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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 38660 of 39487, by SteveC

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Noooo SSDs can't ever be retro! I thought I drew the line at USB, but surely there's a line at spinning rust disks?! 😁

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Reply 38661 of 39487, by Intel486dx33

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Pick up this Beauty for cheap.
Needs a little work but it appear to be minimal.
Look at all that video ram ?

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Reply 38662 of 39487, by BetaC

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SteveC wrote on 2021-04-02, 20:57:

Noooo SSDs can't ever be retro! I thought I drew the line at USB, but surely there's a line at spinning rust disks?! 😁

If you want to be semantic about it, you could argue that EEPROMs were used like SSDs in some old game carts.

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Reply 38664 of 39487, by Intel486dx33

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imi wrote on 2021-04-02, 21:31:
Intel486dx33 wrote on 2021-04-02, 21:06:

Look at all that video ram ?

the smaller chips are cache

Yeah, I got it cheap because there is a problem with garbled video. I suspect a video ram problem. Most likely just need to re-seat the
Video dram chips or refloat the onboard dram. But in any case, worst case scenario I can just add a video card.

Reply 38665 of 39487, by debs3759

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SteveC wrote on 2021-04-02, 20:57:

Noooo SSDs can't ever be retro! I thought I drew the line at USB, but surely there's a line at spinning rust disks?! 😁

Surely my revodrives are retro? 😀

See my graphics card database at www.gpuzoo.com
Constantly being worked on. Feel free to message me with any corrections or details of cards you would like me to research and add.

Reply 38666 of 39487, by SteveC

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BetaC wrote on 2021-04-02, 21:23:
SteveC wrote on 2021-04-02, 20:57:

Noooo SSDs can't ever be retro! I thought I drew the line at USB, but surely there's a line at spinning rust disks?! 😁

If you want to be semantic about it, you could argue that EEPROMs were used like SSDs in some old game carts.

Of course! We've come full circle 🤯

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Reply 38667 of 39487, by pentiumspeed

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Ordered FireGL 8800 and FireGL 7700 (this is same as 3870 but with GDDR4 instead for bandwidth increase over GDDR3).

I hope these are made with good quality components.

Cheers,

Great Northern aka Canada.

Reply 38668 of 39487, by Zero_sugar

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I had to sell off most of my high end AGP cards at the beginning of the pandemic. Found this posted on Craigslist earlier this week and snatched it up. Works perfectly. The original owner kept it for as long as he did because he liked the artwork.

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Reply 38669 of 39487, by RandomStranger

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pentiumspeed wrote on 2021-04-03, 01:53:

Ordered FireGL 8800 and FireGL 7700 (this is same as 3870 but with GDDR4 instead for bandwidth increase over GDDR3).

I hope these are made with good quality components.

Cheers,

Almost all HD3870 was manufactured with GDDR4. And it only had marginally better bandwidth than GDDR3. But I'd assume the FireGL series does have higher quality components.

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Reply 38670 of 39487, by pentiumspeed

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RandomStranger wrote on 2021-04-03, 07:03:
pentiumspeed wrote on 2021-04-03, 01:53:

Ordered FireGL 8800 and FireGL 7700 (this is same as 3870 but with GDDR4 instead for bandwidth increase over GDDR3).

I hope these are made with good quality components.

Cheers,

Almost all HD3870 was manufactured with GDDR4. And it only had marginally better bandwidth than GDDR3. But I'd assume the FireGL series does have higher quality components.

Most HD3870 I find are GDDR3, also which what mine is with rarely seen copper heatsink style with larger coarse spaced blower blades, unless there is a way to check the vram is GDDR4 or 3?

Ahh, about the Micron P300 100GB SSD, either that with PCI-X 3ware 4 port SATA, in PCI mode, which works with my Proliant 1500 (pentium 200 currently), really works using SATA 2 160GB Samsung hard drive or SiS 754 board.
On Proliant 1500 this combo works well with DOS partitioned as 2GB and does boot.

Cheers,

Great Northern aka Canada.

Reply 38671 of 39487, by dataino.it

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Bought it in a poke .

Easter egg surprise !!

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Reply 38672 of 39487, by pentiumspeed

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SP97-V needs bios firmware updated to current version asap otherwise these kills the CMOS battery dry quickly when off. This was a firmware bug and we had to do to all of the customer and new boards when our shop that I was working part time at was selling these like hot cakes, back in the day.

If I recall correctly that was 0108 or later.

Cheers,

Great Northern aka Canada.

Reply 38673 of 39487, by dataino.it

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pentiumspeed wrote on 2021-04-03, 20:57:

SP97-V needs bios firmware updated to current version asap otherwise these kills the CMOS battery dry quickly when off. This was a firmware bug and we had to do to all of the customer and new boards when our shop that I was working part time at was selling these like hot cakes, back in the day.

If I recall correctly that was 0108 or later.

Cheers,

Perfect tomorrow I download the patch. Thanks

Reply 38674 of 39487, by RandomStranger

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pentiumspeed wrote on 2021-04-03, 19:39:
RandomStranger wrote on 2021-04-03, 07:03:
pentiumspeed wrote on 2021-04-03, 01:53:

Ordered FireGL 8800 and FireGL 7700 (this is same as 3870 but with GDDR4 instead for bandwidth increase over GDDR3).

I hope these are made with good quality components.

Cheers,

Almost all HD3870 was manufactured with GDDR4. And it only had marginally better bandwidth than GDDR3. But I'd assume the FireGL series does have higher quality components.

Most HD3870 I find are GDDR3, also which what mine is with rarely seen copper heatsink style with larger coarse spaced blower blades, unless there is a way to check the vram is GDDR4 or 3?

I don't know. I've never seen a GDDR4 HD3870, only heard that they exist, but where I live shops never had them.
This also implies that over two thirds of them were GDDR4:
https://www.gpuzoo.com/GPU-ATI/Radeon_HD_3870.html

Currently I see only one up for auction locally and that's also a GDDR4 variant. And if I check eBay it seems there are much more GDDR4 variants than GDDR3.

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Reply 38675 of 39487, by fool

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Great little machine this MikroMikko (ICL) Ergo X450-100 with integrated ATI Mach64, ESS688F and YMF262. I'll plug in Voodoo 1 and have a little fun with it.

Other recent finds:
Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 512MB AGP
2x Voodoo II 12MB
Matrox Millennium G200 8MB PCI
6x Pentium III Slot 1 + 2 "golden hair dryers" 😀
ASUS P3B-F
2x ASUS P5A

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Reply 38678 of 39487, by framebuffer

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Zero_sugar wrote on 2021-04-03, 04:45:

I had to sell off most of my high end AGP cards at the beginning of the pandemic. Found this posted on Craigslist earlier this week and snatched it up. Works perfectly. The original owner kept it for as long as he did because he liked the artwork.

well, along with few Radeon cards with Ruby on it, reference GeForce 6800 are among the most beautiful cards ever made, in my opinion

P.S. really sucks you had to sell your AGP collection 🙁

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Reply 38679 of 39487, by pentiumspeed

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As a nice present, I purchased the E5-2667 V2 for my HP Z420 computer. Been waiting for long time for a good price.

Cheers,

Great Northern aka Canada.