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2023/01/28 18:57:45 (permalink)
I started collecting EVGA GPUs from all generations for fun...
 
I was pretty bummed when I heard EVGA was exiting the GPU market. My original plan was to buy a 4080 FTW or 4090 FTW when 40 series released. With EVGA leaving the market, I decided to just skip 40 series. I saw GN's video and interview with Kingpin and I found the history of the older KP cards fascinating. After doing a little more research I decided to spend my saved up "4090 money" collecting older, historical and interesting EVGA cards. My original goal was to collect a card from every GPU generation that EVGA made (one gen left, GeForce3...).
 
My plan is the take pictures of the cards, note anything interesting and run some benchmarks on each. This quickly became a challenge when trying to test GPUs from as early as 1999 up to current gen with a bit of SLI thrown in the mix too. I spent a lot of frustrating hours cobbling together different test bench systems for AGP, PCI, PCIe and to try to support SLI. I probably installed different versions of Windows about 10 times- Windows 2000, XP, 7 and 10.
I figured I'd share these because it's been a fun project with a lot of interesting finds. My current list is below with some notes as well. I also have a spreadsheet that I've been using to track 3DMark benchmarks (among other things) and links to pictures of each GPU.
 
Much love to EVGA for driving GPU innovation for all these years. It's been a great ride. 
 
 
Browse the source spreadsheet for everything here.  This also includes benchmarks and tons of additional information:https://docs.google.com/s...rtpof=true&sd=true
 
Callout on the EVGA Weekly Twitch.  Epic!: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1727354080?t=00h24m18s
 
Browse the "top tree" of all of the pictures and raw benchmark pictures here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1XEkmUsaXHWeRwE_-25BHb_EXZCImlBz2?usp=share_link
 
 
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Spreadsheet of all cards:
This includes all of the cards below, with more information.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LJTwCriSvq20--qY3e9NeDGpn9GmVxwp/edit?usp=share_link&ouid=100678462639005394676&rtpof=true&sd=true
 
 
The Cards:
 

TNT2 Vanta
 
 
S3 eSavage4
 
 
GeForce2
 
 
GeForce3
 
  • Notes: I haven't been able to find a single EVGA GeForce3 GPU for sale. GeForce3 seemed to be somewhat short lived and was replaced by GeForce4 shortly after. I'm still trying to find one of these.
 
GeForce4
 
 
GeForce 5 FX
 
 
 
GeForce6
 
 
 
 
 
GeForce7
 
 
GeForce8
 
 
 
 
GeForce9
 
 
 
 
GeForce 200
 
 
 
 
GeForce 400
 
 
 
 
 
GeForce 500
 
 
 
GeForce 600
 
 
 
GeForce 700
 
 
 
 
 
GeForce 900
 
 
 
 
GeForce10
 
 
 
GeForce 16
 
 
GeForce 20
 
 
 
GeForce 30
 
 
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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/01/28 18:59:48 (permalink)
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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/01/28 19:01:48 (permalink)
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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/01/28 20:21:46 (permalink)
    Cool. 👍


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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/01/29 14:08:02 (permalink)
    That is awesome!
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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/01/31 06:36:33 (permalink)


    6Q6CPFHPBPCU691 is a discount code anyone can use.
     
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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/01/31 07:48:10 (permalink)
    everyone needs a hobby, thanks for sharing yours
     
     
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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/01/31 10:11:56 (permalink)
    I don't get it.
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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/01/31 20:11:09 (permalink)
    Thanks!
     
    Yeah, it's a different kind of fun. I like tinkering and testing more than gaming most of the time, so I took my 4090 gamer budget and put it towards this and nostalgia. My idea of fun is testing troubleshooting and benchmarking, not just throwing a GPU in a gaming.
     
    I dug out about 4 different old PCs from my childhood and up to use as test benches. It's been a journey getting the different cards working and benchmarking.  It was kind of like seeing the progression of computer's I've had through the years.
     

     
    These 3 were PC's I used for AGP testing.  The motherboard on top is a Duron 700mhz, the white Dell on the left is a 1ghz PIII (SDRAM) and the Dell on the right is a P4 2.4ghz.  I had to swap the DVD drive around when installing Windows (the other drives are CD only).  I even got to update the BIOS of one of them using a floppy.
     

     
    This is the Duron 700mhz.  An old motherboard box worked fine.  That card is the 8400 GS PCI- the only PCI card I have.  This board was so old it didn't have a built in NIC so I had to use a PCI card.
     

     
    Another picture of the Duron 700mhz running 3DMark 2001.
     

     
    This was the first PCIe test bench I used.  I dremeled a cutout in an old mining frame so the PCIe card would fit flush.  I didn't use this long because that's a PC I use daily- it's an AMD Ryzen 5600.
     

