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Graphics Can you remember ALL the graphics cards you've ever owned?!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by LennyRhys, 26 Aug 2011.

  1. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Since mid '99-ish...
    Voodoo 3 3000 was my first card. Probably the cheapest too at £99.
    Geforce 1 SDR
    Geforce 1 DDR - Played Half Life without a murmur.
    Geforce 2 GTS
    Geforce 2 Pro
    Geforce 3 Ti200 - Homeworld looked particularly awesome.
    ATi Radeon 9700
    ATi Radeon 9800 Pro - this was such an awesome card, shame it died
    Geforce 6600
    Geforce 6600GT
    Geforce 7600GT
    Geforce 7800GT
    Geforce 7800GTX (another awesome card)
    Geforce 8800 GTS 640
    Geforce 8800 GTX
    Geforce GTS260
    Geforce GTX260 216
    Geforce GTX275 (yet another awesome card)
    Geforce GTX460
    Geforce GTX560Ti
    Geforce GTX560Ti GoldenSample

    Kinda stuck with Geforce for a fair bit now!
     
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  2. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    not owned that many so yeah

    2x 3DFX Voodoo 3 3000 (PCI)
    NVIDIA Geforce 7200GS
    2x NVIDIA Geforce 8000GTS (G92)
    NVIDIA GTX 460
    NVIDIA GTX 460SE
    NVIDIA GTX 560ti
     
  3. snooky32

    snooky32 Member

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    In Order:

    ASUS V9520VS GeForce FX5200
    XFX GeForce 6600GT 128Mb
    XFX GeForce 8800GTS 320Mb
    LeadTek GeForce 8800GTX 768Mb
    MSI GeForce GTX460 1gb Cyclone
     
  4. Sexton

    Sexton Member

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    PNY NVIDIA 6600 128mb Overclocked it stupidly and it blew up whilst I was playing Oblivion
    XFX NVIDIA 6600GT 128mb Bought off a friend as a temporary replacement
    Sapphire ATI HD3850 AGP 512mb An attempt to make my old system good at gaming - it didn't work out
    MSI ATI HD4350 1GB Bought a new pre-built machine which had this in it
    XFX NVIDIA GTX260 Built a new machine with this, and it's still kicking :) Time for an upgrade soon though
     
  5. Marvin-HHGTTG

    Marvin-HHGTTG CTRL + SHIFT + ESC

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    I was a late comer to the PC party, though have still had too many GPUs

    HD4850 1GB
    HD4890 1GB
    HD5850 1GB (died, so replaced with GTX470)
    GTX470 (watercooled)
    GTX470 SLI (had a Xeon CPU, so this didn't actually work, so was replaced with the GTX480 below)
    GTX480 (watercooled)
    GTX480 SLI (had replaced Xeon setup (1156) with a 1366 setup)
    HD6950 2GB (replaced GTX480 SLI which went to fund a 3007WFP-HC)
    GTX460 2GB SLI (went back under DSR - they were Palit cards, and thus ridiculously hot and loud)
    5970 2GB (also shortlived - not enough VRAM)
    GTX480 (watercooled)
    6859 CF (went for the same reasons)
    GTX560 2GB SLI
    HD6950 2GB CF

    Ah, the glories of hindsight. I'd have either kept the GTX480 SLI (though I got rid due to ridiculous power consumption), or simply bought another 6950 2GB...
     
  6. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    S3 Savage 4
    Geforce 2 GTS
    9800se (unlocked to a 9800 pro)
    6800 (unlocked to a 6800GT)
    X850XT
    GTX 280
    GTX 480
    6950 2GB (unlocked to a 6970)
    GTX 570 (swapped for the above)

    (atm a temporary 4870)

    - Not actually half as bad as I thought it was going to be.
     
  7. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Parge the X850XT to the GTX 280 must have been quite some leap lol :D

    And kenco_uk, LOL at the two ATIs amidst the ocean of Geforces :thumb:
     
  8. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    first card (bought it mainly for quake 2- too hard to get good shots off in software mode) was a voodoo 2

    went through a lot of cards since then.. nvidia (gf 3,4) and ati (their aiw cards mainly, x800xl I believe was the last one)- went to just nvidia from the release of the 8800gtx and I've finally dumped them and back to ati (6970)

    have a 260 and 460 in a box labeled huangs mistakes
     
  9. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    And I now no longer own a GTX 470 :D
     
  10. sjhujh

    sjhujh Member

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    Voodoo 2
    GeForce 2 MX
    Geforce Ti4600
    Ati X800XL
    GeForce 8800 GT

    Currently have a
    GTX 275

    The longest serving of them was the ATi X800XL that thing was going for ages, that was when I had a shuttle too. Loved that PC, made all the moving around while i was at Uni so much easier...
     
  11. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    God. It's making ME feel old to see some of the cards and recognize them.

    GeForce 440MX 32mb(?), (can't remember exact specs, ran like a little dream, though. :3 ) (Three odd years, I think. I'm amazed it coped with everything I threw at it, literally in some cases.)

