Blocky Graphics? This Lego Creator has Built Nvidia's Geforce 256

The Geforce 256 was the world's first GPU

Blocky Graphics? This Lego Creator has Built Nvidia's Geforce 256

Blocky Graphics? This Lego Creator has Built Nvidia's Geforce 256

20 yeara ago, Nvidia released its Geforce 256, a product which would be known as the "world's first GPU", starting a product line which would see Nvidia become a dominant force within the PC gaming market to this day.  

By today's standards, the Geforce 256 isn't anything special, offering 50 gigaflops of floating-point performance and a single chip design that's based on TSMC's 220nm lithography process. Compare that to today, and it is clear how far the GPU market has advanced, with Nvidia's RTX 2080 Ti delivering over 14 teraflops of floating-point performance using TSMC's 12nm manufacturing process. While this isn't exactly an apples to apples comparison, it does highlight how far the PC market had advanced over these past two decades. 

Nvidia's Geforce 256 is the product that placed Nvidia into the minds of gamers worldwide, making the GPU legendary amongst the PC enthusiasts that lived through that era

Now, the Lego Creator Bhaal_Spawn has created a Lego version of Nvidia's Geforce 256, a blocky interpretation of the 1999 gaming classic. What we need now is a Pentium III and we will have the trappings of an excellent 1999 Lego gaming rig.

 Bhaal_Spawn has created Lego versions of 3dfx's original Voodoo graphics card and Creative's Sound Blaster Pro 2 soundcard. The question now is that PC gaming icon will Bhaal_Spawn create next?

You can join the discussion on Bhaal_Spawn's Lego Geforce 256 graphics card on the OC3D Forums

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17-06-2020, 12:18:09

Go on then...

But can it run Minesweeper.Quote

17-06-2020, 13:00:33


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