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Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

in Milliways
Two confessions from me: Even though I enjoy the hobby, it is very clear to me that I engage in it as a form of procrastination. About 10+ years ago I sold a LOT of hardware/software for cheap. I'd love to have kept it just so I could take advantage of people who overpay for stuff these days.

Re: The story of the QuForce FX 5800 Ultra...

Hi, good to see you :-) Thanks! ...with the stipulation that it's a 128-bit MX440 and not a 64-bit MX440 or a MX440SE. Oh for sure, full bus width or nothing! I wrote "mx440s" for plural, I wasn't even thinking about the se. Here is an example of this claim on this forum: A standard 5900 is very …

Re: The story of the QuForce FX 5800 Ultra...

... A few takeaways: 1) The Quadro performance hit only seems to affect the GeForce FX cards and not GeForce 4. 2) The TI4600 is not nearly as fast as the GeForce 5800, which is contrary to popular belief. Rather, it sits closer to the GeForce 5700 performance-wise 3) The GeForce FX 5700LE is even …

Re: The story of the QuForce FX 5800 Ultra...

... As for the 6800GS.. Besides the 6800GS, I've also got 3 6800GT cards... Theoretically, the only thing that would be different in the BIOS is the device ID strap and the pixel pipes and vertex shader pipes straps. Maybe I ought to dump both cards and examine the differences... Any idea on where …

Re: The story of the QuForce FX 5800 Ultra...

Thanks for the compliment! I am working on a Quadro FX 4000 and turning it into a GF 6800 Ultra right now. Besides modifying the straps for the identity, I also have to unlock an extra quad of pipelines ;) Other cards that should be interesting are the Quadro4 980XGL and maybe the Quadro FX 1100. …

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