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Saintster
02-15-07, 09:00 PM
I have had every card since the first gforce with the exception of the 5 series. My favorite thus far is my current 8800 gtx. What's yours.

Bokishi
02-15-07, 09:01 PM
Of course the latest is the favorite.

j0j081
02-15-07, 09:22 PM
I really like my 7800gs. It's really nice considering it's AGP. Much cooler than the 6800s ran without the messed up decoder.

SlieTheSecond
02-15-07, 09:28 PM
GeForce 2 ti 200 ftw

kevJ420
02-15-07, 09:34 PM
the tnt 2 in 1999 because the voodoo 3 used only 16 bit color. but in my opinion 3dfx was superior every time before and every time after up until nvidia acquired them. i remember when i was 10 years old (in 98) and we had just got a new computer w/ a riva128, and the 1st 3d game i started up was the 1st turok and by the time i got to the menu screen i could see the riva 128 sucked. i was in shock it looked so terrible. add to that the riva128's poor compatibility and the voodoo2's superior speed (yet the image quality was superior too) made the 3dfx voodoo2 the best graphics chipset ever to exist. (or maybe the voodoo1 was or maybe they both were since they were the same things the v2 just had another tmu)
3dfx made the mistake of underestimating the system integrator market. they always dominated the retail market, but unfortunately the oem were the ones that counted. R.I.P. 3dfx. we all miss and love you and enjoy the memories of the 1st time we used a true 3d accelerator and of course your true fsaa, that to this day, 7 years later, is unrivaled and unmatched.

Redeemed
02-15-07, 09:39 PM
the tnt 2 in 1999 because the voodoo 3 used only 16 bit color. but in my opinion 3dfx was superior every time before and every time after up until nvidia acquired them. i remember when i was 10 years old (in 98) and we had just got a new computer w/ a riva128, and the 1st 3d game i started up was the 1st turok and by the time i got to the menu screen i could see the riva 128 sucked. i was in shock it looked so terrible. add to that the riva128's poor compatibility and the voodoo2's superior speed (yet the image quality was superior too) made the 3dfx voodoo2 the best graphics chipset ever to exist. (or maybe the voodoo1 was or maybe they both were since they were the same things the v2 just had another tmu)
3dfx made the mistake of underestimating the system integrator market. they always dominated the retail market, but unfortunately the oem were the ones that counted. R.I.P. 3dfx. we all miss and love you and enjoy the memories of the 1st time we used a true 3d accelerator and of course your true fsaa, that to this day, 7 years later, is unrivaled and unmatched.

That's the first I heard of this. 16xAA seems to work really well for me.

Maybe it is more of a preference thing?

GeniusPr0
02-15-07, 09:51 PM
Ti4200

|MaguS|
02-15-07, 09:55 PM
That's the first I heard of this. 16xAA seems to work really well for me.

Maybe it is more of a preference thing?

Ignore him hes a tool... he goes around posting the same ****...

Btw my favorite would be the 8800GTX haven't seen such a performance increase since the voodoo days...

CaptNKILL
02-15-07, 10:09 PM
Geforce 2 GTS, geforce 4 ti 4400, 6800 GT, 7900GTX, 8800GTX...

Those are the ones I was most impressed with. The only significant ones missing are the FX 5600 256Mb and the 7950 GX2. The 5600 was a replacement for my ti 4400 when it died... what a s**ty deal that was. That card couldn't play most games at low settings, when my 4400 (which was from the generation before it and had half the memory) breezed through them on high. And the GX2 just gave me too many headaches and not enough of a performance boost over the 7900GTX for me to consider it a good card.

The only other graphics cards that have spent any significant amount of time in my main system are my old integrated riva 128 8Mb in my gateway (which didn't get much use since it was before I knew how to get d3d and opengl drivers), my voodoo 3 2000 PCI and my Radeon 9600 Pro.

I think my favorite overall card would have to be the 6800GT though. That was a hell of a card and its still capable of playing the latest games without much trouble. It lasted me a good year and a half before I decided to upgrade for Oblivion.

Obviously the 8800GTX is a monster though. I never really expected to ever play a game released in X year at 2048x1536 with 16x transparency AA with a video card that came out that same year. Thats freaking nuts.

