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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. Sentinel-R1

    Sentinel-R1 Chaircrew

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    That Voodoo 3 box brings back memories. I actually remember the cover art on it!!

    Wow, I've just been smashed over the head with nostalgia!

    I also remember a 3d demo that came with a graphics card I had in 2001/2002. It was a chameleon on a branch and way ahead of it's time for graphics. Anyone know it and remember the card series it was from?
     
  2. r3loaded

    r3loaded Well-Known Member

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    1997: S3 Virge, with a prebuilt Tiny PC.
    2003: GeForce MX 420, with Dell PC
    2005: GeForce FX 5500 (upgrade for Dell, still in use)
    2007: GeForce 8600M GT, in laptop (now dead)
    2011: GeForce GTX 560 Ti, in current desktop
    2011: AMD Radeon 6310M, part of the E-350 in the Thinkpad (and my first GPU from the Red Team!)

    Overall, fairly unremarkable, but ok for a 22 year old :p

    Sent from my GT-I9000 using Tapatalk
     
  3. Auxilliary

    Auxilliary Crashes into space stations

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    ATI Radeon HD 2400 (cant remember when i bought that, still in use today in a friends PC)

    Nvidia 9800GT: 2009 (still in use in my PC)

    not bought much as I havent been building computer for that long tbh
     
  4. Action_Parsnip

    Action_Parsnip New Member

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    My first was from Number Nine Visual Technologies Inc. Circa 1997 :D
     
  5. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    I've owned:
    7600GT - Asked for something topend in my local computer shop. I was young so I think I got ripped off lol
    5770 CrossFire

    I appear to have a led a rather short yet colourful life in the world of graphics cards lol
     
  6. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Is this it? It was for the GeForce 3 Ti
     
  7. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    ATI Rage II (pci)
    ATI 9250se (agp)
    Nvidia FX 5600 (agp)
    ATI x700 (pci-e)
    ATI x1650xt crossfire (pci-e)
    ATI hd4850 (pci-e)
    Nvidia gtx560ti (pci-e) Current
    Nvidia 8400gs (pci)
    Most all of them were bought near release times to give an idea how long I used them. There may have been a card in between the fx5600 and the x700. The last one is really pci, bought for an old mitx board with dreadful s3 igp.
     
  8. MrJay

    MrJay You are always where you want to be

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    Some Voodoo AGP x2 card Cost my mum about £70 (cant remember the model number) was bought so i could play Incoming on my bitching fast Tiny PC..

    Sapphire 9250 128mb was in my very first PC that i bought in 2005, system was a socket A Athlon 3200+ 1gb ram running windows XP. First PC cost me about £250

    A Second Sapphire 9250 Cost me about £40 after i cooked the first one this was a 256mb edition though :jawdrop:

    Sapphire X1950 512mbCost me about £120 in my second rig, which was a 939 socket Athlon 6000+ x2 with a stonking 2gb ram (later upgraded to 4gb)

    Zotac Geforce 8800 AMP 512mbCost me nothing : ) In the same rig as above, it was given to me by my old boss as he had just upgraded This lasted me from 2008 till 2010.

    Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Cost me £135 Cracking card, running in my current system (see sig) since just before Christmas.
     
  9. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    ATi Rage 128
    PowerVR 3D something
    TNT2 Pro
    Voodoo 3 2000 PCI
    Radeon 7500
    Radeon 9800 Pro
    Radeon X850XT
    GeForce 9800GTX+
    GeForce GTX260 216
    2x GeForce GTX 570

    that's not a lot in 12 years
     
  10. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    nvidia GT 6600
    9800gtx+
    4870 x 2
    5870
    gtx 580
    5850
    gtx 470
     
  11. PabloFunky

    PabloFunky New Member

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    Hame24 £300 ish
    Rainbow 3 EGS £1500.... just googled, one sold on ebay for £30....
    Picasso 4
    Cybervision


    cant remember the pc ones, coz they never really had a wow factor as my earlier cards, but i remeber my anhilator256 or something i think it was called.

    and the usual amd, nvidia upto my current gtx 580.

    So i guess the answer is no, but i do remeber the Rainbow3 as this was truly spectacular for its time and deffo worth every penny.
     
  12. Aracos

    Aracos New Member

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    Nvidia TNT2 Pro 32MB. Ran final fantasy 7 at 320x240 =)

    ATI X1650 Pro 512MB AGP £35. Returned due to power supply issues. I never knew that at the time.

