A guide to the historic technology and computer events that occurred on this day in history. The nVidia GeForce 7800 GTX is released and the computer game Quake is released.
1996 – Quake Released
In the United Sates, GT Interactive releases the first person shooter (FPS) Quake for personal computers. The game was developed by Id Software and became a huge success on its release. The game has a number of novel features including 3D engine, audio effects created by Nine Inch Nails lead singer Trent Reznor and the ability to play a deathmatch between living opponents via the Internet.
2005 – nVidia release the GeForce 7800 GTX
In the United States, NVIDIA releases the GeForce 7800 GTX graphics card. It is the first graphics processing unit (GPU) in the GeForce 7 Series.