     
    This board is an AM3+ board.  I was using it to try to get SLI working on a GTX 285.  I got through the entire installation of Windows 7 when I realized it's crossfire only (doh!).
     

     
    This is the PCIe test bench I've been using for most of the testing.  I bought a Z270 FTW K board and put a 7700K in (overclocked to 5ghz) with some 3000mhz EVGA ram.  The Thermaltake P3 case was used because it works well as a test bench.  On the bench there is the Titan (with the GTX 780 cooler) and in front is the 980 Ti.
     

     
    That test bench got off to a rough start.  Turns out you shouldn't mix EVGA GQ SATA cables with other EVGA SATA cables.  Lesson learned when I made some smoke and burnt up part of my AIO.  The "RGB" part of that AIO is now just a blinking red.  But, the pump and fans still run and keep the 7700k cool enough.
     

     
    This is the original artifacting from my 780 Ti Kingpin.  That card arrived and was effectively dead after installing a driver.  I ended up fixing it with the oven trick.
     

     
    I twitched streamed some of the teardown, love the red.
     

     
    Oven prep for the 780 Ti KP.  I used standoffs with bolts to elevate the GPU instead of the "crumpled up tin foil" method.  That worked well.  I used some tin foil to cover up the right side of the PCB- I'm trying to reflow the solder on the core, not the rest of the PCB.
     

     
    Looks hot in there.
     

     
    Pretty exciting seeing this when it's done.
     

     
    I did a little bit of twitch streaming of some of the GPU troubleshooting and benchmarking.
     
     

     
    Obviously the XR1 was used to screen capture.
     

     
    I also set up a little photo booth with some lighting a friend gave to me to take all of the GPU pictures.  That turned out well.
     
    More to come, I have an EVGA X79 Dark motherboard coming next week.  That should support SLI on older cards.  Fun fact: the Z270 doesn't support SLI on older gen Nvidia cards (my cards older than the GTX 480 didn't let me SLI).  That's actually called out in the Z270 manual that I didn't read until later, haha.  I have 3 of the 2gb GTX 285's that I'd like to see SLI run on for fun.
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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/01/31 20:26:27 (permalink)
    Here's a better picture of the Test bench.  I have power monitoring for both the incoming AC to the power supply and the individual PCIe lines to the GPU.  The GPU on there is the 980 KP- Unfortunately this card isn't working .  1000w GQ should be more than enough, even for some SLI fun.
     

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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/02/01 06:46:01 (permalink)
    That is one impressive collection.

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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/02/01 07:25:15 (permalink)
    might be worth testing that 980 KP with direct wiring ... did you try the different dip switch setting yet?
     
    I remember running a pair of GeForce GTX 980 Ti  Classified Kingpin Edition - in SLI for my first 4K monitor

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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/02/01 07:40:52 (permalink)
    Cool GTX
    might be worth testing that 980 KP with direct wiring ... did you try the different dip switch setting yet?
     
    I remember running a pair of GeForce GTX 980 Ti  Classified Kingpin Edition - in SLI for my first 4K monitor




    I tried all of the dip switch settings.  I also tried the oven trick, no dice.  I sent it off for GPU repair, even though normally repairing a 980 isn't "worth it"- it's a KP, so gotta try.  I'm cautiously optimistic that it can be fixed.
     
    Status: There is a smart chip memory controller (I think) that is bad.  He was able to dump the firmware from the chip and ordered a new one to replace it, it hasn't arrived yet though.  Fingers crossed.
     
    Another note: I bought an artifacting 980 Ti today for cheap.  If the oven trick helps on that, I'll have 2 and can try out some 980 Ti SLI.  Not KP though.
     
    980 Ti KP or 1080 Ti KP are probably the GPUs I'd like the most right now.  Such awesome design with the copper look.  Gorgeous.
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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/02/01 18:46:43 (permalink)
    You can get a brand new 980 ti kp from amazon… https://www.amazon.com/Mu...f_=ast_sto_dp&th=1


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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/02/02 06:38:39 (permalink)
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    You can get a brand new 980 ti kp from amazon… https://www.amazon.com/Mu...f_=ast_sto_dp&th=1


    Yeah, I saw your post and testing with one of those a while back.  It looks like a great card.  I just can't justify the price right now- spent too much on other cards .
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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/02/02 09:09:19 (permalink)
    that dark grey Dell with the P4 in it is what I started College with. Couple years later the motherboard decided to Off itself, which was apparent when all the fans in the case just started ramping continuously while the video output died until I unplugged the jet-plane trying to take off under my desk before a fire started lol.
     
