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Video Cards (Main Chips):

Total: 346 votes (32 blank votes)

  • Nvidia: 8 Series
  • 32 %
  • Nvidia: 7 Series
  • 24 %
  • Nvidia: 6 Series
  • 7 %
  • Nvidia: Other Series
  • 3 %
  • Ati: X2000 HD Series
  • 4 %
  • Ati: X1900 Series
  • 13 %
  • Ati: X1800 Series
  • 3 %
  • Ati: Other Series
  • 14 %
  • Intergrated: Amd/Intel
  • 3 %
  • Other
  • 2 %
a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2007 1:12:10 AM

lp231 said:
I've got this click here


I think that unit will power all my cards. At the same time.
a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2007 1:22:00 AM

randomizer said:
I miss the days of hourly Windows ME crashes and failed shutdowns. Wait, what am I talking about, no I don't!


Speaking of missing, I deleted drive C in Windows 95 once. I was in the final step on empying the Recycle Bin when I thought I better see what was in there first.
October 2, 2007 1:45:21 AM

A little off topic lmao:p 
I sorta want to get a full tower case but I dunno. What do you guys think of quad sli?????

2 much????
October 2, 2007 1:46:44 AM

Good old Windows 95, also known as 95 ways to crash your computer, later replaced by 98 ways to crash your computer. Big thing I remember about Win 95 was having to re-install the OS every six months. Things actually were a little better with Win 98, but I didn't see real progress until XP came out. There are some things from the old days for which I don't get nostalgic.
October 2, 2007 1:49:42 AM

I think windows 98 was a bomb operationg system!
But I like windows Xp the most...and love linux!!!
October 2, 2007 1:49:59 AM

L1qu1d said:
A little off topic lmao:p 
I sorta want to get a full tower case but I dunno. What do you guys think of quad sli?????

2 much????


Don't know. Do you by chance have a 50" monitor and a nuclear generator to power the PSU that will be required to power up? For most people, one card is enough. For the few and far between, two cards may be required. But four cards? No.
October 2, 2007 2:03:40 AM

sailer said:
Good old Windows 95, also known as 95 ways to crash your computer, later replaced by 98 ways to crash your computer. Big thing I remember about Win 95 was having to re-install the OS every six months. Things actually were a little better with Win 98, but I didn't see real progress until XP came out. There are some things from the old days for which I don't get nostalgic.


Funny thing about Win95...... never had to re-install the OS. Never. Back in those days had maybe 15-20 computers in the office and never had to re-install the OS on a single computer.

Remember doing Win98 a couple times due to a hardware or driver problem with Win98 SP1.

But that was it.

Not that Win95 and Win98 were trouble free.

The almost daily hard re-boots (especially Win95 and Win98 before SP1) just wore out the on/off switches. More than a few PSU were burned out due to on/off switch failures.

Thank goodness that XP is more stable and has resulted in more reliable equipment because hard reboots are no longer common place.
October 2, 2007 2:04:52 AM

thats what I thought. 2 answer both questions I have a 50" sony lcd hd tv lol but nuclear generator I fall a little short:p 
I dont even think I like playing games I think I just like seeing cool graphics:D 
October 2, 2007 2:09:42 AM

aevm said:
BFG 8800 GTX OC2

By the way, here's something interesting I discovered: I replaced my official nVidia drivers (from July) with beta versions (from September), and now my screen started tearing in Titan Quest (at 1680x1050, all settings maxed in the game and in nVidia Control Panel). I enabled v-sync and that fixed it. The only explanation I could come up with is that before I was getting less than 60fps and after I was getting more than 60fps, and the monitor can only display 60fps. Am I guessing right here, did recent drivers make the 8800 cards faster???

