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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 %
October 4, 2007 1:04:13 AM

I currently run a 7950GX2 in my gaming machine.My wife has 2 7800GT in SLI.My back-up gaming machine has a 6600GT,and I have a 7950 GT KO as a back-up card if I ever need it.Oh,and my daughter runs a 6600GT AGP version.

Dahak

M2N32 SLI-DELUXE MB
AM2 X2 5600+ STOCK
THERMALTAKE TP 850WATT PSU
EVGA 7950 GX2
SMILIDON RAIDMAX CASE
2 GIGS DDR2-800
1-250GIG SATA2 HD
1-320GIG SATA2 HD
DVD COMBO DRIVE
ACER 22IN WS LCD
WINXP MC EDITION
October 4, 2007 2:02:34 AM

lakedude said:
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!


Wow Thats amazing:|! I can't wait till they get sli video cards or the new 8800s in the laptops:D  haha
My friend has a laptop with a 9800 pro in it:p  hahah:p 
October 4, 2007 2:23:39 AM

L1qu1d said:
Wow Thats amazing:|! I can't wait till they get sli video cards or the new 8800s in the laptops:D  haha
My friend has a laptop with a 9800 pro in it:p  hahah:p 


There are SLI laptops out there. The Clevo D900C uses dual 7950GTX's. The new Dell XPS M1730 uses dual 8700mGT's. As for the 8800 in a laptop there are 2 things to keep in mind. 1) It's going to be a while before they are released. Early 08 was the last I heard from anyone. 2) The performance will more than likely be NOTHING like the desktops cards. It would require far more power and produce more heat than a laptop could handle. It should still turn out to be a great card though, or at least it should. If not NV is going have a lot of haters.
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October 4, 2007 2:29:59 AM

L1qu1d said:
Wow Thats amazing:|! I can't wait till they get sli video cards or the new 8800s in the laptops:D  haha
My friend has a laptop with a 9800 pro in it:p  hahah:p 
Yeah, the ole laptop is showing its age. 8800s or that ATI2900 would be cool in a laptop except both cards are big power suckers and heat generators. Not really an issue with a desktop.

All the systems listed are currently in use BTW.

8800-game machine-Vista HP
1950-backup game machine (for friends) and downstairs video player-XP-pro
x800-upstairs video/dvr-XP-pro
7500-bedroom tv (AIW) and normal surfing-ME
4200-porn computer-98se

The laptop and the 1950 machine rarely get used anymore but the others get used nearly every day.


October 4, 2007 3:16:22 AM

L1qu1d said:
That's weird:S
Does any1 have a Ati 9500 pro ????? I'm curious!


I used to own an ATI 9500 pro. I thought it was an excellent card, which lasted me about 4 years. When I built my current computer I decided to go with two X1950 pro's. Pretty good value and they play all my games at 1680x1050.
October 4, 2007 8:24:45 AM

I'm currently running:
- Nvidia Geforce 6600
- Nvidia Geforce 6200
- Nvidia Geforce 6150
- Nvidia Geforce 5200
- Nvidia Geforce 4200
- Ati Rage Mobility M1
- Intel 965 IGP
I have in storage, in working order:
- Nvidia Geforce 2 MX 400
- Nvidia Tnt 1
- Ati Rage 128
I have in storage, barely working (artifacts due to damage from overheating):
- Ati Radeon 9500
I will soon get, for testing and for main rig:
- Ati Radeon 9600 Pro
- Ati Radeon HD 2600 XT

Good enough?
a b U Graphics card
October 4, 2007 8:47:26 AM

jeeze man I think my card is the best part of my system and the card blows

duron 1200mhz
768MB ddr333
256mb gfrc 6200 (PCI)

crap!

I think I fortgot to mention the

celery 500
256 ram
16mb voodoo 2 (in its day man was this a good card)

October 4, 2007 11:43:09 AM

1749095,90,34470 said:
I was not made of money!!!

