Reply 38160 of 38717, by Tetrium
W.x. wrote on 2021-02-20, 21:34:Tetrium wrote on 2021-02-20, 21:11:
Imo always a good thing to think for yourself, also with regards to these MX cards. These MX cards were considered the bottom of the barrel, so not many people actually cared much for these cards back then. They were considered fodder and there were masses of them!
Well, I don't agree with it. Maybe in some wealthy countries, where everyone had 2000$-3000$ salary as average Here, salaries around year 2000 were like 300-400$ or something like that. GTS and Ultra versions was almost not sold here. MX was considered mid-range card, and was bought by masses here. Also all gaming magazines and sites with hardware recommended it, and most gamers (kids/young people) in that time could not afford GTS or Ultra version. I would say, out of all Geforce 2 series, like 90% cards was sold as MX, and only 10% as GTS (at least here). I would guess, similiar situation was in other post-socialistic countries too, and wuold not be suprised, if also in Brazil, south America, Mexico, and some Asian countries too.
I was talking about the MX cards and apparently we share the same opinion about their popularity, so no idea why you are bringing up the high-end cards now but whatever.
Most people here in The Netherlands bought OEM computers and those usually had either an MX or onboard graphics at the time. Sure, older generations were still often for sale here but they would usually have a terrible price/performance ratio and would barely sell.
Years later I was there revamping old computers for repurpose and I can guarantee you that MX was widely used here while I barely ever saw any of the higher end cards. Heck, I didn't even have a single GF4 non-MX card for years even though I already had basically 2 kiwi boxes of MX cards 🤣
Anyway, was merely adding in some background information and afaic I've said what I wanted to say.
Unfortunately I haven't purchased anything retro in a while now, if only because thrift stores are selling less and less of them and because they have been closed down a lot in the last year due to covid.