First post, by boxpressed
I am updating my video card collection spreadsheet after many years partly because I wanted to know how many 3DFX cards I own. Almost all of them I acquired over the past six years, with the exception of a Banshee I bought at retail back in the late 90s. I don't think I'll be buying any more unless I come across one in an odd lot or system. The current prices have made adding to the collection prohibitive. I have most of what I want anyway, except for a Voodoo 4. I'm selling off other video card makes because I want to clear out some space, but I can't bring myself to sell any 3DFX card. So this is probably what my collection will look like for a while.
32 cards total. I guess that this is probably above the median number at Vogons, but maybe not by much. I'm sure that some have collections in the hundreds, and NIB examples in the dozens.
The breakdown: V1 (2), V2 12MB (3), Banshee (3), V3 1000 (3), V3 2000 (7) ,V3 3000 (10), V3 3500 (1), V5 (3). Two are NIB, and a few are CIB.
Some of the more interesting cards are a V3 2000 with a silver heatsink and 6ns memory, the 8MB Gateway V3 1000 (Velocity 100), the no-heatsink Compaq V3 1000 (Velocity 200), and the no-TV tuner Compaq V3 3500.
Three or four of my V3 cards have gone bad or are in the process. They have all been 3000 AGP models.
I have zero 2000 AGP models. Not sure if this model is rarer than PCI or if I just passed on the AGP.
All my V3 3000 cards have 6ns memory, including the 1000 models. A couple of the 2000 cards have it too.
I wouldn't mind getting a Rush, and I might end up paying up for a V4 just to have it. So what are your collections like?