Ohoh, i have a voodoo5 5500 64mb still in use here on a Work computer.
I had it still inbox for 50€ ^^
October 4, 2007 12:04:55 PM

"but the 8800 GTS doesn't get along with my AMD FX60 all that well"
My FX60 likes my 8800GTS just fine but I think the
GTS gets tired of waiting on it sometimes!
October 4, 2007 12:19:04 PM

Moved from an X1950PRO to 8800GTX and it rocks, chews any game you throw at it !!!
BF2 @ 125 FPS just rocks
October 4, 2007 12:34:46 PM

Just added two 8800Ultras/my 3dmark06 scrore jumped from 16,427 to 17,554 I have to go into my profle and fix this. I had my QX6800 OCed to 3.2Ghz
October 4, 2007 8:30:24 PM

Nice :D  I overclocked my 3800 to a 2.4 ghz It won't budge anymore than that though, So i'm thinking of going with the 6000 and OC to 6400
:D  hopefully that works I'm still researching!

haha
October 4, 2007 10:11:34 PM

The 6000 doesn't run at 6ghz. Do you mean OC the 3ghz 6000 to 3.2 of the 6400? Surly, you can get more out of it then 200mhz.
October 4, 2007 10:38:43 PM

Yes I did mean 6000 (3.0) to 6400 (3.2) :p . I know I prob could but I would save 50$ just for the 6000-6400 conversion:) 

So I might end up doing that ! :D 
October 4, 2007 10:44:15 PM

Well obviously on this forum most people will have a decent video card in their system. This is, after all, for hardware enthusiast.

My sig says all. I also did own a 6600 AGP and some voodoo card with 32mb of vram.
October 5, 2007 12:40:58 AM

Yeah this forum can contain any types of video cards I stil haven't heard much from people with design video cards:D 
October 5, 2007 1:22:11 AM

NV8800GTS 320mb
NV7600GT
NV6600GT AGP
ATi9600Pro - Fried so swapped with 9800XT
NVTi4200
NVMX440
NVTNT2 in SLI OMG NO WAY
Voodoo 3
RAGE 3D 16MB

Cant remember any further back
October 5, 2007 11:40:16 AM

I remember the 9800XT lol I had 1 and it came with a free copy of Half life 2 :D  lol and other games for steam
October 5, 2007 11:00:35 PM

Other any new All in wonder cards?? Does nvidia make any???
October 6, 2007 12:38:35 AM

The Radeon HD 2900Pro 512MB GDDR3 is $279.99 in most places. I got the Radeon HD2900Pro 1GD GDDR4 for $319.00.

In test the 512MB GDDR3 2900Pro beat the 8800 GTS 320MB in most benchmarks at stock speed and was under the 2900XT by roughly 1k in 3DMark06.

The 512MB GDDR3 was able to OC the GPU from 600MHz to 743MHz and the memory from 800MHz to 900MHz. In the same test it surpassed the 2900XT and in 3DMark06 it beat the 2900XT by 1k while the 8800 GTS 320 was still behind.

I have not seen the specs of the 1GB GDDR4 2900Pro only the 512MB GDDR3 2900Pro. I did find one site that stated that the GPU was 600MHz and the memory was clocked at 1000MHz. I was unable to verify this since in Vista it doesn't have Overdrive.

So for the price the HD2900Pro is a great buy. For those looking for a card I can tell you I stress tested it in HL2: Lost Coast and it averaged 70FPS which was pretty good for one card. I imagine OC'ing it would probably probably bring the FPS up a lot.

This is just a 2900XT with a cut clock. So I say buy it especially since every driver release seems to unlock the R600s true potential.
October 6, 2007 1:23:08 AM

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

I miss my Matrox Millenium 4MB.


EVGA 8800 GTS 320MB is sitting at my feet waiting to be installed.

OMG, Flash based games are goint to be sooooo cool. I just love on-line poker.
October 6, 2007 2:46:38 AM

The hd2900XT is under the 8800 gts 320 for most games lol what makes u think that the hd2900 pro will be over it? Don't you check Tom's Hardware VGA Charts? LOL the 8800 is either 4th or 3rd over all :)  STOCK SPEED :D  PLus the sli is way better than the 2900 crossfire. Check over all frame rates in charts and check the games individually :)  At 1280 resolution the 8800 gts kicks the 2900XT's ASS and its cheaper to :)  289.99 CAD :D  (BFG OC version)
October 6, 2007 6:14:09 PM

jimmysmitty said:
The Radeon HD 2900Pro 512MB GDDR3 is $279.99 in most places. I got the Radeon HD2900Pro 1GD GDDR4 for $319.00.

In test the 512MB GDDR3 2900Pro beat the 8800 GTS 320MB in most benchmarks at stock speed and was under the 2900XT by roughly 1k in 3DMark06.

The 512MB GDDR3 was able to OC the GPU from 600MHz to 743MHz and the memory from 800MHz to 900MHz. In the same test it surpassed the 2900XT and in 3DMark06 it beat the 2900XT by 1k while the 8800 GTS 320 was still behind.

