Top end card 4 or so years ago? Tags: Graphics Cards Engine Crysis Graphics Last response: August 26, 2008 8:51 PM in Graphics & Displays Share drip50291 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 More about : top end card years ago grieve August 26, 2008 3:38:08 PM Radeon 9700/9800 PRO maybe? or is that 5 or 6 years ago. eklipz330 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 Related resources Will the i5-3570k be a bottleneck for a top end card 3 years from now? - Forum 10 Years Ago .. My (Legacy) Dream Machine '96. :) - Forum Last Build 10 Years Ago ... - Forum My last upgrade was 10 years ago help - Forum What we were talking about 11 years ago ! Amazing - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer drip50291 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 particleman 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. radnor 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. emp 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. jaguarskx a c 353 U Graphics card 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. Wolfshadw a c 125 U Graphics card 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 -Wolf sends M3d 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. nottheking 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 eklipz330 August 26, 2008 8:47:38 PM well when people say max'd out, i assume everything high at a constant 60fps. grieve August 26, 2008 8:51:25 PM haha thats an awesome find nottheking, guess the thread ends there pretty much Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumHmmm didn't I predict this over a year ago ForumHmmm didn't I predict this over a year ago ForumLOL, I found a reciept for a computer I bought 10 years ago . Forum2 mid range cards or 1 top end card ?? ForumAtom PC...but with top end graphics card ? Forumwhy buy top end graphics card ??? Forum3 years ago - the more things change ForumTop-end graphics card exist or just vapourware? ForumTop End Enthusiast System, No Expense Spared - Parts Advice Request ForumUpgrading PC from 2-3 years ago ForumUpgrade to GTX 680 Classified from this? ForumNeed help choosing VGA card ForumLow Power Video Card ForumWhat is wrong with my video card ? Will it live ? ForumNeed advice on basic graphics card More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !