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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by NdMk2o1o, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. BigMack70

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    Geforce 2 MX
    Geforce 4 MX
    Geforce FX 5200
    Radeon 9600 XT
    Radeon X800 Pro
    Geforce 8800 GTS 320
    2x Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire

    The 8800 GTS 320 was easily my favorite purchase of all those, and the FX5200 was easily the worst. The 9600 XT was an awesome card as well. I'm curious in a few years what I'll think of these 7970s as it's the first time I've done a truly high end setup.
     
  2. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Ah yes, a confessed tech junky. I can relate totally, my friend. :D

    I can't remember the whole timeline, but here's a few:

    Voodoo 3 PCI
    FX 5200 256MB (This was my first "proper gaming" card, back in 2003 when I didn't know nearly as much as I do now and thought the CPU could make up for the GPU. I learned otherwise very, very, quickly. This was a complete lemon)
    ATI 9800 Pro 128MB
    HD 2900 XT 1GB (BIOS modded Pro. Another lemon, but I have soft spot for it. At least the damned thing overclocked like a banshee)
    HD 4870 512MB
    GTX 285
    GTX 580
    GTX Titan (dreaming)

    I also bought these cards for cheap once a couple of generations old or so and at various times as collector's items:

    HD1650
    7800GTX
    7950 GX2
    9800 GX2 (512MB x2) (floged it on eBay and wish I hadn't)
    8800 GTX
    8800 Ultra (odd Asus one with 8800 GTX heatsink. They actually made them like this)
    8800 Ultra (brand new, boxed BFG one from eBay. Beautiful)
    GTX 295
     
  3. cyanghost109 New Member

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    3dfx Voodoo3 2000 PCI (2000)
    ATI Rage 128 Fury (2000)
    ATI Radeon 7500 (2002)
    ATI Radeon 9000 (2004)
    Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS (2007)
    ATI Radeon HD 4770 (2010)
    Current - Nvidia GeForce GTX 470

    I love these kind of topics. ;)
     
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    It had the best VGA quality I have ever seen :)

    As I listed, I had a PCI version of FX5200, and it was slower than GF2 MX400 in games :D Red Faction ran much faster with the GF2... Well, the AGP version is surely a lot better, but still that was funny. I traded that FX5200 to a 9500 Pro and it was surprisingly good card, especially when overclocked (ran Flatout2 easily at max) :toast:
     
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    GeForce 2 MX
    Radeon 9550 (my first awesome card,and cool)
    HD4650 (nice upgrade)
    HD5570 (cooler and a bit faster than HD4650)
    HD6550D (nice upgrade power consumption wise from last build, my current place can't sustain high specs, and my wallet just can't afford expensive fast-but-green specs yet :D)
     
  6. Skyforth New Member

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    Ati 9550
    amd 6970
    gtx 680 sli
     
  7. TommyT New Member

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    Yea the matrox inded have one of the best quilty after 3dfx at those glory 16mb-32mb days :)
     
  8. lyndonguitar

    lyndonguitar I play games

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    Ati 9550->amd 6970

    super jump
     
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  9. BigMack70

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    I think that may even be bigger than my jump from an 8800 GTS 320 to 7970 Crossfire! :twitch:
     
  10. Scrizz

    Scrizz

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    Matrox G200
    Matrox Millenium G200
    ATI 3D Rage Pro
    ATI Rage 128 Pro
    ATI Rage Fury
    ATI Radeon 9250
    GeForce 4 Ti 4600
    ATI Radeon 9600 pro
    ATI Radeon 9600 XT
    ATI Radeon 9800 pro
    ATI Radeon 9800 XT
    ATI Radeon x600
    ATI Radeon x1800 XL Crossfire
    ATI Radeon x1900 GT
    ATI Radeon x1950 pro
    ATI Radeon HD 2600XT
    Nvidia 8600 GT
    Nvidia 8600 GTS
    ATI Radeon HD2900
    ATI Radeon HD3870
    Nvidia 8800 GT
    ATI Radeon HD4850 Crossfire
    ATI Radeon HD6970

    and a 3dfx card in there somewhere

    I miss Matrox
     
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    i don't remember it all but i remember from the past few year, bad memory ^^;

    don't remember before :ohwell:
    Albatron GeForce 8800GT-X512
    Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 1GB VaporX (also had 8800GT)
    Asus EAH5770 CUcore 1GB (also had 8800GT)
    EVGA GTX 570 1.28gb
    KFA2 GTX 680 2gb

    plus i got these 2 laying around:

    EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 640mb
    Asus EN9800GT/DI/1GD3/A
     
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    -----------AGP------------------------
    Geforce- Albatron 4 MX440 64MB
    Radeon- Visiontek 9600SE 128MB 64bit
    Radeon- Club3D 9600 256MB 128bit
    Radeon- Palit X1550 256MB 128bit
    Radeon- Sapphire HD3650 512MB 128bit
    ----------PCI-E-----------------------
    Radeon- Sapphire HD4650 512MB 128bit
    Radeon- Sapphire HD4870 512MB 256bit - Using now, planning to replace :)
     
  13. Slizzo

    Slizzo

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    Matrox Mystique (8MB)
    Riva TNT (PCI)
    GeForce 4 Ti4600
    Radeon 9700PRO
    Radeon X800PRO
    Radeon X800XT
    GeForce 7600GT
    GeForce 8800GTS 320MB (for a week)
    GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    Radeon 4870 512MB
    Radeon 4870x2
    GeForce GTX 470 (then a year or so later another for SLI)


    Waiting to get a GeForce Titan depending on pricing.
     
  14. _Zod_ New Member

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    I'll have to skip the first 4 or 5 as we are talking 8088 - 486 DX4 100 machines that was so long ago I forget. So what I can recall but not sure on the order of the earlier ones.

    Diamond Stealth II S220
    STB Lightspeed 128
    Diamond Viper V550 Riva TNT
    3dfx VooDoo Banshee
    Gainward GeForce4 Ti 4200 64MB Golden Sample
    ATI Radeon 9800Pro
    ATI Radeon X700 Pro
    EVGA GeForce 7900GS
    MSI N250GTS-2D512-OCv2 GeForce GTS 250
    EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti FPB
     
  15. The Haunted

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    Geforce 2 mx400
    Radeon 9550
    Powercolor x1800xt volt mod +water
    Sapphire Hd3870 volt mod +water
    His Hd4870 volt mod +water , tried in crossfire, wasn't impressed...
    Sapphire Hd6870
    Powercolor Hd7870 Tahiti LE +water 35c @1200mhz...

    The old D-tek Fusion gpu block rock and still stand the test of time!
     
  16. theoneandonlymrk

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    Matrox M3D
    Saphire gforce prophet 2 GTS
    Radeon all in wonder 9800
    Radeon 3870X2 in xfire gigabyte 512mb
    Radeon 5870 + 5850 in xfire
    Nvidia 210
    Nvidia 240 Gt
    Last two for physx and htpc
     
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  17. 15th Warlock

    15th Warlock

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    Here's my GPU History so far:

    EDIT: almost forgot, some shitty monochrome CGA compatible on my first PC (an 8086 Zenith laptop, four shades of gray! w00t!)
    S3 Trio 64 512kb ISA
    S3 Virge DX 2MBs PCI
    Canopus Pure3d Voodoo 6MBs PCI
    Diamond Viper TNT2 16MBs AGP
    Elsa Erazor GeForce 256 32MBs AGP
    XFX GeForce 4 Ti 4200 128MBs AGP
    Sapphire Radeon 9200SE 128MBs AGP
    VisionTek Radeon 9800XT 128MBs AGP (modded 9800Pro)
    BFG GeForce 6800Ultra 256MBs AGP (modded 6800GS)
    Sapphire Radeon X800XT 256MBs AGP (modded X800GTO lasted only 2 days)
    Sapphire Radeon HD3850 512MBs AGP
    EVGA GeForce GTX285 1GB PCIe x2
    EVGA GeForce GTX480 1.5GBs PCIe x2
    PNY GeForce GTX580 1.5GBs PCIe x3
    EVGA GeForce GTX680 2GBs PCIe x4
     
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  18. TRINITAS

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    My collection + card used:

    2xObsidian 3Dfx Voodoo 2 8 Mo
    ATI Rage 128 Pro
    Nvidia GeForce4 MX420
    Nvidia GeForce FX5200
    Asus Radeon 9250
    Asus GeForce 7300 GT
    MSI GeForce 7800 GT
    Sapphire Radeon X1950 XT (Died, artefact)
    Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 512 Mo
    PNY GeForce 9800 GT (Died, artefact)
    PowerColor Radeon HD2900 Pro (Died, artefact)
    ATI Radeon HD3870 X2 (Died, problem with thermal)
    Nvidia GeForce 8800 ULTRA
    AMD Radeon HD4670 (Died)
    Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2 (Using for GPUGPU BOINC)
    Asus GeForce 210
    Zotac GeForce GTX260 (Using for GPUGPU BOINC)
    2xGigabyte GeForce GTX280 (Using for GPUGPU BOINC)
    eVGA GeForce GTX660 Ti Superclocked (Using for GPUGPU BOINC and my graphic card for game)
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX670 OC (Died, artefact)
    Asus GeForce GTX670 DirectCU (Using for GPUGPU BOINC)

    I would get soon a HD4870 X2, GTX295....
     
  19. remixedcat

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    embedded SiS of various types
    diamond multimedia of various types
    embedded intel gma of various types
    NVidia GeForce 440mx agp
    NVidia GeForce 5200fx
    ati radeon x1900xt
    NVidia GeForce 8800gt
    NVidia GeForce 650ti
     
  20. Ketxxx

    Ketxxx Heedless Psychic

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    I have quite a list...

    S3 Virge 64
    GF2 MX400
    Kyro 2 (3D Prophet 4500)
    ATI 9200
    ATI 9600Pro
    nvidia GF 5700 Ultra
    ATI X800XL
    GF 6800GT
    ATI X1950Pro
    ATI 3850
    ATI 3870
    ATI 4830
    nvidia GTX460 1GB
    ATI 5830
    ATI 7950

    I think theres one or two missing from that list but they were crappy cards.
     
  21. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

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    I know I'm forgetting something, but here you go. I'll try to get some pictures up of the older cards. :toast:

    1. Trident Union TD9680P
    2. 3dlabs (can't remember what the card) - Daughter board
    3. 3Dlabs OXYGEN VX1
    4. 3dfx Monster 2mb - Daughter board
    5. 3dfx Voodoo Rush (4mb 3d) and (2mb 2d) 6mb total - My first 2d/3d gaming card
    6. ATI RAGE XL 8mb
    7. 3dfx Monster II 8mb - Daughter board
    8. 3dfx Monster II 12mb - Daughter board
    9. DIAMOND VIPER V550 SDR 16mb
    10. 3dfx Voodoo3 3000
    11. Creative Labs CT6710 (nVidia RIVA TNT)
    12. eVGA e-TNT2 Vanta 16mb
    13. GeForce4 MX 64mb
    14. GeForce4 4200 TI
    15. GeForce 5200 FX
    16. GeForce 5500 FX
    17. GeForce 5700 FX
    18. GeForce 6600 GT
    19. GeForce 7800 GS
    20. GeForce 8600 GT
    21. GeForce 8800 GTS G92
    22. GeForce 9600 GSO
    23. GeForce GT 240
    24. GeForce GTX 285
    25. GeForce GT 430
    26. GeForce GTX 470
    27. GeForce GTX 480
    28. GeForce GTX 570
    29. GeForce GTX 680 PE - Current gaming card
    30. ATI FireGL V3300 128mb
    31. ATI X700EZ 256mb
    32. ATI RADEON 9600pro 128mb
    33. ATI RADEON 9700pro 128mb
    34. ATI RADEON 9800pro 128mb
    35. ATI RADEON 3850 AGP 512mb
    36. ATI RADEON HD 4670 512mb
    37. ATI RADEON HD 4670 512mb
    38. ATI FireGL V5200 256mb
    39. AMD RADEON HD 5850
    40. AMD RADEON HD 5850
     
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    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    Update of mine.

    FX5500
    X1950XT
    GTX260 SLI
    HD5870
    GTX470
    GTX680
    GTX780
     
  23. Black.Raven

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    9500GT
    GT520
    GT630 (one day, it didnt work :rolleyes:)
    GTX650
    GTX650 TI Boost (next buy, after selling or rma'ing the 650 :laugh:)
     
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    erm

    NVIDIA Geforce 4 420 GO (Toshiba laptop :O)
    Asus HD 3850
    Asus HD 5850 DirectCU II
    XFX 7950 DD
     
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    here it goes chronologically
    geforce 4 mx 400
    geforce 6200 agp
    8800gts 320 :)rockout: but died)
    hd 6770 (died)
    geforce 9300 (lol, just to launch my pc cause none igp)
    geforce 9600 (crap chineese one)
    geforce 9600
    hd 7660D (not bad for an igp :D)
    gtx 550 ti
    8800gts 320 (relive after bios flash:laugh:)
    gtx 560 ti
    hd 7850 2g (current)
    hd 7950 (waiting for delivery)
     

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