I've also got an eVGA GeForce MX 4000 in my old computer. Pretty good card for $40 :lol: 


bash007 said:
Well, I can tell you this: when I was playing Overlord on an X1900XT (capped at 30 fps) without vsync enabled, my screen was tearing like crazy even though the fps would top out at 30 and my screen's refresh rate was 60Hz, after enabling vsync, however, the problem went away. So screen tearing does not necessarily mean (at least according to that) that you are getting fps that are higher than your monitor's refresh rate.
The same thing also happens pretty much with any other game, regardless of how much fps I'm getting, except for TF2 beta, for some reason there wasn't much screen tearing there.

Oh, and I also can't view the poll results even after I've voted.



vsync "supposedly" locks the frame rendering rates to the refresh rate of the monitor
when you turn this on you should see a significant decrease in performance unless you have a BA videocard.

as to the topic of the post
i bought a 7950gt 512mb a while back and i absolutely love the card.
i was the best invested video card i have ever bought.
it still shows 20-30fps on FEAR on a 1600x1200 resolution 4xAA and 16xAF with no vsync.
a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2007 2:09:49 AM

sailer said:
Good old Windows 95, also known as 95 ways to crash your computer, later replaced by 98 ways to crash your computer. Big thing I remember about Win 95 was having to re-install the OS every six months. Things actually were a little better with Win 98, but I didn't see real progress until XP came out. There are some things from the old days for which I don't get nostalgic.

Wow should have re-installed ME every month it was so bad.
October 2, 2007 2:15:51 AM

I think my favorite video card of all time would be the Radeon 9500 because it could be soft modded into a 9700 pro and you saved a bundle!!!!!!!
I miss soft modding video CARDS!!!!!
October 2, 2007 3:32:06 AM

That reminds me, my son is using a 9800 Pro 128 in his computer, a card that I bought ages ago and its still running strong. Wish there was a card built these days that could have as long a lifespan. Of course, he is limited on the games he can run, but for his needs, it does well enough.
a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2007 3:53:36 AM

it was a good card, runs things pretty good except far cry, which needs lighting and shadows turned down or off (for shadows).
October 2, 2007 4:34:33 AM

Matrox Mistique(?) 16MB

Evga 7600GT 256MB 580/1560

Evga 8800GTS 640MB 540/1700
a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2007 4:44:40 AM

Matrox Mistique 16MB. I have this card! Bought it new B.C. I also have a RIVA TNT 32 (64?). I worked on a computer today that had a RIVA TNT 64 and a 1.2 Athlon. Smoking! I'm order anopther 512 PC2700 crucial for the guy tonight. I have this exact computer. I saw this on Ebay so I'm watching closely to see what it brings. So far it's bringing $6.49! LOL! I paid like $1600!!!!!! DVD ROM was the new thing that cost so much back before man stood upright.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Gateway-Pentium-III-450Mhz-System-W...
October 2, 2007 4:46:42 AM

Technology changes rather rapidly. How did you like the Mistique?
October 2, 2007 4:58:33 AM

Voodoo 2
Geforce 3
9800pro
7600gt

It's time for something better now. Hope what Nvidia comes out with will be faster and at the same time smaller,cooler, and more energy efficient than the 8800gtx. I'll pick that up in an instant.
a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2007 5:03:31 AM

My Matrox Mystique is installed in a complete system:

Pentium I 133 mhz. CPU
64 MB RAM (I think it's 100 mhz., but may be from the time before the sun was formed)
Matrox Mystique 16 MB
1 GB HD(yes one as in Uno)
Windows 95
Sony CD ROM like 1 x
Floppy storage device

I tried to upgrade the processor to a pentium 244 mhz. I think and I messed up the jumpers. I have tried for hours to set the jumpers and get it back running and I can't solve it. I believ the matrox mystique 16 MB is a PCI card? It's been a while since I looked. I have the MB manual, it's a matronix DC5CUB PCI/ISA. I wonder if the matrox will work in a modern computer?
a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2007 5:20:21 AM

A little insight into my system. I cool the 133 mhz. Pentium processor with a 60mm case fan I attached with a bent up coat hanger. If I remembere correctly, it took like 12 to 14 hours to downlaod an 8 MB file from the internet. Bottint the system into Windows 95 sometimes was accompolished in under 15 minutes to desktop. The 1 GB HD (that provides space for the entire system!) would crash if I tried to store my baby pictures on it.
October 2, 2007 5:20:54 AM

