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NKVD
09-12-03, 11:24 AM
Here is mine:

4MB Creative Labs (forgot the model name)
Riva TNT 64 32MB
Geforce 3 Ti-200
Geforce FX 5900 - RMA'd

now, back to GF-3 card......will get Radeon 9800 PRO in a couple of weeks

heedory
09-12-03, 11:33 AM
1MB SVGA (powered by Western Digital)
riva128 4MB
I740 8MB
TNT2 vanta & m64 & PRO
GF2 mx & GTS & PRO
GF3 ti200
GF4 ti4400 & 4600
FX 5900

Lfctony
09-12-03, 11:35 AM
Cirrus Logic 1MB
S3 Trio64V+
Voodoo 1
Diamond FireGL
MatroxM3D
Permedia 2 4MB
Voodoo Banshee
S3 Savage 4 16Mb
TNT2 32MB
Geforce2 MX
Voodoo5 64MB
Geforce2Ti 64MB
Geforce3Ti 64MB
Geforce4Ti 4200 128MB
GeforceFX 5800
GeforceFX 5900PV


:)

saturnotaku
09-12-03, 11:38 AM
Not necessarily in the order that I've owned them:

4 mb ATI Rage Pro
16 mb Creative Voodoo Banshee
16 mb Voodoo3 3000
32 mb Voodoo4 4500
32 mb GeForce2 MX
64 mb GeForce2 Ti
64 mb GeForce2 Ultra
64 mb GeForce3
128 mb GeForce4 Ti4400
128 mb GeForce4 Ti4600
128 mb GeForce FX 5800 Ultra
128 mb GeForce FX 5900
64 mb ATI Radeon 8500
128 mb ATI Radeon 8500
2x 128 mb ATI Radeon 9500 (mod-able into 9700np cards)
128 mb Radeon 9800 Pro
128 mb Radeon 9600 Pro

I'm pretty sure that's it.

druga runda
09-12-03, 11:45 AM
hmmm

first ones I do not remember, but there was some onboard... and one 2MB ??? beast...

but from what I remember

8MB Diamond Viper
Radeon 64 VIVO RMA'd and now is Radeon 7200 (good service)
GF2 MX 32 MB
Vodoo 5500 PCI
GF3 Ti 200
GF4 Ti 4200
Radeon 9800


and aof all these cards
the |Viper, GF2 and GF4 :eek: are not being used at the momnent (GF3 is doing just fine for the second PC so I can't be bothered to swap them)... Radeon has good VIVO for my TV so I use that PC mostly for films and V5500 is PCI so it's still in that PC if need be for dual monitor setup. ( but haven't used it for a year at least)...

Edge
09-12-03, 11:47 AM
Back when I was still on my 200 mhz in probably mid-99 or so, my friend just bought a big shiny Athlon (origional) 500 mhz. We refered to his computer as "the god machine":D
And I wanted a video card that would make my computer look that good, and of course not knowing anything about video cards I picked up the Voodoo card at the time, the Voodoo 3. Boy that was a nice card, I was able to bump pretty much anything up to 1024x768 or sometimes even 1280x1024 since my CPU was such a bottleneck. I also learned about "bottlenecks" back then. It even served me well when I went over to my 750, and while I later I got a GF2MX which was really crappy, and was only marginally faster then the Voodoo3 in most things (and I won't even go into the Unreal Tournament performence difference). So for the most part I kept my Voodoo 3 in until I got my GF3, though I think near the end I did swap it out for the GF2MX for Anti-aliasing and 32 bit color. Since then, I pretty much upgrade my computer every year for Best Buy's Day-After-Thanksgiving sale. So my cards would be:

Voodoo 3
GF2MX
GF3 TI200
GF4 TI4200

Hopefully they'll have a 9600pro out for this year's Day-After-Thanksgiving sale, I'd really love to use 6x AA/lv16 Aniso...

Kev1
09-12-03, 12:02 PM
Back in 486 and P100 days it was some Sis cards. When went to P2, then purchases went like this:

1) Creative TNT 16 meg (Still have it)
2) Visiontek GF2 GTS 32 meg (Still have it)
3) Gainward GF3 Ti200 64 meg (Still using it)

Upgrade time is end of this year. Not sure what next purchase will be. Beginning to think might want to wait till early next year, but NV40 and R420 will probably cost too much. Probably will get the best card available at Xmas time which looks like it will be the R360.

