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PostPosted: 29 Sep 2010, 17:53 
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Hello all :)

Yes I amy be somewhat different to the rest of you, mainly gamers here I guess or CAD pro's?

Well I am a VGA collector and not only that also I do paleonthology as main hobby then the computers I use for my work well what you call it, it's more like a hobby but for me it's work.

I sudy and comminicate with other Paleonthologists about new Dinosaur finds and also we try to unraffle unsolved mysteries like what caused the real ELE and what is the really mystery about the Triceratops and the Torosaurus, how much are these related or are they the same animal? We don't know yet hence that rumor that has been going around the past few weeks that these seem to eb the same animal but the differences as the skulls show and the entire eskeleton well the Torosaures is alot more mature.

As my VGA ciollection goes well Ido have the first VGA cards where Multi Screen came with the package, you'd probably know I guess, the matrox G400 series were the first VGA cards in the world to have Dual head, these have Dual 360 Mhz Ramdacs and their 2D image quality is by far still one of the bnest in the world, it was continued with the G450 and G550 MGA's and the Parhelia was a similar design but it could do tripple head, thus being 3 monitors on a single 512Bit GPU, infact a 512 ringbus withing the GPUwith a 256 bit memory controller, this made the Parhelia P512 as most VGA collectors would call it, the world's first 3-way screen supported VGA card in the world, this was released in Q1 2002, the Parhelia has 2x 400mhz Ramdacs and a tretiary 165Mhz Ramdac for the 3rd output.

So it allowed you to have 3x 1280 x 1024 or 2x 1920 x 1200, there were 128MB and 256MB models of the Parhelia P512, later also PCI-X models came which you could run along side the 256MB AGP model and with this you could connect 4 to 6 screens! 4x 1920 x 1200 or 6x 1280 x 1024, this is Multi screen tech of Q2 2003! So hence being Eye-Infinity is not really new, it's this tecnology from matrox in an upgraded form.

It's like reinventing old technology, the parhelia uses about 56MB of it's 128 or 256MB to run 3x 1280 x 1024, which is was pretty good for it's day, they called this technology for gamers: Surround gaming, it seems that NVIDIA kinda stole this word from matrox since their way of doing is called 3D Surround Gaming aha! there you have it.

So yes here is my collection so far:


Here another view of it:


As for the ones I use, that are these devided over 5 systems:
ATi M18 Mobillity Radeon 9800 AGP 256MB 256Bit DDRII Rev.A2 0441


HIS Radeon HD 3850 ICEQ3 Turbo AGP 512MB 256Bit GDDR3 Rev.A2
3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI Macintosh 64MB 256Bit SDR PC Flashed met bios 1.18_LCD [In Practics 2x 32MB 128Bit SDR]


Pine XFX Group Radeon HD 4870 XXX-Edition PCI-E 1024MB 256Bit GDDR5 Rev.A1 0904 12 Layer PCB Test Sample 1 of 32 made in the world "Card 019" of 032
in 2-Way CFX with:
HIS Radeon HD 4870 ICEQ4+ PCI-E 1024MB 256Bit GDDR5 Rev.A2 0941


Leadtek Winfast A400 GeForce AGP 128MB 256Bit DDR
3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI 64MB 256Bit SDR [In Practics 2x 32MB 128Bit SDR]


EVGA GeForce GTX 295 Red Edition PCI-E 1792MB 896Bit GDDR3 [In Practics 2x 896MB 448Bit GDDR3]
in Quad SLI with:
EVGA GeForce GTX 295 Red Edition "Golden Sample" PCI-E 1792MB 896Bit GDDR3 [In Practics 2x 896MB 448Bit GDDR3]


The Golden Sample I own is 1 of 20 made world wide from all 103 GTX 295 Red Editions, the previous owner of the GTX 295 Red Edition Golden Sample was EVGA World record holder johnksss, he PM'ed me about it and told me that my collection and my system would be the perfect home for one of his GTX 295 RE GS cards, so it was an offer that I could ne refuse, you see.

johnksss had OCéd it from these speeds:

GPU's: 576Mhz
CUDA Cores: 1242Mhz
Ram: 1998Mhz DDR

To these:

GPU's: 835Mhz
CUDA Cores: 1700mhz
Ram: 2380Mhz DDR

The Gallery GTX 295 RE's is here, please click the image to enter:


Johnksss used EK water cooling blocks and the rear red heatsinks to OC these monsters to their WR speeds, he held place 1 for about 6 weeks with 47600+ points with Dual GTX 295 RE Golden Samples in Quad SLI with 3D Mark Vantage.

The GTX 295 Red Edition has hand picked GPU's the Golden Samples have not only hand Picked GPU's but also Hand picked VRM's and Ram chips, hence their much greater OCability, these are also the rarest GTX 295's made, the last GTX 295 red Edition that was sold on ebay went for a staggering 785 euro's and every year they get worth more, a Golden Sample is extremely rare and these can be worth over 1200 euro's or more, depends on how much the VGA collector is willing to place down for it.

Anyways I never OC rare hardware and I prefer to use these for my Flight Simulations only at stock speeds, even then they are still very powerful.

For the rest, I have dne fewer OpenSource software program Beta Testing, like DXX_Rebirth and D2X-XL, I use all the VGA cards within the collection for DXX-Rebirth and they all seem to work fine with it, D2X-XL uses more advanced shading thus ATi and NVIDIA chips only work good with this one.

more info about DXX-Rebirth go here:
http://www.dxx-rebirth.com

and for D2X-XL, go here:
http://www.descent2.de

Anyways As the rest goes I hope to find some other interesting VGA card people here :)


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PostPosted: 13 Oct 2010, 02:43 
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Very interesting introduction! Some nice kit there, awesome! And welcome.

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PostPosted: 13 Oct 2010, 03:31 
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i am also a scholar but not of fossils (unless you count fossilized, ie dead, languages such as latin or hieroglyphics) hehe i will have my Ph.D. in linguistics soon


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PostPosted: 13 Oct 2010, 05:39 
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Thats quite the collection


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PostPosted: 13 Oct 2010, 12:20 
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Hello all :)

Anyways As the rest goes I hope to find some other interesting VGA card people here :)


Looks good. :cheers


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