 03.03.10 at 23:38:47
Very interesting card!

Tseng Labs ET6100(2D), NEC Power VR(3D), and ESS Audio :O

Nice find!


Tim wrote on 03.03.10 at 23:14:00:
A very rare card, Videologic Apocalypse 5D Sonic (boxed)

I'm trying some different lighting, and new tripod. Doesn't look too bad, but don't know how to improve. I think I will register with a photography forum, see if I can get some professional advice.

http://www.abload.de/thumb/p1050615pqcb.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/p1050617moca.jpg


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 03.03.10 at 23:42:38
Thanks!

Yes it's a crazy card in a way, a bit like NV1, everything on one board. :)

Took me literally two years or so to find one, then I saw that somebody had one on a forum, asked if he wanted to sell it, he did, and here it is. In fact, this is the only high res pic I know of!

I should have a normal 5D (without sound) on the way soon.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ps47 on 04.03.10 at 18:27:28
congrats on another rare find,geez,I would really like to know how you do it,is there a summon spell or something?

;D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 04.03.10 at 19:23:02

ps47 wrote on 04.03.10 at 18:27:28:
congrats on another rare find,geez,I would really like to know how you do it,is there a summon spell or something?

;D


Well, if you think about it, most cards are only an email away. You just need to find the card, find the person who owns it, and find his or her email address. Sounds simple, but it isn't!! lol

Edit: And you need to talk the talk, very important. "Here is £100, give me the card" does NOT work. You need to be 100% genuine in what you say.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 06.03.10 at 21:16:15


100% crop ooc  :D



Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 06.03.10 at 23:11:20
With some tips from exxe!! Thanks! :) :)

(Could still do with a little bit of cropping though, next time lol)

http://www.abload.de/img/p1050615white2wallpapewa4j.jpg


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 07.03.10 at 12:10:44
Very nice find Tim. Congrats.

My photographing skills aren't much but here we have an Intergraph Reactor aka Intense3D 100

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/7823/img3442m.th.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by RaverX on 07.03.10 at 18:32:10
Uuhmmm, nice, Quake bundle...shareware, but still QUAKE !!!

Here's something nice (I put a P2 there too, because it has to be something hardware - but what would we do with our hardware, if we wouldn't have such nice games...)

http://www.abload.de/thumb/quakeandp20jh1.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 08.03.10 at 09:12:29

G1nX wrote on 07.03.10 at 12:10:44:
Very nice find Tim. Congrats.

My photographing skills aren't much but here we have an Intergraph Reactor aka Intense3D 100

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/7823/img3442m.th.jpg


Phew, that's one nice card. I don't think I've ever seen a boxed one. :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 08.03.10 at 14:29:29

Tim wrote on 08.03.10 at 09:12:29:

G1nX wrote on 07.03.10 at 12:10:44:
Very nice find Tim. Congrats.

My photographing skills aren't much but here we have an Intergraph Reactor aka Intense3D 100

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/7823/img3442m.th.jpg


Phew, that's one nice card. I don't think I've ever seen a boxed one. :)


Yeah it was a nice surprise for me also to fine one sealed but I could not resist and had to take a look inside  ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 08.03.10 at 18:52:20

G1nX wrote on 08.03.10 at 14:29:29:

Tim wrote on 08.03.10 at 09:12:29:

G1nX wrote on 07.03.10 at 12:10:44:
Very nice find Tim. Congrats.

My photographing skills aren't much but here we have an Intergraph Reactor aka Intense3D 100

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/7823/img3442m.th.jpg


Phew, that's one nice card. I don't think I've ever seen a boxed one. :)


Yeah it was a nice surprise for me also to fine one sealed but I could not resist and had to take a look inside  ;)


I know the feeling, otherwise you can't use/play with it. :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by oldskool on 08.03.10 at 22:09:18
I don't think I could resist opening a sealed box  :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ultima on 09.03.10 at 09:55:12
I would be able to, just cause of the fact that the second you open it, it drops to 25% of it's sealed value.

But I'd never buy one in the 1st place, I want the cards so I can use em.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by oldskool on 09.03.10 at 10:23:00

ultima wrote on 09.03.10 at 09:55:12:
I would be able to, just cause of the fact that the second you open it, it drops to 25% of it's sealed value.

But I'd never buy one in the 1st place, I want the cards so I can use em.

It is what they are for after all :)
With a sealed one you get the smell of new electronics burning in for a few days as well.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 10.03.10 at 23:45:26
Well I guess it depends on the individual if he or she wants to retain the value of the sealed item for a future resale or just keep it in an unsealed manner with content revealed for occasional use.
On the photo topic here's a Jazz Outlaw3D PCI
http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/91/img3460dz.th.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by oldskool on 11.03.10 at 18:43:13
Ahhh the joys of laminate floors and PC's......

Nice bricks, Taiwanese packaging at its best :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 11.03.10 at 23:15:00
That is one helluva nice find Gino.

I think that is one of, if not the best colour PCB ever made.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Maf on 12.03.10 at 01:12:28

Tim wrote on 11.03.10 at 23:15:00:
I think that is one of, if not the best colour PCB ever made.


Agreed :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Leveller on 12.03.10 at 02:55:12

Maf wrote on 12.03.10 at 01:12:28:

Tim wrote on 11.03.10 at 23:15:00:
I think that is one of, if not the best colour PCB ever made.


Agreed :)
Hopefully tomorrow,I'll be getting one that is nicer than that  :o

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by endo on 12.03.10 at 06:55:50
Heres my first effort of taking a close up, I really need like a light or something instead of using flash though.

This PCB is similar to that colour of the above cards, excuse my terrible photography skills!


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Leveller on 12.03.10 at 17:12:05
Got this baby today

Hercules Prophet 9000 64MB PCI card


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ultima on 13.03.10 at 16:18:05
One of my 1st actual posts in this thread with a picture, so here's my just received Else Gloria L/MX

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/5035/tiltedview.th.jpg
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/7809/sideviewt.th.jpg
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/5834/fullview.th.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Maf on 13.03.10 at 16:36:03

ultima wrote on 13.03.10 at 16:18:05:
One of my 1st actual posts in this thread with a picture, so here's my just received Else Gloria L/MX

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/5035/tiltedview.th.jpg
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/7809/sideviewt.th.jpg
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/5834/fullview.th.jpg


What is this blueish IBM chip responsible for? My Weitek card also has it.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 13.03.10 at 17:28:22
its a RAMDAC
i also have one of this, this are 2MB EDOs

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ultima on 13.03.10 at 17:51:13
these Gloria L/MX cards are pretty common aren't they??

Tho not much info I can find regarding specs.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 16.03.10 at 11:48:27
back to green

http://www.abload.de/thumb/rendition_v2200_pci_01xk7m.jpg

http://www.abload.de/thumb/n9_t2r4_32mb_agp_openlvwqf.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Leveller on 16.03.10 at 21:02:39
Can anyone tell me anything about this card,never heard of them before  :-/


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Thandor on 16.03.10 at 21:13:29
thandor.net - object - SR 9 :).

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 16.03.10 at 21:14:24
should be have S3 Chipset
SR9 something

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Leveller on 16.03.10 at 21:38:31
Thanks guys,I knew someone here would know  ;)

Are they quite common or rare,like I say,never seen one before and I've had 100's of graphics cards  :-/

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 16.03.10 at 21:56:57
not very rare but also not like sand on the beach

there are also a DVI Version out there
and one with TV-out via daughterboard

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Leveller on 16.03.10 at 22:12:22
Cheers  ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 19.03.10 at 01:30:50
White balance on my older pics a page or two back wasn't really correct, fixed it now, and it's looking better. Quick background fix could have been better though lol. :)

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/5729/p1060019wallpaper.th.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 19.03.10 at 01:39:59
Getting the white balance right can be one of the most important things I have found. My lamps are 6400k, I set my camera to 6400k, and the colours were all messed up. I set a custom white balance, and voila. :)

(Pic unedited, straight out of cam)


http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/8480/p1050823.th.jpg http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/6899/p1060026z.th.jpg




Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by oldskool on 20.03.10 at 12:37:01
My old kt266 board  :D

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/4840/blowncap.th.jpg

BANG! :o

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 20.03.10 at 20:07:42

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 21.03.10 at 10:06:46
White balance set to 18% Grey card. Colours look great!  8-)


http://www.abload.de/thumb/p10601723ul2.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/p1060173x5jb.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/p1060190c526.jpghttp://www.abload.de/thumb/p1060189buzb.jpg 

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Drakan Player on 26.03.10 at 00:02:23




http://img35.imageshack.us/i/pict0029h.jpg/

http://img267.imageshack.us/i/pict0030i.jpg/
Diamond Stealth 2 G460 8 mb i740

The 7900gtx duo shows up time to time on eBay but can be pricey especially the quadro fx 4500x2. It is heavy and very fragile compared to most cards and won't run in most boards (pci-e switch) issue prevented my xfx780i from booting it from booting along with the other. The coolers are very difficult to get and only have enough for one card. 

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 26.03.10 at 00:23:44




http://www.abload.de/img/1997_02_bitboys_oy_pyrlxwb.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ultima on 26.03.10 at 10:02:06
awesome card Tim, that is like 1 of 3 known to exist right??

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 26.03.10 at 18:46:55

ultima wrote on 26.03.10 at 10:02:06:
awesome card Tim, that is like 1 of 3 known to exist right??


Quite a few Pyramid3D's were made, probably about 200 or so, I can't fully remember. Most were send to software developers, such as game studios. When Tritech closed their doors, most boards got lost. I think there are a few left at the Bitboys Oy office.

That reminds me, I need to ask Mika (founder) if there still are some metal briefcases that the P3D's came in.

You were probably thinking about the Avalance3D. Only about 5 were made. Mine is the only one outside of the company apparently.

I haven't edited the picture yet, but here it is :




http://www.abload.de/img/2002_09_bitboys_oy_axeg8wy.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 29.03.10 at 17:16:24

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 31.03.10 at 00:36:36
Some more colours, imagine a GTX 480 with purple PCB!



http://img13.abload.de/img/1995_11_3dfx_v1_quantu52mf.jpg



http://img13.abload.de/img/2002_02_nvidia_geforcer1ee.jpg



http://img13.abload.de/img/2003_10_nvidia_geforcer3gi.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Maf on 04.04.10 at 09:12:21
Previous owner of this ASUS P3B-F was a dirty guy, so I decided to clean it properly ;)




Now it looks like brand new and seems to be working fine :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by oldskool on 04.04.10 at 18:35:58
NIce, did you rinse with de-ionised water and how long did it take to dry out properly (in oven)

Squeaky clean  8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by rottentreats on 04.04.10 at 20:07:50
I recently got an Abit VP6 motherboard and it is also very dirty.  I am interested in this washing process...  Can you please give some directions so I can attempt to clean this baby up properly? (hot soapy water and a brush, then rinsed with distilled water I would assume.  How long and at what temperature in the oven?)

