Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by T4C Fantasy, Sep 20, 2012.
Ok, I dint read his entire post
lol help me fight for 3dfx because im dying to add some voodoo dual and quad cards... even thoguh the quad wasnt officially released it was still physically real as a working sample
i added one correct dimensions and pic
they also consistently release "sh!tty" cut down versions of midrange cards.
It's Overclock to()ooo much
Well I don't really have one though am going to have to say right now it's Sapphire as my 7950 overclocks to nearly 1.1ghz core on stock volts
And I voted no for allowing 3dfx, as they were kick ass back in the day but they no longer manufacture GPU's.
might as well start adding specific models to the list too for everyone of them. 3DFX is NV now.
There's a handful of brands that excel at certain aspects of graphics card manufacturing. I'll only mention the ones known for fairly reliable product and customer support. Note that I would include Sapphire were I still an AMD/ATI customer, but after over 7 years of bad experiences with two of their cards, that ain't gonna happen.
EVGA is great for offering high binned chips, a 3 mo upgrade program, and transferable warranty, yet has yet to go the extra mile and offer non reference air cooling.
ASUS is great for offering high binned chips, excellent non reference cooling, and some of the highest attainable OCs, yet their cards often have a less stable frame rate window and higher price.
Gigabyte is great for offering excellent non reference coolers at great prices, but the OC results are hit and miss, indicating less reliable binning.
MSI, what can I say, they seem to do it all lately. They obviously have high binned chips since they can quite often beat even ASUS TOPs while running at higher temps and lower clocks, yet they offer a very affordable price with features and parts built for extreme OCers.
So for me, MSI is leading the pack lately. They offer a great product at a great price, and despite often leading in sales, they don't seem to have problems running out of stock.
As a Fleet of Cards, MSI maybe, Top Factory Clock, Sapphire
Sorry for being biased, but I don't include Sapphire because I only buy Nvidia anymore. That said, were I to be inclined to consider both chip vendors still, Sapphire would easily be at the top of the AMD based list.
This is not for kiddos
Matrox Mystique 220
3dfx Voodoo 5 5500
ATI Rage II
Hercules 3D Prophet 4500
Ohhhh these cards where top notch ..... once....shit I am old
That is what Zotac is for lol
In the future: my favorite video card manufacturer will be Samsung, because like my SSD, they will make it all, and then there will be light, and the light will be good.
Sorry, don't get your meaning there.
LOL at Samsung, they can't even make a cell phone with decent sound quality anymore.
Any card that's within budget and of quality.
It used to be sapphire, but now that i own a his-7950, its his hehehe!!!
Gainward (GF2 MX400)> Gigabyte (6600GT) > Leadtek (8800gts 320mb)> Zotac (250gts - leadtek died, my fault) >> now MSI (570gtx TFIII OC killer)
3DFx Needs to be there imho. Along with any others past or present. Otherwise how will we explain to these kids the history of how gaming came to be. Somewhere they need to be able to read some history.
XFX has been good to me from way back in the day of my 6600GT. I remember reading "Pine Technology" on a sticker of the card. I was like WTH! But their 'double' lifetime warranty , non-reference designs, and modder-friendly warranty were all positives back in the day.
I also like Sapphire today as much. I just have a longer history with XFX.
HIS used them for the past 3-4yrs been very happy with them.
Asus Geforce series. Have had Direct CU II since it was possible and now I am the happy owner of so far 1X680 Direct CU II. My brother and mother got 1X560TI OC TOP each and they are happy for it as well.
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