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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. Bungletron

    Bungletron Well-Known Member

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    'tis true, onboard graphics is a somewhat newer innovation, so the very first graphics card in my 486, no idea!

    But then for my gaming rig (with games needed to be played at improved settings in brackets):

    Matrox Mystique (aka the Quake-anator!, C & C, Civilisation II)
    Voodoo 3 (aka the Half Life-anator!)
    NVidia Ti4400 (GTA Vice City and CS, MOH, COD)
    NVidia 6600 (Half Life 2 and CS Source, Dawn of War, Call of Duty 2)
    NVidia 7800GT (more Half Life 2 and CS Source)
    Nvidia 8800GT (Battlefield 2, Crysis)
    ATI 4890 (COD MW)
    ATI 6870 (COD MW 2, BFBC 2)
     
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  2. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    Genoa SuperVGA 6400 (part of my first computer - paid $3,700 Canadian for the system)
    ...?
    ...?
    ...?
    All In Wonder Radeon 9600 Pro (I loved this card)
    ...?
    6600 GT (last AGP card)
    7600 GT (first card to see my six screen setup)
    (not a video card but...) Matrox TripleHead2Go DE (x2)(I use both on one system) :clap:
    7950 GX2 (second hand, spanning mode did not use second core :blah:)
    8800 GT 512
    4870 (bought then sold because it didn't support span mode) :grr:
    GTX 260 (1st gen - bought just before 2nd gen came out) :wallbash:
    5770 (secondary system - first card under Win7 to see my six screens)
    5870 (got an Awesome deal on this) :D

    heh, same here (see link above)
     
  3. onominous

    onominous Master of the Universe!

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    So what graphic card will you have for Battlefield 3 and COD MW 3? :naughty:
     
  4. Bungletron

    Bungletron Well-Known Member

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    I would hope an ATI HD 7 series if they can get one in the shops on time.
     
  5. chelseascum

    chelseascum Vanila's my favourite flavour

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    Voodoo 3 2000 PCI - About £100. Made Unreal Tournament playable.
    ATI Radeon - About £200. Big improvement on the Voodoo. My first AGP card.
    GeForce Ti4200 - About £150. Quality card, but died after about a year
    GeForce 5600 - About £150, replacement for above. Shite.
    Radeon 9800 Pro - About £130, replacement for above. Quality.
    GeForce 6800 Ultra - About £200, quality card but died after about a year
    GeForce 7600GT - About £150, replacement for above. Decent.
    GeForce 8800GTS 320Mb - About £200, massive improvement on the above.
    Radeon 4870X2 - About £200, decent but power hungry and absolutely gigantic.
    GeForce 560 Ti - About £200, so much smaller and power efficient than the above but faster too. Nice card.
     
  6. CDomville

    CDomville ^ I am THIS Possum

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    On PC's I've used at home (that i can remember):

    Geforce 7600GT
    2x Geforce 8800GTX in SLI (beast of a chipset at the time, but one card and the mobo chipset (the nforce 780i) died - in warranty)
    2x Geforce 9800GTX in SLI (still works, was what replaced the dead 8800's)
    ATi Radeon 5870

    In PC's I've built myself:

    MSI GTX560 Ti Twin Frozr II - currently in use.

    So yeah, short and recent, but fun :D
     
  7. Lord-Vale3

    Lord-Vale3 His Tremendousness

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    Yep, I remember all two of them.

    GTX260 216 when I initially built the PC.
    GTX460 1GB now. It rocks.
     
  8. Maximilian

    Maximilian WC Virgin

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    1. Voodoo II 16MB - 1st card back in 98 or 99, for Half Life, Carmageddon 2, Red Alert 2 in glorious 800x600 !

    2. Radeon - 8500 or something, can't quite remember!

    3. Geforce 6600

    4. eVGA Geforce 8800 GTS 512MB - faulty after a few days

    5. XFX Geforce 9800 GX2 - lasted about a year

    6. Currently running a 4870 1GB

    7. Next card hopefully a GTX 580
     
  9. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Not owned that many actually. My first card was a Geforce 256 and I made that last me about 5 years :lol:

    Geforce 256
    ATI X600XT
    ATI X1900 GT
    ATI HD4770 (x2)

    Just waiting on the 7 series now. I am long past due for a real upgrade.
     
  10. chrisdj

    chrisdj New Member

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    had a S3 based vesa local bus card (possibly s3 virge???) in 1994. Sadly just before the jump to AGP, so money wasted on that... rocked out to wing commander 3 with my dx4-100!!! And Under a Killing Moon!!! Remember showing my roomies the intro videos to those games... blown mind...

    Got a i740 a 2-3 years later, voodoo 1, and since then it has been skip one generation at a time.... Currently a 6950 bios overclocked to 6970 on 30" monitor... but i want moar!!!
     
  11. -EVRE-

    -EVRE- New Member

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    TNT2 Ultra
    Voodoo 2?
    Voodoo 3500
    Ti 4200
    MX400
    ATI 9800 pro, 3 of em!
    6800gt
    7800gt, SLI
    8800gt
    And currently an ATI 6970.

    Thats not so many when I think of it.
     

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