(I already cleaned up the boxed area with a q-tip and some rubbing alcohol)


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ALLSTARR on 04.04.10 at 20:11:17
Are we seriously???????lolzz

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Maf on 04.04.10 at 21:18:12
I used warm water with PUR dishwashing balsam and a mild rectangular painting brush (similar to these: http://img20.allegroimg.pl/photos/oryginal/963/19/55/963195533). After cleaning with regular water using shower, I simply spilled on it from top about 2.5 L of deionized water used for ironing, then pre-dryed with towel and then 10 mins with hair dryer. And then it was laying loose for about 7 days, so I assumed it is ready for action ;)

But, the only issue is that when I switch it off during POST or completly cut-off PSU, it looses it's JumerFree cpu settings - in other words, it thinks, that there's a new cpu put in and asks me for proper settings. Can you help with thisi? I didn't test this mobo before cleaning, so I can't tell if this is my fault ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by oldskool on 04.04.10 at 23:07:33
Is the battery ok ? Water can linger under chips for a long time, most of the stuff on youtube they blow dry with a heatgun or sit it in the oven.Maybe you could dry it off in your new v6k cabinet rottentreats.
There was a shop locally that used to "wash" motherboards and sell them as new until they got sent to jail.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 06.04.10 at 17:31:41
http://bbs.yjfy.com/dispbbs.asp?boardid=50&id=13482&star=1&page=1

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 07.04.10 at 12:41:32
Something interesting in the post.

G80 Engineering Sample.










Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ultima on 07.04.10 at 13:13:12
where do you get all those eng. samples?? Are there any sites that "frequently" have those, or are you just one of those guys that knows the right people??

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 07.04.10 at 13:18:57

ultima wrote on 07.04.10 at 13:13:12:
where do you get all those eng. samples?? Are there any sites that "frequently" have those, or are you just one of those guys that knows the right people??


Funnily enough, I usually get things from the right people, or new people that I 'meet', like you said. But this one just popped up on eBay! Nobody really bid on it, so I got this one at a ridiculously low price.

He said he got it from his friend, I've asked the details about it, he still needs to get back to me.

It seems like a bring up board. Board doesn't have any outputs, so they must have been talking to it directly. Very interesting heatsink-ish device on the top.

Maybe it was the first batch of A2 chips that came back from TMSC.

We will see soon, shouldn't take too long in the post.

(I'm actually still running my 8800 GTX at the moment, so it will be nice to have them side by side)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 07.04.10 at 13:33:07
Things that are on the way as well :

This lot is from a well known ex reviewer, he saw my site, and he told me he had been waiting for something like this to come along so he could donate his collection.

ps. This is only part 1.

Have fun deciphering which cards they are. I think I can name about 80% of them, the rest I'm not too sure about. Plenty of Engineering/Review/Pre-production/Reference samples in there, together with a few really, really rare ones, like the S3 Deltachrome boards as seen here :

http://hothardware.com/Articles/S3s-DeltaChrome/



http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/964/dsc05017q.th.jpg http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/4994/dsc05015v.th.jpg http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/4188/dsc05014p.th.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by rottentreats on 07.04.10 at 13:55:53
Congrats Tim!!!  :o :o

That is freaking amazing!  Glad to see they are going to the right person.  8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 07.04.10 at 14:06:08

rottentreats wrote on 07.04.10 at 13:55:53:
Congrats Tim!!!

That is freaking amazing!  Glad to see they are going to the right person.


Thanks!

It is, I couldn't believe it, I was excited like a little kid, still am actually come to think of it!  ;D

Apparently, his next lot there is a Quantum3D review sample in a wooden box. I wonder what that one is.  :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Drakan Player on 07.04.10 at 15:59:32
That G80 eng sample is very interesting the pcp is very different to that or a production unit.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 07.04.10 at 18:13:25
what is this for a dual head card in the middel, ricght of that elsa riva 128 ?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 07.04.10 at 18:38:09

exxe wrote on 07.04.10 at 18:13:25:
what is this for a dual head card in the middel, ricght of that elsa riva 128 ?


That's part of the 20% I'm either unsure of or don't know!  ;D

I really don't know.

I will let you know as soon as they come in.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 07.04.10 at 19:42:48
Very nice finds Tim. Congrats!
The G80 is indeed interesting pcb has only one SLI connector and I guess higher quality pictures will reveal more.
As for the donated cards I think you hit the Jackpot. Some are pretty rare even in production form.
Cheers,
G1nX


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Drakan Player on 07.04.10 at 20:45:19

exxe wrote on 07.04.10 at 18:13:25:
what is this for a dual head card in the middel, ricght of that elsa riva 128 ?


Well it has a external ramdac so it is most likely a geforce 3 or geforce 4.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 07.04.10 at 20:56:55

Drakan Player wrote on 07.04.10 at 20:45:19:

exxe wrote on 07.04.10 at 18:13:25:
what is this for a dual head card in the middel, ricght of that elsa riva 128 ?


Well it has a external ramdac so it is most likely a geforce 3 or geforce 4.


external ramdac?
wo talk about different cards i think

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 07.04.10 at 23:28:54
I think that Dual GPU with the copper heatsinks is a Volari V5 Duo or V8 Duo.

Edit; think I'm right; http://www.tga3dx.com/2003.html
http://www.tga3dx.com/Pic/2003/2003_09_XGI_Volari_V8_Duo_Ultra.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 07.04.10 at 23:59:50

NitroX infinity wrote on 07.04.10 at 23:28:54:
I think that Dual GPU with the copper heatsinks is a Volari V5 Duo or V8 Duo.

Edit; think I'm right; http://www.tga3dx.com/2003.html
http://www.tga3dx.com/Pic/2003/2003_09_XGI_Volari_V8_Duo_Ultra.jpg


That's right, but I don't think exxe meant that one.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 08.04.10 at 00:03:22
Oops. you're right. I misread his post :+

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 08.04.10 at 16:14:50

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Drakan Player on 09.04.10 at 01:54:38

exxe wrote on 07.04.10 at 20:56:55:

Drakan Player wrote on 07.04.10 at 20:45:19:

exxe wrote on 07.04.10 at 18:13:25:
what is this for a dual head card in the middel, ricght of that elsa riva 128 ?


Well it has a external ramdac so it is most likely a geforce 3 or geforce 4.


external ramdac?
wo talk about different cards i think


No I know that generation rather well, that small chip is a dead give away. ATI very rarely ever use such chips while nvidia had used them in several generations.



See the little chip to the left of the gpu and the right of the I/O bracket.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Drakan Player on 09.04.10 at 01:56:07


Hmmm Matrox

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ultima on 14.04.10 at 21:02:31
A nice picture of my S3 quad display board:

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8526/s3quad3.th.jpg
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2120/s3quad2.th.jpg
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/172/s3quad1.th.jpg
http://img382.imageshack.us/img382/1598/s3quad4.th.jpg

the pics aren't really clear, so I'll make new ones, but my tripod is broken, so a bit harder to take clear pics.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 16.04.10 at 00:14:18

exxe wrote on 08.04.10 at 16:14:50:


It's a Visiontek Geforce 2 MX400 Dual Head Twin View card.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 16.04.10 at 20:28:34
a MX400, okay


and here a edge






http://www.abload.de/thumb/nv_nv1_diamond_2mb_01br2e4.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 17.04.10 at 12:15:38
Nice closeup!

Do you leave the room lights on when you shoot your pictures? The connectors seem to reflect a different lightsource.

http://www.abload.de/img/1995_05_sgs-thomson_stoj8j.jpg

^ That's with a lightent, no yellowish hue on some of the components. I think if you do have one of the lights on in the room, they are reflected in the connectors.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 17.04.10 at 12:40:07
no, no roomlights only the four daylight lamps

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 17.04.10 at 13:09:40
Strange, I wonder where it's coming from then...

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 27.04.10 at 20:21:54

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 28.04.10 at 00:14:49
I've updated my whole site with higher quality pictures of the cards :

http://www.tga3dx.com/Golden-Era.html

Also a few other cards have been added, listed in the updates :

http://www.tga3dx.com/Updates.html


To come are hopefully pictures of the boxes and accessories. It won't take as much time as this though. It nearly drove me insane. Taking the pictures was only a small part of it all. Editing, filling in the background on all pictures was most time consuming, about 365 pics or so.

ps. The reason I've not made the watermark part of the cards is that I did not want to change the view of the cards in any way. It's easy to remove the watermark, but I don't think many people will bother with them anyway. It's more to show where the image came from originally if it's posted in forums etc.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 29.04.10 at 11:21:46
Nice updates and congrats on the V5 6000!

You might want to have a look at the Geforce 2 you added though; the info isn't exactly right;

http://www.tga3dx.com/2001.html#2001_10_nVIDIA_Geforce_2_Ti_Creative

;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 29.04.10 at 11:39:31

NitroX infinity wrote on 29.04.10 at 11:21:46:
Nice updates and congrats on the V5 6000!

You might want to have a look at the Geforce 2 you added though; the info isn't exactly right;

http://www.tga3dx.com/2001.html#2001_10_nVIDIA_Geforce_2_Ti_Creative

;)


Argh, I forgot to edit the template lol. It's changed now.

Thanks! (also for the kind words)

That particular card was my first proper 3D accelerator. I kept it ever since.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 29.04.10 at 17:32:55
more white pixels that hardware on the photos...

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 29.04.10 at 18:50:00

exxe wrote on 29.04.10 at 17:32:55:
more white pixels that hardware on the photos...


lol, talking about overexaggerating.   ;D

Personally speaking, I like it a lot better then the up in your face graphics card pictures. There is such a thing as too little background as well. Also this way it's a little bit more offset then having the pictures all the way in the top left corner.

