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February 19, 2009 9:18:28 PM

For example

Sis 1MB --> ATI rage 128 16MB --> nvidia RIVA TNT2 32MB --> geforce 2 mx400 64MB --> geforce 4 ti 4600 128MB --> ATI x700 128MB --> 8600GT 512MB --> 8800GTS 512MB --> GTX295 1792MB (current)

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February 19, 2009 9:25:21 PM

1. Cant remember... onboard :( 
2. Cant remember, but I added it.
3. 3dfx Voodoo Banshee 16MB
4. ati Radeon 9700 pro(best card ever?)
5. ati Radeon 9800 pro(new machine)
6. ATI X1600pro (or something similar, not sure)
7. Nvidia 8800GTX (bought day it released for $800 CND, 2 years on top!)
8.ATI 4870x2 (present)

a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2009 10:30:40 PM

Unknown 2MB? AGP->3dfx Voodoo Banshee 16MB->ATI Rage 128 32MB->ATI 9600XT 256MB->Geforce 6800GT OC 256MB AGP->Geforce 7600GT 256MB PCIe->Geforce 9800GTX+ 512MB

I can't remember anything about that first card... I do remember the Voodoo banshee was waaaaaaaay better though when I upgraded.... my first eBay purchase actually :) 
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February 19, 2009 11:10:42 PM

Nvidia~FX5200 128mb 64bit

Nvidia~7600GS AGP 256mb 128bit

Nvidia~7600GT PCIe 256mb 128bit

Nvidia~8800GT PCIe 512mb 256bit

ATI~PCIe 4870 512mb 256bit
February 19, 2009 11:43:12 PM

Unknown dos computer

Voodoo 3

ATI tnt 2

Geforce MX 4 220 64 megs

Radeon 9500 pro (Softmodded to 9700 pro)

9800 XT

X 600 XT (Vaio Computer, I sold the 9800 XT 1)

X800 XL

X1800 XT

X1900 AIW

X1950 XT

8800 GTS 320 x's 2

9600 GT x's 2 (sold the 8800 GTSes)

9800 GX2

9800 GX2 quad

260 GTX tri (Bestbuy and returned them a week later:D )

280 GTX tri (traded with my friend my 9800 GX2 quads, since he doesn't game, and he got them for free from his store:) )

4870 X2 (For my secondary)

285 GTX dual (traded 2 280s, and still have 1 280 GTX)

February 20, 2009 12:36:16 AM

ahh, memory lane.....

Voodoo something PCI, piggy-backed off of another video card. My first Open-GL card and it was amazing at the time.

Voodoo 3/2000

Rage Pro MAXX. Worst video drivers I've ever worked with.

Radeon 8500

Geforce 2 GTS

Geforce 4 Ti 4400

Radeon 9800 Pro

Radeon X850XT PE

Geforce 7900GT

Geforce 8800GTS 320MB

Geforce 8800GT SC 512MB
February 20, 2009 1:03:21 AM

I also had a 8500 AIW, at some point:p got Extremely hot!!!!!!!
February 20, 2009 1:21:41 AM

Asus 5200 :??: 

EVGA 7800 GS OC :D  what an improvement

EVGA 9800 GT

Jeton-Trident Video Accelerator 4MB (during EVGA step-up: meh what a long 2 weeks) :cry: 

EVGA 260 core 55nm :sol: 
February 20, 2009 2:09:11 AM

CGA Color! (4 colors)

Realtek 256kb (huge jump from CGA to VGA)

Realtek 512kb (got a 256kb memory chip from a broken card and slapped in my current card! - finally could run SimCity 2000)

Trident 1 Mb ISA

Trident 1 Mb PCI

Rage 2 Mb PCI

Gave up on computers for a few years...

