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oops

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Jun 21, 2002
hey,
I am working on a big project for my English class.(free choice of topic of one useful technology and it's development something like that)

And I picked video cards :)

Now I need a little help fast

I need the following source(from web site and magzine etc.)

I want to have the full history of how the video card first appear, and the appear of 3dfx(i heard there were 3 big video card companies long before 3dfx and they were taken down by 3dfx), and then the develop of 3dfx and the fall of 3dfx and now the battle between Nvidia and ATI.

(those things above should include the every big move of those companies, new technology being used on video card, and the appear of every new model include date etc.)

I need the direct links
(if someone wants, you can tell me the story here :p )

thanks
 
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oops

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Jun 21, 2002
Anyone?

hello?

Anyone knows any web site links or anything else to the stories I described?

thanks
 

Maxvla

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its a little late in the day... you should get more help by tomorrow. :)

i don't know much about the history of vid cards.
 
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oops

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started this one in the afternoon, seems not many people know the entire video card history :)
 

wildfrogman

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Sitting at my computer playing UT2004.
I could possibly help some. I will probably not be able cover the entire video card history. Maybe cover the entire nvidia video card history? Otherwise its almost a good title for a small book i would think to cover the entire video card history. I guess you could write about the intel 710? i think it was....the first video decelerator card heheh. Made stuff look better than before...but actually slower heheh.
 
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oops

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Jun 21, 2002
thanks.....it's 3:15am here, kind of late, I'll need some rest :)
I'll be back to the board tomorrow(more like later today)
 

Samoyed

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Oct 20, 2002
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There are definitely stories exactly like what u seek.

As I recall I have read magazine articles that give a timeline of 3d card development and I would bet anything that there is a book called "The history of 3d Graphics accelerators" somewhere. Now stop asking us to do your homework and get searching the net for that book. lol!!!
 

funnyperson1

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Jun 16, 2001
yup, search google, i remember my friend found a couple great articles.....before 3dfx, 3d accellerators were made by Matrox, Ati, Rendition, and several other smaller ones