PCGH Retro: 15 years ago - id Software's masterpiece and Nvidia's Geforce
Once again PCGH takes a look at the short but eventful history of the computer. Today: What happened on December 10?
A Geforce 256 - this version still got SDR RAM
...1993: On this December 10 id Software uploads the shareware version of a new game to the Ftp server of the University of Wisconsin - and that game sets new standards: It is one of the first First Person Shooters, offered revolutionary 3D graphics with fully textured surface, established multiplayer games via network, the concept of the game modification as well as shareware as an alternative concept of distribution. The game and its successor were banned in Germany quite soon after their release - therefore our options of reporting about the games are restricted.
Doom 3 (dt.) was the first part of the series that has not been banned in Germany.
Quelle: id Software
...1999: The shipment of graphics cards with Nvidia's new Geforce 256 DDR chip began. The default version of the GPU (NV10) still uses conventional Single Data Rate memory, but for the SSR version the name giving Double Data Rate system is utilized. Because of this the data throughput is heavily increased, although the memory itself is clocked to 150 MHz instead of 166 MHz only.