MX440 64 Mb


GeForce 6600



8800GT SLI

Done for a while...
a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2009 2:19:16 AM

1. Integrated Graphics Accelerator Extreme 1
2. Integrated Graphics Accelerator Extreme 2
3. Nvidia FX5500
4. Nvidia 8400m GS + Nvidia 7300 LE
6. Nvidia 9800GTX + Nvidia 7600GT
February 20, 2009 4:06:17 AM

Integraded 6150le (dell eek) -> 8500GT 256MB (Garbage) ->
9800GTX+ 512 (still not enough)->GTX 260 Core 216 55nm (current)

February 20, 2009 4:11:10 AM

sigh, my list is pretty short ...

geforce 4400mx
radeon 1800xt
geforce 8800 gts 640mb
dual evga gtx 295's

see? boring ><
February 20, 2009 4:15:11 AM

MX 420 (32mb?)

FX5600 XT (256mb)

4870 1g

I only upgrade once my hardware becomes useless. it works out cheaper.
February 20, 2009 4:19:59 AM

MX440 64 Mb
7900gt 256mb
9800gt sli
gtx 260 sli
a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2009 4:22:50 AM


X1950XTX (my fav card ever)




Now..... 4870X2 + 4870 1GB
February 20, 2009 5:16:54 AM

Geforce 4 TI 4200 64 MB AGP 8x PNY
Geforce 4 TI 4200 128 MB AGP 8x MSI?- 64 MB one died lol
Geforce 6800 GS OC EVGA
Geforce 7800 GT EVGA - RMA'ed the 6800 and got this back from EVGA
Geforce 8800 GTS 512 EVGA
Geforce GTX 285 EVGA - I've had it for a few weeks now, little over double my 8800's performance. Good stuff so far

Pretty weak list but hey I'm only 24, it'll grow heh.
a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2009 5:25:38 AM

ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
Nvidia Geforce Go 7950 GTX
ATI Radeon HD4870x2

(yeah, it's a short list, but what the heck...)
February 20, 2009 5:47:56 AM

GeForce2 MX, PNY Geforce FX 5500 256MB, BFG Geforce OC 6600gt AGP 128MB, EVGA 9800 gx2 512MBx2
February 20, 2009 11:57:25 AM

Geforce 4 Ti-4400 (AGP)

Geforce 6600 GT (AGP)

ATI x1950 Pro (AGP)

Geforce 260 GTX (PCIE)
February 20, 2009 1:10:10 PM

Desktops: 2D VGA IGP (80286/12) --> 2D XGA IGP (80486SX2/50) --> Trident IGP (VIA MVP4 chipset) --> NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 32 MB AGP 4x --> NVIDIA GeForce 6200 256 MB PCIe --> Radeon x1900GT v.1 256 MB PCIe --> Radeon HD 3850 512 MB PCIe

Laptops: Radeon Mobility 9000 64 MB --> Intel GMA 950 IGP (945GM) --> Intel GMA X4500MHD IGP (GM45)

HTPC: Intel i810E IGP --> NVIDIA GeForce 6200 256 MB PCI
February 20, 2009 1:23:04 PM

ZX Spectrum 48kB (1987-89)
Amiga 500 (1989-91) :love: 
286 - onboard VGA (1991-92)
386DX40 – ISA Trident 9000 (1993-94)
486DX4/100 – S3 Trio 64 (1995-96)
Pentium 166 (oced at 200!!!) - 3dfx Voodoo (1997-98)


88000GT (late 2007-February 2009)
GTX295 (on the way, next Tuesday)
February 20, 2009 3:49:31 PM

S3 integrated
Nvidia MX4000 128MB (hurr)
ATI 9600se 128MB
ATI X1600pro 256MB
Nvidia 7600GT 256MB
ATI HD3850 512MB
February 20, 2009 5:15:00 PM

Matrox Mystique (dont remember specifics)
3dfx Voodoo 3 16mb
GF 2 GT 32mb (pretty sure thats what it was, 2000 seems so long ago.
GF4 TI 4200 (at this point I have a better memory)
GF 6800GT 256 agp
ATI Radeon HD2600 (last ditch effort to upgrade aging p4 platform) after reformatting and 2 different cards, a new PSU, I couldnt get the a driver that worked right, wierd texture issues, like the mapping was off, on every game) ultimately returned
GF 7800gs sad thing is I never really got any use out of it, this PC ended up going to my gf as I said screw it and built a new PC, after rocking my frankenstein PC that was just upgraded and hodgepodged from pc's that were given to me over an 8 year period. As of january 2008, one of the HDD's in it was from 1998 (recently died the other day as my girlfriend wondered why her pc was clicking and freezing, that thing lasted 11 years, what a hard drive)
GF 8800GT 512 (G92)
GF 9800GTX + 512 (freebie to me, included it in the cost of a system I built for my mom gave her my 8800gt kept the 9800gtx+ not that she would ever even utilize the 8800gt)

