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GPU-Historie: Welche Grafikkarte ist die Legende unter Legenden?

GPU History: Which graphics card is the legend among legends?

To date, numerous graphics cards have appeared from a wide variety of manufacturers, which were pioneers in their time and also well ahead of their time. But what do you think is the legend among the legendary GPUs? ATi, Nvidia, S3, 3dfx, Matrox, Tseng Labs Trident and PowerVR are available.

Which graphics card is the legend among legends?

Radeon, GeForce, Voodoo and other legends

Based on editors’ graphics card tests, originating with the 2001 GeForce 2 Ultra (test) on ComputerBase, the great retro hardware image thread that the ComputerBase community is responsible for and started by andi_sco, and various contributions on ComputerBase Forum and the C:\B_retro\ format with 100 numbers, 27 candidates have emerged claiming to be the legend among legendary GPUs.

S3, 3dfx, ATi, Nvidia, Matrox, PowerVR and Trident

A total of seven 3dfx vendors, known in particular for their Voodoo and Voodoo² accelerators, are represented across ATi, S3, Nvidia, Matrox, PowerVR and Trident.

  • S3
  • To you
  • 3dfx
  • nvidia
  • Matrox
  • PowerVR
  • trident

Which GPU or graphics card influenced you the most? What model did you start your PC and gaming career with? Which release do you remember the most? Any inspiration? Nothing easier than that!

The editors, C:\B_retro\, and the ComputerBase forum community have a lot of content on the subject of GPUs, graphics cards, and 3D accelerators that can help with decision making.

Which GPU is your absolute favourite?

Which GPU or graphics card influenced you the most? The editors look forward to detailed contributions and well-founded justifications, as well as interesting discussions in the comments on this question on Sunday.

The first GPUs of our readers

ComputerBase Readers’ Early GPU Overview, which was collected as part of C:\B_retro\issue_81\, should provide even more voting inspiration.

Since more “early” graphics cards have been so diligently reported in the comments section, we’ve compiled an extensive list of “newcomers.” It should not be hidden that the author also missed some messages in the first print run. 😉

Participation is expressly desired

The editors would be very happy to receive well-founded and detailed reasons for their decisions in the comments on the current question on Sunday. If you have completely different favorites, write it in the comments.

Readers who have not yet participated in the last questions on Sunday can do so. Exciting discussions are still taking place on the ComputerBase forum, especially regarding the latest polls.

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