Category: GPU

MATROX MILLENNIUM G200

MATROX MILLENNIUM G200

The Matrox Millennium G200 is an AGP 8x video card for the personal computer, The Millennium G200 came with 8MB of memory and it has a slot to add as much as 16MB of additional memory. The G200 is a 2D, 3D and video accelerator card that can handle the workload of even the most …

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INTEL 740 AGP

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The Intel 740 AGP display adapter was released on February 1998. The card sold for $34.94 to OEM purchasers  but the card was never widely offered in retail. The Intel 740 was code named Auburn. Intel worked with Lockheed Martin who wanted to commercialize their expertise in computer graphics. Eventually Intel bought the joint venture …

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AMBIENT OCCLUSION

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In 1994, at the Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Gavin Miller and Peter Litwinowicz published a paper on “Efficient techniques for interactive texture placement”. This paper describes efficient algorithms for the placement and distortion of textures. The textures include surface color maps and environment maps. Affine transformations of …

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GAMES FEATURING AMBIENT OCCLUSION

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Screen space ambient occlusion Is a pixel shader. By analyzing the scene depth buffer which is stored in a texture its possible to make a better approximate lighting model. For every pixel on the screen, the pixel shader samples the depth values around the current pixel and tries to compute the amount of occlusion …

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TRIDENT TVGA8800CS

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The Trident TVGA8800CS is 16-bit ISA VGA card for personal computers.  This card will work in an 8088 based machine in a 8-bit slot and the card auto selects the operating mode. This card comes with either 256KB or 512KB of memory. Most bought the 512KB version to support 800×600 monitors with 256 colors. Due to …

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THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL

The CPU and GPU both are high power components in the typical gaming PC. CPU coolers generally use a fan and heatsink assembly that is clipped or screwed into place. Gaming graphics cards use double slot coolers to support a thicker heatsink and cooler. Video cards can exceed 450W of power so excess heat has …

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IBM PS/2 DISPLAY ADAPTER

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IBM has brought a new video card to the masses. This time the card is called PS/2 display adapter or VGA and offers some improvements over the MDA, CGA and EGA cards. While originally intended to upgrade the IBM PS/2 Model 30’s MCGA graphics to VGA graphics, it works fine in an IBM PC, XT, …

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TSENG ET1000-A

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The Tseng ET1000-A (sold by Diamond Flower as the DFI-MG150) is a low cost MDA adapter for the 8-bit ISA bus featuring a printer port. This card is also known as the Tseng UltraPak. 8-bit ISA 64KB DRAM MDA 9 pin d-Sub LPT D-25 Made in Japan The card uses the Tseng Labs ET1000-A video …

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HERCULES GRAPHICS CARD

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The Hercules graphics card was released late in 1982. The card is compatible with the IBM MDA card but it offers an additional LPT port saving on a slot and the expense of a printer card. The Hercules card sold for $499 which was typical for a video card in 1982. The card immediately was …

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OUR VIDEO CARDS

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The original PC offered 2 different video cards. The monochrome display adapter (MDA) and the color display adapter (CGA). Soon after that came the enhanced graphics adapter (EGA) and then the video graphics adapter (VGA) became the design standard that sill is in widespread use today. While we have divested of numerous graphics cards, we are …

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