I intend to try ATI again in the future, perhaps with my latest planned build, but that experience still sits in my mind. Never once did I have an issue like that with an nvidia card.
February 20, 2009 5:31:56 PM

ATI x600 -> ATi 3870x2 top im only 14 missed alot of fun _:D 
February 20, 2009 6:25:16 PM

FX 5200 256MB -> FX 5500 256MB -> x1950PRO 256MB -> 8800GT 512MB -> 4870 1GB

I've also aquired a few other cards that weren't used in my main system: Matrox G200, x700 256MB, 7300GT 256MB, 7650GS 256MB, HD2600XT 256MB, and a broken 7600GT 256MB.
a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2009 9:03:47 PM

illyan, please check your PM when you get a chance. Thanks.
February 20, 2009 9:16:19 PM

IGP in my Compac 486 sx 25
ATI Rage 8 MB
Asus 7700 or some such cant remember for sure
TNT 64 Cougar not sure about the name
Asus 5200 FX
ATI 9800 128
6800 GT
7600 GT
1950 pro
8800 GTS 320
8800 GT
ATI 4870 512

I am missing a few I am sure.......
February 20, 2009 10:01:03 PM

Matrox PCI 1Mb I can't remember the name of it.
3DFX Voodoo 1 (will we ever see a revolutionary piece of hardware like this ever again?)
Savage S2000
GeForce 2MX
GeForce Ti200
Geforce FX5600
Radeon 9600 Pro
GeForce 6800GT (broke quickly after purchase)
GeForce 6600GT
Radeon X1900 XT
GeForce FX5500 (stop gap solution)
GeForce 8800GT

A good 10 years of video card history there. Averages out 1 card a year, although the Voodoo 1 wasn't really a video card per sae more of a video accelerator that worked with your existing hardware. Still it makes the list for being so ground breaking, GTX295 SLI my kisss my arse, Voodoo 1, that's were it's at!
February 20, 2009 11:20:07 PM

Commodore C-64

MX440 SE 64mb
Asus 9600XT 128mb
Sapphire X800pro 256mb
Powercolor X850XTPE 256mb
Gainward 7800GS+ 24PP 512mb

Asus HD4670 512mb DDR3 - main system
Gainward 8800GT 512mb Golden Sample - gaming system
February 21, 2009 1:43:47 AM

3D accelerator
-ATI Xpert@Play 4mb PCI (ATI Rage Pro)
-3Dfx Voodoo 2 12mb PCI

-Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS Pro 64mb AGP (Geforce 2 Pro)
-Asus Geforce 4 TI 4600 AGP 128mb
-ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb AGP
-ASUS ATI Radeaon X800XT Platinum Edition 256 mb AGP
-XFX Geforce 8800 GTX 768mb PCI-E
-XFX Geforce GTX 285 1gb PCI-E

From 1997 to present
February 21, 2009 6:30:39 AM

keyter said:
MX 420 (32mb?)

FX5600 XT (256mb)

4870 1g

I only upgrade once my hardware becomes useless. it works out cheaper.

I say that all the time but i become acustomed to high settings too fast and have a hard time resisting a new vid card when they come out!
February 21, 2009 6:45:01 AM

uhm well i upgrade as my gaming needs dictate.

