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October 16, 2009 3:06:06 PM

I just want to say I am quite impressed with the new ati cards. I love the idea of total immersion gaming with the eyefinity Performance is amazing as it competes with the dual last gen cards. New technology is always exciting and hopefully dx11 will live up to all the hype. I am also excited to see what nvidia has to offer for the dx 11 gen. Hopefully it will be soon. I will probably purchase a few of the 5870's in a month and if the nvidia outperforms te 5870 I will probably do a second build with nvidia and use the ati system for driving and flight sim games or if the performance is not that much better just use the ati system. It would be great to have ATI back on top like the 9700/9800 days.

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October 16, 2009 5:16:51 PM

I had the 9800 Pro 128MB...That thing was awesome, it even played Doom 3 decently with high settings. I think ATI's re-gaining some footing again. Do you remember the 8500 128MB? (Probably 2~3 years prior to the 9800), that was beastly too.
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October 16, 2009 5:44:07 PM

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October 16, 2009 6:05:15 PM

bildo123 said:
I had the 9800 Pro 128MB...That thing was awesome, it even played Doom 3 decently with high settings. I think ATI's re-gaining some footing again. Do you remember the 8500 128MB? (Probably 2~3 years prior to the 9800), that was beastly too.

I think I was using a gf3 ti500 at that time then the ti4600 after that. Before that I think I was using 3dfx voodoo cards. I think my first card was an ati rage 3d and a tnt.
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October 16, 2009 6:38:54 PM

lol, wow you guys are old skool
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October 16, 2009 6:44:23 PM

pluke the 2 said:
lol, wow you guys are old skool

Just because I remember a time before the ZX81 does not make me 'old', it just means I've seen more from further back, that's all. [:mousemonkey]
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October 16, 2009 7:17:04 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Just because I remember a time before the ZX81 does not make me 'old', it just means I've seen more from further back, that's all. [:mousemonkey]

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October 16, 2009 7:28:09 PM

first time I played was with age of empires I
I don't even know what video card it was,but it was integrated for sure
that was like 1999 with a pentium III 450 mhz xD
after that wasn't a good upgrade either....amd 3800+ with an nvidia 6100 128mb
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October 19, 2009 2:41:04 PM

Ehsan w said:
first time I played was with age of empires I
I don't even know what video card it was,but it was integrated for sure
that was like 1999 with a pentium III 450 mhz xD
after that wasn't a good upgrade either....amd 3800+ with an nvidia 6100 128mb


That's great because that's literally where my first PC/Gaming experiences really began. I had a Compaq Presario, 350Mhz AMD K6 CPU 128MB of RAM!! , 8GB HDD, and a integrated GPU, I think a ATI RAGE 4MB chip... I remember the 4MB because it wasn't enough(8MB) to have Diablo 2 run it's '3D' mode. But AoE I was one of my first RTS, my buddy let try out Starcraft, which was pretty good too. Come to think of it, I don't think I ever finished the zerg campaign.
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October 19, 2009 3:52:46 PM

My first PC that was my own was a Cyrix 233Mhz on a PCChips mobo and an ATI Xpert@Play 8MB graphics card with a 5GB HDD. It is rubbish now and it was rubbish then. I eventually moved up to a 16MB Voodoo2 card then a Voodoo3 and I think then the ATI Radeon 9600 256MB that I have now.
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October 19, 2009 8:55:30 PM

My first was a commodore 16!

Followed by an IBM 386 with 8MB of RAM!!! (The days of the first prince of persia! What a game!!!)

Then my first PROPER computer Intel Pentium 100MHz and i think 16mb of RAM??

Then a 500Mhz AMD K6-2 with 128Mb RAM and i upgraded graphics to 32mb Riva TNT2 M64!!! Quake 2 in 3D...WOAH! Thats what got me into First person shooters!! Actually i lie, that was DOOM.

Then an athlon XP2200+ with an FX5200 512mb RAM. Finally counter strike with 60fps!!!

Then Athlon 64 3200+ with a geforce 6800 and 2GB RAM - Doom 3 in Ultra high B)

Then my Rig today (although this started with an Athlon X2 5200+ and just 1 8800)

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October 19, 2009 9:20:28 PM

Man, I remember when I bought my Geforce Ti4600. I owned the block back then. :) 

Course, I remember when my old Athlon T-Bird (Thunderbird) was the processor of the day!

The most fun though was back with the old 386 & 486 processors. I used to thoroughly enjoy (sarcasm) having to create a new 3.5" boot disk each time I purchased a new video game. Every game you had to tweak the memory configs to make the game actually run.

LOL and they think games these days are buggy... ;)  heck, back then you couldn't even download a patch.

My old Commodore 64/128 Personal Computer was even harder to play games on though. That stupid floppy drive only worked when it wanted too.
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October 19, 2009 9:45:12 PM

fwgx said:
My first PC that was my own was a Cyrix 233Mhz on a PCChips mobo and an ATI Xpert@Play 8MB graphics card with a 5GB HDD. It is rubbish now and it was rubbish then. I eventually moved up to a 16MB Voodoo2 card then a Voodoo3 and I think then the ATI Radeon 9600 256MB that I have now.


i had pretty much the same, a 333mhz amd with 8mb onboard graphics and a 4gb hd. got the voodoo 2 as a birthday present.

quake2, forsaken and halflife. good times
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October 19, 2009 9:55:50 PM

the first card that i remeber is 5200fx
was that any good? oh and what age was 9800 pro?
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October 23, 2009 12:24:07 AM

demonnn said:
the first card that i remeber is 5200fx
was that any good? oh and what age was 9800 pro?


the 9700 pro was back in 2002 and the 9800 pro was shortly after that.
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October 23, 2009 5:07:21 PM

smoggy12345 said:
My first was a commodore 16!

Followed by an IBM 386 with 8MB of RAM!!! (The days of the first prince of persia! What a game!!!)

Then my first PROPER computer Intel Pentium 100MHz and i think 16mb of RAM??

Then a 500Mhz AMD K6-2 with 128Mb RAM and i upgraded graphics to 32mb Riva TNT2 M64!!! Quake 2 in 3D...WOAH! Thats what got me into First person shooters!! Actually i lie, that was DOOM.

Then an athlon XP2200+ with an FX5200 512mb RAM. Finally counter strike with 60fps!!!

Then Athlon 64 3200+ with a geforce 6800 and 2GB RAM - Doom 3 in Ultra high B)

Then my Rig today (although this started with an Athlon X2 5200+ and just 1 8800)



Wow, I'm impressed on are very similar upgrades and timing pattern.

My next computer (My first build) had a XP +2100 AMD CPU, 512 DDR 333, Soyo KT333 mobo, 80GB hitachi HDD, ATI 8500 128MB v-card

The next one after that had a Althon +3400 CPU, 1GB DDR 400, some MSI mobo, 74GB Raptor HDD, radeon 9800 Pro 128MB.

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