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SteveL
03-28-03, 10:21 AM
Couldn't decide which graphics card forum to put this in, but, as the majority on my list are nVidia cards this seemed like the right place :p (okay i know there are more 3dfx cards than any other but they don't seem to count anymore)
Don't know if this has been done before (apologies now if it has) but with recent events in the 3D card market, I have been doing some serious pondering about which company will get my money when I (soon) upgrade my card. While I was thinking about this I started to think back to all the 3D cards I've ever had and would be interested to know how you guys have 'progressed through the ranks'

My list starts with the earliest and ends with the present day...


Matrox Millennium / Orchid Righteous 3D (3dfx Voodoo1)
Matrox Millennium 2 AGP / Creative 12MB Voodoo2 x 2 (SLI)
3dfx Voodoo3 3000 16MB AGP
Elsa Geforce SDR 32MB AGP
3dfx Voodoo5 5500 64MB AGP
Elsa Gladiac Ultra (Geforce2 Ultra) 64MB AGP (complete with blurred text and wavy lines)
Creative 3D Blaster Ti4400 128MB AGP


I'm sure some of you guys have had at least double the amount of cards I have had and would love to see which ones...

Not too much gloating please !! (hehe) :D

Captain Beige
03-28-03, 10:51 AM
Rage Fury - first ever card (previously onboard)
Vanta 2 - POS I bought for a second computer. 16MB and was worse than 4MB shared onboard I usd to have.
AIW Radeon - absolutley fantastic
Radeon 9700 Pro - returned due to teething problems and I was too CPU limited
Radeon 9500 Pro - amazing

Hanners
03-28-03, 10:53 AM
S3 Trio64V
ATi Rage II C+DVD
3Dfx Voodoo1 (Diamond Monster3D)
3Dfx Voodoo3 (never worked properly, so replaced by...)
ATi Rage Fury 32Mb
ATi Radeon VIVO 64Mb
ATi Radeon 8500 64Mb

CaptNKILL
03-28-03, 12:19 PM
Here are all the cards that I have used in my personal comp:

Integrated Riva 128 8Mb
3dfx Voodoo 3 2000 PCI 16mb
VisionTek Geforce 2 GTS 32Mb
EVGA Geforce 4 Ti4400 128Mb


In my brother's comps (same house):
Some integrated 1mb POS in our first 1995 packard bell
Sierra Rendition Verite 1000 4Mb EDO
3dfx Voodoo 3 2000 PCI 16Mb
Gainward Geforce 2 Pro 64Mb
Gainward Geforce 4 Ti4400 128Mb

hehehe.... I'll never forget the first time I tried the Quake 2 demo on my brothers brand new $100 Voodoo 3 2000. That looked and ran so amazing on his 200Mhz Pentium MMX. Within a MONTH after I saw that, I had a new Voodoo 3 2000 in my 400Mhz Pentium 2 Gateway. Ive loved ALL of my cards (besides that Riva 128.... that thing didnt work in any accelerated games) over ythe years.

shmall
03-28-03, 12:26 PM
In oder from my first one:

2MB 16bit video card (no name)
Voodoo 1
Voodoo 2
TNT 1
TNT 2 ultra (Hercules)
GeForce 256
GeForce 2 GTS
GeForce 3 (Elsa 920)
GeForece 4 Ti4600 (creative labs)
ATI 9700pro (Crucial)

I would like to add up all the money I have spent on Graphics cards over the years :eek: :)

At least I have been able to sell my old cards to help pay for the new :)

Simon.

-=DVS=-
03-28-03, 12:35 PM
1. unknown 512kb
2. unknown 1MB
3. some ATI rage3d match64 ... 2MB
4. unkown Voodoo 1 4MB
5. Creative Voodoo 2 8MB
6. Creative TnT 2 Ultra 32MB
7. Oem Deal Radeon DDR256 64MB
8. Oem Deal Radeon 8500Le 64MB
9. LeadTek Geforce 4 4400Ti 128Mb
10. ATI HQ Radeon 9700Pro 128MB

NV35??
R400?? :D

GlowStick
03-28-03, 12:57 PM
Hehe,

On my first Packard Hell it came with some Savage product

Then i added a Creative Labs Voodoo2(12mb)

Then on my next comp i had 2x Wicked 3d Voodoo2 (12mb) and a Riva TNT

Then I Change to a Radeon DDR32MB -same rig that 2x wicked 3d was on

Then to a Gf3 Ti200 what i use now. (the ti200 is on a completely diffrent rig


I also have a cuple Gf2MX's laying around for spare parts to test things when my friends bring their *broken* computers to me heh.

