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Graphics What was the first gaming GPU you had?

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

  1. Captain Haddock

    Captain Haddock Blistering Barnacles

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    If I recall correctly then :-
    • ISA - Trident (can't remember the model)
    • I did have another ISA card but can't recall what it was; must have been 'real' good :D
    • PCI - Matrox Mystique 2Mb (still have it)
    • PCI - Matrox Millenium G2 8Mb (still have it)
    • AGP - ATI 9700Pro 128Mb (still have it, with bodged fan and heatsink)
    • AGP - ATI 9800XT VIVO 256Mb (still have it)
    • PCIe - Nvidia 8400GS 512Mb (still have it)
    • PCIe - Nvidia 8800GTS 512Mb (died, 'oven fix' didn't)
    • PCIe - Nvidia GTS250 1Gb (current)
     
  2. Caliber

    Caliber New Member

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    I started out with a Riva TNT2, was a great card at the moment, gave me a whole lot of fun back in the days when the NFS-series was still worth playing. Here's a semi-complete list of my gpu-history since the tnt2:


    - Nvidia Gefore 3 Ti 500
    - ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
    - ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    - ATI Radeon X800XT
    - ATI Radeon X800XT PE
    - Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS
    - Nvidia Geforce 8800 Ultra
    - ATI Radeon 4870 512Mb
     
  3. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish New Member

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    baring the awful 8mb SIS onboard graphics of my first PC (games actually ran faster with software rendering than using the GPU :lol: )
    My first card was a 32mb *PCI* S3 Savage 4 :D
     
  4. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    -Geforce 2 Mx400
    -Geforce 4 Ti4400
    [gap, cos Geforce 4 was very fast]
    -ATI Radeon x800GTO
    -ATI Radeon x1650Pro (damn shaders)
    [gap cos don't have PCIe]
    -8800GTX :D
    -GTX260
    and ATI 5870

    judging my that pattern, next would be an ATI mid-range :(
     
  5. ukgeezer

    ukgeezer New Member

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    My first PC was in 97 when I left school, I was running a 3DFX Voodoo Rush. Its mad how only 13 years have passed and the GFX cards are unbeleiveable now!!!
     
  6. LatinSpirit

    LatinSpirit Member

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    Creative GeForce Ti 4200 (whereabouts unknown) -> Gainward FX 5600 (still working in my parents pc) -> BFG 6600gt (gathering dust in its box)-> XFX 7800gt (still working in a friends pc) -> PNY 8800gt (my current card)
     
  7. opal

    opal Eh?

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    First card was a Voodoo 3 of some variety
    Nvidia Geforce 3
    ATI Radeon 9700 Pro which nearly set fire to my PC from a dodgy power connector, although an awesome card
    ATI Radeon X800 XT
    ATI 3870 X2
    AT 4870 X2 followed about 6 months after my 3870X2 - was not impressed with that card
     
  8. WarrenJ

    WarrenJ Well-Known Member

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    TNT2,
    Voodoo 3 3000,
    ATI 9200,
    ATI 9700 Pro,
    GTX 8800,
    GTX 210,
    GTX 4830 ( Yes i have gone backwards at some point along the line, however, with the games i play i see no need to upgrade 4830 does DirectX10.1 and framerates are fine.. i have headphones also so the noise isn't a problem)
     
  9. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    nVIDIA P73CR - Dell-supplied passively-cooled junk but could run HL2 and Hitman 2 passably. Thank God for my PSX and PS2...
    Sapphire ATI Radeon 9600XT 128MB - Not too bad but by this point AGP was frickin' ancient. I needed a new computer, which just happened to come with...

    XFX GTX-280 - Which is wonderful in every way.
     
  10. kingozzy666

    kingozzy666 BLASHYRKH!

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    Ditto. Mine broke recently so I replaced it with a 5770 :)
     
  11. dimebar

    dimebar New Member

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    riva tnt and a original:jawdrop: voodoo rush..
     
  12. skreenname

    skreenname SFF Forever

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    Assuming this pertains to the first one I personally bought..

    GeForce 9600GSO 512.
    And I'm still using it since it's part of the first computer I built for me.
    I really wish I had gotten the regular 9600GSO though.

    It works pretty well for what I do, but I want to upgrade because what I do can be done better.
     
  13. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    some of you can probably remember the token ring networks.. what a joke that was XD but it was the only way to play some doom and took 15 hours to transfer 200 megs

    that's if some a hole wasn't hogging the token XD
     
  14. 1Razor

    1Razor Living life one day at a time....

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    Amiga 500 - Gauntlet/R-Type then jumped ship to PC

    3dfx Voodoo 2
    Matrox Millenium 2
    GeForce 400
    ATI X850XT
    GTX280 RMA'd for a 285

    Ah the heady days of Doom, Half Life and Unreal!
     
  15. Anakha

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    If you're going to be like that:
    • Commodore C16/+4
    • Commodore 64
    • Commodore Amiga 1200
    • Matrox Millennium II
    • Orchid Righteous 3D 4MB
    • Matrox Millennium G400 MAX
    • Gainward GeForce 3 "Golden Sample" (Pre Ti and numbered releases)
    • Acer Built-In GeForce Go! 5700FX
    • Gigabyte GeForce 9600GT
    That's where I stand at the moment.
     
  16. Fiyero

    Fiyero Vindaloovian

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    Ahh i'm just one of the many Voodoo 3 bitches. 3000 iirc.

    I'm sure that's still hiding about the place somewhere too.
     
  17. Elledan

    Elledan New Member

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    Voodoo III 3000 here :D I still got it lying around, actually.
     
  18. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

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    Voodoo Banshee here. First hybrid 3D/2D card on a PCI Bus.
    When that died I got a Geforce2 MX something
    Then a Radeon 9500 Pro (with the 9700 hack, good times)
    Radeon X800 Pro
    Nv 7950GT
    Nv 8800GT
    Nv GTX260

    I think that's the exhaustive list of cards I've had. I do like to try and keep them as long as I can :)

    The GF had:
    GF 4 Ti 4xxx (cant remember the model exactly)
    Radeon 9600
    Radeon 9700 Pro
    Radeon X800 Pro
    Radeon X1950
    8800GT
    Radeon HD 5770
     
  19. svjaka

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    Onboard graphic controller 4Mb xD dunno name.
     
  20. Rofl_Waffle

    Rofl_Waffle New Member

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    850XT < that thing is noisy. It kept me up at night lol. I could only download things during the day.

    I swore never to get such a noisy card again. Though I have to say after trying to sleep with that card a lot. I can now sleep to any amount of noise.
     

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