Intel ninetysomething G 64mb integrated vram
Asus Nvidia 128MB 6600GT(AGP days)
EVGA 7900GT 256MG(original ones that died after 6 months or so)
EVGA 8600GTS 256MB(thats what evga replaced my 7900 with once it died)
EVGA 8800GTS 512MB G92( current but its feelin its age)
Next solution is gonna be either an Sapphire HD4850X2orHD4870...dont know yet
February 21, 2009 6:47:38 AM

1. ATI Rage 128
3 MX400 128MB
4. ATI 9500PRO 128MB
5. 6800XT 256MB (Still AGP, :D )
6. 7600GT 256MB (PCI-E)
7. 8800GT 512MB
February 21, 2009 7:08:04 AM

3dfx Voodoo 1
Geforce FX 5200
Geforce 6600 GT
Radeon X1800 XT
Geforce 8800GTS 640MB (only reason why i ditched this was it started bugging out on my monitors not supporting my 2 monitors that well i guess super overclocked finally killed it after like 4 years)
Geforce 9500 2 monitors with a hdmi tv set up obviously my priories have changed =p.
February 21, 2009 7:08:10 AM

ATI rage 128 16MB
GF 2 MX400
GF3 Ti 500
GF4 TI 4600
9700 PRO
9800 PRO
8800GTS 320
X1950XT (2ND BOX)
Missed one or two though lol
February 21, 2009 11:30:05 AM

1st one is on-board (can't remember)
Sparkle Geforce 4 MX 64 MB AGP 8X
Powercolor Radeon 9600XT 256MB AGP 8X
Inno3d Geforce 6600GT 128MB AGP8X
Leadtek Geforce 7300GT 512MB AGP8X
XFX Geforce FX 5200 128MB AGP8X
BFG Geforce GTX 260 OC Maxcore 55 - FINALLY PCI-E!!!

February 21, 2009 1:38:20 PM

1st: Number Nine Video Technologies S3 Savage 4 16mb AGP4x (MechWarrior 3 worked brilliantly on this!)

2nd: GeForce 2 GTS 32MB (Asus V7700) AGP

3rd: ATI Radeon X1250 (integrated, mobo, only for a few months though ;) )

4th: HIS ATI Radeon HD 3870

5th: Visiontek ATI HD 4850

I really kept the first two a long time, heh.
a b U Graphics card
February 21, 2009 2:37:34 PM

1: S3 Virge DX 4meg (This card was awsome ! lol)
2: Riva TNT2 32Meg (winfast)
3: Geforce 2 MX (was pretty awful)
4: nvidia 4200ti (I had this card for ages)
5: Ati X800
6: 8800GTS 512meg (I spilt water all over this, and broke it :(  )
7: Zotac 9800GTX (I plan on keeping this one for a while)
a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2009 1:02:26 PM

Integrated......... =[
2X 3850 CF
2X GTX260 SLI =]
February 22, 2009 4:52:42 PM

Let's see..

some card with my 386 (dunno)

Integrated on my old Intel motherboard (2MB with removable memory on the motherboard!)

Radeon Rage 128 pro

Radeon 7500 PCI 64MB

Radeon 7000 AGP 64MB

Radeon 9600XT AGP 128MB

Radeon X1650XT AGP 512MB

Radeon 2600XT AGP 512MB

Nvidia 8800mGTX 512MB

Suppose I have bought a lot of ATI cards - never realized that. Ha. I had a TNT2 at one point, long with a Geforce 2.
February 22, 2009 5:11:44 PM

Rosewill FX5200

XFX 6600 GT

XFX 6800 Ultra

XFX 7600 GT (possibly best midrange card ever?!)


XFX 8800 GT

XFX 7600 GT (my 8800 GT broke...)

HIS 4870 X2
February 22, 2009 5:15:17 PM


TNT2 32mb

Geforce2MX400 64mb

MSI Geforce 5200 128mb

MSI Geforce8500GT 256mb ddr2

PNY Geforce8800GTS 512mb ddr3(arriving tomorrow yeah!)

