Colorful has today announced the launch of the GPU History Museum in partnership with NVIDIA. COLORFUL has recently relocated to Shenzhen New Generation Industrial Park. With that, COLORFUL is proud to announce the launch of the first GPU History Museum in China. The museum will showcase the beginnings of the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) to the development and evolution of graphics cards up to the present generation.
The GPU History Museum takes you back to the early 1980s, where it all started, then to the introduction of the “Voodoo” add-in card that provided hardware acceleration of 3D graphics in the mid-1990s. Marvel upon the technological development and iterations that paved the path to the birth of the NVIDIA and the GPU industry we know today.
NVIDIA launched its first product in 1995 based on the NV1 graphics chip. In 1999-2000, NVIDIA introduced the first-ever “GeForce” graphics chip – the GeForce 256. It was also known as the world’s first GPU. Some of NVIDIA’s earlier GPUs are displayed at the museum.
The GPU History Museum boasts a large collection of rare products such as the Rage Fury MAXX, one of the most memorable products of ATI which is also known as the “Dawn Goddess”. The Rage Fury MAXX is ATI’s first dual-chip graphics card having two Rage 128 Pro chips and uses SLI technology to double the performance of the graphics card.
The GPU History Museum also pays homage to the development of China’s e-sports. COLORFUL’s high-end sub-brand, iGame, was established in 2008 to promote and development of e-sports in China. The brand established partnerships with numerous professional e-sports teams and athletes over the years. iGame is committed to providing high-performance graphics cards to top e-sports professionals to help them achieve victories.
The GPU History Museum also offers the ultimate immersive gaming experience with the help of the most advanced GPUs today. The museum boasts an advanced racing simulator with multiple 8K displays in an immersive panoramic view along with intuitive vibration feedback for the ultimate racing simulation.
The GPU History Museum is dedicated to the industry, showing some of its most significant products. The GPU History Museum will also be available for visitor registration soon.
Although the museum is undoubtedly pretty cool for those with an interest in graphics card development over the last 30+ years, being located in China, this isn’t exactly convenient for most people in the Western world. More than anything though, part of me is a little disappointed that Colorful hasn’t chosen to pay homage to its location by showcasing all of the knock-offs that have come from there, as there must be some interesting ones.
However, if you do want to learn more, expect to see updates posted to the official Colorful website over the coming weeks.
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