RoachMojo
09-12-03, 12:09 PM
Cirrus Logic 1MB
S3 Trio 64
Martrox Millenium
Matrox Millenium 2
Canopus Screamin'3d
Diamond Monster3d Voodoo1 4MB
Diamond FireGL 1000 Pro 8MB
Metabyte Wicked3d 12m Voodoo2
CL TNT 16MB
CL TNT2 32MB
CL Geforce2 Ultra 64MB
e-vga Geforce4 TI4600 128MB
e-vga Geforce FX5900U 256MB

Wow, I remember how the tide turned with the Monster3d, and how Descent2 was the absolute sh*t accelerated and running at 30fps. :D

ragejg
09-12-03, 12:10 PM
Here's mine:

Dec. 1991: 256k ATI VGA (Max 6x4, 16 colors)
MAy 1992: Got this card with Win 3.1 when I also upgraded to 1mb ram on my 286: 256k Oak VGA (Max 8x6, 16 colors, bought it cuz I wanted to run Win3.1 in 8x6)

1994 - 2000 BIG gap, used other people's PC's... :rolleyes: had the most fun in '98-'99 on my dad's Dell P2/400's with Riva128's & TNT's... :D "hmmm, wow, nvidia graphic cards... nice... gonna have to get me one..." :p

2000: 8mb Onboard SiS530 (on a Super Socket7 mobo)
2001:64mb eVGA GF2MX400
April 2002: 64mb Impression GF3ti
August 2002: 128mb Jaton GF4 ti4200
Dec. 2002: Another computer, another vidcard: ATI AIW8500 dv
DOWNGRADE: April 2003: 64bit GFFX5200 128mb... sold my GF4ti... :(
April 2003: Added a GF2ti to my vidcard stock *awesome backup card!!*
May 2003: picked up a GF3 Classic
June 2003: picked up a GF3ti200
June 2003: picked up a GF3 ti500 for $55!! :D w00t!

So right now I have a GF3 classic, a ti200, a ti500, a GF2ti, and an AIW8500...

there you go... :rolleyes: ;) :D

Bartflaster
09-12-03, 12:22 PM
Rage 128 (put me of ATI for a good while).
Power VR
Voodoo (2x12 mb cards in SLI)
TNT2
GEforce 2 GTS
GEforce 3
Geforce 4 ti4200
Radeon 9700 pro (and faith in ATI was restored)
Radeon 9800 pro (current in my main RIG)
And finally a GFFX 5900 Ultra coming for my second RIG on monday.

nVidi0t
09-12-03, 12:52 PM
S3 Trio 2mb
S3 Virge 4mb
S3 Virge 4mb w/Creative 3d Blaster Voodoo 2 12mb
S3 Virge 4mb w/2 Creative 3d Blaster Voodoo 2 12mb in SLI
STB Velocity 4400 16mb Riva TNT w/2 Creative 3d Blaster Voodoo 2 12mb in SLI
Dynamite TNT2 Ulta
3dfx Voodoo 3 3000
Creative Geforce 2 Ultra (Best purchase ever at the time! Still going strong!)
MSI Geforce 4 Ti4600

MatiasZ[OC]
09-12-03, 01:07 PM
HERCULES 256K (HEHE)
Trident 1
Matrox Millenium II 4MB (WOW atm)
Voodoo 1 4MB
Voodoo 2 12MB
TNT 16 MB
Savage3D 32MB (returned the same day)
TNT2 Ultra 32 MB (Diamond Viper)
Hercules Prophet GTS 32MB (very nice atm, payed 400 fot it)
Elsa Geforce3 64MB Classic - My card today (yeah, i know is growing old, but it does the job -quake3- anyway)

Flavius
09-12-03, 01:20 PM
Ho boy.... I'm going to tell you which cards I had for a while but returned too... Check it out, this is FUNNY!

