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You're disrespecting a great GPU. Even though we're still largely in DirectX 9 times, that card is still fine for the DirectX 9 titles of it's time. We're spoiled these days by high resolutions, widescreen aspect ratios, and AA levels, when back then, it was lower resolutions, 4:3, etc., and it still does fine in those regards. I felt around ~2007 is when it started dropping off, but it still played many games even then (just at lower resolutions/detail levels).

I still have my GeForce 6800 GS AGP. I once unlocked it and overclocked it and ran it as an Ultra, but it has some snow here and there, so I think the pixel shader I unlocked was faulty. That card (and a motherboard) were actually put under water... and not water cooling, but in water in the sink! I think I need to put some oil on the fan now as it sounds pretty loud/awkward, but it (and the motherboard) work fine.

It's one of my favorite GPUs, probably because it was one of my first gaming ones. I did have a GeForce 4 Ti 4200 w/AGP8x before, but it was so old when I got it, so the GeForce 6800 GS was the first "real" gaming card I had for the time. Far Cry and Doom 3, especially the former; the lighting, shaders, and water were something else at the time. I've probably never had experiences of awe like that since. Crysis might come close.
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I remember the 6600GT too. THAT was the card to have on a budget ... A64 4000+ were the thing to have and if your A64 3000+ couldn't do at least 2.6Ghz, you sucked. biggrin.gif

I remember staying up all night waiting for Newegg to list the 7800GT and 7800GTX. Released them a little after midnight EST. Dunno why I remember that ... I wasn't even a member of OCN yet and just used the GameFAQs Computer/DOS message boards. biggrin.gif
Edited by The Pook - 10/9/11 at 11:34pm
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certainly the 6800 series, the NV40 GPU are among the most important,
the first GPU to support SM3.0 (which still relevant today) while ati was stuck with SM2.0b and so on,
performance was great to...
it was also the moment of transition from AGP to PCI Express...


as for the 6600GT I had one for a few days, but at the time I thought a 6800LE with some OC and unlocking was a far better deal wink.gif

anyway, 2004 was great year, Far Cry, Doom 3, Hl2 Geforce 6800 and many other interesting things
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The 256MB 6800GT was my first ever GPU upgrade from an MX440 that was able to play Doom 3 at decent settings with. Sold mine for about ~$70 when I replaced it with two 512MB 8800GT video cards (~$240ea) on my first ever computer build.

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I just remember the bottom falling out when NewEgg had some refurb 6600GTs for at least 2-3 weeks at $69.99 when retail was still ~$150. There was a wave of 6600GT owners and a wave of 6800 owners with their noses in the air in response ... me being one of them biggrin.gif
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Ahh the 6800GT... good times. Back when 1280x1024 was an "enthusiast" resolution biggrin.gif.

I remember being absolutely blown away by the graphics in Doom 3, the Nalu demo and especially 3DMark05.

I kinda agree with Garnet, the steps forward since then have been significant, but nothing has ever really "wowed" me quite like going from my MX400 to my 6800GT.

Man I loved that card. I ran one basically from 2004 to 2008. I think that's actually the longest I've owned any single card to date.
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This thread is lame. You remember back 6-7 years.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pvp309rcp;15244151 
The 256MB 6800GT was my first ever GPU upgrade from an MX440 that was able to play Doom 3 at decent settings with. Sold mine for about ~$70 when I replaced it with two 512MB 8800GT video cards (~$240ea) on my first ever computer build.

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If you still have it I will buy it for my AGP rig:D
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pook;15243402 
my S939 was a Biostar TForce 6100 ... before I bought my 6800GS I used the IGP to play BF2 at 800x600 all low at about 17FPS redface.gif

Mine was your computer's little brother! biggrin.gif just the integrated version of your card haha.

I also had a biostar board with a 6100 IGP for my socket 939 3700+ and it ran world of warcraft like a beast, I soon switched to a 7900gs which was the first gpu I bought on my own( and still have).

If you guys want to get nostalgic I remembered when I convinced my dad we should get a better graphics card for games and we got a " 64 MB Geforce 2 MX"

The box itself looked amazing and the card was incredible. That was only about 11 years ago. Now my dad is convinced that running integrated 4200 on the mobo I gave him would be better then the 9800GT I also gave him..... Needless to say for the sake of my little brother's gaming expirence I made my dad install the 9800 GT. Which is another superior card.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Princess Garnet;15244009 
You're disrespecting a great GPU. Even though we're still largely in DirectX 9 times, that card is still fine for the DirectX 9 titles of it's time. We're spoiled these days by high resolutions, widescreen aspect ratios, and AA levels, when back then, it was lower resolutions, 4:3, etc., and it still does fine in those regards. I felt around ~2007 is when it started dropping off, but it still played many games even then (just at lower resolutions/detail levels).

I still have my GeForce 6800 GS AGP. I once unlocked it and overclocked it and ran it as an Ultra, but it has some snow here and there, so I think the pixel shader I unlocked was faulty. That card (and a motherboard) were actually put under water... and not water cooling, but in water in the sink! I think I need to put some oil on the fan now as it sounds pretty loud/awkward, but it (and the motherboard) work fine.

It's one of my favorite GPUs, probably because it was one of my first gaming ones. I did have a GeForce 4 Ti 4200 w/AGP8x before, but it was so old when I got it, so the GeForce 6800 GS was the first "real" gaming card I had for the time. Far Cry and Doom 3, especially the former; the lighting, shaders, and water were something else at the time. I've probably never had experiences of awe like that since. Crysis might come close.
Man I remember the first time I saw far cry water. I so amazed


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