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The 22 Greatest Graphics Cards Of All Time

ucanmandaa

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#76
Well I still have a crossfire 4850 1gb setup so I know too they kick ass when crossfire works :). A lot changed in two years regarding crossfire though. The reason I got 5870 two years ago was the lower power consumption and the lack of crossfire related problems.
Now I got a second 5870 and crossfire seems to be matured. No serious problems so far.
 

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I dont see Riva 128ZX. (Or missed it)
I remember how I got it to work with Quake2 my buddy was like WTFOMFG. I think it was that moment when voodoo2 died.
I remember playing quake2 when it just came out, and I didn't have a decent graphics accelerator. Then I got a Voodoo 3 3000 a year or so afterwards (i think) and played via OpenGL @ 1024x768 on a 17" CRT and it was BEAUTIFUL. It completely rocked my world, and I spent days on end fragging.
 

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#78
Ok, I've reread your first post on my thread and sure you disagree on the definition if "greatest", which is fine. However, the article defines it as the top end of each generation, which are the ones with the fastest frame rates and doesn't look at other criteria for "greatest", so we can only go by that.

If you were to make your own top 20 greatest cards using your own criteria on TPU, I'd be happy to have a look at that too. :)
Yeah, but the don't even follow their own criteria. They picked the 9700Pro instead of the 9800Pro/XT. If they are going by the best performing card per generation, then the 9800Pro/XT should be the winner, not the 9700Pro.
 

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Yeah, but the don't even follow their own criteria. They picked the 9700Pro instead of the 9800Pro/XT. If they are going by the best performing card per generation, then the 9800Pro/XT should be the winner, not the 9700Pro.
Yeah, I know what you mean, but it looks like they went by the first version to come out. I think, lol. They certainly mention the 9800 in the 9700 entry.
 

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Yeah, I know what you mean, but it looks like they went by the first version to come out. I think, lol. They certainly mention the 9800 in the 9700 entry.
Tell u the truth I had both the 9700 Pro AIW and the 9800 Pro AIW n I preferred the 9700 Pro, it just seemed faster even tho the clocks on the 9800 Pro were higher