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Rare GPUs / Unreleased GPUs

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well the thing is the entire GF4 line up in general were kinda lackluster. The R300, 9500/9700 Pros were just utterly dominate. The scores below are from what I've tested so far on my 3.6Ghz P4 northwood. Even the FX line up struggled to compete with the ATI cards back then. It took the 6800 series to finally get nvidia back the crown.

3DMark01SE
GF3 Ti 500 - 9918
GF4 Ti4200 - 11471
GF4 Ti4600 - 13216
9500 Pro -14274
9700 Pro - 16408
9800 Pro - 17616
9800 XT - 18802

3DMark03
GF3 Ti 500 - 1558
GF4 Ti4200 - 1663
GF4 Ti4600 - 1992
9500 Pro -5265
9700 Pro - 6891
9800 Pro - 7634
9800 XT - 8222
Keep in mind as well that R300 came out later. Only a few months later, but NV25 did hit the scene first and was considered the benchmark to beat, so R300 had to be faster. The GeForce FX series was a disaster from the start due to nVidia trying to cash in on the 3Dfx acquisition by pushing that design team to create a "feature rich" architecture on a new node that could stretch enough to beat R300. They completely fucked themselves with their SM2.0 implementation and giving ATi time to refine R350 and R360 by waiting for 130nm.
 
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I miss the 9600/9700/9800 days. :)

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Oh yeah this style was the thing for awhile. 2002 - 2004 saw Soltek, Sparkle, Leadtek, Gainward, BFG Tech, Albatron, Chaintech and even ASUS put a bunch of tiny fans all over their cards.

The most insane of which was of course Albatron's Gigi GeForce FX 5950 Ultra:

Followed closely by The Gigi FX 5700 Ultra:


Which was followed in third by the Chaintech FX 5700 Ultra Apogee:


Honorary mention, and actually one of my favorites, Leadtek WinFast A350 TDH:
My Gainward 5950U
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