STB Velocity *something* - VESA BUS
Matrox Millennium - First PCI Card - Returned for bad 2D(!!)
Cirrus Logic 8xxx
Hercules Dynamite 128 ET6000
Canopus Voodoo1
Voodoo3 3000 - First AGP Card
Creative Geforce2MX - Returned for bad 2D
Voodoo4 4500
Geforce3 Ti500
Geforce4 Ti4200
ATI Radeon 9500 Pro - Returned for rolling lines
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro - Returned for crashing games
Chaintech Geforce FX 5900 - Returned for flickering issue
BFG Geforce FX 5900 - WILL be returned for bad performance
ATI Radeon 9800XT - This one is a keeper! Too bad I don't have it yet! :)

Behemoth
09-12-03, 01:43 PM
mine is:

western digital 2mb video card, really forgot what its called, it might not be even from western digital... lol
ati mach 32, i believe i got this right
then my first matrox card, forgot the name
then a few more matrox cards, including millenium and g200
powervr
ati rage128, returned it since it didnt work with my asus motherboard
voodoo 2
voodoo 3
first geforce
geforce 3
fx5800
9800se
9800 pro :)

Gator
09-12-03, 01:55 PM
CGA 8-bit ISA
EVGA (800x600 16color max) ISA
S3 SVGA 2mb VLB
Cirus Logic 2mb PCI
AIW RagePro 8mb PCI
AIW Rage128 16mb AGP
Radeon 64ddr Vivo AGP
Radeon 8500LE 128ddr AGP
GF4 TI4400 128ddr Vivo AGP
:cool:

Mathesar
09-12-03, 03:49 PM
Trident VGA
Diamond Viper
Matrox Millenium II + Voodoo1
TNT2 Ultra 32mb + Voodoo2 SLI 24mb (was a great combo!)
Geforce 2 MX
Geforce 3 64mb
Geforce 4 TI4600 128mb
Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb

It's to bad about FX series cards ...Hopefully Nvidia sorts things out soon,Although my instinct tells me its more than a driver issue.. wich is the main reason I went with 9800P in the first place (my first ATI purchase),I gotta admit 9800 Pro is an awesome card ,I've had no problems with it and it runs everything wonderfully.

Pafet
09-12-03, 05:21 PM
Voodoo 2 - best card ever!!! (neighbour stole it :D )
GF2MX - in my brothers P3-450
GF4200 - my current card

I dont upgrade much, but I put them all to good use...

I had a Tseng something. and a CGA card!!!!! (did those have brands?)

Mangler
09-12-03, 06:04 PM
I won't bother listing any gfx cards that predates v1 so here's my list:

Voodoo 1
Voodoo 2
Riva 128, only used it a 2d card though
Geforce 1 256(sdr)
Geforce 2 GTS
Geforce 3
Geforce 4 ti4400
Radeon 9700pro
Radeon 9800pro

CaptNKILL
09-12-03, 06:28 PM
Here are all of the graphics cards (or integrated chips) any of my computers have used:

-Integrated 1mb VGA on Packard Bell 286 (long gone)
-4mb Scream'n 3d Rendition Verite 1000 by Sierra (still have this, with the box, manual and all the CDs!)
-2x Voodoo 3 2000 PCI (bro bought one for his P1 200Mhz to replace the rendition.... shortly after, I purchased one for my P2 400Mhz Gateway)
-Integrated 8mb STB Velocity 128 (Gateway lied to me about this..... the website said Riva 128, the invoice said Velocity 128...and it is the velocity.... was the first video I had in my first comp and its still running strong)
-Visiontek Geforce 2 GTS 32Mb (awesome video card... its in my old Athlon 750Mhz comp, which I sold to a freind... hes running UT2k3 on it, no problem!)
-Gainward Geforce 2 Pro 450 64mb (my brother's.... great card... being used by a freind)
-Gainward Geforce 4 Ti 4400 128mb (my brother's.... sweet card, still runing fine after a year and a half... although it was $300 when he bought it :eek: )
-EVGA Geforce 4 Ti 4400 128mb(amazing piece of hardware considering its over a year and a half old now..... too bad it fried and stuck me with the following...)
-PNY Geforce 2 MX 200 32Mb PCI (oh god.... lets just move on)
-EVGA Geforce FX 5600 256Mb (well, its better than nothing, but I would have rather had my Ti 4400 which is what this replaced..... it was free and the service was fast, so I cant complain too much.... its not EVGA's fault that Nvidia makes their cards slower as time progresses :rolleyes: )

