Ten Years Ago Today: BitBoys Edition

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  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    How many of you guys remember BitBoys? Remember all the talk about the Glaze3D, the company's Extreme Bandwidth Architecture and the rare hardware sightings we dubbed "Sasquatch" sightings? Ahhh, those were the days. Speaking of, these pictures ought to bring back a few memories.
     
  2. STrooperTK421

    STrooperTK421 Limp Gawd

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    Oh WOW...I was just thinking about these turds the other day. :)
     
  3. Brent_Justice

    Brent_Justice Moderator

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    BitBoys Oy! Ah I remember those days
     
  4. /dev/null

    /dev/null [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Yes I remember. Can't believe it's been 10 years!!!
     
  5. 1/2 bent

    1/2 bent Gawd

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    would still like to see the hardware work.
     
  6. biggen

    biggen Kyle's Personal Blog is Awesome

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    I hope Kyle has learned to proofread after 10 years. That post reaks of missing words and punctuation.
     
  7. 1/2 bent

    1/2 bent Gawd

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    But you still understand it. Who cares.I type the same way.
     
  8. NKDietrich

    NKDietrich [H]ardness Supreme

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    Then there was Phantom, the greatest console in history.
     
  9. Zardoz

    Zardoz 2[H]4U

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    Them was the days.
     
  10. eneq

    eneq Limp Gawd

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    Bitboys->ATI->AMD->Qualcomm so in short most of us are using their tech in our smartphones these days...
     
  11. mashie

    mashie Mawd Gawd

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    I remember them.
     
  12. AthlonXP

    AthlonXP [H]ard as it Gets

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    wow those were the days...
     
  13. BBA

    BBA [H]ardness Supreme

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    I was too. Maybe it was just 'in the air' and hence, the topic got rehashed.
     
  14. DW-UK

    DW-UK [H]ard|Gawd

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    They probably work for nVidia or AMD now.
     
  15. Man. Almost makes me nostalgic for PowerVR.
     
  16. Brackle

    Brackle Old Timer

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    I remember them saying with were going to sue you guys LOL

    Accually I feel old now
     
  17. Gav80K

    Gav80K n00b

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    Imgtec started making products for mobile devices and their PowerVR graphics cores and video cores are in a great major products including iPhones and the Samsung Galaxy line.

    I'm more nostalgic about the 3dfx Rampage. That looked pretty innovative and also seemed to be quite close to hitting the market. It's a shame they couldn't have lasted a few months longer.
     
  18. tesfaye

    tesfaye 2[H]4U

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    Holy shit, I didn't think I'd see a post about those guys ever again! 10 years, gee thanks Steve for reminding me that my ass is getting old!
     
  19. Trimlock

    Trimlock [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I still think their card that would of "one upped" the 9800pro was a scam. Very weird to see similar specs with just a +10% clockspeed.
     
  20. nakedhand

    nakedhand 2[H]4U

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    I bought into the hype, good thing it was free. Remember trying to convince friends that this was going to be HUGE... face palm
     
  21. resante

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    The irony.
     
  22. Your ass? What about the rest of you? Is it getting younger? Is all that age concentrating in your glutes or something?
     
  23. sundansx

    sundansx n00b

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    All of those secondary guys are now quite successful.
    bit boys oi! were bought by ATI/AMD (before merge, imageon) and then by qualcomm. The tech must have been pretty good, they are the team that is doing Adreno. Used in Snapdragon SOCs
    PowerVR turned into imagination technologies. Their core is also used heavily in tablets and phones as the SGX. I believe that TI OMAP uses them as well as other vendors.
    They both had very good tech that got crushed by the big boys. Now they are giving them a run for their money