Anyway, that's just my opinion. :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by razrx on 02.05.10 at 21:02:20
My old 3x Dell 19" monitor setup connected to a Matrox Triplehead2go playing Unreal Tournament 2004

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm241/razr_x/triplehead1.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm241/razr_x/triplehead2.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm241/razr_x/triplehead3.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ps47 on 02.05.10 at 22:36:20
sweet.non-widescreen monitors are soo much better suited for multi-screen gaming,too bad its almost impossible to get decent ones nowadays.. ::)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by razrx on 03.05.10 at 03:13:38
Yeah, I only see widescreen screens for sale nowadays.  I ended up buying two 24" widescreen LG W2442 monitors to replace the three monitors.

With the three screens, the resolution was 3840x1024. Left and right screens were both Analog and the same model.  The center monitor is the digital+analog model.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 08.05.10 at 10:56:41



Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by PhilSuperjoint on 26.05.10 at 13:33:06







Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Drakan Player on 29.05.10 at 23:35:46


I find it odd that no one has posted one of these late model socket 370 boards that featured DDR support. Bought it like 6 years ago for $51 from Compuvest.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 01.06.10 at 00:00:09
£0.99 boxed.  ;D

http://www.abload.de/thumb/lolv1j5.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by oldskool on 01.06.10 at 19:07:00
Git  >:(

How did I miss that one on ebay, i usually just forget to bid but I dont remember that one. Nice buy.

Want to double your money ?  :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 01.06.10 at 20:00:40

oldskool wrote on 01.06.10 at 19:07:00:
Git  >:(

How did I miss that one on ebay, i usually just forget to bid but I dont remember that one. Nice buy.

Want to double your money ?  :)


It's worth about £55 boxed in good condition so I think I've done well.  :P

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 01.06.10 at 20:30:35
What graphics chip powers that beauty?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 01.06.10 at 21:18:17
Kyro II

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 02.06.10 at 18:23:10

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by oldskool on 02.06.10 at 19:34:15

exxe wrote on 01.06.10 at 21:18:17:
Kyro II


Confused, is this a re-badged videologic card with a DVI and how much memory does it have.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 03.06.10 at 00:26:43

oldskool wrote on 02.06.10 at 19:34:15:

exxe wrote on 01.06.10 at 21:18:17:
Kyro II


Confused, is this a re-badged videologic card with a DVI and how much memory does it have.


Yea rebadged. Pixel perfect is the brand. For wide screen use in airports message boards etc. The only PCI based Kyro II boards. Normal drivers work with it.

Should have 64MB.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by oldskool on 03.06.10 at 00:57:49
Damn it I spotted that and ignored it because I didnt know what it was, at least you got a bargian anyway. Dont count on being so lucky next time :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 07.06.10 at 19:25:12
http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_7630-b-1920pj2s.jpg


hint
at the moment there is a PixelPerfect Kyro on ebay UK
but without original cooling/ heatsink

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 07.06.10 at 19:59:29

exxe wrote on 07.06.10 at 19:25:12:
http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_7630-b-1920pj2s.jpg


hint
at the moment there is a PixelPerfect Kyro on ebay UK
but without original cooling/ heatsink


Ah yea it was on there before. I didn't go for it, figured there would be a better deal somewhere in the future. Still a good buy though for that price.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by oldskool on 07.06.10 at 21:29:22
No fan on a kyro chip !!! Dont they have a reputation for running really hot ?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 07.06.10 at 21:35:44
no
normal they have a fan
and a different heatsink

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 13.07.10 at 17:34:34
Dsystems Discovery 3606max
Chromatic Research mpact! with 6MB RD-RAM

2D-Graphics
"3D-Grapics"
Sound
Video I/O
Fax Modem

also i get the extra PCB with SP-DIF out, Gameport and C-Video In and Out

and the CD and Manual  :)


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 14.07.10 at 20:09:08
Very nice card exxe. Congrats

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 19.07.10 at 19:14:52
rather dusty than rusty

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by oldskool on 24.07.10 at 01:04:24
Fast 2d card for v2's :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 24.07.10 at 19:17:06
Congrats exxe, I've been looking for that one such a long time, I hate being on holiday.  >:(  ;D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 24.07.10 at 19:33:36

Tim wrote on 24.07.10 at 19:17:06:
Congrats exxe, I've been looking for that one such a long time, I hate being on holiday.  >:(  ;D


did you mean the mpact! or the soundblaster?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 24.07.10 at 22:10:14

exxe wrote on 24.07.10 at 19:33:36:

Tim wrote on 24.07.10 at 19:17:06:
Congrats exxe, I've been looking for that one such a long time, I hate being on holiday.  >:(  ;D


did you mean the mpact! or the soundblaster?


mpact!, definitely.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Thema on 13.08.10 at 18:16:19
=]
fun times today at work




Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Voodoo_Freak on 14.08.10 at 14:53:56
Looks like really nice hardware. Any pictures of the full system available? :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 14.09.10 at 14:37:16
To HiNT or not to (H)iNT(el) was the question for Datapath similar to another company we know and love.

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/1638/img4131m.th.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 07.10.10 at 11:15:08
Some very nice boards, all different from retail (ie. ref/prot/es/review/etc)

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/9412/p1090644b.th.jpg http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/5827/p1090645l.th.jpg http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/6018/p1090650s.th.jpg http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/4094/p1090651.th.jpg

http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/1850/p1090624.th.jpg http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/9823/p1090625g.th.jpg http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/3243/p1090626i.th.jpg http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/160/p1090627.th.jpg http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/1990/p1090628s.th.jpg http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/6863/p1090629.th.jpg

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/2331/p1090631g.th.jpg http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/9158/p1090632.th.jpg http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/2729/p1090637.th.jpg http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/2551/p1090636r.th.jpg http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/8049/p1090638.th.jpg http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/6839/p1090639.th.jpg

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/5340/p1090542.th.jpg http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/7875/p1090543.th.jpg http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/8379/p1090544.th.jpg http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/3227/p1090545s.th.jpg http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/1931/p1090546.th.jpg http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/6576/p1090547.th.jpg http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/5346/p1090548.th.jpg

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8828/p1090549i.th.jpg http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/9555/p1090550q.th.jpg http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3329/p1090551u.th.jpg http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/9895/p1090552.th.jpg http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/9683/p1090553t.th.jpg http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/1558/p1090554.th.jpg http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/6458/p1090555q.th.jpg

http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/1779/p1090556.th.jpg http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/4741/p1090557h.th.jpg http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/2558/p1090558f.th.jpg http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/6479/p1090559d.th.jpg http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/2435/p1090621a.th.jpg http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/2666/p1090622.th.jpg



Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by rottentreats on 07.10.10 at 21:43:52
Amazing bunch of boards you have there.  You sure do dig up the most interesting cards.  Glad to see them.  8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 08.10.10 at 00:14:03

rottentreats wrote on 07.10.10 at 21:43:52:
Amazing bunch of boards you have there.  You sure do dig up the most interesting cards.  Glad to see them.  8-)


Thanks mate! :)

Wish I had a time freeze chamber so I can play with them.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 08.10.10 at 17:22:19






Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Sipi on 12.10.10 at 19:07:21
http://yfrog.com/jpdsc08385hj

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 22.10.10 at 18:07:38




what not?









Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 22.10.10 at 19:15:14
Ouch, that pcb corner is in really bad shape! Never ever seen something like that before.  :'(

Shame about the sticker too.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 28.10.10 at 11:11:58
Another beautiful card added to my collection!  :) 8-)

Chromatic Research MPACT2. Leadtek Winfast 3D S800AGP.


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 28.10.10 at 11:25:54
Congratulations, beautiful card :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 28.10.10 at 20:02:23

NitroX infinity wrote on 28.10.10 at 11:25:54:
Congratulations, beautiful card :)


It's funny how you can look for a certain card for what seems like years (probably is!), and all of the sudden, when you are not looking for it, just doing a bit of fun reading/research, you find one.  ;D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 04.11.10 at 01:20:59

Fun little project I've completed today. It's not perfect, but still looks good. £6 Aluminium briefcase, a stanley knife and some imagination.

The original Developer kit was a aluminium briefcase, but no idea what it looked like.

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3833/p1090843res.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by rottentreats on 04.11.10 at 01:45:04
Nice job Tim! That truely looks badass, I don't honestly think you could have done better.  I am now thinking of getting some aluminum briefcases for a few of my high profile cards...  ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 04.11.10 at 09:33:04

rottentreats wrote on 04.11.10 at 01:45:04:
Nice job Tim! That truely looks badass, I don't honestly think you could have done better.  I am now thinking of getting some aluminum briefcases for a few of my high profile cards...  ;)


Thanks! It's actually quite simple to do, and fun as well. Would look great on a V56K. I just need to figure out some sort of logo on the lid, maybe spraypaint or get a custom sticker made.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 07.11.10 at 00:38:41
Lots of updates :

http://www.tga3dx.com/Updates.html

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 16.12.10 at 15:24:49









Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by jandarsun8 on 16.12.10 at 17:35:25
Forgot to take pictures before throwing it together but screen shot of new system specs. 






Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Geri on 31.12.10 at 21:06:15

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Sipi on 24.02.11 at 18:34:47
A couple of pictures from the machine:
http://kephost.hu/thumb-C535_4D66950E.jpg
http://kephost.hu/thumb-32DC_4D66958F.jpg
http://kephost.hu/thumb-D7F0_4D66958F.jpg

Hardwer description:
Noname Computer house,
Asus Cusl2-c motherboard,
Intel Pentium III  1.4S cpu
Noname 256Mb ram,
Quantum 325Mb & Maxtor 40Gb HDD,
3Dfx Voodoo5 5500 Agp vga!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Sipi on 26.03.11 at 18:16:19
http://kephost.hu/image-2EA4_4D7E77F6.jpg
http://kephost.hu/image-EB73_4D7E77F6.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by razrx on 21.04.11 at 23:29:53
I finally found a STB Velocity 4400 boxed.  I love this box!  8-)


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Quaker763 on 07.05.11 at 03:02:55
Hahahah oh man this is some cool stuff!  ;D

Might i just add my Geforce 2 MX some one gave me :)

Oh and ALL of my creative soundcards
(I'll Post pictures in the post Below)
Ah Soundblaster 16 with the manuals

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 10.07.11 at 02:38:30
Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold II (prototype)

http://www.mycreative.com.cn/info_hot_2561.html

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 04.08.11 at 11:04:48
Ages looking for one, and when I'm not looking for one I found one.  :)

I wonder how many people have been looking for this card as well. The Oxygen VX1 is easy to find, even boxed, but the Create! is like it was never sold much at all.


