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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 10, 2007 10:05:26 PM

badge said:
Set up the 2900Pro DDR4 in my main rig yesterday. The card defaulted to 500/1000 with the latest 7.9 catalyst drivers. I tried Riva Tuner, ATI Tray Tools, ATI Tool and AMD GPU Tools. The card fell flat on it's face and got a trip on the UPS truck back to the store for refund. I'm paying $350 for a 500/1000 video card? No way. Those go for $60 most days. Anyway, I'm looking at the 8800 series or will wait for the next round to buy. So much for the 2900Pro-A-Dud. I was not so lucky as this guy.

LOL told ya:p  well i dunno I love ati, I was always an ATI trooper but they really rushed their products this year I'm hoping they get back in the game that way video cards can go down in price:)  You should wait it out for a bit. I mean direct x 10.1 is coming out january 1st...wats the point of buying an obsolete card ? unless the price is right:D . I only bought 2 gtss because it's better than an ultra and WAY CHEAPER around 500 for with a 17 inch monitor high resolutions don't really bother me:) 

you should get a voodoo:p  jks!

Speaking of which....was the pro really that bad? I heard they made it overclockable to XT:S
a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2007 12:01:40 AM

I had to get a dud. I mean Catalyst unlocked Overdrive. I have a 700watt 18a x 4 Toughpower PSU. The guy in the link I gave got his OC with a 600w Stealthstream (18A x 4) and two 6pin PCI connectors. I used one six pin and an 8pin/6pin adapter. The card I received defaulted at 500/1000! I ran all those utilities I mentioned and the card would not budge! My GTO 512 smokes and I have no heat issue at all. The 2900 Pro idled at 55/56 in this exact case/system. MY GTO is at 34C idle! I have 22 fans I think. Check my temps. I am just over Room temp normally. May be below here. Here's my specs:

ASUS P5B-Deluxe
G. Skill PC6400 4GB 4-4-4-12
OCZ 4GB Vboost Flash Drive Readyboost Enabled
EVGA 7900GTO 512 MB
WD 150 SATA RAPTOR Vista HP 32
WD 250 SATA storage
ASUS DVD-RW Lightscribe
Thermaltake 700 watt quad 12v rail PSU
Thermaltake Mozart tower
Thermaltake media Lab Led Remote control
Zalman 9500 Led HSF
Audigy 2 Soundblaster
Boston Acoustics
Pinnacle Studio 9 PCI
Slingbox Pro Digital Sattelite
BenQ 22” LCD

Vista Experience rating is 5.9.
a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2007 12:06:57 AM

I would have to buy the FTX/Ultra to get numbers better than my 79 GTO 512.
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October 11, 2007 1:18:49 AM

Vista experience is always low I dunno what you need to have to actually have a high vista experience LMAO
I've got my 6400 Athlon running in now.
I have a 150 gig raptor on its way But I sorta want to get the 15000 rpm raptor :) 
Also I got a x600XT for free from my friend:p  haha
a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2007 1:24:19 AM

5.9 is as high as you can go. I tried to OC the card in both VISTA and XP Pro to no avail. I think I had 5.8 with my e6600 and moved up to 5.9 when I installed the Q6600. I want Vista Ultimate 64. That's my next project. I hate to tear this machine down, it runs so great.
October 11, 2007 1:41:27 AM

I dont think I'm ready for 64 bit yet...I'm waiting till support for 64 is more mainstream:) 

If 5.9 is as high as you can go...that's really weird...........I thought it was out of 10 :p 
a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2007 1:44:23 AM

I back off from 64 bit for the same reason. I'm ready for the punishment. 5.9 is tops. 4 cores, 4 Gigs, a Raptor and a 680/1320 VC will get you there currently.
October 11, 2007 2:01:33 AM

lol I'm not going through the trouble....I honestly don't want to see the windows xp or vista install menu for a WHILE! haha:p 
Off topic I got portal and it RUns amazing on the sli ....but team fortress 2 lags beyond heaven.....15 fps with dual cards and 72 with single....:|!!!!!
a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2007 2:07:11 AM

I have 3 sli boards, 2 set up in SLI. I build them, but my son uses them.

ASUS A8N32SLI, 4800X2, 2 x 7800GT,
ASUS A8n-SLI Premium, AMD FX55, 2 x 7600GT

I use the FX55 sometimes. My son is the gamer. Here is the only game I play and my Quad core has it in a stranglehold. LOL!
October 11, 2007 2:37:49 AM

lmao:p  I dont play alot of games neither but its fun to have a machine that can take it:D 
a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2007 5:09:22 PM

L1qu1d said:
lmao:p  I dont play alot of games neither but its fun to have a machine that can take it:D 

After thinking about it, I still can not figure why the 2900Pro defaulted to 500/1000. Catalyst Control unlocked Overdrive and I tested the card there, but still 507/1014. I tried ATI Tool, ATI Tray Tools, Riva Tuner and AMD GPU Tool. The card would not budge. I used a 6pin to 8pin PCIE adapter and a second 6pin PCIE connector to the power supply. I have a suspiscion my 700 watt Toughpower was the cause of the problem. But I still can not figure why the card defaulted to 500/1000? Default was supposed to be 600/1300. I think my PSU was too weak.
October 11, 2007 8:17:40 PM