I also have an x1900 512, I have taken fully advantage of it. Will not upgrade my video card till I like something better; or it becomes obsolete.
October 2, 2007 6:16:54 AM

Mine is in a K6 400Mhz with 64MB of PC100. Had 48x CD-ROM and 6GB HD, and 98SE.
October 2, 2007 6:22:32 AM

7900GT KO 512 ftw but I want an 8800 Ultra ;) 
October 2, 2007 9:39:20 AM

7800GT 256, for $330 after shipping and tax, it was a really good buy at the time (late 2005)
October 2, 2007 10:36:35 AM

Why bother with new graphic cards? Get your self a voodoo2, it runs doom3 ->
October 2, 2007 11:57:27 AM

lmao that looks like doom on the ati 8500 LMAO!!!!! Thats cool
October 2, 2007 1:05:43 PM

EN7800GTX, still trying to play through all DX9 games.
October 2, 2007 4:50:25 PM

FX 5600 in SLI on my work system.
1536MB or ram on each card. Cant run games on it... oh well.
October 2, 2007 9:02:35 PM

That's weird:S
Does any1 have a Ati 9500 pro ????? I'm curious!

a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2007 9:32:22 PM

L1qu1d said:
I think my favorite video card of all time would be the Radeon 9500 because it could be soft modded into a 9700 pro and you saved a bundle!!!!!!!
I miss soft modding video CARDS!!!!!



Speaking of soft modding, I've heard their is a modded drivers for the
HD2900XT that will change the card to their v8600 FireGL series.
October 2, 2007 10:12:32 PM

I'm currently using an X1900XT 256MB, bought it last September when it was the top bang for the buck :) 
October 2, 2007 10:48:39 PM



I find it amazing that they still make those things. I saw there was a 9800 Pro for sale as well. I guess if there's a market for them, why not? Then again, you can get something so much better for so little more money.
October 2, 2007 11:08:51 PM

I got my eVGA 7800GT CO (470/1100) about a year and a half ago just before the 7900 and x1900 series came out for about $220. Its performance is roughly on par with a 7900GS or the 256MB 7800GTX although it doesn't have any overclocking potential like either of those cards. At the time it was actually cheaper than the factory clocked models (400/1000 I think). I'd say that it was a pretty good deal especially considering that performance is also basically on par with an 8600GTS which isn't THAT much cheaper although it is a lot newer.
I've also had a R9800Pro 128MB, GeForce420MX 64MB SDR?, R7200 32MB DDR?, a box full of various TNT/TNT2 cards I've pulled from old systems, and a 2MB PCI monster of some sort.

-mcg
a b U Graphics card
October 3, 2007 12:08:01 AM

Still see the 9800 Pro around. It has to be a re-release. Years ago I had a 9600XT in my hand in the store and set it back on the shelf. It was $199. Then last year ATI re-released the 9600XT and I bought two of them for $69 a piece. My son's friend still uses it to game. 500 mhz core with 256 MB DDR2 for $69 bucks. The 9800XT was a monster when it came out. I bought my 7800 GT 470/1100 for $419 on Newegg when they first came out. The 7900GT was released shortly and the price plummetted. I bought a second 7800GT on Ebay (my only Ebay purchase ever) for around $170 last year. My son uses them to Game. Those ATI re-releases are pretty good deals. I have the x800GTO AGP 400/980 DDR 3 256 bit re-release. Very good video card. One of the better AGP cards out there.
October 3, 2007 2:07:32 AM

I've got an eVGA 7900GT. When I bought it, stock speed was 450mhz, but apparently a driver update somewhere along the line bumped up the clock speed to an even 500mhz. Now that it's starting to get a little long in the tooth, I'll probably be bumping it up a tad more...but I'm seriously considering getting a 2900 Pro now. I like those "bang for the buck" deals.
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a c 119 U Graphics card
October 3, 2007 3:21:08 AM

S3 Virge DX - 4megs - P133 system
Rage IIc - 4megs - Celeron 466 system
TNT2 - 32 megs - Durron 1000 system
Ge-Force 2 MX400 - 32 and 64meg Celeron 800 and Durron 1000 system
Ge-Force 4 Ti4200 - 128megs - XP 1800 system
Geforce 4go 440 - 64 megs - Athlon64 3000 system(notebook)
Radeon 9800 Pro - 128megs - XP 1800, A64 3200+ and now on athon XP(not sempron) 3100+ system
Radeon X850XT - 256 megs - Athlon64 3200+ system
Radeon X1900XT - 512megs - Core2 E6600 system
Geforce 8800GTX - 768megs - Core2 Quad system

And well thats about it...some missed...but for the most part this is it...
October 3, 2007 2:22:56 PM

If people are going to name older cards:

banshee Blaster by creative anyone?
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 119 U Graphics card
October 3, 2007 5:15:49 PM

CompTIA_Rep said:
If people are going to name older cards:

banshee Blaster by creative anyone?

I was not made of money!!!

October 3, 2007 5:22:38 PM

Sniff... those were the times.

I remember I had a 4mb Matrox card (agp) and was playing Decent 2, and not very well.

I upgraded to this card and it rocked! I think I used it all the way though Decent Freespace 2 and upgraded to a Matrox 400 card to play Soldier of fortune.

Then when Soldier of fortune 2 came out, I upgraded to a geforce 2 Ultra and I still play that game today with a 8800GTS.
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 119 U Graphics card
October 3, 2007 5:24:24 PM

Quote:
Handing out A+ certs like they are candy. Want some? Here, take a handful.


Are they sugar free???

When i got my TNT2 i was like HOLY ****......it was so good....yet now it can do anything....
October 3, 2007 5:45:51 PM

badge said:
At one time I had the king of video cards (still use it everyday on an old machine). The ASUS 5950 Ultra. That monster cost me $375!


That's funny because at on time I had the king of all video cards the ASUS 5900 Ultra which I paid about $400 for and a month later they released the 5950 and the ATI 9800 both of which blew mine away :fou: 
a b U Graphics card
October 3, 2007 5:55:14 PM

I have the ASUS 5950 Ultra installed on my Athlon 3200 system. It has a giant gold heatsink. 256 bit, 256 MB DDR. I think it's 475 mhz. Runs a little hot.
October 3, 2007 6:16:25 PM

Solitaire has never looked so good since getting my GeForce 6150 SE.

I miss my Matrox Millenium 4MB.
October 3, 2007 8:17:26 PM

lmao! solitaire is bomb!
October 3, 2007 8:38:31 PM

And all your base are belong to us.
October 3, 2007 10:45:02 PM

What about laptop video cards are there any decent ones out there?
October 3, 2007 11:31:26 PM

nVidia 8800GTS 320MB @ 580MHz Core2Duo 2.33GHz system
ATI x1950xt: AMD 64 x2 4400 system
nVidia 7800gt - upgraded to x1950xt
nVidia 6800 - upgraded to 7800
ATI x800xl All in Wonder P4 3.0GHz system
nVidia Ti-4200: AMD 1700+ system
ATI Radeon (original version) 7500-All in Wonder: P4 1.3GHz system
ATI 9600 "Pro-Turbo": laptop

Lakedude = Not a fanboy!
October 3, 2007 11:35:29 PM

L1qu1d said:
What about laptop video cards are there any decent ones out there?


The 7950GTX (which I am using, see my sig) is currently the most powerful laptop card out there. Runs great, scored 5K+ on 3dmark 06. I've played COD2 and BF2142 on with no problems.
October 4, 2007 12:07:18 AM

I use a 7900GS, buying a HD2900PRO next week when my paycheck arrives. =D

I also own a Radeon X700. That was my first true video card I ever bought with my own money. Good times...good times. Seen a lot of games in its time.

LONG LIVE THE OLDIE CARDS!!
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