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 04.08.11 at 13:43:47
What's the difference between the two?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 04.08.11 at 17:15:18
Not much : The Oxygen VX1 uses the GLINT R3 chip, which is basically the workstation version of Permedia 3. The two chips are almost identical. They have exactly the same functionality and performance in games (multi-texturing, bump mapping, etc). The 2D is also the same. The only differences are in Softimage, and with multi-cpu machines.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 24.12.11 at 10:00:54
natural habitat ?

http://www.abload.de/thumb/k62-300_v2bdsja2.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 22.03.12 at 15:24:31
I have here a card that was never released in this form.
QuadroFX3000 P170 NV35GL with corresponding FlowFX cooler and original e-tag:
http://s14.postimage.org/uhazh4kzx/IMG_6833m.jpg
http://s15.postimage.org/9n3qjy9g7/IMG_6835m.jpg
http://s17.postimage.org/9kny3y1rf/IMG_6836m.jpg

The card was functional but a few components were broken or missing so I had to fix that. Here's the result:

http://s17.postimage.org/62ygkw2uj/IMG_7657m.jpg
http://s14.postimage.org/ben0ggklp/IMG_7659m.jpg

Enjoy,
G1nX

LE: I've changed image hosting website on account of tasteless banner content.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ultima on 23.03.12 at 22:03:28
nice pic....something tells me that Quadro is based on the Geforce FX5950. :)
I used to have one that is almost identical, including the cooler, except it was green and retail :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 23.03.12 at 22:23:15
Probably not your fault, but maybe provide a warning that that picture site is showing porn images on the banner. Not very nice on the family PC.  :-X

Nice card though, I love those nVidia tags.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by oldskool on 23.03.12 at 22:56:19

Tim wrote on 23.03.12 at 22:23:15:
Probably not your fault, but maybe provide a warning that that picture site is showing porn images on the banner. Not very nice on the family PC.  :-X

Nice card though, I love those nVidia tags.


I would have to agree with you  :-[

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 23.03.12 at 23:21:28

ultima wrote on 23.03.12 at 22:03:28:
nice pic....something tells me that Quadro is based on the Geforce FX5950. :)
I used to have one that is almost identical, including the cooler, except it was green and retail :)


The Geforce FX5950U used the GPU code named NV38. The FX5900U used the NV35.
The FlowFX cooler was first introduced with Geforce FX5800U but because of all the bad press it did make it to market for the FX5900U as above pictures show. They switched to a more conventional cooling solution less noisy.

@Tim you're absolutely right. The banners a grotesque and I haven't noticed them until you mentioned because I've grown to ignore banners on various sites except the ones that pop-up in front and center like on abload.de
Imageshack.us also bothers me as wants registration now to share the links.

@all what image upload site you guys use and recommend that's free and banner-less or at least with decent content.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gdonovan on 23.03.12 at 23:47:55
Nice board!!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 24.03.12 at 00:11:01
Funny to see that cooler on that board. Love the cooler, it's one of those all time greats for all the wrong reasons.


Quote:
@Tim you're absolutely right. The banners a grotesque and I haven't noticed them until you mentioned because I've grown to ignore banners on various sites except the ones that pop-up in front and center like on abload.de
Imageshack.us also bothers me as wants registration now to share the links.


lol, I usually ignore them too, I was intently looking at the card and tag and all of the sudden What the?, okay, family sitting behind me lol, not so good.

Imageshack is slow but works okay enough.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 24.03.12 at 20:45:50

gdonovan wrote on 23.03.12 at 23:47:55:
Nice board!!

I think so too. I find that each pre-production boards tells a story and what role it played in the evolution of a generation of cards.

As a parallel of the cooling solution here's a NV30 prototype board.
http://s8.postimage.org/b407743hd/IMG_7734m.jpg
http://s7.postimage.org/elp1kc9yf/IMG_7738m.jpg
http://s13.postimage.org/9fobon2v7/IMG_7739m.jpg

This was the common ancestor to the Geforce FX5800U and Quadro FX2000.

@Tim I'm sorry about the awkward moment with your family that my poor choice in upload site has cause you.
Imageshack bugs me so I found postimage.org that seems to be free of banners of all sorts.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 25.03.12 at 21:40:11
No problem buddy, reminds me I still need to email you back. Sorry for the delay, like you I have been extremely busy, nothing new there lol.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 26.03.12 at 20:57:46

Tim wrote on 25.03.12 at 21:40:11:
No problem buddy, reminds me I still need to email you back. Sorry for the delay, like you I have been extremely busy, nothing new there lol.


No worries my friend. When you have the time we'll talk more...

Cheers,
G1nX

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by oldskool on 05.04.12 at 19:54:07
http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/341/ativoodoox2.jpg

Uploaded with imageshack

Recent aquisitions  :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 01.05.12 at 06:32:04
Good stuff






Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 01.05.12 at 10:22:17
LVDS out?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 01.05.12 at 11:23:45
Amazing engineering sample :) G71 right?

Now that's what I call a prototype. It's made to test every single function and connection type.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 01.05.12 at 13:22:58
G92 :D

Pretty leds

Diff card



Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 01.05.12 at 14:30:32
Wow, such a small cooler is enough for a G92, awesome. Do you know the clock speed?

Damn, where do you get those ES from? If you ever want to get rid of some of them, let me know 8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 01.05.12 at 15:13:49
I will do some tests this week, just literally got the card. The cooler threw me off as its from 7 series I think. I will start looking into finiding a better cooler. I am real curious to see what the dip switches adjust, haven't had a chance to study them yet.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 02.05.12 at 05:57:19
Nifty little card







Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ultima on 03.05.12 at 07:31:52
nice pics for a nice card.

Dare I ask what is really on those stickers on which you typed GWB?? ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 03.05.12 at 08:11:15
Probably some kind of Revision identification, serial number and so on. Something that directly identifies the card and can lead to the person who gave the card away and nvidia doesn't like seeing prototypes in the hands of the pucblic. I think that's why gwb killed this information.

But two very interesting boards indeed :)

@gwb: Please give us more information if possible :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 03.05.12 at 20:13:55
Hi all, I would like to keep possibly sensitive information kept secret until the cards become older for the time being.

Anyway, yesterday I installed the G92 card into a system and installed WinXP. I could not get any information to show up in GPU-Z. I then downloaded the newest 9 series WinXP drivers from nVidia's site but the installer stated that it found no applicable drivers. I am fairly certain it is a 9 series card because of the BIOS version (62.92.05.xxx), so I am assuming the DIP switches need to be set a certain setting or I need to flash the BIOS to a newer version

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 04.05.12 at 05:28:22
Attempted to flash BIOS tonight... surprise, surprise!


So then I played around with the device ID dip switch...

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/3215/8800gscopy.jpg


And then I got carried away!




fun little card!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 05.05.12 at 16:21:50
As I stated before, this is a pure prototype to test every single function. Very nice :)

And yes, two G92 are used within the Quadro FX 4700 X2.

Here a nice card from my side:
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/8190/hd2900proto1.jpg
http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/2176/hd2900proto2.jpg
http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/7349/hd2900proto3.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 05.05.12 at 17:54:16
Although I'm not an ATI fan, that's a sick card.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 05.05.12 at 18:07:28
Me too, but I've got a weakness for prototypes and big and heavy cards ;D

ATi had much troubles with the R600, like 3dfx with the Voodoo 5 6000. So they had to put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into it and that's what I like about such cards.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 05.05.12 at 19:41:50
I see, I admire that as well! I am a sucker for any protos as well :)

Any interesting reworks on your card or anything else? Very nice card by the way!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 06.05.12 at 01:05:45
3DMark01 world record smashed! http://hwbot.org/submission/1006739_wooow_3dmark2001_se_geforce_8800m_gts_30082_marks

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/5121/26385743.png

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 06.05.12 at 13:59:54

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 10.05.12 at 20:10:32
New pictures of the R600 Rev A11 :)

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/8001/teardown12.jpg

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/2208/teardown14.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 11.05.12 at 04:28:00
Well done! Car looks fantastic!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 11.05.12 at 14:40:19

gwb wrote on 11.05.12 at 04:28:00:
Well done! Car looks fantastic!


I concur the "car" looks very nice and I especially like what's under the "hood" :)

I found an interesting prototype but it's missing the engine :(

http://s15.postimage.org/hdtg288kn/IMG_7868m.jpg

http://s16.postimage.org/wiackulw1/IMG_7872m.jpg

Anybody got a spare GF4 4200GO chip?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 11.05.12 at 15:58:11
Is the GF4 4200GO pincompatible to normal GF4 Ti GPUs? You could try to unsolder one and re-ball it.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 11.05.12 at 23:19:43
I may have a spec sheet that may have pinouts for Geforce4 series BGAs, I'll check when I get home

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 11.05.12 at 23:51:16

Loeschzwerg wrote on 11.05.12 at 15:58:11:
Is the GF4 4200GO pincompatible to normal GF4 Ti GPUs? You could try to unsolder one and re-ball it.


Well I only recently received the card and had not time to search for the specs of the GeForce 4 GPUs to be sure what would work from pin-out and voltage perspective.
In any case it would be too complicated to unsolder and re-ball a GPU since I don't experience in this task.
The simplest method is to buy the right chip from a reliable source and I found such a thing here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nvidia-GeForce-4200Go-Chipset-IC-/260937496360?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc1163728
I would prefer a brand new GPU but the one above might work as well.

@gwb I'd really appreciate it if you could upload the specs you have on the Geforce4 Bga's once you find them.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 12.05.12 at 07:47:24
Sorry exxe, I was mistaken. I have GoForce 4 series pinouts XD

Anyway, new stuff :)

Simply gorgeous machined sample heatsink that came with card. A lot of work went into making this heatsink!
















Heatsink difference

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 12.05.12 at 15:21:27
@G1nX: I can do a re-ball :)

@gwb: Looks like a G200 GPU (GTX 200 series) 8-) The heat sink is indeed very impressive.

I've got also a new card which is not that common, at least in the European area.

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/3484/vp9901.jpg
http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/9978/vp9902.jpg
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8999/vp9903.jpg
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/4889/vp9904.jpg

The 3Dlabs P10 with it's 76 million transistors at 150nm is getting pretty hot :o

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 13.05.12 at 00:19:06

Loeschzwerg wrote on 12.05.12 at 15:21:27:
@G1nX: I can do a re-ball :)


Good to know.

@gwb that does look like a late model GTX260 with G200 with 216 shaders. Nice find.

