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The weak graphics card club

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  1. Eric_Cartman

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    This is a thread for all of us out there with weak ass graphics cards in their machines.

    Rules to join:

    You have to have to post a screen shot showing what weak graphics card you have(doesn't matter what you use to display the information, as long as it is visable, and ATITool screen shot showing your core is good enough).
    You have to be actively using the graphics card, so no "i have an [insert crap card here] sitting on the shelf".
    The card does't have to be in your main computer, but you do have to use the computer from time to time, lets say at least once a week.
    No integrated cards, real graphics cards only.(Should we include integrated cards? I'll leave this up for discussion).

    Here are the cards that qualify:

    ATI
    x1300 series or weaker, except the x1300XT as it is a rebadged x1600Pro.
    x300 series or weaker.
    9600 series or weaker, excpet the 9600XT.
    Anything older than the 9000 series.
    Mobility x1400 or weaker.
    Mobility x600 or weaker.
    Mobility 9700 or weaker.

    nVidia:
    7300 series or weaker.
    6200 series or weaker.
    FX5700 series or weaker.(Or should I just say all FX cards since they are all were rather weak?)
    Anthing older than the FX series.

    other:
    Any voodoo card.
    Any other weak card from other manufactures as long as it performs at say the level of a x300/6200 or less.

    I'll make this easy, if you don't know if you card is weak enough, run 3DMark05. If you score, let say, 2000 or less, your in the club.(How does that sound to everyone?)

    Here is my x300SE 128MB as seen in my system specs.
     

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  2. ktr

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    you forgot 3dfx(voodoo), matrox, and savage on that list...

    edit...another one is xabre
     
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  3. Eric_Cartman

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    people still use those?!?

    sure, if they use them they can join
     
  4. DaMulta

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    Yes 3dfx still has diver releases
     
  5. ktr

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    the voodoo 6000 is a rare card, if you still find one, they go for $800-1000 and higher!!!

    [​IMG]

    the card was so long, special cases where required...it has 4x 3dfx gpus (quad sli)!

    btw...The Voodoo 6000 never made it to market, due to a severe bug resulting in data corruption on the AGP bus on certain boards, and was limited to AGP 2x.
     
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    IF 3dFX only managed their money better........The world would be totally different
     
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    OMFG... just found this for the Voodoo 5...

    Category: PC-Audio/Video Cards
    Time Left: 12+ days
    Open Date: 17-Nov-1999 00:53:27 PST
    Close Date: 1-Dec-1999 00:53:27 PST
    Make: 3dfx
    Model: Voodoo 4/5
    Condition: Excellent
    Warranty: N/A
    Payment Terms: COD Cash
    Shipping Origin: beverly hills, ca
    Shipping Method: Buyer's Choice Shipping Cost (est.): US$5.00
    High Bid: US$14805685.00
    Number of Bids: 5
    Bid Increment: US$777299.00
    Accessed: 8792 times
    Min. required bid: US$15545970.00
    Quantity Available: 1
    Asking price: N/A
    Offered By: scottsellout


    LOOK AT THE GOD DAMN PRICE!!! Don't believe me? It's here: http://www.btinternet.com/~dave_and_pat_discs/Other/Voodoo4withTbluffer.htm
     
  8. ktr

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    wtf? look at ebay, the voodoo 5500 are going for 1c....

    now the voodoo 6000, when they do come to ebay, go around $1000


    edit...lol, that site is fake, it just to make fun of voodoo...
     
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    i know, wondered if anyone would notice :)
     
  10. ktr

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    i think there is 1 member that uses it....:pimp:
     
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    9700pro not included?
     
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    9600xt and higher in the 9 series can play hl2, so they are not weak still...
     
  14. Eric_Cartman

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    the 9700Pro still has some power behind it.

    the 9600xt is on the very edge of being considered weak, be me at least
     
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    so i would say 9600pro and below are weak...
     
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    IMO, GeForce 6200 is'nt weak... I get 95 FPS in Doom 3 in High Quality on it, and 50FPS in Ultra, even though it only has 256MB memory on it...
     
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    lol im now really tempted to put together a junk rig just to be apart of this club!!

    it will be well equiped with a matrox g200-tv 8 megs on the agp bus running with the 3dfx voodoo2 8 megs on the pci bus. a classic dual gpu setup if there ever was one :rockout:
     
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    lol, i remember the voodoo2...first sli set up...and still the only one that achieves a double performance increase. :laugh: a good 200% up! Todays you get around 25-80%...
     
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    haha yea when i bought it i was amazed at the performance increase. it did literally double my FPS in the first rainbow six game. (great game btw) the matrox g200-tv card was running at a whopping 80mhz core / 115mhz memory :pimp:

    so yea im definately tempted to assemble a junk rig. think of the hilarity as my 233mhz cpu 256 ram bumbles through windows 2000!! ill have to find some old games to play though.
     
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    So my X800 doesn't make it into the club? Well I'm happy to be rejected. :)
     
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    sounds good

    It's weak. It is weaker than the 9600 Pro.
     
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    Well I have a mobility X600se, so I think that counts although its still supposedly above and X300. Its not, :rolleyes: , due to it evil laptopicity:banghead: . So there's only one solution, Overclock the hell out of it.

    Although I should say this: before I installed the omega drivers instead of the catalyst ones, while my chip was still recognised as an X600se, it was also said to have a 128mb memory bandwidth, and 128mb on board memory. Actually I think this original may have been right as the performance I get rivalled my mates X550 desktop variant, within about 40 3dMark03 points.

    On 3dMark03 I get 3221. And I can't upgrade!:(

    If you wanna know more, see Laptop Overclockers Club
     

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    Can i join? or is mobility x1400 too high? maybe i should start a middle of the line graphics card club....
     
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    Go on add it, I think any Laptop GFX card below a X1600 should be in this club. They're all rubbish :D And proud if it!

    How you doing Chang?
     
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    I had (and still have, put i dont use that pc anymore ;)) the matrox millenium II 4MB, on my HP vectra with single 150pro (always wanted to dual it, but could not find that dam voltage regulator) 128 in pc100 registered ecc, and 2x 4gb scsi hdds.

    g200 was the next gen of the millenium II, but the g200 lacked in one thing...high resolution. the millenium can go up to 1920 x 1200...which is still very high in todays computing...
     

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