First post, by VirtuaIceMan
Having recently got a Matrox M3D I started thinking about the other card with Sega exclusive software, the Nvidia NV1. I know from videos that the quality isn't even up to the software versions of many games, but the added gourad shading in Virtua Fighter looks impressive. I'm also planning to do some videos comparing Sega arcade games with their various PC ports, so owning an NV1 might be nice.
Anyway, onto the elephant in the room: cost! There are a few cards-only on eBay listed between £300-£340 range, with one awesome boxed 2200XL example (including the rare Daytona USA NV1 version) listed at £1200! The seller let me know he has some card-only 2200s and 3240s for £250/£350 respectively.
I also saw (and bidded on) a 3240XL at the weekend on Yahoo auctions in Japan, but that too went for almost £350.
Is this the going rate these days for NV1's? Apart from eBay and Yahoo Japan, are there any other places people suggest? I looked at amibay but it seems perpetually broken, not allowing new people to sign up for it.
Secondly (importantly), would the card even run on Windows 98SE on a Pentium 4, or would that be a bit too modern? The Matrox M3D works with that.
My PC spec: Win10 64bit, i7-4970K (not overclocked), KFA2 GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, Creative Soundblaster ZXr, 16GB RAM, Asus Z97-A motherboard, NZXT 410 case, ROG Swift GSYNC monitor