I got something here from the same generation of GPUs:

http://s15.postimage.org/4mmrmgijb/IMG_6643m.jpg
http://s7.postimage.org/4uvft62pj/IMG_6642m.jpg

They seem to have used these custom machined heatsinks for pre-production cards:
http://s16.postimage.org/55nq1b429/IMG_6655m.jpg

Enjoy,
G1nX

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 13.05.12 at 03:04:18

G1nX wrote on 13.05.12 at 00:19:06:

Loeschzwerg wrote on 12.05.12 at 15:21:27:
@G1nX: I can do a re-ball :)


Good to know.

@gwb that does look like a late model GTX260 with G200 with 216 shaders. Nice find.

I got something here from the same generation of GPUs:

http://s15.postimage.org/4mmrmgijb/IMG_6643m.jpg
http://s7.postimage.org/4uvft62pj/IMG_6642m.jpg

They seem to have used these custom machined heatsinks for pre-production cards:
http://s16.postimage.org/55nq1b429/IMG_6655m.jpg

Enjoy,
G1nX

Thank you.

Very nice card. Looks like a very early sample for single PCB 295- 2008 datecode! Very nice cooler indeed, I simply love these machined blocks


Same card again. All SMT caps?
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/9369/pcbfrontoverview.jpg


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 14.05.12 at 00:01:20

gwb wrote on 13.05.12 at 03:04:18:
Thank you.

Very nice card. Looks like a very early sample for single PCB 295- 2008 datecode! Very nice cooler indeed, I simply love these machined blocks


Well yes it's an early GTX295 single pcb but dated 1109. In late 2008 the had the dual pcb cards in the works.

Early G92 GPU and board:

http://s16.postimage.org/noxtqz8n5/IMG_6271m.jpg

http://s7.postimage.org/popvbd2h3/IMG_6288m.jpg

What could this be? :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gdonovan on 14.05.12 at 11:06:15
Some great hardware in this thread!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 14.05.12 at 15:12:03

G1nX wrote on 14.05.12 at 00:01:20:

gwb wrote on 13.05.12 at 03:04:18:
Thank you.

Very nice card. Looks like a very early sample for single PCB 295- 2008 datecode! Very nice cooler indeed, I simply love these machined blocks


Well yes it's an early GTX295 single pcb but dated 1109. In late 2008 the had the dual pcb cards in the works.

Early G92 GPU and board:

http://s16.postimage.org/noxtqz8n5/IMG_6271m.jpg

http://s7.postimage.org/popvbd2h3/IMG_6288m.jpg

What could this be? :)


Wow!!! 9800gx2 sample? Moar pics!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 23.05.12 at 09:49:30
Got a HD2900XT Engineering Sample :) PCB Rev 0710 (I guess final PCB) and R600 DIE Rev A13 (final). There is also a handwritten Number on it "0122".

http://www.abload.de/thumb/frontx9db7.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/backg4ipj.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/pcb_revadiuf.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/es_tagmbihx.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/teardown_118ddf.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/teardown_2unf7y.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/teardown_3wmiui.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/teardown_4rtdh6.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/teardown_5ebifp.jpg

According to the seller the card comes from the CEBIT 2007.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 24.05.12 at 17:13:48
Very nice sample you have! Nice find!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 31.05.12 at 18:01:13
Three full-size cards 8-)

http://www.abload.de/thumb/fx_1h3ivq.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/fx_2k1fdo.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/fx_3k4ihp.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by OutOfRange on 31.05.12 at 21:15:27
What is that "open/close" cover on the ati's blower good for ?  :-?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 01.06.12 at 07:26:36
I guess it's for better air intake when using crossfire configurations.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 02.06.12 at 21:54:20
Nice cards Loesch! Any other ES cards you can share? I have a surprise I will posting soon...

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Varus on 03.06.12 at 20:51:27
My Diamond EDGE 3D and Athlon Thunderbird SLOT A - 1Ghz



Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Varus on 03.06.12 at 21:12:37
Hercules monochrome graphics card




Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 07.06.12 at 06:47:47
https://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pKVeLIWpZhHgjsKyBBM5W7bIlskZ3XiW1uS5r222KSCiwXBzDxAONdkWwmvcve4PxB77NfLknOP5CCSceR7_u-g/XGI-XB-17.jpg?psid=1

XGI Reference Board

https://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p5FSYBQZOwrTU47WCUn4afUmUkBJjDyfhwSEBtwEi82szGruY0FJ1uHSTxmdrkbZgbR_4XGxTyKDBpKs04PvkQQ/XGI%20VS%20INTEL.jpg?psid=1

INTEL VS XGI

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 07.06.12 at 19:21:27
Nice cards Nest! Thanks for sharing!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 08.06.12 at 10:58:40

gwb wrote on 07.06.12 at 19:21:27:
Nice cards Nest! Thanks for sharing!


THX

Enjoying happiness alone is not as happy as sharing it. ;D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 16.06.12 at 04:51:29
https://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p-TA8QZZuDX9wicn58gyOAKIXePDbW27ns18b9xTFmDWm_zWc3QVdb-jw1Lig21BYU1KuX9KSzzBZLw4jkJjQZg/IMAG0276.jpg?psid=1

CIRRUS LOGIC

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Varus on 20.06.12 at 11:12:05
At last, sealed version !!





Best Regards,
Lukas

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by oldskool on 20.06.12 at 22:47:42
Very nice find  :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 29.06.12 at 17:51:54
New toy :) Sorry for the crappy pics, I'll reupload some better ones

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/2495/73122574.jpg

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/9427/98904637.jpg

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/6294/80972475.jpg


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 29.06.12 at 22:03:21
Awesome  :o GF100A2  8-) The PCB tells me it should be a GTX 480 (maybe 512 shader?! what about the memory bus 320 or 384bit?!). The cooler looks like from a GTX 470, but I think there is more under the hood.


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 09.07.12 at 17:27:58
Yep! GTX480, 512 shader, and 384 bus. I'll post some more goodies later- benchies and gpuz, etc...

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 20.07.12 at 06:24:23
I have created a very obnoxious website solely for providing info about my eng. samples and also to help keep myself organized. I do plan posting more cards this week. It is not 56k safe, probably not even DSL friendly, be warned.
http://gwbhardware.com/

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 20.07.12 at 07:20:38
Well, your page won't win a beauty prize, but I like it that way :) It's simple and focused on what everyone wants to see, the cards and information about them  8-) Nice work!

Hehe, the GTX480 A2 shows GT200 :D I thought the codename was GT300 in the beginning?!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 20.07.12 at 17:24:47

Loeschzwerg wrote on 20.07.12 at 07:20:38:
Well, your page won't win a beauty prize, but I like it that way :) It's simple and focused on what everyone wants to see, the cards and information about them  8-) Nice work!

Hehe, the GTX480 A2 shows GT200 :D I thought the codename was GT300 in the beginning?!


Thank you! I wanted to keep it very simple, so nothing distracts from the cards.

I plan making it more efficient an organized for the cards. For each card, I will review them like a website such as tomshardware or techpowerup, with multiple sections such as introduction, hardware features, specs, benchmarks, conclusion, etc...

About gt200- I think you are right, they were codenamed gt300, I think I may have the wrong picture ::) I'll have to doublecheck

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 25.07.12 at 23:56:23
@gwb very nice assortment of prototype cards you have on your site. 

I'm also partial to engineering samples and have found some interesting ones myself just need to find the time for some proper pictures and details. Until then here's something interesting I've found:

http://s11.postimage.org/x4nkogpkv/IMG_7934m.jpg
http://s17.postimage.org/q39t9bawr/IMG_7935m.jpg
http://s9.postimage.org/fygama923/IMG_7938m1.jpg

You can probably guess what it is.

Cheers,
G1nX

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 27.07.12 at 11:09:12
What can I say, an amazing card that never came to the market in that way :) EVGA did it a little different with it's 2Win series.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 08.08.12 at 16:22:34
Got a new toy, a S3 Graphics Evaluation Board :) It features an Alphachrome chipset which is the mobile version of a Savage XP (Codename Zoetrope).

http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_2653fjijy.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_2659s5d6k.jpg -> Front and back of the card
http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_2654yvdug.jpg -> PCB manufacturing date 2002 week 37. The board does have 128MB DDR memory.
http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_2655hhcqy.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_2656x7iei.jpg -> Lots of jumpers and pins for measuring.
http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_2657nxd9g.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_2658pfdpe.jpg -> Alphachrome 2002 week 30. The chip has noted 183, OK and 6. I think it means 183th chip of a batch, tested OK. It's the 6th evaluation board of that type.
http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_2660wlds7.jpg -> On the back it features two connections for notebook displays. 

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by paulpsomiadis on 09.08.12 at 02:36:25
@G1nX - well it's clearly a proto Geforce... ::)

But could you at least let us know the chip? :P

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 09.08.12 at 07:13:07
It's from Geforce 400 series but not based on GF100 ;) EVGA and GALAXY are the only vendors I know that brogtht such a card to the market (of course the design is different).

Enough help from my side ;D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 10.08.12 at 01:43:46

paulpsomiadis wrote on 09.08.12 at 02:36:25:
@G1nX - well it's clearly a proto Geforce... ::)

But could you at least let us know the chip? :P


The board has two GF104 GPUs. Since this model of card wasn't released the marketing names isn't clear. I would post some GPU-Z screenshots but the driver required for this board is a special alpha version that I haven't been able to get hold of. It also has a hacked VBIOS according to the e-tag.

@Loeschzwerg very nice S3 prototype card you have there. Congrats.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 30.08.12 at 07:22:47
Hi there! Really nice thread!
Here are some of my photos:
XGI Volari V8 Duo Ultra

HP Visualize FX4

SiS Xabre 400 by Triplex (just nice looking silver coated card):



Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 30.08.12 at 10:41:25
Nice clean cards and yep, the Triplex really is a special looking piece of hardware :)

Great website btw. 8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 30.08.12 at 11:25:55
Loeschzwerg, thx for feedback :) And a little bit more photos:

3DLabs Oxygen GVX210 (Dual GLiNT R3 + Gamma G2 geometry processor):


Radius SVGA Multiview MC (MCA bus):


Dome Imaging 10-TBIRD-02 (Medical graphic card with #9 Imagine 128 chip):


Infotronic Jupiter IMS-14 (well, not much known about this card):

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Varus on 16.09.12 at 20:37:04
Soltek (SiS) Xabre 600 with Soyo Dragon Ultra  :D






Best Regards,
Lukas

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 17.09.12 at 00:31:58
That 600 is rare as can be, very nice.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 17.09.12 at 08:44:56
Indeed, the Xabre 600 is very rare itself but this Soltek is even more rare. I really like those white PCBs  8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by paulpsomiadis on 18.09.12 at 16:04:12
@Slaventus - whoa! I wish I could get my hands on one of those volari duo V8 ultra cards...

