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post #71 of 113
Every graphics card I ever owned is not on that list. lol.

ATI Graphics Ultra Pro
ATI Graphics Pro Turbo
Matrox Millennium
3DFX Voodoo
3DFX Voodoo 2
Matrox Millennium G200
ATI 9800XT
Nvidia 8800 GTX
Nvidia 580 GTX

Out of all of those cards the Matrox Millennium was probably the most ground breaking. 5 years after it was released it still competed with all the newer higher end windows 2d cards out there and beat many of them. I still think it's the most epic video card when it was released, ever produced because years later, the competition still couldn't beat it.
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post #72 of 113
That list is pretty much in the order I owned all those cards

Except after the 8800 I went to the $300 cards: gtx280 -> 480 -> 480sli ---> 780?


Which makes me think the $300 cards have a little longer useful lifespan than the $200 card, and might be the better buy.
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post #73 of 113
3650 ddr2 lasted me 3 years(still running), it saw alot of CSS and BF2 Indeed. biggrin.gif
now my 560ti is gona see alot of BF3 (maybe CS:GO) biggrin.gif
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I should have got a GTX 460 instead of a GTX 550Ti frown.gif
    
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post #75 of 113
Lol Iv owned 9 of those ones listed.
Still have 5 of them around some where in boxes.

Im surprised the Voodo 2 isnt on that list tho.
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Lol, looks like I'm rockin' a piece of history in my sig rig thumb.gif

yh its ultimate VFM
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post #77 of 113
Yes, the 7600GT was a great card and I'm glad it was mentioned.
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post #78 of 113
had a

5770
geforce 8800gt (s) though which as still a great value
6600gt
460 1gb and 768
and a 9600

many all the memories smile.gif
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post #79 of 113
The 5770 has to be the best bang for the buck out of all of them. I owned a few of the other cards but never got the kind of performance for the money like I got out of this one.
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Before the Ti 4200, I had only Geforce MX cards (2 MX, 4 MX). The Ti 4200 was ground breaking compared to those, and it ran circles around the Geforce MX series.

After the Ti 4200, I started splurging for more expensive solutions. I got an FX 5900 (waste of money) followed shortly after by a Geforce 6800 GT, which was probably the best card I've ever owned. What was cool about it is that it was simply a downclocked 6800 Ultra, so as soon as I got the card, I immediately overclocked it to 6800 Ultra levels and left it there for 2 years. It ran twice as fast as the FX 5900 or the Ti 4200 easily, it looked better, and to top things off, it lasted for years without a replacement. That was a nice card to have. However, since I bought the 6800 GT for $400, it didn't fall into the value segment of the market. It was definitely an enthusiast card.

After that it's been 2 enthusiast solutions: 8800 GTX and HD 5870. The 8800 GTX was stupidly fast, and if it hadn't died on me 2 years into its life cycle, it would have easily beaten the 6800 GT for the title of "best card I've ever owned." Thank god eVGA sent me a 9800 GTX+ to replace it.

And now, my HD 5870 has been a nightmare. I'm currently on my 5th card in 2 years because the damn thing either dies, arrives from RMA DOA, or the cooling solution goes out. In fact, it's now on a Arctic Cooling solution because the fan was going out again, and I didn't want to have to RMA it again. What a joke.
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