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Bob Bobbles Oct 15, 2007 03:06 PM

So I finally got a video card
 
I'm upgrading from Intel G965 to an 8600GT OC (590/1800). Think I'll see any improvement? :bleh:

Just FYI, here is my history of video cards:

Riva 128
Radeon 32meg SDR
GF4 MX 440 Go
Intel G965

:bleh:

Jas420221 Oct 15, 2007 03:07 PM

Congrats, welcome to 'modern' gaming and last gen speed!

Sound_Card Oct 15, 2007 03:08 PM

lol what a history. You should see a nice 800% boost. lol.

My history...

Mach 64
Rage 128 pro
Geforce 2 MX
x1800gto2

:bleh:

moshpit Oct 15, 2007 04:07 PM

Yup. 800% at least sounds about right.

I love reciting GPU histories:
Hercules 1mb VLB
Diamond Stealth 2mb PCI
Diamond Monster 4mb (Voodoo1, this with the Stealth above were referred to as my Stealth Monster combo :p ) PCI
ATI [email protected] 4mb AGP
STB Blackmagic 12mb Voodoo2 (2 in SLI) PCI
Guillimot Phoenix 16mb Voodoo Banshee AGP
3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 16mb (overclocked to 3500 speed 183/183) AGP
3dfx Voodoo 3 3500 16mb (first TV Tuner in PC) AGP
ATI Radeon 64mb VIVO (modded and OC'd) AGP
Asus V8200 Deluxe 64mb (Geforce 3) AGP
MSI Geforce 4 Ti4400 128mb AGP
BBA ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128mb AIW AGP
Sapphire ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 256mb(R360 core, bios flashed to XT) AGP
BBA ATI Radeon 9800XT 256mb AGP
PNY Geforce 6800GT 256mb AGP
BFG 7800GT 256mb PCI-E
EVGA 7950GT 512mb PCI-E
EVGA 8800GTS 320mb Superclocked PCI-E
EVGA 8800GTS 640mb Superclocked PCI-E

Additional cards I've owned that were in my non-main PCs;
ATI Rage LX (integrated on Tyan Thunder) PCI
BBA Radeon 9200 SE
XFX 6600GT 128mb AGP
BFG 7600GT 256mb PCI-E

clerick Oct 15, 2007 05:48 PM

I've had
TNT2.
GF3 TI 200
9700 Pro
X800 XT
Geforce Go 7400
XFX 8800 GTX.

Mmm_Beefy Oct 15, 2007 06:06 PM

diamond viper VLB 2meg VRAM
Matrox Mystique 4meg (with the 4meg upgrade bringing it to 8megs)
riva 128
STB Blackmagic 12mb Voodoo2 (2 in SLI) used with my matrox and riva above.
Voodoo 3 3000 16meg agp.
NVidia TNT 1
nvidia tnt2 ultra
nvidia geforce 256
nvidia geforce 3 ti
nvidia geforce 4 ti4200 (i still have this card and it works perfectly!)
radeon 9600
radeon 9800 (briefly.. sold my rig after build)
nvidia 6600
nvidia 7800
nvidia 8800 640 (current)

ps theres a radeon 9000 mixed in there too, cant recall when i had it though lol
doh! and i also had a GF2mx myself lol..

jimjobob Oct 15, 2007 07:56 PM

voodoo 3 3500 (only for about a month)
voodoo 5 5500 (loved this card smoothest looking aa ive seen to date)
ati 8500le 128mb
ati 9800pro 128mb
pny gforce 6800gt 256 mb
ati x1900gt 256mb
evga 8800gts 320mb

Dragex Oct 15, 2007 09:56 PM

-Integrated graphics. (Prince of persia, Doom, etc)
-Random card in the computer.

When i started being interested in video game graphics etc:

Geforce Mx2 (God I loved that card)

5900Ultra (POS)

9800pro (Great card, served its purpose)

X800XL (Completely transitional card, sold it a month after I bought it)

7800GTX (Died on my 2-3 months after purchase :hmm:)

X1900XTX (Still going strong, good card but makes lots of noise, its big and its hot)

Next on my list is probably an nVidia card. Don't think ATi is up to par yet since the 9800 series.

moshpit Oct 15, 2007 10:30 PM

Wow, no Geforce 2 GTS, Pro, or Ultra owners? (MX doesn't count)

NITE Oct 15, 2007 11:53 PM

K, here you go Moshpit.

Hercules monochrome
Cga card cant remember the name
Ati Vga those were damn expensive
Ati series 7 vga
Trident vga cant remember model
Trident vl bus cant remember model
Ati mach 64gt with Diamond monster 3dfx(still have)
Creative 3dblaster banshee(still have)
3DFX 5500 (still have)
MSI Geforce2 GTS( lasted 4 hours in the game and switched back to 5500)
ATI 8500
ATI 9700PRO
Sapphire X1800GTO2 flashed to just under XT speeds.

There was also a cirrus logicvga card in the early mixup.
The GTS was to see what all the hub bub about the geforces was.
Was fast but looked a bit oversaturated.
The v5 looked way better and paced it within a few frames.
Regards,
NITE

Spitzfiya Oct 16, 2007 12:03 AM

ATI Rage3D Pro 4MB AGP
ATI 7500 64MB PCI
ATI 9200 SE 128MB AGP
ATI 9800 Pro 128MB AGP
ATI X1950 Pro 128MB AGP

cjl64 Oct 16, 2007 01:02 AM

stb velocity 128 1998 (gateway my first pc @ age 15)
voodoo 3 3000 pci 1999
voodoo 5 5500 pci 2000
gf2 mx 400 2000
geforce 4 ti4200 (awesome card) 2001
ati 9500 pro 2002
ati 9800 pro (flashed xt) 2003
ati x800xt aiw (pos card) 2005
7900 GTO overclocked 2006
8800 GTX late 06-current longest card to still hold power:drool:

im only 23 years old:bleh:

SirBaron Oct 16, 2007 01:11 AM

Not sure what my 486 windows 3.1 system had.

My first PC had a TNT2 ultra, then i had a Geforce 3, then a 9800Pro, after the 9800Pro i became serious about graphics, before then i was trying (understatement) to play games with a Geforce 3 :lol:, man did Unreal 2 look and run crap on that card.

Anyway, then i got (sadly as the card was crap) the Ati X800 XTPE, waited months for that to come in stock and i hated it, then i got a 7800gtx, then i got my laptop which had a 7900 GTX GO, now i have 2x8800GTX in SLI :bleh:

cjl64 Oct 16, 2007 01:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SirBaron (Post 1335184853)
Not sure what my 486 windows 3.1 system had.

My first PC had a TNT2 ultra, then i had a Geforce 3, then a 9800Pro, after the 9800Pro i became serious about graphics, before then i was trying (understatement) to play games with a Geforce 3 :lol:, man did Unreal 2 look and run crap on that card.

Anyway, then i got (sadly as the card was crap) the Ati X800 XTPE, waited months for that to come in stock and i hated it, then i got a 7800gtx, then i got my laptop which had a 7900 GTX GO, now i have 2x8800GTX in SLI :bleh:

same here... god that was a huge mistake and $300 down the shittier:cry:

nycdarkness Oct 16, 2007 01:40 AM

Lets see my history doesn't go that far back. Hmm all the cards I ever owned would be

rage 16mb
9600XT all in wonder
9800 XT
X850 PE :heart:
X1800XTX
X1900GT
X1900 crossfire edition :heart:
X1900XTX :heart:

7900GT
7900GTX x2 :heart:
8800GTX x2 :heart: :D

Atarion Oct 16, 2007 03:22 AM

Let's see if I remember:

Hercules monochrome
Trident 1MB
Creative Labs 3D Blaster 4MB (The worlds first 3D Decelerator!!)
Voodoo 4MB card (Kicked ass in Heretic or Hexen, I don't remember which)
S3 Savage 4 32MB (Awesome with S3TC compression in UT)
ATI Rage Fury MAXX 64MB (Win 98 only)
ATI Radeon 64 (Great card, bad drivers)
ATI Radeon 9000 Pro 128MB (nice, better drivers)
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB (nicer, good drivers, loved it in Far Cry)
EVGA 7800 GT 256MB (Fast -- went to the dark side)
XFX 8800 GTS 320MB XXX Edition(Smokes with the Quad Core - too bad the Vista drivers aren't the best)

fyrebird Oct 16, 2007 12:00 PM

Here are the ones I can remember

composite video card ISA
Hercules Mono ISA
VGA Card ISA
1 MB Trident VLB SVGA
2 MB Diamond Stealth VLB
8 MB Mach 64 PCI
8 MB (Some crappy card) AGP
16 MB Rage 128 AGP
32 MB Geforce 2MX AGP
64MB Radeon 7000 AGP
128 MB Geforce FX5200 AGP
128 MB Radeon 8900 AGP
128 MB Geforce 6800 Vanilla AGP
512 MB Radeon x1600 AGP
512 MB Radeon x1600 PCI-E (trade in)
512 MB Geforce 7900 GTO PCI-E
640 MB Geforce 8800 GTS SLI

Jas420221 Oct 16, 2007 12:10 PM

:lol: This thread turned into a history of...:lol:

moshpit Oct 16, 2007 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jas420221 (Post 1335185431)
:lol: This thread turned into a history of...:lol:


Had to do something, not like the subject matter itself would have kept this thread going like this :p

Jas420221 Oct 16, 2007 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moshpit (Post 1335185458)
Had to do something, not like the subject matter itself would have kept this thread going like this :p

:lol: good point. His bread and butter is in PnR... :D

Bob Bobbles Oct 16, 2007 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jas420221 (Post 1335184133)
Congrats, welcome to 'modern' gaming and last gen speed!

and that's exactly what I wanted.

SirBaron Oct 16, 2007 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cjl64 (Post 1335184860)
same here... god that was a huge mistake and $300 down the shittier:cry:

Yeah i think the x800 was the card to make me switch back to Nvidia. Not that i am really sad, seeing as i got 2 of the fastest cards out. :bleh: :p

cjl64 Oct 16, 2007 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SirBaron (Post 1335185533)
Yeah i think the x800 was the card to make me switch back to Nvidia. Not that i am really sad, seeing as i got 2 of the fastest cards out. :bleh: :p

same here.. we think alot alike you and me.... twilight zone music:p

sittal Oct 16, 2007 01:13 PM

Integrated graphics on my emachine 633is
nVidia 5200FX -pci
nVidia 6600 -agp
nVidia 7800GS -agp
nVidia 8800Ultra -pic-e

lol

Dragex Oct 16, 2007 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sittal (Post 1335185581)
Integrated graphics on my emachine 633is
nVidia 5200FX -pci
nVidia 6600 -agp
nVidia 7800GS -agp
nVidia 8800Ultra -pic-e

lol

You went for the ultra you filthy SOB!? :eek:

VVanks Oct 17, 2007 08:05 PM

Hmm lets see>

Rage 3d 8mb (THE ONE AND ONLY) Free

Rage 128 32mb $80

radeon 7500 64mb $80

Radeon 9600xt All in Wonder $200

Geforce 4 Ti 4800 $5

Then the huge jump to

8800gts 320mb $280

Prices all in Canadian

traitoR Oct 17, 2007 09:06 PM

My first trident something or other, even upgraded the memory on it. No 3D.









Number two Rage2 3dexpression + Pc2tv + the ISA tv tuner add on card ( not pictured ) Not enough games utilized it`s proprietary stuff. I remember i had a special ati copy of mechwarrior though..... great graphics.









Number three some matrox card where abouts unknown can`t remember much about this card.



Number four s3 virge the decelerator :D What a mistake this didn`t last long.










Number five Hercules Voodoo rush,after the s3 debacle i spent a little more. This card kicked ass I remember playing unreal on my 27 inch tv and being blown away.










Number six Riva 128 Played Battle zone like butta my first agp card.










Number seven Voodoo Banshee Great card.....a little accident with it though Not a whole lot left, poor little guy.










Number eight Radeon64 Good card no complaints.











Number nine Radeon 8500le In my moms rig chugging away no pic...



Number ten Radeon 9800pro what`s to say, hall of famer









Number eleven Geforce 6800gs modded to ultra another great card gave it to my brother he couldn`t afford any better, him being in school and all, no pic.....


Number Twelve Radeon 1950pro another good card no pic it`s in my rig. :p

moshpit Oct 17, 2007 10:03 PM

You actually bought one of the poor bastard children of 3dfx, Voodoo Rush? OMG, I'm so sorry for you. The pain must've been terrible, sympathy reps coming your way :p

cjl64 Oct 17, 2007 10:17 PM

first thing i upgraded in a pc was shifting from onboard to a voodoo 3... thats what started me on my nerdy path of pc gaming goodness:drool:

traitoR Oct 17, 2007 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moshpit (Post 1335187831)
You actually bought one of the poor bastard children of 3dfx, Voodoo Rush? OMG, I'm so sorry for you. The pain must've been terrible, sympathy reps coming your way :p


I really liked that card :cry: With my TV out it was worth it, i can honestly say i`ll never forget playing Unreal. :D


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