Uttar
03-28-03, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by -=DVS=-
NV35??
R400?? :D

Unless you really want to buy vaporware, I'd suggest the NV35.
Because the R400 is cancelled. And something kinda similar won't be seen before 2004.
Sounds like ATI does have something to compete with the NV35, though. But details are rare :(


Uttar

-=DVS=-
03-28-03, 01:22 PM
Originally posted by Uttar
Unless you really want to buy vaporware, I'd suggest the NV35.
Because the R400 is cancelled. And something kinda similar won't be seen before 2004.
Sounds like ATI does have something to compete with the NV35, though. But details are rare :(


Uttar

Any links on Cancellation thinggy ? as far i as i know its gonna be next product after R350 , sure next year if you like :rolleyes: but not cancelled :p

GlowStick
03-28-03, 01:32 PM
What was the specs of the R400? Other than "d00d its a 1337 NV35 killer."

In the Inq's Artile "Facts about nv35" i think they may have hit the bullseye with the R9600, where is it already? Maybe they will launch it when we see the 9800's

Grrrpoop
03-28-03, 01:43 PM
1. Cirrus Logic 5446v 2mb (first branded card I can remember, was ok-ish, had enhanced video playback or something, mpeg acceleration built-in)

2. Matrox Millenium 2 8mb (loved this when I got it, first card with alleged 3D acceleration, but it was v. limited. 2D was superb)

3. Matrox m3D 4mb (PowerVR 3d-only card, Ultim@te Race ruled :cool: )

4. 3Dfx Voodoo2 12mb (Fantastic at the time..)

5. 3Dfx Voodoo2 12mb SLI (:D even better lol)

6. ATI Rage Fury 32mb (loved the dvd playback on this, had weeks of fun trying custom driver sets, and the games ran really good too. Damn thing burnt out and forced me to get..)

7. nVidia GF2mx 32mb (Served me well, got me through Deus Ex and other games which the Fury suffered under :))


Still using the GF2mx, looking at upgrading to the ATI 9700np realistically, and hoping the 9800pro will force a drop on 9700pro prices to a level where I can afford one :D well.. I can dream lol

Nothing from nVidia is exciting me right now the way the GF3 and GF4 did.. but the nV35 looks like it could kick ass so if I haven't upgraded by then maybe a nV35 derived card could wind up in my case. But not if it has FlowFX, my case is already too loud and that's with a passively cooled GF2mx :eek:

BladeRunner
03-28-03, 03:29 PM
Virge 2d PCI

Orchid Righteous 3D Voodoo 1

Voodoo 2 SLI

Voodoo 3 2000

Creative Geforce DDR

Asus Geforce 2 GTS

Asus Geforce 3 (x2)

Radeon 8500 (ATI built)

Nvidia Reference Geforce 3 (x2)

Nvidia Reference Geforce 3 Ti500 (x2)

Leadtek A250 Ultra (Ti4600)

Gainward Ti4600 GS (x2)

Asus Geforce 4 Ti4600

Connect 3D Radeon 9700 Pro

Sapphire Radeon 9700 pro

Reference Geforce FX 5800 Ultra


Nothing has impressed me more since than the voodoo 1 over the software rendering before it.

I considered the original Geforce DDr an unfinished "beta" product, many issues when it was new and the heat was never truely solved.

GTS 2 was how it should have been to begin with

Radeon 8500, (another "beta" release but more drivers than the hardware).

Radeon 9700 a truely great card, and probably the one I'm most impressed with overall after the Voodoo 1

Fx I'm currently using is just fine, but mainly because I'm not having to use the FX flow cooler.

ricercar
03-28-03, 04:17 PM
PCI
Alliance ProMOTION AT3D Eng Ref Board
ATI Rage 3D Pro
ATI Radeon 7000
eVGA GeForce2 MX400 model nv60
MATROX something

AGP1.0
eVGA GeForce4 MX440 model nv72
NVIDIA NV11 (GeForce2 with TNT2 BIOS) Eng Ref Board
NVIDIA NV15 (GeForce2 GTS) Eng Ref Board

AGP2.0
NVIDIA NV18 (GeForce4 MX) Eng Ref Board
NVIDIA NV18 (GeForce4 MX) Eng Ref Board
NVIDIA NV20 (GeForce3) Eng Ref Board
NVIDIA NV25 (GeForce4 Ti4600) Eng Ref Board
NVIDIA NV25 (GeForce4 Ti4600) Eng Ref Board
NVIDIA NV25 (GeForce4 Ti4600) Eng Ref Board
NVIDIA NV25 (GeForce4 Ti4600 Ultra) Eng Ref Board

AGP3.0
NVIDIA NV28 (GeForce4 Ti4800SE) Eng Ref Board
NVIDIA NV28 (Quadro 980 XGL) Eng Ref Board
PNY GeForce FX 5800 Ultra

EDIT: deleted non-3D cards to stay on topic

SteveL
03-28-03, 06:46 PM
thanks for the feedback so far, I think my most memorable moment was when I saw GLQuake for the first time, running at 640x480 on my Voodoo1. I'd seen screenshots in magazines and thought they were fake somehow. But, they were'nt. PC's could finally handle non jerky, non blocky games for the first time :)

also, seeing Quake2 running at 1024x768 on a Voodoo2 SLI for the first time was pretty unforgettable as well


Any more ??????

:D

RobHague
03-28-03, 06:48 PM
- Creative 3DFX Voodoo II 16mb
- Creative Riva TNT 16mb
- 3DFX Voodoo3 2000 AGP 16MB
- Sparkle Riva TNT2 M64 32MB
- Guillemot Geforce 256 SDR 32MB
- Compaq Quadro 2 MXR 32MB
- MSI Geforce 3 Ti200 64MB
- nforce2 Geforce4 MX IGP (what im using right now until i get the below)
- TerraTec GeforceFX Mistify 5800 Ultra (128MB DDRII) (the one i own now)

Think thats them all really i think. I almost wet myself when i got the Voodoo II and started playing Power VR racing :D lol those were the days. 3D cards without coolers! Nothing came close to beating the feeling of seeing a 3d accelerated game so far :( well the dawn demo was the closest but thats about it.

muzz
03-28-03, 07:01 PM
Some onboard crap
S3 virge pci
Xpert 98 8mb( rage pro)pci..( using it right now...DOH!)
Some card went here.. I returned it because of anomalies( S3 something maybe)
Rage fury 16mb( rage 128)
Radeon 32mb
Rad 8500 _ BBA retail
9700pro-BBA retail


Some other old 1 or 2 mb crappy card that I can't remember.

jAkUp
03-28-03, 07:25 PM
some onboard ****
diamond stealth 3d II 4mb
diamond monster 3dII (8mb voodoo2)
some ****ty geforce2mx 32mb 400
evga geforce2mx 64mb 400
evga geforcefx 128mb

Steppy
03-28-03, 08:30 PM
2D

onboard monochrome
onboard CGA
add-in EGA
Built-In VGA
Trident 1 meg ISA VGA
a couple Trident 1 meg PCI Super VGA

3D

A 3dblaster PCI
A Rage Pro 4 meg
A voodoo 2
A TNT2 Ultra
Radeon 32 DDR
Radeon 8500


8500 still holding strong, won't be upgraded till games start to chug at 1024x768 with 16x aniso(they all still run fine at these settings currently).