Never seem to have the cash at the right time though!
(also they are pretty rare) :-/

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 29.09.12 at 10:55:02
https://gpcfwq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pq1zUguRg-2THzw1u-f1PIzvwNsHKhQBo0C2tjwlZMM0Ns0yhI5vaZlh-NTvti0NGzHxdegDKklyUxckHnUrYx8sAY8BHUhQp/QUADRO.jpg?psid=1

NVIDIA QUADRO ENGINEERING SAMPLE

Thanks to Ssstjy

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 04.10.12 at 12:49:34
NEC TE5B


Not sure but I suppose these cards were only for Japan market

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 04.10.12 at 14:24:17
I think you are right. Those cards seem to have been only part of the NEC Express5800 Server series. There are drivers available for Windows 2000. OpenGL is the supported API.

Very nice card  :)

Do you know some information about the GPUs used? Looks like two different types, one rasterizer and one for the geometry.


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 04.10.12 at 14:46:17
Yes, these are rasterizer (named PEAR) and geometry accelerator (GRAPE), both are claimed to be NEC's own technology. Here are the specs and driver on my site :)
http://vgamuseum.ru/gpu/nec/nec-te5l/

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 04.11.12 at 16:11:23
My two EVGA 2WIN cards :) 2x GTX460 and 2x GTX560Ti.

http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_3288oeoqy.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_3289gdoxi.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_3293cipny.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_3294r3pjk.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_3295oqp2j.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/img_3296hqo0b.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 19.11.12 at 21:40:42
NetVision 2200i (Artist 3GA):



Unfortunately, stickers from chips were lost :(

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 30.01.13 at 19:55:26
QDI Legend - Rendition Vérité V2200 8MB SGRAM

http://www.abload.de/thumb/v2200_1_smallghs85.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/v2200_2_smallwgso1.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/v2200_3_smallopsr7.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/v2200_4_small7zsod.jpg

Very tiny card  8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 30.01.13 at 22:14:43

Slaventus wrote on 19.11.12 at 21:40:42:
NetVision 2200i (Artist 3GA):



Unfortunately, stickers from chips were lost :(

Yummie :drool: Would love to own that one.

If you need drivers, I've got original driver disks here for an Artist 2000i (which I own), I could make a copy of them and place them online.

http://tweakers.net/ext/f/He27MuzlSgUKefgzWH5CM2Ly/full.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 31.01.13 at 10:36:06
NitroX infinity, it would be great if you made copies of disks, may be there is some useful additional software. I've found driver for WinNT 4.0, this driver has support for OpenGL. I've tried to run Quake I and it works, though the game is hard to play - about 10 fps @ 320x240 :) If anybody needs this driver - I've uploaded it to my site http://vgamuseum.ru/gpu/artist-graphics/netvision-2200i-artist-3ga/

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 31.01.13 at 15:32:30
Did you find those drivers on the internet or on a disk?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by paulpsomiadis on 31.01.13 at 22:56:25
@Loeschzwerg - if you wanna try quake on that rendition card you'll need vQuake which was rendition verite patched... :)

...or you can grab the Rendition mini-GL for GL-quake... ;)

here's some URLs:

http://everything2.com/title/VQuake

https://sites.google.com/site/martinsguistuff/home/hardware/rendition-verite-game-and-application-resources

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 01.02.13 at 05:47:12
NitroX infinity, I've downloaded these drivers from archived Artist Graphics site.

Also want to share some mine photos. There was some kind of competition from our local computer store (about old hardware, the winner was with his old Mac :) ), here are two photos of my videocards:

3dfx cards (from Voodoo Graphics to Voodoo 5 5500):



Some professional cards:



Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by NitroX infinity on 01.02.13 at 09:33:24
Here are the drivers from my 2000i;

http://members.ziggo.nl/markhuizing/

There's an info.txt file in each rar file with info on the driver.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gwb on 07.02.13 at 00:32:52
280GTX 55nm A1 ES w/ etag!
Date code is week 9 of 2008








Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 08.02.13 at 17:55:28

gwb wrote on 07.02.13 at 00:32:52:
280GTX 55nm A1 ES w/ etag!
Date code is week 9 of 2008


Very nice sample you've got there especially since it has the e-tag.

Here's a shot of an internal test board for mobile GPUs.

http://s18.postimage.org/5wwo5unzp/IMG_7881m.jpg

Cheers,
G1nX

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 08.02.13 at 20:19:56
Yeah, e-tags are something really special (hope I'll get one some day).
Also this week I've got nVidia GeForce 4 440 Go Testing Board (even two cards):

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 09.02.13 at 10:53:03
PL-ip3/T clone from my Voodoo3 rig


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 22.02.13 at 07:32:24
ELSA GLoria L-88 Compaq (3DLabs GLint 500TX + GLint Delta + S3 ViRGE):


A pair of Sun Creator 3D:




I've got these cards with Sun Ultra 10 and Sun Ultra 30 workstations.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 19.03.13 at 09:05:28
I've got the largest card I've ever seen: NeTpower UltraFX. It has dual 3DLabs GLiNT 500TX + GLiNT Delta Geometry processor and probably 28 MB RAM (expandable to 60 MB).



Unfortunately, it is not working (some SMD components missing), hope I'll repair it. Can't find drivers also :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by goriath on 19.03.13 at 16:08:38
It seems to say "hello"!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 20.03.13 at 08:53:27
Some more pro cards
Dynamic Pictures Oxygen 202

OpenGL support claimed. I've tried to play Quake on it - some textures are missing, just black and white faces. FPS is acceptable but not very fast.

E&S Tornado 3000 (REAL image 3000)

Quake runs flawlessly :) I know these are pro cards so I must use some benchmarks like Specviewperf or CAD applications, but running games on them is really fun ::)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 27.03.13 at 06:30:56
One more monster card:
NEC TE4E


It seems that this card is RealVision VRengine TE-1 since it has GA-400 geometry accelerator and NEC PEC renderer (links: VRengine info, NEC TE4 presentation). Claimed to be fastest card in 1999.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 18.04.13 at 03:30:58
HITACHI CDR-8330 Prototype
https://6qspbg.bay.livefilestore.com/y1plHqk7RlVuM6fH9eepLK-FjRLIJGN1Y8rdCOx9od660klvtDsWhe4_LbfEjvtfUnbrc7CGGfTt3ru8ZJH4V_qJeAo9ibt0ibi/201012219404527927.jpg?psid=1
https://6qqq4w.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pu-wJO4LHFiwgjbV8bDHToqGZBFErRpGHokaJfSTPAHH3eW2UuGiKlUHmzANwHzWS3adsKYO_1ShiFw1F5cTQ7XaYAMXwsHHW/201012219411655608.jpg?psid=1

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 29.04.13 at 19:36:49
Some engineering samples
Intel MXM Graphics Interposer card:
http://vgamuseum.ru/wp-content/gallery/intel-mxm-interposer-card/resized/intel_mxm_interposer_es_f.jpg
http://vgamuseum.ru/wp-content/gallery/intel-mxm-interposer-card/resized/intel_mxm_interposer_es_r.jpg

nVidia G98-700-U2 (Quadro NVS150?):
http://vgamuseum.ru/wp-content/gallery/nvidia-g98m-es/resized/gf98m_rework_a_f.jpg


nVidia G94-325-A1 (GeForce 9600 Green Edition)
http://vgamuseum.ru/wp-content/gallery/nvidia-geforce-9600-ge-es/resized/gf9600ge_es_s.jpg
http://vgamuseum.ru/wp-content/gallery/nvidia-geforce-9600-ge-es/resized/gf9600ge_es_z.jpg


Also one of my buddies has this extremely rare card here in Russia:



Intel Knights Ferry (Larrabee)!!! :D

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 29.04.13 at 20:17:04
Oh my god, a Larrabee!!! Awesome!!! :D Does it work? Does he have drivers that work with OpenGL or Direct3D? So many questions...

The other cards are also very very nice, especially the MXM adapter card :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 30.04.13 at 16:43:14
A Larrabee!!!! Haha, sweet.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by subhumangarbage on 01.05.13 at 18:17:29
Wow, excellent cards :D

Slaventus, would you mind to post some benchmarks of the E&S 3000 running GLQuake timedemo demo1? and maybe some pictures too?  ;)

Tim, may I also make you a question? Is the Tasmania3D as rare as a Gaming Glint 3D Blaster VLB? How much do they usually go for? I would like to buy one so that Vetz (a.k.a RetroCompaqGuy) could continue his awesome Early 3D Acceleration Series videos on youtube.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by paulpsomiadis on 02.05.13 at 21:43:44
@Slaventus can you ask your friend if he can do some benchmarks of the Larabee and game screens too?

Like maybe...

3DMark (whichever runs) maybe some of the newer ones too...

Games
=====

Q3A
Some Unreal Engine Games
Any Bioshock game


...just suggestions ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 03.05.13 at 14:31:04
Loeschzwerg, paulpsomiadis - I've asked my friend, he will find out these as soon as possible. The card is at his work.

subhumangarbage - ok, I'll make some tests soon.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 03.05.13 at 18:35:05
Thanks :) Can't wait to see how it performs. I don't think it will that well... Intel surely knows why Larrabee didn't find it's way to the market.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 04.05.13 at 00:33:49

subhumangarbage wrote on 01.05.13 at 18:17:29:
Wow, excellent cards :D

Slaventus, would you mind to post some benchmarks of the E&S 3000 running GLQuake timedemo demo1? and maybe some pictures too?  ;)

Tim, may I also make you a question? Is the Tasmania3D as rare as a Gaming Glint 3D Blaster VLB? How much do they usually go for? I would like to buy one so that Vetz (a.k.a RetroCompaqGuy) could continue his awesome Early 3D Acceleration Series videos on youtube.


It all depends on the condition of the VLB, but because they are so rare it's really luck of the draw when it comes to pricing. As far as the Tasmania3D, I only knew of my own card, and I got that one of a reviewer.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by subhumangarbage on 04.05.13 at 20:39:59

Tim wrote on 04.05.13 at 00:33:49:

subhumangarbage wrote on 01.05.13 at 18:17:29:
Wow, excellent cards :D

Slaventus, would you mind to post some benchmarks of the E&S 3000 running GLQuake timedemo demo1? and maybe some pictures too?  ;)

Tim, may I also make you a question? Is the Tasmania3D as rare as a Gaming Glint 3D Blaster VLB? How much do they usually go for? I would like to buy one so that Vetz (a.k.a RetroCompaqGuy) could continue his awesome Early 3D Acceleration Series videos on youtube.


