Ever wonder what the first steps in 3D graphics were like? Do you know which company made them a reality? This book will show you the early stages of 3D graphics before 3dfx burst onto the scene, and what happened when they secured 85% of the market. You’ll get to know all their products, the competition, unlaunched graphics cards, and the impact they had in both the professional world and the arcade cabinet scene.
It also goes beyond data. Collectors and fans alike from around the world still talk about this company as well as their prior and current relationship with them. In particular, you’ll get unique insights from Óscar Barea and Gary Donovan, two of the world’s largest collectors.
The book also discusses other famous products from that era, such as the VFX1, includes a guide to building retro computers and how these compare to other systems, such as the Commodore Amiga. All this and more await you in the first book ever written about the history of computer graphics cards.