    ATI X1300 Pro 256MB AGP £20. I stuck an AC Accelero S1 rev 2 on it for 40c overclocked temp cheesecake.

    ATI HD3870 512MB PCI-E £30. Dual slot version. First PCI-E and card I used when I built Ragnarok, brilliant card for playing my backlog of steam games.

    AMD HD6950 1GB DirectCU II £184. My current sweet baby, quiet as a mouse, inaudible in games over my current system and maxes out my games minus ubersampling in the witches 2. Will keep it for about 2 years. Finally ragnarok is complete, now to save for a fresh build.

    Edit: One would think I'm an Ati fan but I done my sister a £400 Core i3 build upon it's release with a 9800gt in it. It just so happens I play more Ati biased games hence the 6950 over the 560ti.
     
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  13. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    NBot much to be honest. I use my comptuer til' their last breath. In order from 1989 til today)

    - ECS chipset on my Amiga
    - Tseng labs ET4000 1Mo (IBM 486, ISA connector)
    - Ati 3D Charger 4Mo PCI (3D Rage2+)
    - 2x Creative Labs 3DFx Voodoo2 8Mo in SLI (Yes, Creative made video cards too)
    - Intel i740 AGP
    - ELSA Riva TNT2 M64 (AGP)
    - PowerVR Kiro2 AGP (AGP)
    - Club 3D GeForce 2MX (AGP)
    - Creative labs GeForce 4 Ti 4400 AGP
    - Gainward GeForce 9600GT PCIe
    - Asus Radeon HD5870 V2 PCIe
     
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  14. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    EVGA GTX 570 1.3Gb

    :D

    Vagina boon - Peter Griffin
     
  15. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    does a denise chip in an amiga 500 count as a graphics card upgrade?

    apart from that i've from what i can remember, i've had

    radeon 128MB
    radeon x850
    radeon 9800
    radeon hd2900
    radeon hd4870
    and current one is
    radeon hd5870 eyefinity

    had a couple nvidias as well, but was never impressed with them, and so can't remember what they were, think 1 might have been a 7600
     
  16. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

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    Wow let me think if I can go that far back lol
    Ati XT9600
    Ati XT9800
    Ati X800xl
    Ati XT850
    Ati Xt1900
    Ati Xt1950
    Ati 5870
    Ati 5970
    nVidia 7900
    Nvidia 7950GT
    nVidia 8800GTS
    nVidia GTX260
    nVidia GTX460
    nVidia GTX570
     
  17. sirsiddius

    sirsiddius New Member

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    [​IMG]

    That's about it, I only built my 1st rig a year ago.
    Rather unfortunate decal art, but it was the cheapest 480 at the time on Scan.
     
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  18. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    ^ why did POV think putting a bogey with a face on the box would look good
     
  19. Grimloon

    Grimloon New Member

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    I can't remember the name or make of the first one, it was CGA though in an 8086, around 1984-85. 4 colours at once! Wow!
    Second was EGA in a 286
    S3 Virge VESA (4 MB I think) - added 2 x Voodoo 2 accelerators in SLI to that.
    Hercules 3D Prophet II Titanium
    Geforce MX400
    Geforce FX5600
    Radeon X800 Pro
    Geforce 7800 GT (golden sample)
    Geforce 8800 GT (golden sample)
    Geforce 9800 GTX
    Geforce 9400 (additional monitor outputs + physics)
    Radeon HD2600 (freebie, in spares box)
    Radeon HD5850 - in current rig.

    I think that's all of them but I've been tinkering with PCs for a few years.
     
  20. Highland3r

    Highland3r New Member

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    Grrr fist go crashed. Cant remember all but...
    4870 512 (Xfire)
    7900GT (SlI & single card)
    Voodoo 2 SLI (no really a gtx card but hey)
    8800GTS 320
    8800 GTS 640
    X300
    8800GTX
    6800LE
    9800Pro
    9600SE (had ~20 at one point)
    9500NP @ Pro
    9500 Pro
    9700 Pro
    4200 Ti 128mb (and maybe a 64mb too)
    4800 Ti
    GF2 MX 440 & maybe 200
    GF2 Pro
    GF3 Ti500 ^& maybe 200
    X800 XT PE
    X1800 XL
     

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