First video card was a 4-color cga card to play kings quest 2. I think it had 16 kilobytes of memory. 320x240 res was the standard. After that I upgraded to vga with 512k ram for 640x480 @ 256 colors. Mainly got the upgrade for Kings quest 5. At about that time no games were being made that supported 4 color, so I had to upgrade.
I so must have been an upgrade whore I think I have owned almost every card people have listed. Had , dual voodo's, Riva tnt 2 ultra, ATI AIW 32, GeForce 265, GeForce 2, had something else to lol. Been to long I'm getting old lol. I remeber getting that first GeForce card and play some unreal, the good old days..
None of that is 3D?
(As per OP's title: "What was your 1st 3D video card ?")
S3 Trio 3D 2x 4MB from unknown brand called butterfly then ATi Rage 2C then Trident 8MB.
My first Game was Duke Nuke 3D my first windows game was Tomb Raider 3 one of the best ever games in the history .
To my knowledge Duke Nukem 3D never had a version that utilized 3D acceleration, it was all done with the main CPU from my recollection.
Unreal 99' and Quake 3 arena and Delta Force 2 were my poison at the time.5/31/00 - By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta
Convergence... Anyone that?s been around PC?s has been hearing this word for quite some time. Since the first CD-Quality audio was available on the PC, industry pundits have been foretelling of the day when your PC will be the centerpiece of the living room, replacing your current televisions, computers and stereos with an all-in-one solution. They have visions of a "catch all' of home entertainment, where Dad can watch the latest DVD and the kids can get involved in a multiplayer "frag-fest" just before dinner?Well they probably never envisioned a "frag-fest" but you get the idea.
ATI has helped make that vision a reality. The ATI All-In-Wonder Pro 128 has all the 2D and video capabilities needed for those chores, while combining a 3D feature set capable of running today?s most demanding games.
The board fits into a standard AGP slot, and despite all its integrated features is no bigger than a standard length card.
Specifications Of The All In Wonder 128 Pro
Inside the box, there is also a very strong software bundle. You?ll find Ulead Videostudio 4.0 and Merlin VR included for your development needs, as well as full versions of Heavy Gear 2 and Need For Speed: High Stakes, to kill some of that leisure time.
On the back of the card, you have connections for Cable-TV In, A/V In (which connects to a ?breakout box? or pod that houses standard composite A/V inputs as well as an S-Video input), A/V out and a standard monitor connection.
RAGE 128 PRO 128-bit 3D Chipset (125mhz)
Intelligent TV-Tuner with Digital VCR
High-resolution 1920x1200 graphics at 85Hz refresh rate
32-bit true color gaming
Still image and MPEG-2 motion video capture
Hardware DVD video playback
Video output to TV or VCR
32 MB of memory (7ns Micron @ 142mhz)
Full 3D acceleration in all modes and color depths in resolutions up to 1920x1200@32bpp
Support for DirectX and OpenGL
8 million triangles/second set-up engine
Integrated iDCT and motion compensation allows for flicker-free DVD decoding with minimum CPU usage
125-channel TV-Tuner lets you watch high-quality stereo TV on your PC
Check out the action up close using instant replay or powerful zoom feature
Schedule the viewing of favorite shows, scan through all available stations for a glance at what's on, or create a TV Magazine with images and text from your chosen programs
The All-In-Wonder 128 Pro offers a VERY complete feature set. The video features distinguish it as not just any other graphics card but a Multi-Media "Jack of All Trades".
Read more at http://hothardware.com/reviews/ATI-AllInWonder-128-Pro#izrRQ4tx8LmzZ1Xw.99
You are right I played the game in 1995 it was cross platform Windows / DOS with beeb and woooosh sounds .I played Duke Nukem and the 3D was more 2D sprite based. You couldn't walk around the enemies like you could in quake. No matter where you went the enemy was facing you the same way. It was still a fun game though!
Here's what a 3DFX Voodoo card looks like:
And the 3DfX version of Mechwarrior 2.
Single-slot cooler and dual DVI? Sexy . NVIDIA needs to get a single-slot GTX 960 with 4x DisplayPort (or 3x DisplayPort + 1x HDMI 2.0). I could only imagine how popular that would be with the SFF crowd .EVGA 9800gt
First game was cod waw