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128MB Radeon 9.6k pro

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1998: S3 Virge 4mb Ram
1998 - 1999: 3dfx Voodoo 2 12mb Ram
1999 - 2001: 3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 16mb ram
2001 - 2002: nVidia Geforce 2 GTS 32mb ram
2002 - 2004: nVidia Geforce 4 Ti 4200 64 mb ram
2004 - now: Ati Radeon 9800 Pro 128 mb ram

Edited by Meshugger, 22 May 2006 - 08:34 AM.


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I don't know the exact years, but in order:

ATI Rage IIc
Riva TNT M64
Geforce 2 MX
Geforce FX 5200
Currently: Geforce 6150 (onboard)

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I made a mistake, that's a Riva TNT2 M64

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Ah, I remember the Riva TNT. Fond memories. It's just so sad that new cards cost so much money. It's a real bank breaker.

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Late 90s :

Onboard 4MB in an old Packard-Bell

2000 :

8MB Onboard in a crappy Compaq

3dfx 4500 32MB card

2002 :

plain vanilla Dell TI-4600 128MB

2003 :

Leadtek FX5600 Ultra 128MB ( For TES: III )

2006 :

ASUS 6800TD 512MB ( on the same Dell, for TES:IV )

Edited by howling1, 22 May 2006 - 09:06 AM.


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Ah, I remember the Riva TNT.  Fond memories.  It's just so sad that new cards cost so much money.  It's a real bank breaker.

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My specific Riva TNT2 was strangely good. It cost 100, and could run NOLF (which was supposedly a big system hog) at max settings with 1024x768 resolution and more than acceptable frame rates. The M64 was the budget version.

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Not counting onboards (because who does?)

Voodoo3 3000
GeForce FX5200 (sucked like Linda Lovelace)
GeForce 7300GS (Works OK at minimum settings)

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Only one I can remember is the one I've got now, an FX5500.

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So really, my current card is up to standards with what you jerks had in your computers in the late 90's.

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I had a series of onboard stuff until 2002.

2002-2006: GeForce 3.
Last 3 weeks: 6600GT.

Edit: Forgot the laptop. I got it in late '04; it has a Radeon Mobility 9000.

Edited by Enoch, 22 May 2006 - 12:14 PM.


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I had a GeForce 4 integrated 64 MB card in my computer when I bought it in 2003. This spring I upgraded to a GeForce 6600 GT. The only game I really needed it for was Bloodlines, but it's made KOTOR and GTA:SA look and play light years better as well.

Before that I remember having a 1 MB video card in my family's first computer, a P133 IBM Aptiva, and I have no idea what was in the Dell they bought five years ago.

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386: No clue
P2: No clue what the original card was, got replaced by a Riva TNT2Ultra
P1 (yes; got that one after the P2): Onboard. 2MB thingie... :thumbsup:
P4: GeForce 2GTS
AMD-64 (current): GeForce 6600GT

Edited by Hassat Hunter, 22 May 2006 - 12:53 PM.


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I can't remember what my Atari 800 had for a video card. hahaha

Seriously, though, the card I just bought is probably the most cutting edge I've ever bought.

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And when Windows Vista is released it will be junk. :D

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My first graphic card was a Nvidia Geforce MX 440... piece of junk, but I played Final Fantasy XI for a hole year before it stopped working all together (w/ a Celeron!).

Second card was a Geforce 6800. Great card. I would still be using it but I got a great deal on a ATI X800XL so I took it.

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Riva TNT
GeForce 4
ATI 9600

I do not know what my first computer had I think it was a Diamond Stealth.

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Well I had an onboard graphics solution once on a Pentium 3 PC. It was a crappy Intel i810 based chipset (but it could do DOT3 bumpmapping :blink:)

When I got a Pentium 4 computer, I initially had crappy onboard Intel i845 graphics, before the mobo died 2 weeks after purchase (defective capacitors apparently).

As a replacement, I got an Intel i850 chipset mobo, and it did not have integrated graphics. Therefore I purchased a 64MB DDR GeForce4 MX 440-8X graphics card.

Now, I have an AMD64-based PC with a 128MB GeForce FX 5900 (non-Ultra, non-XT) graphics card. It has made all the difference in the world compared to my MX440. Most of my games still work good, especially OpenGL games whih still work extremely well with this card.

I'm holding my money for the release of the GeForce 8 series. :thumbsup:

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Cirrus Logic VGA 512kb (First PC I ever Owned...)
ATI Rage 128 (I think that is the correct card not too sure it was a long time ago)
3dfx Voodoo 3 (Loved it, I still think the old voodoo's has the best quality of colour)
tnt2
(I had two systems)
geforce 3 ti
geforce 4 MX
(Back to one system)
geforce FX 5500
geforce 6600

Next update will be when the whole DX10 thing finally hits us.

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I know. I considered waiting for DX10, but there's always something around the corner and I don't trust the new standard to hit right away. Getting a motherboard with dual slots I can allegedly use at the same time with different cards does a lot to ease my pain. I hope.

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I always wanted a Hercules card.




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