    GeForce 6600GT 256mb (Started off with that in a Packard Bell PoS) ( A year, approximate)

    GeForce 7300GT 512mb (Upgraded after the 6600 couldn't quite cut it. Surprisingly it was faster!) (Another year. By that point the AGP motherboard and aging Celeron D. (Yes, the P4 based Celeron D) was really ruining any chance of playing modern games)

    GeForce 8600GT 512mb (My first PCI-E GPU, Free off a mate, had it for about eight months, memory was slightly wonky, so it'd crash on some games, but not others.)

    GTS 250 1GB (replaced the 8600GT, kept this for quite a while, year, year and a half, maybe longer.)

    GTX 550 Ti 1GB (Current. And by god do I love it)

    Yes. I'm a complete nVidia Whore. I do try to look at AMD V. Nvidia fights from an unbiased angle, however.

    EDIT: Oh! And before I forget: ATI Radeon Mobility IGP 9000, complete with 32MB of shared RAM! (good GOD this thing is awful in that laptop. Shame it's soldered to the damn board.)
     
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  12. the_kille4

    the_kille4 Chaos will rule da world.eventually

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    oh...that's easy for me. I have only bought two so far...

    Asus EAH4870 DK 1GB 2009 or thereabouts. Complimented my first gaming rig. The custom cooler used was terrible, whiny and made my pc crash so many times.
    Sapphire HD69702011. The shop gave me a discount so I chose it over the powercolor making it the cheapest vanilla 6970 they had. Replace the above and happy with it since.
     
  13. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Another nice idea might be to specify which graphics card from your lists served you the longest: for me, it was my HD4870 which I had for exactly 1 year (oct '09 - oct '10). Feel free to edit existing posts or make new ones. :thumb:
     
  14. WTF_Shelley

    WTF_Shelley The picture is wheeljack

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    ok here goes......

    ATI Rage 64, 1997 dumb piece of tin couldnt run halflife 1 properly
    geforce 2mx 400, came with my first pc i bought with my own cash 2002-3
    geforce 4 4200ti, it had a fan and 64meg of memory, cost me about £150
    geforce 6600ti, epic card AGP but still awesome, went boom when a psu went bang:waah:
    geforce 7600ti, needed to replace the poor 6600ti, damn you PCworld-POS-psu:duh:
    ATI 3850, it took me nearly a decade to go back to ATI after the horrors of the Rage 64 ;)
    geforce 250GTS, ok i guess
    ATI 5850, Loverly card gave it to a mate.
    geforce 560ti, current and yummy.

    Hate to think how much ive spent on gfx over the years.....£1200 around about that. darn
     
  15. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    Performance Ranked

    ASUS GTX 480 1.5GB desk, £free
    2x XFX GTX 280 1GB one returned, one stored. £179, £139
    Gainward GTX 260 GS 896MB given to friend £199
    XFX GTX 260 XXX 896MB returned £250
    BFG 9800GX2 1GB folding £90
    Palit 8800 GTX 768MB dead £free
    Asus 8800GTS 512MB folding £free
    2x PNY 8800GT 512MB folding £free
    XFX 8800GTS 320MB folding £210
    XFX 9600GSO 384MB given to cousin £35
    Palit 8800GS 384MB folding £35
    XFX 7800GS AGP 256MB sold to friend £200
    OEM 7600GS AGP 128MB dead £free
    Palit FX 5200 AGP 64MB stored £25
    OEM Geforce 2 GTS 64MB dead £free

    Order I got them

    OEM Geforce 2 GTS 64MB dead £free
    Palit FX 5200 AGP 64MB stored £25
    XFX 7800GS AGP 256MB sold to friend £200
    XFX 8800GTS 320MB folding £210

    OEM 7600GS AGP 128MB dead £free
    XFX GTX 260 XXX 896MB returned £250
    Asus 8800GTS 512MB folding £free
    2x PNY 8800GT 512MB folding £free
    XFX 9600GSO 384MB given to cousin £35
    Palit 8800 GTX 768MB dead £free
    Palit 8800GS 384MB folding £35
    BFG 9800GX2 1GB folding £90
    Gainward GTX 260 GS 896MB given to friend £199
    2x XFX GTX 280 1GB one returned, one stored. £179, £139
    ASUS GTX 480 1.5GB desk, £free


    Bold one's were used in my Main Desktop
     
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  16. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    I stared for a second and just went "A FREE 480?! WHAT BLASPHEMY IS THIS?!"

    Then I spotted the tag-line and it all made sense once more. :3
     
  17. Bede

    Bede Well-Known Member

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    8600GT
    335M
    560Ti HAWK

    Luckily e-peen isn't too much of a concern for me, otherwise I'd be feeling pretty small right now :D
     
  18. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    Hmmm

    HD4650 (First card ever in 2009 - Actually played Crysis on it!)
    8800GTX 256MB Alpha Dog Edition (meh...not enough ram)
    HD4850 (great card and my first big upgrade)
    HD6870 (I miss you sooooo much)
    HD4870 (current card)
     
  19. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Haha I'm actually embarrassed to have owned so many cards in only 5 years (16 cards now, many of them top end). I kept my 4850 crossfire for 3 days...that's the state I was in back then LOL. Hopefully the GTX460 2GB will last longer :D
     
  20. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    :hehe: Yeah it was a good day, and she works beautifully :thumb:
     

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