Pretty loyal to the green camp. Pretty funny the ram value multiplies by 2 in every upgrade.
a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2009 5:33:06 PM

Integrated 8MB

Geforce2 32MB AGP pro

New PC - Onboard 64MB

ATI 9200SE 128MB

ATI 9600 (maybe 9700)

ATI x800GTO 256MB (256-bit, high pipe count, GDDR3, PCI 16x, beast in its days)

Nvidia 7950GT 512MB

ATI HD3870 512MB GDDR4

ATI HD4870 1GB GDDR5 *flex*
(Getting a 2nd in a few months)
February 23, 2009 12:35:05 AM

ATI Radeon 7000 agp 64mb (barely dx7 capable)

Nvidia 6600 256mb AGP (was a cracker back then)

Nvidia 6600GT 256mb AGP (256mb GT models were rare so I was chuffed at having one)

Nvidia 7600GT 256mb PCI-E (wow this thing was easily 2-3 times faster than the old GT, maxed F.E.A.R lol)

Nvidia 7900GT 256mb PCI-E (Even od'd to 700mhz core/850mhz mem was not the upgrade I thought it would be, never had any affection for it)

ATI Radeon 2900 Pro (Heard it was an overclocking legend, died after 24 hours though, curse you Ebay)

ATI Radeon 4870 512mb (got one as soon as they were available, the sheer power was unbelievable. From what ive seen of crysis, its easily between 4 to 6 times (with cat 9.2 id say about 4.5 to 7 times) more powerful than my heavily oc'd 7900gt in the exact same comp. I almost wet myself lolz plan on keeping it for 3 years - so until july 2011 - and let it grow old gracefully like all those 8800GTX owners have been able to do)

Unless its a pig 2900xt style I intend on getting whatever ATI have got for 200 quid in summer 2011.
February 23, 2009 4:59:20 AM

(Current system in SLI)

February 23, 2009 5:19:19 AM

First, whatever was in a 386, then a 1MB card in a Cyrix P150+ system a friend built for me.

After that, I began to learn and upgrade on my own,..............

Diamond Stealth II S220 4MB PCI - Rendition Verite V2100

Canopus Spectra 2500 16MB AGP - nVidia TNT
Diamond Monster Voodoo 2 12MB PCI - 3Dfx
Diamond Monster Voodoo 2 12MB PCI - 3Dfx
(Had all three in one system with the 2 Voodoo's in SLI)

Voodoo 3 3000 16MB AGP - 3Dfx Voodoo 3

Canopus Spectra 7400 32MB AGP - nVidia Geforce 256 NV10
(This card was not available in the US. A Japanese friend arranged for it to be sent over.)

Leadtek Winfast Geforce 2 GTS 64MB AGP - NV15
Xtasy 6964 Titanium Geforce3 Ti500 64MB AGP - NV20

ATI Radeon 9800PRO 128MB AGP - ATI R350/360

BFG 6800GT OC 256 AGP - nVidia NV45
BFG 7900GT OC 256MB PCI Expess - nVidia G71/NV47

BFG 8800GTX OC 768MB PCI Express - nVidia G80/NV50
BFG 8800GTX OC 768MB PCI Express - nVidia G80/NV50
(Current system in SLI)

(On Order) BFG GTX 295 1792MB DDR3 PCI Express
February 23, 2009 5:35:09 AM

Other than onboard graphics I've had the following: ATI X1300, 256 MB; 9600 GSO 768 MB (from January until last week) and now a GTX 280.
February 23, 2009 4:31:23 PM

i have only had on-board graphics except for EVGA GeForce 9500 gt 512mb i ordered recently
February 23, 2009 4:56:33 PM

ATI Rage Pro 16MB PCI

ATI Radeon 7200 32MB AGP

ATI Radeon 7200 64MB AGP (Free from friend)

ATI Radeon Xpress 200 IGP

Nvidia 6200TC 64MB (256 w/TC enabled) /worst card I've EVER had/

ATI x1600pro 512MB DDR2 PCIe /Probobly my worst buy ever. I got it new for $250. -_-;;/

ATI x1900xt 256MB GDDR3 PCIe /favorite card I've ever had. Picked it up for $150 less than the 512MB version -less than my x1600pro, actually./

ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 IGP (laptop)

ATI HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCIe
December 19, 2012 4:47:19 AM

First couple were Onboard, no idea what they were

Radeon 9250SE
nVidia 6200LE (terrible card)
Radeon 9600
nVidia 7600GT (still going strong in Mum's PC)
Radeon X800GTO
nVidia 9600GT (excellent card, can't believe I got rid of it)
Radeon HD5770 (recently died)
nVidia 630GT (had to downgrade due to lack of budget)