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What is the best and worst video card you ever had

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by KainXS, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. DOM

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    Worst: Dell X300SE :p

    Best: PALIT 9600GSO 384MB :D
     
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    the worst card I ever owned was my x1800XL. it was defective.

    If you take the x1800 out, my worst card would be my 5200 ultra. I couldn't even play halo decently with that piece of shit on a circut board when it was hooked up to a machine with 1GB of DDR400 Crucial Ballistix and a Pentium 4 3GHz HyperThreaded.
     
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    nvidia has mostly good cards but sometimes they release "problem cards" like the 5200 and 6200 and the 5700LE, that card was even slower than my old 5200 in my friends pc

    so does ati
    like the Radeon X1650(NOT THE PRO)
    people sold these cards and labeled them as pro's and they were terrible, slower than my laptops 9600PRO

    just keep it to cards that you have owned and why
     
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    My best and worse card: My GT. Only card ive ever had :D
     
  5. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Best card was my superclocked EVGA 8800GTS 320 which was so freakin cool
    Worst card was my inno3D 8800GT because it doesn't overclock and although it performs better it is kinda cheaply made.
     
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    Best = X800pro: I had the most fun with this card because of the modding capabilities. First was the flash from a pro to an XT for additional pipeline unlock. Then the all-to-easy pencil voltmods to get insane overclocks with the good ol Zalman VF700. Gained ~2,000 points on 3dMark 05 after all was said and done.

    Worst = Geforce FX5500: Need I say more? For the same money I could have had a ATI 9500 or so and it would have pwned it. That is when I learned to read up on reviews and benchmarks before buying something that the local shop said was teh pwnzers. :rolleyes:
     
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    5200

    I had a FX5200 that really sucked I needed something when I overclocked my Ti4600 and broke it. I havent purchased a nvidia since. Not sure about the best I have a 3850 now in my media pc that I like but its not great.
     
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    Worst: Matrox Millennium G200 - Trying to play Quake II with it's horrible OpenGL wrapper driver was painful...

    Best: ATI HD4870 - I haven't been this happy with the overall performance of a video card in a long time...
     
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    Best my old 8800 gts 320mb overclocked 2 ,the performance on this over my previous 7800gt simply stunned me :)

    worst the nv 6200 agp thats sat in my 3rd ring currently,amazingly its slower then the ti4200 64mb that it replaced lol ,terrible card and it made me promise myself never to buy "LOW END" budget cards again.
     
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    Best card - radeon 9600pro. Had that one in service for 5 years before I finally retired it to an alternative PC. It overclocked 50% on the core without blinking, though all the performance gains came from OC'ing the memory. My 3850 is gaining ground on it, and hasn't had any problems so far.

    worst card - radeon 8500LE, yeah it had 128mb of onboard memory, but it struggled with ultima online, and couldn't play Halo at all. I suffered with that thing trying to save money. Glad I scarcely remember having to use it.
     
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    Best card- I really liked my old tnt2 pro, ran games great in the day. New best card- my 9800gtx, makes my 7950gt look like a toy.

    Worst card- toss up between my geforce2 mx400 and my horrible fx5200 with it's amazing 64bit bus, slowest cards on earth, although my fx5200 still works but sits on a shelf.
     
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    Best-my current 9800 GTX. Stays very cool and plays everything I throw at it with ease. Well worth the $200 I paid for it.

    Worst-FX 5500. I got it for my dad's PC because it had specs similar to my old Radeon 9550(which was great), but the card performed terribly.
     
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    Worst card would have to be the Ati Jetway 9600xt that I bought (will never buy jetway again). When the card worked I loved it. Keyword though when it worked. Most of the time the card would have problems rendering graphics correctly, the fan would make a grinding sound, or wouldn't even post for me until I rebooted a few times. And yes one day it completly died and had to downgrade to a Ati 9250.

    My faovorite card would have to be my 3870, for the first time I actually bought a top of the line card and couldn't be happier.
     
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    Worst, ATI Rage 128, it was about three years ago and I couldn't afford anything nice. I had this 3d Earth screensaver I really liked and it couldn't even render that at a decent FPS and lord knows it couldn't run ANY games.
    Best (current) 9600GTs in SLi
     
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    I still run my PNY fx5200 with ghetto fan strapped to the card =(
    new build soon..
     
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    Best is X1800XT.
    Worst is 9250.

    Only owned two. XD!!
     
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    worst ati 9200: lagged like hell in 800x600:banghead::banghead::banghead:

    best GTX260:respect::respect::respect:
     
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    Which subvendor was that, gecube?

    I have had a powercolor 1950pro extreme which I could overclock.



    My worst (overclocker) card was an gecube x1600xt, it had no temperature sensor and the clocks were locked, unable to overclock.

    My best card is currently the gigabyte hd3870 gddr3.
    Also the highest overclockable card I've ever had.
     
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    Haha I remember when my whole computer had exactly 2MB of total system memory. :roll: My HDD was gone and I had to boot and play games from the floppy drive. :roll: I can't remember what video card I had in that 286 but I do remember it was not Vesa compatible so 90% of the games wouldn't work. The worst thing was that in my favourite game I had, LHX, whenever I turned the helicopter in any direction black vertical bars would appear all over the screen. HAHAHA! Still played every mission like 100 times over. So yeah that has to be the worst video card ever, whatever it was...

    The best? I dunno, the next one I'm gonna get probably. :D

    Edit: Found the monster http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enhanced_Graphics_Adapter

    It had exactly 16 colors and the VGA2EGA of course it didn't work most of the time. Didn't even need those colors as my monitor was monochrome. :)
    Ah the good old days, when your computer weighed more than you did. :D
     
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    Mine, 7300LE and HD 2600 XT. I kept losing in every FPS when the lag from these failures pop up from nowhere!
     
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    lol, my very first video card I bought was a FX5200 128mb 64bit, and at first i loved it, but about a couple of days later i hated it big time, piece of shit it was, Im happy with my new HD4850, just got it today, dont like temps though, eventually i'll get a zalman cooler.
     
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    well my worst card has to be the intel onboard vga on a motherboard that was like 7 years old.
    my best is the 8800gt,just superb!
     
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    best I have to say was my 9000 128mb, that thing is bullet proof, played everything I threw at it at 1600x1200 (even played some at 2048x1536 on a viewsonic G810) was especiually awesome because the only other person with a 128mb gpu at my college at the time was my roommate with a dell version of the ti4200 (which was slightly gimped and my 9000 actually beat it) never had a single driver issue just popped it in and ran oced pretty nicely and still works, just have to get it back from a freind. (bastard won't give it back)

    worst radeon 7000 32mb bought it because all i had at the time was sis onboard with 64mb shared memory. the 7000 was actually slower than the sis onboard, what a pos.
     
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    Best card: Probably my 9700 mobility pro I had in my old laptop for about two years. When clocked it could even play BF2142 at medium settings @ 1280x800.

    Worst card: Hmm now this is a hard one as I can't say its actually a bad card but the X1800XT. This was my worst card as it was replaced in under 3 months by the X1900XT.
     
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    I've had my fair share of good and bad cards, it is too hard to pick one best and one worst so I'll just list the best of the good and the worst of the worst.

    The good:
    9500(Unlocked to 9700 and overclocked to 9800Pro speeds and a little further!)
    9800Pro 256MB(How could I not list this card, flashed to 9800XT!)
    x800GTO2(Unlocked and overclocked to x850XT speeds.)
    7600GT's in SLI(This little babies overclocked like crazy. Got me almost 8,000 in 3Dmark06.)
    7900GT's in SLI(Easy to volt-mod, overclocked beyond 7900GTX speeds. I loved these cards.)
    9800GTX's in SLI(Overclock very nicely, run cool, and perform wonderfully. PhysX support is the icing on the cake)

    The bad:
    FX5200(This card was utter shit, even overclocked.)
    x800XL(Overclocks like shit.)
    7800GTX(The 7900GT came out 3 months after I bought this for half the price and blew it away!)
    x300SE(A royal POS.)
    x1650Pro(Rebranded x1600. Overclocked like shit.)
     
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