Your first video card

August 20, 2010 at 14:32:58
Specs: Win7, e8500/3GB
What was your first video card? Doesn't matter if it was integrated or a card.

Mine was a 1MB S3 Trio built to the motherboard of my Packard Bell Pentium 166MHz.

I have also had
16MB TNT,
64MB GF4 MX440
256MB Radeon X800XL
512MB GF 8800GT


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#1
August 21, 2010 at 00:31:55
The first several were integrated unknowns to me the first actual card I purchased was a nvidia geforce fx something or another pci card from walmart for $16.00 to replace the fried onboard video in an old hp I had 10 years ago. Still have the card not the hp though.

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#2
August 21, 2010 at 12:46:46
Whatever the Mac 512e used. Nothing special--screen redraws were quite slow, despite the low-res and probably interlaced B/W monitor.

The first actual card I bought was a VL Bus Hercules Dynamite Pro. Part of my first homebuilt PC, a 486-50 overclocked to 66MHz. It had 2MB of video memory and was 2D accelerated. Very fast redraws under Win3.1, even at 1024x768.

Super PIII | Unlocked ES Tualatin @ 1.8GHz (150x12, 1.65v, 512K L2)
2GB PC2700 | 500GB | Radeon x1950Pro | Apollo Pro 266T | Win 7 Pro


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#3
August 21, 2010 at 13:20:21
A 256k monochrome sumpthin' or other.

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#4
August 22, 2010 at 02:41:23
Original IBM Display Adapter. Monochrome for IBM 5150

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#5
August 23, 2010 at 05:06:40
Not to make any of you feel old or anything, but mine was a EVGA GeForce 8800GT DDR3 PCI Express Card :)

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#6
August 23, 2010 at 11:02:21
Well since were doing video hardware, and not Video Cards, I'd have to say what ever TTL hardware was built into the Xerox Star system.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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