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Top end card 4 or so years ago?

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August 26, 2008 3:28:40 PM

Does anyone remember when CS:S came out what the top of the line graphics card was? I'm guessing it could run source maxed out? Am I wrong to assume that? this isn't crysis here just the source engine

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August 26, 2008 3:38:08 PM

Radeon 9700/9800 PRO maybe? or is that 5 or 6 years ago.
August 26, 2008 3:44:02 PM

no i think i got my 9600 pro back in 03....

and yes i think your wrong to assume that.
i would say eithe rthe 9800xt or x800xt pe..for ati anyway, don;t know squat about nvidia;s history
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August 26, 2008 3:46:10 PM

really? your most likely right b/c i had an x1300PRO that couldn't run it maxed out
August 26, 2008 3:47:36 PM

I had an x800XT AIW. Ran that maxed out. That was about 4 years ago give or take.
August 26, 2008 3:54:26 PM

particleman said:
I had an x800XT AIW. Ran that maxed out. That was about 4 years ago give or take.


My X850XT has that age +/-. And it ran maxed out too. In Nvidia side a 5800 ? or a 6800 ? But dunno.
August 26, 2008 4:04:56 PM

CSS and HL2 were released on november of 2004, by that time the 6800 Ultra and X850XT PE were the top cards, if Im not mistaken.
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August 26, 2008 4:23:18 PM

The Radeon 9800 Pro was an awesome card, but I think it was released back in 2003. It served me well until I replaced it in 2006.
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August 26, 2008 4:59:31 PM

Top of the line cards from four years ago:

ATI Radeon X800XT
NVidia Geforce 6800 Ultra

Source GPUReview.com

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August 26, 2008 6:04:11 PM

Yup the top end cards where the x800XT and 6800 Ultra.

I bought my 6800GT just in time for Doom 3 and HL2.
August 26, 2008 6:57:57 PM

Just for kicks, the holders of the graphics card crown since DirectX 7 came out:
  • October 1999 - nVidia GeForce 256 DDR
  • April 2000 - nVidia GeForce 2 GTS
  • August 2000 - nVidia GeForce 2 Ultra
  • February 2001 - nVidia GeForce 3
  • August 2001 - ATi Radeon 8500 (doesn't really become available before losing the crown)
  • October 2001 - nVidia GeForce 3 Ti 500
  • February 2002 - nVidia GeForce 4 Ti 4600
  • August 2002 - ATi Radeon 9700pro
  • March 2003 - ATi Radeon 9800pro
  • September 2003 - Ati Radeon 9800XT
  • April 2004 - nVidia GeForce 6800 ultra
  • May 2004 - ATi Radeon X800XT (Platinum Edition effectively vaporware)
  • December 2004 - ATi Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition
  • June 2005 - nVidia GeForce 7800GTX
  • October 2005 - ATi Radeon X1800XT
  • November 2005 - nVidia GeForce 7800GTX 512
  • January 2006 - ATi Radeon X1900XTX
  • June 2006 - GeForce 7950GX2 (requires an SLi motherboard to properly use)
  • August 2006 - ATi Radeon X1950XTX (does not require a specific motherboard)
  • November 2006 - GeForce 8800GTX
  • May 2007 - GeForce 8800 Ultra (Tom's has no article specifically for the original 8800 ultra)
  • January 2008 - AMD Radeon HD 3870X2
  • March 2008 - GeForce 9800GX2
  • June 2008 - nVidia GeForce GTX 280 (in some places weaker than the 9800GX2)
  • August 2008 - AMD Radeon HD 4870X2
    August 26, 2008 8:47:38 PM

    well when people say max'd out, i assume everything high at a constant 60fps.
    August 26, 2008 8:51:25 PM

    haha thats an awesome find nottheking, guess the thread ends there pretty much :) 
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