I'm sure if I actually wanted to (or had to) keep this card for a year or more it'd easily be my favorite card ever. I'm sure it'll be more than capable of handling anything for years to come, just like the 6800GT did.

I plan on ebaying it and going with an 8900 though to stay ahead of the game. Its probably easier in the long run to never get attached to a piece of hardware. :p

Belarnion
02-15-07, 10:23 PM
8800GTX
It's the only video card ever that I've been happy with. :)

Spartan 117
02-15-07, 10:29 PM
my favs are my 8800 GTX's SLI cuz its the fist time I acutally got a new generation of GPU;s that made a big difference from the previous generation

RussianHAXOR
02-16-07, 12:03 AM
I sure hope that the 8900GTX turns out to be the amazing OCr that the 7900GTX was.

Treason
02-16-07, 12:09 AM
Without a doubt the nVidia GeForce FX 5200 and it's ULTRA and LE derivatives. Kept nVidia afloat market-share-wise by selling millions during one of the company's darkest periods.

jAkUp
02-16-07, 12:11 AM
My 8800GTX of course... my 7800GTX 512MB cards were awesome as well. MY 7900's were Ok :o

Camp0rz
02-16-07, 12:12 AM
I don't want to alarm anyone, but I think kevpla1@cox.net might be a robot.

Q
02-16-07, 12:14 AM
6800 Ultra.

nekrosoft13
02-16-07, 12:34 AM
my favorite was ti4200, brings back some good memories.

Bman212121
02-16-07, 12:37 AM
That is definitely a tough question. My Ti4200 8x totally owned when I got it, once that card started to get old I bought my 6800GT within a month of it coming out, and that card absolutely rocked as well. I really like this 8800gtx, but it just seems like I haven't even been able to put a beating to it yet.

I think I'd say my 6800GT was probably the best because it destroyed everything I was playing. My TI ran unreal pretty good, but there is nothing like max settings AA AF and still sitting on the frame cap.

Saintster
02-16-07, 12:52 AM
[QUOTE=Qlitchford]6800 Ultra.[/QUOT

The 6800 Ultra was a great card. I remember I actually got the gt model first then the gt. The gt was such a great deal though overclock it and ultra card you now have an ultra. I still have my 6800 Ultra in a backup rig. My first evga card.:headexplode:

Saintster
02-16-07, 12:53 AM
my favorite was ti4200, brings back some good memories.


Those ti cards were some great overclockers also!

Saintster
02-16-07, 12:57 AM
That is definitely a tough question. My Ti4200 8x totally owned when I got it, once that card started to get old I bought my 6800GT within a month of it coming out, and that card absolutely rocked as well. I really like this 8800gtx, but it just seems like I haven't even been able to put a beating to it yet.

I think I'd say my 6800GT was probably the best because it destroyed everything I was playing. My TI ran unreal pretty good, but there is nothing like max settings AA AF and still sitting on the frame cap.

I remember just getting my 6800 gt and I was amazed how it just rocked with soldier of fortune deathmatch. I'm sure something will be out to test the 8800 series this year. I think that's why I like my current card the best it's just a very impressive piece of hardware. The other cards carry nostalgic value also!

CoolZone
02-16-07, 12:57 AM
6800 ultra.my all time favourite card.

Madpistol
02-16-07, 09:22 AM
Even though I have an 8800 GTX, I have to say that either the Ti 4200 or 6800 GT were my favorite cards. Both were amazing during their time, and I definately put them to great use. so I don't know. The Ti 4200 was my first "Hardcore" gaming card (before that, I had a wimpy Geforce 2 MX400) but the 6800 GT was a ton better, and it smashed the bejesus out of my FX5900.

Ok, the 6800 GT is the winner, and the reason is because I had it for over 2 years without upgrading it. It lived its life out well and was worth the $400 price tag I payed for it back in October '04.

nekrosoft13
02-16-07, 09:57 AM
Those ti cards were some great overclockers also!

i had one of those albatron turbo models, which OC'ed higher then most ti4600s

great times

SlamDunk
02-16-07, 10:10 AM
The first one I ever got: ASUS GeForce 2 GTS 32MB DDR, back in 2001.

The jump from Voodoo 2 to GF2 GTS was quite something :)