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Most Influential GPUs in History

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by wolf2009, Nov 20, 2008.

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  2. ktr

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    Good list...great they give props to the 3dfx for SLI and ATi 9700 for its massive performance jump for its time.
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    If by same, you mean completely different with a completely different name that is based very vaguely on the same idea, then yeah I guess you can call it the same technology.:shadedshu
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    I still have a Voodoo Card running in a machine today, If memory serves its a voodoo3. Granted it a really old machine, but it still runs like a champ. I Loved the Voodoo series and was sad to see them go.
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    It was a nice read. Killed some time and I learned something. Thanks mate!
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    i hope 8800GTX is on that list, the 8000 series was a real breakthough

    i got Voodoo 3 onboard on my Socket A mobo, still works!
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    Nope. :(

    They put the 8800GT on instead.
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    nice gpu history read up there, i don't go back to voodoo days but it's still nice to know how things went :toast:
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    no FX 5200 in the worst category, i find that hard to believe, card was so bad the geforce3's and radeon 9000's and sometimes the 8500's outperformed it.

    and the geforce 4 mx cards were abominations, at least the 420 and the 440 was and I bought that crappy 440
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    3DFX and a 9700 PRO. I have a VooDoo 5 5500 still in its box and my wifes running my old 9700 Pro I bought the day it was released.... I seen the review for the 9700 pro on tech tv's screen savers and I knew I had to buy one...
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    Hey i loved my 440 at that time and i had a lot of fun with it but i know what you mean :toast:
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    My wife still uses my old AIW 9700pro too! She does not game like me. :D
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    IMHO G80 is one of the most influential GPU, because it's 2 years old, but still can handle everything.
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    Mine don't game like us either.. She just surf's and plays those little 2D online games..
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    g80 rocked, wasnt one game my 8800gts couldnt run, but x1950pro aswell because of price vs perf. card was an absolute beast and oc'd like a dream. for me performance was awesome. one of my first high end cards
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    3870 should be on it (i haven't read it yet) they kinda gave ati back its mojo
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    woot the ti4200 is on there
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    i agree, i thk the 8800GTX should have been in there, it was the first G80 chip and started everything we have now, and it and the ultra kept the crown for 2 years :eek: i don't know of too many previous graphic cards that have done that. then again i've only had knowledge about computer hardware since 2006:p
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    Hey. My Matrox Mystique didn't get a mention :laugh: My first 3D board. I think it had a full 4MB of memory on it... Played Mechwarrior though....
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    I agree - although I think they were refering more to the theory of daisy-chaining cards together for increased performance . . .

    3DFX were also the first to slap more than 1, more than 2 GPUs onto the same PCB.


    They failed due to their own blunders, though - but damn if they didn't stir shit up. I loved my VooDoo 3, and still have it to this day, even though it hasn't been in service in years.





    Although - a little strange, although the article was a good read, I got the slight impression it was a little biased towards nVidia cards . . . perhaps that's just me, though . . .

    but, strange - no mention of the X1900 series or the R500 cores. Sure, the X1800's had a slew of issues, the 1900s stormed the market . . . especially the X1900 XTX.
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    Im suprised Voodoo5 5500 wasnt on there. First dual GPU board and i loved that card.
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    I think what they meant by "SLi" is just the idea or the possibility of using two graphics cards together.
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    for me the g92 because from it, nvidia kicked ati butt and created a ton of products based around that chip
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    i would also have included the Voodoo 3 3000 ,as it was 3DFX's 1st 2d/3d card and it was at the time blazing fast for both 2d and 3d,i remember reading a benchmark on it ,and its 2d performance was faster than anything else around.Shame mine went pop and took out my board/cpu/ram :)

    nice article but he has missed at least 2 or 3 cards id consider notable.

    i would have included

    Voodoo 3 (instead of Voodoo 2)
    ATI 19xx series
    Nvidia 8800 gtx (instead of 8800gt)

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