I had an interesting hour this morning just going through my old purchases.
I went from the fantastically ugly 4890,complete with random armored female.
To the awesome looking 5870 like 6 months later (I think from memory I actually had the 4890 earlier but there’s two on the order so I’m thinking one was a warranty replacement). The difference is largely sticker but just goes to show.
Interestingly the 5870 I ordered 3 days after the 480 GTX was reviewed so I obviously wasn’t impressed.
Aside from that, I realised just *how* much I paid for a 7900 GTX ‘extreme’ in 2006. Which made me feel better about current prices, but also that I’ve proven my “do not care about red vs green” credentials for a long time.
Also that I was a fucking idiot and should have invested that money in my twenties (amazon shares equiv to that GTX would be about $45k) and hooked up with more women rather than playing mmorpgs and nerding out.