Did try to buy off this IBM Model M Gen 1 metal badge, but someone was faster it seems... It was 30 euros.. Not that i care much, as the space is limited, and i want Model M Gen 0 Industrial grey, Model M13 Stealth black and Model F AT, dont care for the rest IBM keyboards really.. Still a little bit sad tho..
TheAbandonwareGuy wrote on 2022-06-26, 16:19:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-06-26, 06:23:
TheMobRules wrote on 2022-06-26, 06:20:
Yes it is.
The feature connector was used for various types of cards like MPEG decoders, or even rare stuff such as the Creative 3DO Blaster. Basically its purpose was to enable direct data transfer between the VGA and the other card without being constrained by the system bus, memory or CPU speed.
If one were to hunt for a Mpeg decoder what models would be compatible >
Wont bother with the 3DO Blaster . .last one I saw with complete kit+CDrom drive was well over 3.5k USD
Yeah the ship for rare stuff like the 3D0, NV1 or V5 5500 has sailed. Those are the realms of the uber rich TechBros now.
I hate how every hobby I enjoyed got "discovered" during the Pandemic and prices exploded due to brand dead morons that spend triple digits on stuff that would literally otherwise end up being broken down for the $0.10 of gold in it.
So the nVIDIA NV1 is considered is considered luxury part 🤣.... Guess i am lucky at having bunch of them brand new, at some point i will load them all off ebay and with the money i will buy whatever my heart desires as retro HW stuff... Was going to exchange one brand new NV1 with a filty collector that had x2 Voodoo V 5500 AGP, but the bastard was greedy AF, and wanted instead x3 retro systems and x2 retro monitors fuck him... Voodoo V and NV1 are expensive sure, but stuff such as Voodoo V 6K, GEforce FX5800 Ultra, Creative 3D Blaster VESA, and some SLI Quantum3D cards are what i consider dumb and retarded they start with 4 digits easy... Last Voodoo V 6000 i heard was sold on closed auction for 3000$ LMAO 🤣 ......... Intel 4004 is also one of these dumb expensive stuff...
Wondering what else is dumb expensive as parts, whole systems, keyboards or whatever....
PD2JK wrote on 2022-06-28, 14:53:
Yes, too bad all those short lived 'platforms' are. Socket 4, 8, 423, 939...
U forgot socket 5, SS7, Slot A, the Pentium M platform i think was also short lived... Still i very much like s939, Slot A and s423 they are all unique... s939 is the last DDR400 platform and the last AGP platform as well it is strange mix of powerful new K8 architecture + old tech cant get more cool then this + it features the old nice brands such as DFI LanParty, ABIT AN8 and the insane Fatal1ty, there was also Soltek still there and their strange colored boards.. The s423 is also fun it features the very short lived RAMbus and the Pentium 4 478 that was soldered on bigger pakage instead on the smaller one the 478 after that was. And slot A the vrty first platform to hit 1GHz of speed and being rare platform, hard to find good mobos and powerful CPUs + i like the slot 1/A platforms, they dont have sockets, whole slot system socket free™ ...
appiah4 wrote on 2022-06-28, 14:54:
Does Slot A also count? At least where I lived it was near non existant, and Socket A came quite fast to make it a legacy thing.. It's also pretty unobtanium for me.
For sure Slot A counts that platform did have very short lifespan, die to AMD pushing K6 CPUs on the ss7 and then they joined late the Slot wagon and then Intel moved to sockets again, so AMD did as well, or something like that... Here Slot A is also VERY limited i managed to collect Tyan Trinity K7 S2380, ASUS K7M AMD 750 and MSI MS-6167... All in great condition, i had before also Acorp Slot A, but i sold that crap ofc... The interesting fact back on Slot A, was that this was the very first AMD only platform, and Intel did push VERY hard on the board manufacturers not to produce any AMD Slot A boards, so back on the boxes and manual u cant see AMD... ASUS and Gigabyte i heard did ship white boxes and that was all.. Or others like Tyan did include box art and stuff, but there was no AMD anywhere on the box... Back then they was scared of Intel, same way they are now from the filty nVIDIA (back with their garbage GEforce partner program shenanigan BS...) .. But these days AMD even have their own license since the Intel x64 was garbage and they all used the x84-x64 AMD one... So they are even these days Intel owns the x86 license, and AMD owns the x64 license, not that most ppl use the x84 these days aside from the retro community and all the military in the world...
Mah systems retro, old, newer (Radical stuff)
R7 3700x/ Aorus x370 K7/ RX 6800XT/ X-Fi THD
K7 2.6/ NF7-S V2/ HD3850/ X-Fi
IBM x2 P3 1.4/ DX34R-U/Voodoo V 5.5k/ Audigy
IBM PC365 S8
Compaq DeskPro 486/33
IBM PS/2 Model 56
SPS IntelleXT 8088