It all depends on the condition of the VLB, but because they are so rare it's really luck of the draw when it comes to pricing. As far as the Tasmania3D, I only knew of my own card, and I got that one of a reviewer.


Tim, sorry if the way I wrote the previous message was confusing, but I was asking you if the Tasmania was actually more rare than the Gaming Glint, because maybe there is  still some chance to get it somewhere :)

@Slaventus, thanks mate. I have always wondered how these cards performed in games.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 06.05.13 at 10:13:42
Yes, Tasmania3D is more rare then a 3D Blaster VLB.  :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 10.05.13 at 16:19:16
XGI Volari XP5 Engineering Sample

http://abload.de/thumb/xp5_1n6yi6.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/xp5_273zxd.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/xp5_3huase.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/xp5_47kawm.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/xp5_5gmz16.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/xp5_617lfg.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/xp5_7ctxp6.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/xp5_8m6ygg.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/xp5_9royjf.jpg

More or less the old design of the Trident XP4 ^^


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 12.05.13 at 11:29:49
Loeschzwerg, great card!  ;) Is it a DFP connector above?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 12.05.13 at 16:35:59
Thanks. Yes, it's a DFP connector used for debugging.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 06.06.13 at 18:23:05
https://uic5kq.bay.livefilestore.com/y2pDqquHjgvHCbImLXg37S6N_ukUt1QAIBiVkTaikO9kalB3vlJ5QzuetBXDN9iAjBsGw__0NdeRdmMQvYlaPAhr-f7hVZ2U41zdzI6R2QWdKqZuhfFnUa3IVi0yMxcNH3G/20130606_231610_%E5%89%AF%E6%9C%AC.jpg?psid=1

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 07.06.13 at 18:46:27
Nvidia Production Sample card from Leadtek? TSOP memory modules, so early GeForce series from 1 to 3 possible if you ask me ^^

Come on nest, reveal the card :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 08.06.13 at 16:54:22
thanks Loeschzwerg!

i have sent the photo to you :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Varus on 08.07.13 at 21:32:16
My little finding,
Monitor with DFP connector. Ideal condition, It looks like new !
ViewSonic VPD150 15" DFP






Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 01.08.13 at 15:28:21
Videologic Apocalypse 5D Sonic

http://vgamuseum.ru/wp-content/gallery/videologic-apocalypse-5d-sonic/resized/videologic_apocalypse_5d_sonic_f.jpg


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 02.08.13 at 00:59:43

Slaventus wrote on 01.08.13 at 15:28:21:
Videologic Apocalypse 5D Sonic


That's a nice and rare card you have there.

Congrats on finding it.

Cheers,
G1nX

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 25.11.13 at 10:17:30
https://e1bkeg.bay.livefilestore.com/y2pt0BmJTWDMw0OHr7CErLA4NOuxHyc9L74DbJH6EtCs7Wz5lDEuYlgaBC0k37XsJ9zbnaL6Cb1xI5eDX0tr6SX4n-V99KYlva2ErBP7sRJ3DQ/20131124_095859.jpg?psid=1

via p4m800 prototype

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Thandor on 26.11.13 at 21:49:19
Nice, it's good to see some of the less common/obvious engineering sample hardware :).

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 03.12.13 at 13:39:09
You have a great collection ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 04.12.13 at 19:48:19
Dynamic Pictures V192 - card has OpenGL support, but Quake doesn't run at all. But 3dpipes screensaver works great! :)

http://vgamuseum.ru/wp-content/gallery/dynamic-pictures-v192/resized/dynamic_pictures_v192_f.jpg

nVidia GeForce FX5950 Ultra prototype - though chip is marked as FX5900 U card is detected as 5950U, has NV38 BIOS and cooling system from 5950 card.

http://vgamuseum.ru/wp-content/gallery/nvidia-geforce-fx5950/resized/geforce_fx5950_es_f.jpg
http://vgamuseum.ru/wp-content/gallery/nvidia-geforce-fx5950/resized/geforce_fx5950_es_n1.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 04.12.13 at 19:53:04
Cool stuff. Any reworks on that 5950 Ultra on the back?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 04.12.13 at 20:28:24
Thanks. No visible reworks, but the card was flashed at least 4 times - there are three other labels under "BIOS version"
http://vgamuseum.ru/wp-content/gallery/nvidia-geforce-fx5950/resized/geforce_fx5950_es_rn.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by www.yjfy.com on 18.12.13 at 16:15:01

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 14.01.14 at 21:00:15
Sapphire X1950 Pro Dual

http://vgamuseum.ru/wp-content/gallery/sapphire-radeon-x1950pro-dual/resized/sapphire_radeon_x1950pro_dual_f.jpg

http://vgamuseum.ru/wp-content/gallery/sapphire-radeon-x1950pro-dual/resized/sapphire_radeon_x1950pro_dual_n.jpg

Very huge card

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ultima on 15.01.14 at 13:24:07
damn, I say DAAAMMNN!!! wtf is that thing?

You'd need a very wide case to house that thing......forget length of the card, worry about the height. LOL

Looks ubercool tho, does it work?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 15.01.14 at 16:54:12
ATI hasn't made its dual X1950Pro reference card, so this was fully developed by Sapphire. Height is about 13.8cm at the edge of the board. The card is fully working unit, though there may be some problems with drivers, also you need compatible mobo.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by VooDooMan on 12.02.14 at 19:24:30
The power of blue PCB

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Jean-Pierre Subtil on 13.02.14 at 08:43:21
Awesome, can you give us the name of all these?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by goriath on 13.02.14 at 12:30:29
Hercules 3D Prophet 9000 PRO AGP 128MB DDR - 9700 PRO AGP 128MB DDR blue & gold memory heatsinks - 9800 PRO AGP 128MB DDR
Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 AGP 64MB single & double sided memory array - 7500 AGP 64MB DDR- 8500 AGP 128MB DDR
Hercules 3D Prophet 4000XT PCI & AGP 32MB - 4000XT PCI & AGP 64MB
Hercules 3D Prophet II MX 400 AGP 32/64MB

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by VooDooMan on 21.02.14 at 20:37:02
goriath you are 100 % right :D Now give me the names of those ;)


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 12.03.14 at 08:23:16
XGI XB-17 & DUO.59(Volari V8 Duo)
http://bbs.yjfy.com/forum.php?mod=redirect&tid=14588&goto=lastpost#lastpost

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 13.03.14 at 18:06:08
Nice cards!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by VooDooMan on 22.03.14 at 21:52:29
S3 DeltaChrome S8, 128 and 256 MB RAM

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 24.03.14 at 07:54:37
@nest: Awesome, those XGI cards are really hard to find :)

@VooDooMan: I've been looking for DeltaChrome cards since ages and couldn't find one. Your cards are in very good condition too, very nice  8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by VooDooMan on 24.03.14 at 09:33:43

@Loeschzwerg: Thanks ;) I know they are not that easy to find, I guess I am lucky because I have collected 4 of them during the last year. One of them went to Slaventus as an exchange. I could get rid of the one that's at the bottom of the picture (with 256 MB RAM) becasue I got 2 of them at the moment. I have also more cards that maybe aren't the rarest in the world but are not that common as well (For example Xabre 200, XGI Volari V3, Rendition Verite 2200 and others...) that I have left for exchange. I am trying to find someone who would like to make a bigger exchange so If you are interested then we can make a deal :P There are lots of cards that I am looking for...

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 25.03.14 at 10:55:02
Oh, yes, I've got this nice S3 DeltaChrome card too  ;)

http://vgamuseum.ru/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/MG_3654-300x217.jpg

http://vgamuseum.ru/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/MG_3586-300x212.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 15.04.14 at 14:01:13
[quote author=04272D3B2B20323F2D3A2F480 link=1200758406/647#647 date=1395644077]@nest: Awesome, those XGI cards are really hard to find :)

Many Thanks!


ZBSOFT's ES

http://www.voodoo8.com:8888/forum.php?mod=forumdisplay&fid=40

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by www.yjfy.com on 05.05.14 at 17:27:32
Intel Express 3D ES/QS


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 12.05.14 at 20:20:13
Pretty nice samples, from both of you :)

I got a "lunch" in a box :D

http://abload.de/thumb/imgp43722dln8.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp437392a1r.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp4374xrbpo.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp4375milox.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp4376ksx1e.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp4377i9bco.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp4378a5xfj.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp4379f5xp1.jpg

Nvidia RIVA TNT Software Development Kit. "Protecting the world from mediocrity"  ::)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by www.yjfy.com on 14.05.14 at 03:56:34
Very nice!
It is the earliest known sample class NV chip  graphics card.
If it's a NV, it will more perfect.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 16.05.14 at 14:36:20

Great find Loeschzwerg! :o


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by www.yjfy.com on 19.05.14 at 16:51:20
IBM XGA


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by VooDooMan on 12.06.14 at 17:29:31
I do not think I should give you the names of those cards :P
















Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by www.yjfy.com on 23.06.14 at 17:05:19


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 21.07.14 at 03:18:44
my new toy
http://bbs.yjfy.com/data/attachment/forum/201407/21/090714uug003lg3492fl66.jpg


Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 21.07.14 at 06:51:01
Cool stuff, nest  8-) GammaChrome S18 and Chrome S27, right?

The big, silver capacitors on the S18 look very bad, they have to be replaced. Otherwise the Card might be unstable or even get damaged.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 24.07.14 at 04:13:43
Thank you,Loeschzwerg
That's right,GammaChrome S18 and Chrome S27
Just as you said need to fix it,many thanks!:)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 22.09.14 at 16:23:22
@All very nice prototype cards you've got.

Here's rare sample I found recently:
http://s18.postimg.org/qplfz6zad/Hercules_Thriller_Conspiracy_front.jpg
http://s28.postimg.org/dw71tyyeh/Hercules_Thriller_Conspiracy_back.jpg
http://s17.postimg.org/44j6dcdm3/Hercules_Thriller_Conspiracy_marketing.jpg
http://s29.postimg.org/e4t53gjpv/Hercules_Thriller_Conspiracy_T_shirt.jpg

Unfortunately the card is either very picky on motherboards or it doesn't work at all :(
Even if it did I don't have the right drivers to test it.

