Discussion in 'Industry News' started by HardwareHeaven, Oct 17, 2005.
Sent my entry! Don't think I will win with a Rage 3D, but worth a shot.
I entered my old VGA Wonder (I hope...) in, and hopefully I might get me some video card action. The only thing preventing me from building my dream PC at the moment is the fact that the video card costs about 1/3 of the total price (system is based arround a X2 3800+). I wonder if they go by card model, or revision, because according to google there are arround 5-6 different VGA wonder cards, all with different P/N's (mine are the last ones, OH NO!!!)
BTW First Post! Yay ME!!!
Thats cheating, you had to already own it :lol:
they should have thought about that when they started the contest.....
i think having the oldest card and the receipt for the card or system it came in would make it a most earned win.....
yes this would cut out 99% of people, but at this rate, anyone who can get their hands on the oldest card by any means possible can win..........which makes it very easy
I just "found" a "EGA Wonder" card, says 1987 on the card. Hope it wins, else my investment is wasted....
In case the above card doesnt make it,I am negotiating with a guy for his 1985 "Graphics Solution" card. Only bummer he wants $250 for it, since he found out abt this cmpetition. Only good thing he is not looking for the X1800.
unless i am mistaken, these are the oldest ATI cards
VGAWonder series: 18800, 18800-1, 28800-2, 28800-4, 28800-5, 28800-6
so i guess anyone that had an 18800 would win, it's an 8 bit ISA card
this is what I found;
the 16800s are older
Well firstly, some of this hardware will be quite possibly 15 years old+, and I doubt more than 2 or 3 people would have a receipt for a card that old. ATI thought this idea would be a fun thing.
As for point 2, if its that easy then get your entry in
You must be reading something I cannot see in the post.
I thought the point of this contest is to see who has been an avid ati user for the longest by seeing who has the card from the furthest back, not to see who has the best ebay skills.
Anyway, i entered my old mach 32.
The way I look at is this:
If you have the oldest card already, you can enter with no risk, so you have a very clear advantage and nothing to lose..
if you want to go hunt down and buy an obsolete card just enter a contest, you are taking a risk that you will lose all your investment, so the people who actually already have one laying around are the people in the best position, probably how it should be.
A very unique competition for sure.
Gah I am gonna have to go a manhunt for this. Very deal ATI has put up.
i dont have time to hunt down, buy, and so forth, don't need an x1800xt anyways, i would probably just end up selling it anyhow, let someone that needs it get it
i think it would be fine if only a handful of people had a card with receipt, the idea is to see who has been using ATI the longest or furthest back, not who can get their hands on one, kind of takes the charm out of winning if guy A. who has owned ATI hardware since 1985 has one, and guy B. manages to get one who has never bought a computer period let alone an ATI card, and then guy B. wins.........
Indeed. One way to get rid of the E-Bay problem would to only have the contest run for about 2 weeks only. This would severely limit of time folks have to acquire the card over E-Bay. Just an idea.
I KNEW there was a reason I should have bought an ATI card when I rebuilt my 486 back in the day instead of that Western Digital Paradise Bahamas 64 card... Wait a minute, what did I upgrade from? Hmmm... :hmm:
I'm sure the winner will likely come from those days...
What a great contest idea! The oldest card will get you the best card on the planet!
Wait, I thought it was:
I think you should disqualify people for not entering properly :lol:
P.S - I see the modified original post. Just wanted to clarify and be an ass.
I think I will start looking for my old Mach 32, if I can find it then it will definitely win.
Hmm, not sure why you think that, LOL... I thought there were older cards, or am I missing something?
yes, there are older cards, but does anyone still have them kicking around? :sigh:
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