Cotita
03-28-03, 08:42 PM
ATI Rage 3d pro 1st 3d card!!!
Nvidia TnT (gift)
Matrox M3d
Intel 740
Voodoo2
Voodoo banshee
Voodoo3
Nvidia TnT2
Geforce 2GTS
Geforce2mx400 (gift)
Geforce3 ti200 (My favorite)
Geforce4mx 440 (gift)
Geforce4 ti4600

I recently sold the ti4600 and kept the ti200 for the time being, so I can get either a radeon9800 or maybe a nv35

heedory
03-28-03, 10:05 PM
prduct my rate
intel I740 7
riva vanta 3 really crappy..
riva tnt2 m64 8
riva tnt2 pro 5
geforce2 mx 9
geforce2 gts 6
geforce2 pro 5
geforce3 ti200 8
geforce4 ti4400 7
geforce4 ti4600 8

the most impressive thing was gf2 mx...
it was a great product, indeed..

sbp
03-28-03, 10:41 PM
Voodoo 1
Voodoo 2
Diamond Riva 128 4 meg
Creative TNT
Creative DDR GeForce {later sold to brother-in-law)
Creative GeForce 2 GTS {after 1 1/2 years of use, it just died one day}
32 meg Radeon DDR {still in use}
Voodoo 5
Gainward GeForce 3 Ti500
Abit GeForce 4 Ti4600 {bought it used}
Future card: TBA

Clockwork
03-29-03, 03:10 AM
I'll start with the card that I actually added in (also coincidently put in the first pc I built. The systems before that were all premanufactured junk):

Creative Labs Banshee 16mb AGP (Voodoo Banshee Chipset)
Diamond Viper V770 Ultra 32MB (nVidia TNT2 Ultra)
Hercules 3d Prophet DDR 32MB (GeForce 256)
ATi Radeon ViVo 64DDR (ATi Radeon/R100)
ATi Radeon 8500 64MB (ATi Radeon/R200)
ATi Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB (Ati Radeon/R300)

Skinner
03-29-03, 05:37 AM
Ok:

Voodoo2 SLi
TNT1 Viper550
Voodoo3
TNT2 Ultra Guilemot
Matrox G400 Max
GeForce1DDR Creative
GF2Guilemot 64mb
GF2Ultra Gainward
Radeon64 mb
GF3 Leadtek
GF3Ti500 Hercules
Radeon 8500 128mb
Matrox Parhelia 256 mb
GF4Ti4600 Asus
Radeon9700
TerratecGFFX5800 Ultra

Leadtek A350 GFFX5900Chrome edition 256 mb ;)

Darth Rancid
03-29-03, 08:53 AM
Skipping the ancient 2D things, we begin:

STB Nitro 3D (2Mb ViRGE/GX) - Nice 2D, nice but unusably slow 3D

Cyberia 3D (4Mb Voodoo Graphics) - Voodoo! Need I say more?

Creative Labs Banshee (16Mb Voodoo Banshee) - Great, until games started using big textures.

Diamond Viper II Z200 (32Mb Savage2000) - Quirky, invincible in some games, crappy in others. Nonexistent support. But hey, who said anything about playing fair? Still, I liked it.

3dfx Voodoo5 5500AGP (64Mb dual VSA-100) - Big, slow, reliable, nonexistent support.

Creative Labs Gf3Ti200 (Geforce3Ti200) - Did not run in my computer. Ran fine in the 4 others I tried it in. My mainboard is to blame. No solution found. V5 back in place and still running.

Thats it!...
Next might be Radeon 9500Pro if I build a new system soon, or possibly a Deltachrome if I wait untill the end of the year...

Darren555
03-29-03, 08:59 AM
1. Ati Expert98 8mb - Put me off Ati for a long time - No OpenGL
2. Wicked3D Voodoo Banshee 16mb - Wonderful card
3. Hercules Xentor TNT2Ultra 32mb- 32bit colour!
4. Creative Geforce2 32mb DDR - Poor overclocker
5. Leadtek Geforce2Ti 64mb DDR - Great overclocker!
6. Leadtek Geforce4Ti4400 128mb DDR - An early one so it didn't overclock too well but at last I could see all the tests on 3DMark2001. Got me hooked on AA though
7.Crucial Radeon 9700Pro - Am not disapointed!!! Fantastic in every department; 2D,3D,DVD Playback. Even drivers!