LOL i dont think its PSU related's not THAT extensively power hungry:S
a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2007 8:21:42 PM

Default=500/1000..LOL! I can get that for 60 bucks! The card was supposed to default at 600/1300. What do you think caused it? The company lied?
October 11, 2007 9:14:35 PM

no I i just think maybe it was a dud did you try exchangin it? or maybe its the company that made it? MSI or powercolor or w.e?
a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2007 10:06:27 PM

I already returned the card. I won't accept a 500/1000 card for that price. My only other option was to buy a more expensive PSU. I could buy a GTX for all that. Sapphire. I've noticed the company's cards often are not clocked to Mfg. claims. I either got an underclocked card with weak GPU and RAM or my PSU was not up to the task. The card ran fine, but at 500/1000 and would not budge from it's apparently inherent underclock.
a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2007 10:09:20 PM

L1qu1d said:
voodoo 3 owns period

On board Viper II w/2megs video ram owns all. That was on my 94 ComCrap....
October 11, 2007 10:59:46 PM

lmao k u win:p  omg I remember I also had an nvidia tnt 2 :D 
a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2007 12:13:57 AM

I HAVE an Nvidia TNT! And it kicks the 2900Pro's keester. My Matrox Mystique threatened to take the Pro's memeory and have it committed.
October 12, 2007 1:05:57 AM

LMAO! :p  good old tymes!!! :D 
October 12, 2007 1:59:51 PM

dropped 4 benjamins on my Asus x1800xt 512mb....and that was with a $100 instant rebate...
October 12, 2007 7:53:01 PM

wow thats alot of money dude:| lolo:p 
October 14, 2007 11:11:57 AM

They finally fixed splinter Cell double agent for the 8800's :D  no more bug!!!
October 14, 2007 12:36:59 PM

I have a HD2900XT , 1 GB of ram paid $400 card runs great
October 14, 2007 1:13:54 PM

Currently running a 7900GS, and I'm very happy with it, although with the new current gen games it's showing it's lack of muscle.

Building a new rig from the ground up in January, with at at least a 8800GTX, or anything in that price range that may perform better by then. Man it's good to eventually have finished studying, gotten a job and no longer have to worry about budget for my gaming rig :) 
October 14, 2007 2:50:12 PM

hahaha yeah:)  I just hope video cards some how go down in price to about 100$ :p  That would be heaven:)  QUAD HERE I COME!!! :p 
October 27, 2007 4:57:30 PM

Any News on Direct X 10.1 Video cards yet????
October 28, 2007 3:36:26 AM

<-- have a GeForce 8400 GS 256 DDR3-800...Good value, bought it right after it was released for less than a hundred bucks...Performed WAY better than my onboard 6100 did...But now that I have a new rig, the 8400 just can't hack it. Time for an 8800 I guess, or maybe an 8600 since i just sunk a huge wad of cash into a new computer...
October 28, 2007 6:32:46 AM

x1300 pci version HAHA
October 28, 2007 9:53:49 AM

6600gt ftw! ^^
October 28, 2007 12:14:34 PM

my first card was integrated,the second was an ATI 9200SE 128Mb and now I have and HD 2900XT 512Mb....really great card :D  :bounce: 
October 28, 2007 1:36:25 PM

For the guy with a P3 @ 100 mhz, I thought P3 started at 450 mhz? Did you over clock?
October 28, 2007 2:43:27 PM

rockstone1 said:
For the guy with a P3 @ 100 mhz, I thought P3 started at 450 mhz? Did you over clock?

wouldn't that be underclocking? :??: 
October 28, 2007 4:20:49 PM

LOL....Anyways was any1 able to overclock an X1900 AIW to a stable clock frequency?
October 28, 2007 6:19:20 PM

What's with the poll? I voted and it showed no results to me. When I clicked on "Show results" it said I had already voted! Who's winning?

Anyway my video card is Radeon 9550 SE. It's pretty good. I can run "Age of Empires - I" and "Unreal Tournament'99" on very high.
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October 28, 2007 7:10:36 PM

celeron 1Ghz fx5900xt for old games win98
opty 170 1950pro current rig
A64 3200+ 7900gs kid one
Sempron 3100+ 1900gt kid two
Laptop 256MB mobility Radeon 9700
October 28, 2007 7:17:55 PM

Wow Unreal tournament 99...dude my dreamcast can do that!!! :| LMAO!!!!!
October 29, 2007 2:39:26 AM

Gaming PC - 8800 GTS 320
Parent's PC - FX5200
Sitting in box - TNT2
November 1, 2007 8:36:05 PM

The ATI 3000 series looks pretty bomb...I think I know What I might buy:)  not ati though I spent my cash on a SLI motherboard soo even if I want the new video cards from ATI bad I still rather have an SLI combination...more stable:)  less hassle with the dongle
November 2, 2007 8:00:34 PM

how is the 7900 GT work ok?
November 2, 2007 8:32:31 PM

Just got my 8800GT up and running today! (new system)

Last card. FX5900
November 2, 2007 10:57:51 PM

the 8800 GTs are awesome and really cheap:)  I'm gonna wait till the new gen cards are coming out in Jan or Feb...Then i'll spend some cash:D 
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