Voodoo 1 with 4mb then a Diamond Viper V770 TNT2 Ultra , Quake 3 Arena
My very 1st video card I had was not even mine really! I borrowed a mates and it was a Voodoo 1 with 4mb ! The first card i actually bought I saved up for 6 months and got a Diamond Viper V770 TNT2 Ultra with 32mb. It was in my first pc and I got it all from the shop where my mate worked! p2 333mhz 128mb ram . Actually at the time he mentioned something about a Celeron 300A blah blah blah and i said well its slower so i prefer the P2 333mhz. I look back now and think I AM SUCH AN IDIOT ! He probly should have pushed it more, but shit happens!
I used to run Q3A time demo relentlessly with my never ending quest for more frames and with the Voodoo 1 and 4mb I cranked that baby up to just barely crack 30FPS at 512x384 with low low low graphics! But after I put that shiny new V770 TNT2 ULTRA in I was super pumped and could run Q3A demo four at 800x600 with beautiful beautiful graphics at 45FPS ! God that was so damn Beautiful and so damn FAST ! haha ! Was AWESOME !
Geforce 256 DDR. I still have mine! Quake 3 Arena @ 1024/768 @ max details, with TRANSFORM AND LIGHTING, at 60fps. The original cooler died / fell off, so I have the naked card, but no AGP board to run it, and I don't even know the last drivers that would have worked for it. I assume that died in the windows XP era. It also only had the VGA output and that was it. Man times were simpler back then. I do know that I could push the core +25 Mhz, and the memory +40 Mhz, I remember that clear as day. Crushed some 3dMark 2001.
Mine was the Intel i740... looks like it was one of the earlier ones to use AGP. Was my first computer when I went off to college and I still did plenty of gaming on it with Half-life. Really can't remember what I upgraded to afterwards though.