Enjoy,
G1nX

L.E. I got the card to work using an Intel R440FX UP server mainboard but I'm still missing the drivers for it.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 22.09.14 at 21:33:49
Awesome card  8-)

Main problem will be to get the driver for the Fujitsu Pinolite geometry processor.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 23.09.14 at 01:24:08

Loeschzwerg wrote on 22.09.14 at 21:33:49:
Awesome card  8-)

Main problem will be to get the driver for the Fujitsu Pinolite geometry processor.


Thanks. That's the issue I'm working on solving so I can recreate some of the tests they performed internally when it was in development. I found that it didn't perform that well when compared to a reference V2200 with separate Pinolite card and the only supported game was Quake2.

Here's a boot-up image with BIOS information from the card:
http://s28.postimg.org/wqvwnq8fd/Hercules_Thriller_Conspiracy_Boot_up.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 26.10.14 at 23:36:38
Here's something I've picked up recently that I thought would be interesting to share.

Matrox Parhelia512 prototype1
http://s29.postimg.org/4cnq7kzxv/IMG_0947.jpg
http://s17.postimg.org/l1c5w9x5n/IMG_0949.jpg

Matrox Parhelia512 prototype2
http://s27.postimg.org/bp3vjdtfz/IMG_0953.jpg
http://s24.postimg.org/f2ri19zu9/IMG_0958.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 07.02.15 at 18:44:51
http://1drv.ms/1EOi1au
http://1drv.ms/1zkSCOS

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 17.02.15 at 14:54:26
http://1drv.ms/19rHx8s
http://1drv.ms/19rHQQO
http://1drv.ms/19rHZnr
http://1drv.ms/1Fn6Aqp
http://1drv.ms/1Fn6IGD

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 17.02.15 at 17:57:46
Interesting card 8-) I guess it's an XGI, right? Or at least from the "Trident Team".

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 22.02.15 at 18:19:44
Quadro FX 5800 engineering sample

http://abload.de/thumb/imgp513326k8w.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp51341fkkw.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp5145c3kaj.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp5146omjn7.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp5135s6j86.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp5138eqkkr.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp5139dyk1l.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp5140izk35.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp5141nlkil.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp5142zkksp.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp514321kwm.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp5144x4kpu.jpg

PCB: Week 21 2008
GPU: Rev B1 Week 20 2008

Final Quadro FX 5800 cards had a GT200 rev B2 equipped. First production date around week 35 2008.

Revision B means 55nm, all GT200 with revision A GPUs were 60nm.

The FX 5800 does have massive 4GB GDDR3 memory on a 512bit interface.

The GT200 does natively not support DisplayPort, so Nvidia used an additional chip from Analogix to get a DP ouput.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 23.02.15 at 12:45:07
TMS34020 Software Development Board, Texas Instruments Graphics Architecture (TIGA) card

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 23.02.15 at 17:31:37
@Loeschzwerg nice found!

go on
http://1drv.ms/1A0YsUI

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 20.03.15 at 23:10:41
Evans & Sutherland SimFUSION6000q

http://vgamuseum.ru/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/SimFUSION6000q_f-300x144.jpg

Detected by driver as SimFUSION6500q though. Can't detach any cooler/heatsink to look at the chip.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ultima on 21.03.15 at 00:07:01
:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o DUDE!!!!!


AWESOMENESS in all it's glory...THE dual ATI 9800XT board to have!! well, that sounds wrong....the only dual 9800XT board on the market...nice man...real nice.

but if memory serves me right, this should be a dual planar card....looking at picture, I do see another pci connector behind the front one...what are you hiding Slav??

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 21.03.15 at 10:24:11
Yes, this card consists of two boards - AGP and PCI. So actually it has four Radeon cores. I'm not sure if this card is 6000q or 6500q.
http://vgamuseum.ru/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/SimFUSION6000q_f2-300x146.jpg

P.S. BIOS string says it is SF6500Q. GPU-z detects it as SimFUSION 6500Q as well with core clock 338 MHz and DDR memory clock 337 MHz.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by exxe on 21.03.15 at 18:33:52
i had one too, back in the days no one had the drivers.
short after selling it the drivers appeared in the web...

its heavy!

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Slaventus on 21.03.15 at 18:37:18
I've got the card with original driver disk. It has PDF manual and some demos additionally.

And yes, this card is SimFUSION 6500q:

http://vgamuseum.ru/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_20150321_214549-300x169.jpg

It has R360 cores

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 22.03.15 at 11:22:59
Awesome :)

I've send you the upload of my driver version via PM.

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 26.07.15 at 16:43:13
ATi FireGL V3250 with 256MB DDR. 500MHz core and 400MHz memory clock.

It's a "non-qualification sample".

http://abload.de/thumb/imgp5471oesff.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp5472ffs5c.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp5473zns37.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp547493sl0.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp5475hssxa.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp5476zssdr.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ultima on 26.07.15 at 22:48:46
Very nice man....very nice indeed.

Just to be clear...a NQS means it did not pass internal testing, or it didn't get the tests at all and is used for something else, like showcasing to the public or something?

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 27.07.15 at 08:04:17
Thanks :)

Yes, NQS usually means that not all components of the card have been fully tested and it mustn't be used for quality assurance testing.

Every company defines their processes a little bit different... but what I can tell you from my point of view (as a software engineer), the engineering team is doing pretesting before the product is given to the QA team.

So NQS is somewhere between ES and QA sample.

Regarding the card... the FireGL V3250 wasn't sold in retail, but was used from OEM vendors (DELL, HP, Fujitsu).

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 15.08.15 at 18:14:19
@Loeschzwerg nice FireGL sample you got there.

Found some samples recently and thought I'd share some pictures for those interested.

ATI Radeon HD2900XT Engineering Sample
http://s21.postimg.org/pvj18umw3/IMG_1269.jpg
http://s2.postimg.org/c6hgkkop1/IMG_1272.jpg

AMD Radeon 38x0 Engineering Sample
http://s8.postimg.org/szwd28frl/IMG_1274.jpg
http://s30.postimg.org/4byeymrwd/IMG_1275.jpg

Enjoy,
G1nX

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 10.05.16 at 06:34:17
SiS Xabre 400 engineering sample with A1 Silicon and additional S-Video connector + controller.

http://abload.de/thumb/imgp571153u1y.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp5712r4umo.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp5714qwu6t.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp5715gmuph.jpg http://abload.de/thumb/imgp5717xuuzd.jpg

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 23.05.16 at 03:24:06
Loeschzwerg, great card! ;)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by VooDooMan on 27.07.16 at 09:27:48
SiS Xabre 600 by Soltek














more pics here:
https://www.facebook.com/RetroGraphicsCards/posts/669732503183472

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Loeschzwerg on 27.07.16 at 15:57:11
Cool 8-) Pretty hard to find one these days. Harder than getting a Voodoo 5 6000 (you just need money here).

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by ultima on 27.07.16 at 21:53:34
They're only harder to find then a 6000, cause those are all in known hands...or at least the majority is :p

But very cool card...I really like the white pcb...wish they'd make more like tbose

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by VooDooMan on 28.07.16 at 09:44:01
Yes it is true, if you count the numer of Voodoos 5 6000 and compare them with Xabres 600 then you will see there is more 3Dfx cards, but the price of those cards cannot be compared. Voodoo 5 6000 is more desired (for obvious reasons...) and would cost more than 2000 euroes? (I do not know what the current price is...) while SiS Xabre 600 is less interesting and won't go for more than 200 euros I think. What do you think?

I have more of those white cards :D




Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 31.07.16 at 13:40:50
Xabre 600 is a rare card! I only ever managed to find a review board, never a retail.

https://abload.de/thumb/2002_11_sis_xabre_600lsbge.jpg

https://abload.de/thumb/2002_11_sis_xabre_600cma2c.jpg

(I no longer own this board.)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 31.07.16 at 15:01:48
@Tim
You are my idol in my heart forever
[url=http://bbs.yjfy.com/data/attachment/forum/201606/13/1103262ne2rmprmvmznptv.jpg [/url]
intel i752

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 01.08.16 at 18:09:56
You're far too kind Nest, in turn I'm always amazed by your collection!!!!!!!!!!

What are these chips? They look very secret indeed!!  8-)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by nest on 02.08.16 at 16:12:05
@Tim
Thank you for your appreciation.
Intel 752 graphics accelerator chips :)

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by G1nX on 05.08.16 at 00:56:08
@Loeschzwerg, VooDooMan, Tim those are some nice Xabre cards. These do seem to be quite rarer to find than more sought after cards among collectors.

@nest congratulations on a great find with those i752 Graphics chips.

As for myself I haven't had time to post here in a while but here are some of the more interesting finds I gather lately.

Oak Warp5 prototype
https://s32.postimg.org/esfzasdip/IMG_1564w.jpg
https://s32.postimg.org/buopjtu9t/IMG_1577w.jpg
https://s31.postimg.org/ooqapkkvb/IMG_1579w.jpg

Real3D Starfighter-ISV
https://s31.postimg.org/r7l6hdy47/IMG_1558w.jpg
https://s32.postimg.org/vltntlbdd/IMG_1561w.jpg

Jazz 3DMagic NV1
https://s32.postimg.org/5n6c0134h/IMG_1503w.jpg
https://s32.postimg.org/4iq1zvksx/IMG_1504w.jpg
https://s32.postimg.org/egt3mrhn5/IMG_1506w.jpg
https://s32.postimg.org/h0fjpdqfl/IMG_1510w.jpg

Rendition V1000-M prototype
https://s32.postimg.org/qwzexvi4x/IMG_0980w.jpg

Rendition Verite prototype
https://s32.postimg.org/l2egdlua9/Verite_DSC_0195w.jpg

Cheers,
G1nX

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by gdonovan on 07.08.16 at 11:07:04

nest wrote on 02.08.16 at 16:12:05:
@Tim
Thank you for your appreciation.
Intel 752 graphics accelerator chips :)


Very nice!

Was upset when Intel exited the board market, had a i740 which was a solid little card paired with my Voodoo II

Gary

Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by VooDooMan on 08.08.16 at 18:14:23
@G1nX, I love your collection of prototype video cards, it is very unique ;)

@Loeschzwerg, call it luck... I got a second one today! :D

So, who wants to trade if for a working Voodoo 5 6000 ? :P






Title: Re: hardware photo thread
Post by Tim on 10.08.16 at 20:09:44
I'm sure somebody would be very happy to have that board in their collection.

@nest, I've sent you a private message. :)

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