First post, by yjfy
Intel released the Intel740 chip on February 10, 1998, and then released the first generation 3D graphics card Express 3D based on this chip on April 15. Intel has a powerful influence on the Pentium CPU and vigorously promotes the Intel 740 chip, and a large number of graphics cards with the Intel 740 chip have emerged.
Intel740, also known as i740 chip, is actually developed by Real3D, but its parent company does not pay attention to it so that Intel can take advantage of it to obtain its naming rights, ownership and core technology at a lower cost, thus occupying this absolute dominant position. Therefore, Intel740-based graphics cards are roughly divided into Intel i740 graphics cards, Real3Di740 graphics cards and other i740 graphics cards. There are about 17 kinds of representative i740 chip graphics card collections. If you collect 12 of them, you are a true i740 graphics card collector.
1.Intel i740 chip graphics
1.1 INTEL740 Evaluation board
The following picture shows the intel i740 chip evaluation board. The right side of the front side of the PCB on the graphics card is marked with the "INTEL740 Evaluation board". The PCB date was 3497 and it appeared before August 1997.
INTEL740 Evaluation board