I can't find much on the Deluxe series but the V7700 manual (rev 1.00) says May 2000. According to Wikipedia, GeForce2 was released just a month earlier.Trekker wrote:Inside my CD which does not say "oem" (all green Full NA full violence 1.03, non-retail, no boxes or anything, just a brown paper sleeve with CD Key on a sticker), has some files dated in 1999.skaven wrote:Do you have anything concrete that says 1999? All that I could find pointed to mid-2000.
Retail Stores had these in stock before the official release date.
With 1.03's release "this early" Demo version has to be even "earlier".
I have no other information other than checking ASUS Deluxe Series release date or when exactly I built the systems, defo end of 1998/ early to mid 1999 before Y2K.
I remember installing the cheaper Celeron 400s and overclocking the FSB to 75 MHz from 66 and it was released Jan 1999 ( not that I bought them right then but months later) the 100MHz/ MT/s showed up exactly two years later (for the Celerons)
Any date on the disc's surface? Would be nice to see a picture of it.