I have not seen the specs of the 1GB GDDR4 2900Pro only the 512MB GDDR3 2900Pro. I did find one site that stated that the GPU was 600MHz and the memory was clocked at 1000MHz. I was unable to verify this since in Vista it doesn't have Overdrive.

So for the price the HD2900Pro is a great buy. For those looking for a card I can tell you I stress tested it in HL2: Lost Coast and it averaged 70FPS which was pretty good for one card. I imagine OC'ing it would probably probably bring the FPS up a lot.

This is just a 2900XT with a cut clock. So I say buy it especially since every driver release seems to unlock the R600s true potential.


Any1 else agree?
a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2007 6:20:46 PM

HD2900xt is a superior card than the 8800GTS 320 and is the 8800GTS's equal. With each driver release the 2900XT challenges the 8800GTX and outperforms it frequently. The 1GB DDR4 versions of the HD2900's are appealing, but you don't see much benching of the cards.
October 6, 2007 6:38:51 PM

I'm still using the 7800GTX 256Mb. :( 
October 6, 2007 6:40:13 PM

how come it doesn't outperform the 8800 gts 320 then? It was a faulty card release thats why. The drivers won't do anything considering that the cards were already out for like 3-4 months:)  It might be more advanced in technology but wats the point when u cant use it? Example the 64 bit CPUs they were ahead of their time, but alot of programs still don't use it:) 
I dont see the 2900 XT as it's superior, and even if it was its supposed to be competing the 8800 GTX or Ultra not the cheaper brother card GTS 320 lol
a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2007 6:41:47 PM

chuckshissle said:
I'm still using the 7800GTX 256Mb. :( 


Great card. I'm using the 7900GTO.
a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2007 6:43:50 PM

I am buying a DX10 card for one of my VISTA machines. The 2900PRO 1GB DDR4. Then I'll watch the 2950/9800 era from my inferior card.
October 6, 2007 6:58:04 PM

my cousin has the 7800 GTX on one of his computers and he plays bioshock with no problems! lol So I think people with those cards are good to go!
October 6, 2007 7:09:29 PM

L1qu1d said:
how come it doesn't outperform the 8800 gts 320 then? It was a faulty card release thats why. The drivers won't do anything considering that the cards were already out for like 3-4 months:)  It might be more advanced in technology but wats the point when u cant use it? Example the 64 bit CPUs they were ahead of their time, but alot of programs still don't use it:) 
I dont see the 2900 XT as it's superior, and even if it was its supposed to be competing the 8800 GTX or Ultra not the cheaper brother card GTS 320 lol


Well if you look at one of badge's early post he posted a benchmark of the cards. It benches the 8800 GTS 320, the HD2900XT and the HD2900Pro. In the benchmark the only test the 8800GTS truly outperforms the HD2900XT is in OpenGL. Other than that its the HD2900XT on top and then the pro and then the GTS.

As for what the point of advanced technology s that if you make a card that can play a game that comes out 2 years from now and support the newest technologies then its great. Problem with video cards is that they release a new one 2-3 times a year or a OC'ed one that cost 400-500(for most high end ATIs) or 600-700(for most high end NVidias.

And unless you are Bill Gates or just rich, you cannot afford to upgrade every single piece of hardware 2-3 times a year especially video cards if you do SLI/Crossfire.
October 6, 2007 7:12:36 PM

I use tom's hardware benchmarks and the 8800 gts wasn't out performed at 1280x1024 reolution So go to tom's hardware main page and search VGA charts.

October 6, 2007 7:19:31 PM

Go here and see:
They don't have the 2900 pro but they have the XT which is better:) 
1280x1024 Resolution:) 
I only chose that 1 because the 320 doesn't have the ram to back up the rest of the resolutions but if u want higher resolutions then choose the 640 MB GTS :) 

http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_2007.html

the only ones it wins on is the doom 3, MIght of Magic :) 
And if you see the overall FPS chart then u'll see that its short a couple of frames:)  Oh and when u have SLI lol then theres no competition:p 
a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2007 7:24:12 PM

I think those results were done with early drivers for the XT. With the GTS, you don't have the option of 1GB DDR4. Or DDR4 for that matter. To compare a 640 MB DD3 to a 512 MB DDR3 is well... You also don't have the option of a 512 bit system with a GTS.
October 6, 2007 7:26:17 PM

dude I go with the results that the professionals do and Tom's Hardware is one of the most respected and known sites so I hope you can see why I'd trust em :p .