Hopefully I can add a Radeon 9800 non pro to this list some time soon, I just need money.... Im accepting donations for the "Geforce FX survivors foundation", just PM me if you want to help a good cause
:D

The Baron
09-12-03, 06:38 PM
Cirrus Logic 2MB
Matrox Mystique 2MB, but upgraded to a WHOPPING 4MB! WOOH!
STB Velocity 128 4MB using the Riva 128 chipset
Diamond Monster 3D II 8MB (Voodoo2. Oh Yeahs.)
OEM TNT2 M64 16 megs
ATI Radeon VIVO 64MB (kicking it Old School ATI-with-God-awful-drivers style)
MSI GeForce 3 Vanilla
and here I am today.

John Reynolds
09-12-03, 06:56 PM
I can't remember all the 2D cards I had (Dynamite 128, Stingray 64, and others), but the 3D boards are as follows:

Voodoo 1
Voodoo 2
Voodoo 2, SLI
Voodoo 3 3000
Voodoo 3 3500
Voodoo 5 5500
GF2 Ultra
GF3 Ti200
GF3 Ti500
GF4 Ti4400
Sapphire 9700 Pro
VisionTek 9800 Pro

The one that made the greatest impact on me was definitely the original Voodoo. Next is a toss-up between the Voodoo 2 and the 9700 Pro, with the V5 in 3rd place due to its amazing anti-aliasing (amazing for its time).

Bubba
09-12-03, 07:01 PM
Kinda in order, kinda not. Pawned all of these off but the last.

Diamond Stealth 3d 2000 - 4mb
Creative Riva TNT - 16 mb
Diamond Viper TNT2 Ultra - 32mb
ATI Rage Fury Max - 64mb (I think it was, right? 2x 32)
Creative Geforce SDR -32 mb
Elsa Geforce DDR -32 mb
Matrox G200 - 16mb (?)
MSI Geforce 2 Pro - 64mb
Gigabyte Ref Geforce 3 - 64mb (review card from pacmandan)
Visiontek Geforce 4 - 128mb

They all served their purposes well except for the Geforce SDR- the fan cut out and the sucker fried on me. The Rage Fury Max looked real pretty, but was a pita to get working correctly, lots of glitches, and mediocre performance. The Matrox rocked my 2d world- that's no bs what they say about 2d quality with those. The MSI G2 pro oc'd like a mother. The Geforce 3 impressed me the most. The original TNT is still kickin in one of my friends machines.

yoladude
09-12-03, 07:06 PM
here's mine (omitting lowly built-in cards like on an old B&W Mac Plus):

built-in ati rage PRO (imac)
voodoo2 8mb (added to imac)
rage128pro (used in G4 at dad's work)
onboard prosavage8ddr
geforce4mx440se DDR AGP
Geforce4 Ti4200 (current card)

Dazz
09-12-03, 07:24 PM
4MB Cirrus Logic (AGP)
4MB Elephant Voodoo
12MB Creative Voodoo2 in SLI (24MB)
16MB Monster Banshee (PCI)
16MB STB TNT
32MB Elsa TNT2 M64 AGP(biggest POS!!)
32MB RADEON LE (only had for half an hour :D )
32MB Creative Geforce2 GTS
128MB ASUS Ti4400
128MB Sapphire RADEON 9800 (Current)

I got rid of my Radeon as at the time they where poor NT performers and XP was due out so sold it off, got 50% more then i paid for it :D

nyt
09-12-03, 07:38 PM
Back in the day (on my dx2-66 oveclocked to 80, 4MB ide cache, 16MB ram!! ;) ), I had an
-Orchid Fahrenheit! (S3 powered).
Then:
-Diamond Stealth64 (S3 again)
-Voodoo Banshee 16MB
-TNT2 16MB
-AIW Radeon (7000)
-Radeon 9500PRO

I suppose my next card will be R4x0 based :)

PS: do you guys remember being amazed looking at wintach benchmark running on 2d accelerated cards? :cool: