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Old Oct 15, 2007, 03:06 PM   #1
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Default 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?

Just FYI, here is my history of video cards:

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

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Old Oct 15, 2007, 03:07 PM   #2
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Congrats, welcome to 'modern' gaming and last gen speed!
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 12:34 PM   #3
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Congrats, welcome to 'modern' gaming and last gen speed!
and that's exactly what I wanted.
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Old Oct 15, 2007, 03:08 PM   #4
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lol what a history. You should see a nice 800% boost. lol.

My history...

Mach 64
Rage 128 pro
Geforce 2 MX
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Old Oct 15, 2007, 04:07 PM   #5
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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 ) 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
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Old Oct 15, 2007, 05:48 PM   #6
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TNT2.
GF3 TI 200
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Geforce Go 7400
XFX 8800 GTX.
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Old Oct 15, 2007, 06:06 PM   #7
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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..
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Old Oct 15, 2007, 07:56 PM   #8
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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
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 03:22 AM   #9
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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)
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 12:00 PM   #10
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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
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good point. His bread and butter is in PnR...
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