Btw the charts are updated frequently lol so the drivers are the latest:) 
a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2007 7:29:58 PM

You are comparing a 740 DDR3 to a 512 DDR3. A 1 GB DDR4 with updated drivers is available. As far as comparing the 2900XT 1 GB DDR4 to an Nvidia release, you need the GTX or Ultra. The 740 is only the equal when drivers come in to play. Tpm's charts are Tom's charts. There are other charts.
October 6, 2007 7:34:14 PM

I'd rather use Tom's charts lol. There might be other websites, but some sites just favor brands so thats why I dont really by most. I'm not saying its a crap card. But should it be alot better? I mean its pretty damn expensive. Not as much as the gtx maybe but still. I'm suprised at ATI i only had ati before. now it sonly nvidia :)  I'll see how the 2950s do
a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2007 7:37:16 PM

The 640 GTS DDR3 is more out of my pocket than the 2900PRO DDR4. The price of the GTX/Ultra is ridiculous. My first car cost $450. I drove it for a year. And it was a convertible.
a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2007 7:40:19 PM

2900PRO 1024 DDR4 over 640 DDR3 FTW. Price and performance wise.
October 6, 2007 8:04:53 PM

HD 2900XT 512MB
a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2007 8:11:49 PM

Good price on that card. I was considering the $799 Ultra. Not.
October 6, 2007 9:21:13 PM

XFX super clocked 8800GTS 320, PNY geforce 6600 256, geforce FX 5200
Memory ratings make no sense for comparison really, a Geforce 6800 with 4GB of GDDR5 will never beat a geforce 7950GT or higher
a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2007 9:56:54 PM

I'll take my 6.4 MB/sec transfer speed PC6400 DDR2 over my 2.1 GB/sec transfer PC2100 DDR any day.
October 6, 2007 10:41:39 PM

integrated gaphics: thought the graphics were awesome on low.
Geforce 6200 LE: Graphics seemed good on newer games with 20 fps
Geforce 7600 GT: All settings maxed 25 fps i thought i was in heaven.
Geforce 8800 GTS: My frags increased so much. was unbelievable.

Lol ironic i built a $1000 system and a nice monitor for crysis and bioshock and my house burns down 5 mins after i finished bioshcok installation.

srry for offtopic.
October 7, 2007 12:33:45 AM

Burned down for real? That sucks! Hopefully you got some good insurance with low deductables.

I had a bunch of computer stuff stolen one time. Other than the data loss/incometax/identity theft aspect it was the best thing that ever happened to me. Got all new better stuff!
October 7, 2007 2:33:40 AM

the GTX costs 550$ here lmao it's pretty cheap and the 2900XT is 539.99
While the Ultra is 650$
October 7, 2007 5:32:49 AM

L1qu1d, the HD 2900XT usually outperforms the 8800GTS 320MB and 640MB in most cases these days. Also, why would you buy two 8800GTS 320MBs? SLI is best at high resolutions, which wouldn't be possible with only 320MB of video memory.
October 7, 2007 10:46:42 AM

Sli works fine for me np I play at 1280 resolution. My friend plays 1600 using his 320 slis np. I don't see any problems with low resolutions unless u mean to say that blazing frame rates is a problem?
LMAO
October 7, 2007 12:06:32 PM

L1qu1d said:
if its the choice between 8800 gts and 2900 pro I'd go gts because u have the option for sli (which is more stable and less hassel than crossfire) and also its about the same price or cheaper.
Plus the 8800 gts 320 beats the 2900 XT at most benchmarks for 19" native resolutions:) 


Be aware that you will have a hard time selecting high quality textures in games, this has nothing to do with screen size either. When your playing newer or older games having the selection of low, med, high and ultra texture quality requires lots of Vram. Some games (GRAW & GRAW 2 just to name a few) will lock you out of being able to select high/ultra texture quality. The 8800GTS 320 is going to be retired in favor of the 8800GT 512MB cards because there so much cheaper (65nm)for NVidia to make.
October 7, 2007 12:09:55 PM

badge said:
HD2900xt is a superior card than the 8800GTS 320 and is the 8800GTS's equal. With each driver release the 2900XT challenges the 8800GTX and outperforms it frequently. The 1GB DDR4 versions of the HD2900's are appealing, but you don't see much benching of the cards.


I agree 100%
October 7, 2007 1:16:03 PM

8800 GTS
7600 GT
X1600 Pro
Ti 4200
MX 440

Not much I can say about my old cards.
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