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Graphics What was the first gaming GPU you had?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Neogumbercules, 6 Apr 2010.

  1. Instagib

    Instagib Well-Known Member

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    TNT2
    X1600
    6700gt (mobile) -yes i did go down the desktop replacement route for abit, before seeing the error of my ways.

    8800GTS (320)
    4850
    8800GT (512) TOP
    XFX 285GTX XXX edition

    I was waiting for the 470GTX but after seeing how much of a let down that turned out to be, i think i'll stick to my 285. Or get a second... Any thoughts?
     
  2. Instagib

    Instagib Well-Known Member

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    Just had a thoiught; how hard would it be to convert a corsair H50 with a 285 water block to make a self contained GPU water cooling setup?
     
  3. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Elsa Erazor II Riva TNT 16MB
    Radeon 7000 64MB
    GeForce MX5200 64MB
    GeForce 6800 128MB
    GeForce 7900GT 256MB
    GeForce GTS250 512MB
     
  4. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    A piece of cardboard and a pen :)

    Must've been a Riva TNT that I bought along with my first very own computer. At that time it meant a lot to me that I could play mp3's without the computer coming to a halt seeing as I came from a 80486 to a 400MHz AMD thingie.
     
  5. shokwaav

    shokwaav New Member

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    I think I had an ati 2500 in my dell... but for the first card I actually knew was good was my 3870x2 lol what a waste of money... Wished I had saved it for a 4000/5000 series.
     
  6. WARHAMSTER

    WARHAMSTER New Member

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    ATI X1950XTX (what a daft name).

    It was (still is) a beast though, I gave it to my brother who is making good use of it.
     
  7. thefunkyone

    thefunkyone I Miss Vodka

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    My first GPU was a S3 Virge 4mb... man I loved that card!

    My list of GPU's which have been in my comps!

    S3 Virge 4mb
    Voodoo Banshee 16mb
    Geforce 2 GTS 32mb
    Geforce 4200 TI 128MB
    Geforce FX 5900 XT
    2 Geforce 6600 GT 256MB cards in SLI
    Geforce 7800 GT 256mb
    Geforce 8800GT 512mb
    Geforce GTX 260 SP216 8??MB
     
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  8. CrixD

    CrixD Teh LoLlandic fool :o

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    Voodoo 2 and then went on to Riva TNT 2

    Ah. I remember playing Turok, Dark Forces 2 and Quake 1 & 2, which was snazzy and cool in my town lol [And ridiculously expensive - Yay for a father which had connections back in the day :eek:]

    Oh let us not forget HoMM 2 and 3!! :D
     
  9. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    in order

    Some ancient 4MB card, I can't remember exactly what it was...
    Geforce 2 MX400
    Geforce FX 5700 [Broken]
    Geforce FX 5200
    Geforce 6800 Ultra [Broken]
    Geforce 8400 GS
    Geforce GTX 280
     
  10. Grimloon

    Grimloon New Member

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    I had a 1 MB VESA Local Bus card with a 12 MB Voodoo 2 accelerator and added a second accelerator for SLI later on as my first gaming combination but the first full gaming GPU I bought was a Hercules 3D Prophet 2 Titanium which is still running in a spare system.
     
  11. Cool_CR

    Cool_CR New Member

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    I had a 512kb dedicated graphics board for my 486 but i cannot for the life of me remember what it was called playing 7th guest and full throttle Knights of Xentar a the good old days.

    Then i have a 4mb Nvidia 4mb Ati Rage (got the 8mb ver from a friend with tv out ooo the posiblitys but never really used it) the problem was i couldnt play StarTrek Armarda properly so i went to a Creative TNT2 32mbs. I got out of the pc thing for a bit Got a laptop with Ati 9000 mobility 64mb dedicated it played Dawn of War really well.

    then the PC thing really came back hard and i lost more money on it than i care to remember at least 200 quid a peace on a x1900xt (very short lived dam crysis), 8800gtx (best hardware i ever bought)& gtx280oc (most twitchy hardware i ever bought i even got new cooler for it)

    So many old game that could do with new remakes Roll Cage, Forsaken (still the most fun deathmatches of all time), Recoil. (Im getting diablo and starcraft so it could happen)
     
  12. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    4mb Orchid Rightous 3DFX

    KNEEL!
     
  13. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    ah had the orchid video capture card- did 320x240- ntsc.. damn that thing cost me 600 bucks remember and was obsolete in like 6 months XD

    I didn't even know they made a 3d card
     
  14. Matarsak

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    A Trident card, I don't remember the model number, but it had 4 Megs of memory and kinda sucked.
     
  15. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    My first PC didn't have a discrete graphics card, EGA based output on the mainboard....
    Don't remember the first card...something S3 Virge based I believe.(Hmmm, it's still in the garage...somewhere)
    The first "Gaming" GPU (device called a GPU) GeForce256 DDR
    Then a GeForce 4 Ti 4200
    Then a Radeon X800XT (which died quickly and was RMA'd for a) X1800XT
    Which is still in may sig.

    Replacement due this year though...probably a 5780 (considering the Fermi desaster)
     
  16. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    I believe they were the first to call it that yes :D
    "Graphics Cards" existed long before though.

    I'm amazed there are so little Geforce1 (Geforce 256) memories here, it beat everything on the market with a stick and then some back then.
    (then again, only the "DDR" variant did, which was twice as expensive as everything else as well)
    Played Half Live (1) in 3D with Shutterglasses @120Hz with that one :jawdrop:
     
  17. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    i remember the 256 fondly, i also remember asking my old man for one and him coming back with a v5 5500 :/
     
  18. Cleggmeister

    Cleggmeister Of reasonable knowledge...

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    Yay, and me!

    Prior to which I wasted money on a Matrox Mystique. It was touted as a 3d card but never got any support from developers, hence my switch to 3DFX.
     
  19. Grimloon

    Grimloon New Member

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    Well, the first ever video card was a CGA adaptor in an IBM 8086XT which I did game on but didn't really think it counted... ;)
     
  20. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Well-Known Member

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    I feel like a noob, I only started fiddling with computers about three or four years ago...
    I had an integrated Nvidia 6150LE chipset, pile of rubbish that was.
    Then it was an 8600GT which was the best I could afford at the time. :/
    Then a 4670, which I loved to bits for its low power consumption.
    Then onto the 4870 which I have currently which is the exact opposite of the 4670 in terms of power consumption :p
     

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