    After that...I built my own computer...which is where I ended up finding EVGA with a 680i motherboard and an 8800GTX.

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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/02/02 09:11:42 (permalink)
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    that dark grey Dell with the P4 in it is what I started College with. Couple years later the motherboard decided to Off itself, which was apparent when all the fans in the case just started ramping continuously while the video output died until I unplugged the jet-plane trying to take off under my desk before a fire started lol.
     
    After that...I built my own computer...which is where I ended up finding EVGA with a 680i motherboard and an 8800GTX.



    Haha, yeah that Dell doesn't like to hold BIOS settings anymore or time.  I replaced the BIOS battery too.  Every time I unplug power, it's back to square 1 with the BIOS.  The BIOS is so cut down in that thing that there aren't many options anyway though.
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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/02/02 13:25:49 (permalink)
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    You can get a brand new 980 ti kp from amazon… https://www.amazon.com/Mu...f_=ast_sto_dp&th=1


    Yeah, I saw your post and testing with one of those a while back.  It looks like a great card.  I just can't justify the price right now- spent too much on other cards .

    They are probably going to be sitting there awhile, so just pick one up when you can. 👍


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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/02/02 13:33:47 (permalink)
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    that dark grey Dell with the P4 in it is what I started College with. Couple years later the motherboard decided to Off itself, which was apparent when all the fans in the case just started ramping continuously while the video output died until I unplugged the jet-plane trying to take off under my desk before a fire started lol.
     
    After that...I built my own computer...which is where I ended up finding EVGA with a 680i motherboard and an 8800GTX.



    Haha, yeah that Dell doesn't like to hold BIOS settings anymore or time.  I replaced the BIOS battery too.  Every time I unplug power, it's back to square 1 with the BIOS.  The BIOS is so cut down in that thing that there aren't many options anyway though.




    I forgot to mention it, but wouldn't you know it, that motherboard died a month after the warranty ended haha

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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/02/02 15:02:08 (permalink)
    Great job on collecting. Kudos 

      
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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/02/02 22:02:58 (permalink)
    Ah the 780Ti KPE, one of my favorite designs 

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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/02/03 09:38:37 (permalink)
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    Ah the 780Ti KPE, one of my favorite designs 



    First KP and has that see-through shroud design.  Cool card.
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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/02/08 16:51:04 (permalink)
    I'm having some fun tonight.  Just got a Xeon 1680 v2 (8c 16t, unlocked, Ivy Bridge) for my X79 Dark test bench.  Overclocked it to 4.5ghz on air.  Dual GTX 480's (Fermi) in SLI.
     

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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/02/08 17:28:47 (permalink)
    Like the heat pipes on those 480’s. 👍


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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/02/11 19:48:08 (permalink)
    A little bit of news here
     
    First off, this post was brought up and mentioned in detail in the EVGA Weekly Twitch Stream.  Epic, check it out: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1727354080?t=00h24m18s
     
    Next up, I forgot to link to the EVGA datasheets in the original post.  That's been fixed.  Check out all of the "Datasheet: " links that now link directly to the EVGA datasheets for each product.  I had these links and forgot to include them!  Sometimes the most important things are overlooked!  My main source for information has been here: https://www.evga.com/support/specs/
     
    Third, MORE.  Yeah, more GPUs.  See below.  These have also been added to the original post.
     
    Fourth, you can browse the "top tree" of all of my linked GPU's that include all of the product pictures and benchmarks.  Not sure if it's useful, but, it might be easier to navigate if you truly are bored and/or interested: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1XEkmUsaXHWeRwE_-25BHb_EXZCImlBz2?usp=share_link
     
    Fifthish (are we still counting?): This linked spreadsheet includes everything in the first post and a lot more.  This is where I originally input everything and if you scroll to the right enough (or have an ultrawide++++) you can look at some of the GPU benchmarks.  This is a total work in progress, but, can be interesting.  I input "raw data" into this somewhat frequently including updated benchmarks.  https://docs.google.com/s...rtpof=true&sd=true
     
    New Additions:
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/02/12 11:41:18 (permalink)
    Cool, I was a 3dfx man back then so my first EVGA card was the Geforce 2 MX400. I upgraded to the next card as soon as they were available. I would "retire" the old card and store it in the original box. They were all in working order when stored. I moved in 2012 and everything prior to my GTX 480s was "lost" including my voodoo 1-3 cards .  I had planned on putting them in a display case at some point but now that is ruined. I don't feel the need to rebuy them though. I'll leave that in your capable hands 


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    Re: EVGA GPU Collecting 2023/02/13 09:08:25 (permalink)
    Great thread!  Well done!  Brings back memories!

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