So, it's time for mine january-february haul report:
nVidia GeForce3 Ti200 (ASUS V8200T2/64M)
I have a soft spot for ASUS-flavoured nVidia cards. And GeForce 3 are getting much more harder to find nowadays (at least in mine country). Sadly it's only Ti200, but still, it's GeForce 3.
nVidia GeForce4 Ti 4200 (ASUS V8420S/128M)
Same goes for this card. But i've actually never had a "giant" Ti4200 (i have MSI GeForce 4 Ti4800SE that have sort of similar design):
(Oh, and btw, this Zalman heatsink is aftermarket (of course it is) 🤣 and was installed by me, since cooler from this card was dead, and i don't had any similar one lying around).
nVidia Riva TNT2 Pro (Gigabyte GA-660 Plus)
Not so usual TNT2 as you might think. Heatsink on the back of card is indeed, an interesting idea, but it was installed for a good reason. There's also a "Turbo" jumper that can perform a "hardware overclock" to the 170MHz core/180MHz memory (instead of standard 150/166). I guess overclockers was nuts about this feature back in a days. 🤣
But i guess everybody know about this feature, so...
Matrox Millenium G100 (G100A/2/OEM)
Finally i found a working G100 (i already had couple, and none of them was in working condition for... unknown reason (i tested on 3 various mobos - ASUS P2B, ASUS CUSL2-C и Gigabyte GA-6VXC7-4X). This one finally ended this unlucky combo. Sadly enough there's only 2 megs of memory on board (i thought 4 megs was minimum on G100).
S3 Trio64V+ (Diamond Stealth 64 Video 2001)
There's nothing too fancy in S3 Trio cards, but this one was made by Diamond, so i guess it can have some little attention. 😀
3dfx Voodoo2 (STB V2-1000)
Finally got a second V2-1000 and... you can guess what that means. 🤣
Still need to make SLI cabel, but i don't have any spare old floppy cabels.
Aztech Sound Galaxy Basic 16
Lots of stuff happening here. Still, sadly there's no geniune OPL3 here.
ESS Allegro ES1989S (Labway Xwave 512) (I'm not quite sure if it's correct name of this card)
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Interestingly enough, there's no IEEE 1394 connector.
ASUS P4T-E (Socket 478)
Alrighty, i think that Pentium 4 is not quite retro (with the exception of socket 423). But RIMM memory is definitely an interesting moment.
That processor heatsink with "cooler" is piece of art indeed. 🤣
ASUS P3B-F (Slot 1)
ASUS CU4VX (Socket 370)
ASUS P2B-LS (Slot 1)
SCSI features makes P2B looks much more bigger. 🤣
ASUS P3V4X (Slot 1)
Intel D815EEA (Socket 370)
Tiga TI-815 (Socket 370)
Oh, and also sorry that i forgot to remove watermarks of phone camera. 😀
My retro PCs:
ZIDA 5STX, P-MMX 166, S3 ViRGE/DX, 3Dfx Voodoo 1, Creative CT4830
AOpen AX-34U, P-3 1133, GeForce 3 Ti200, Aureal Vortex 2
Allround 815EPT, P-3 800, ASUS V7700TIvx/32M, Creative SB0220 (recreation of my first PC from 2001)
IBM ThinkPad R31