#ThrowBackThursday While 3D graphics turned a fairly dull PC industry into a light and magic show, they owe their existence to generations of innovative endeavour. This is the first installment on a series of four articles that in chronological order, take an extensive look at the history of the GPU. Going from the early days of 3D consumer graphics, to the 3Dfx Voodoo game-changer, the industry's consolidation at the turn of the century, and today's modern GPGPU.
GLQuake released in 1997 versus original Quake
#ThrowbackThursday Having a specialized 3D API was arguably both the highlight and the downfall for pioneer 3Dfx. The Glide API combined with Voodoo hardware truly enhanced the gaming experience. If you are old enough, odds are you owned a 3Dfx card and played some of these games. Let us take you a trip down memory lane and remember some of the best.
Quake Champions is the latest title in what many consider id Software's most transcendental series. This new free to play is making quite the stir and as one can expect Nvidia is on top of things with new drivers that offer optimizations to ensure the best gaming experience possible. If you're already playing Quake Champions these drivers are a must, just click here to download. If you're not in yet, there is still time. Head to the Quake Champions website to register for the closed beta.