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The video card that changed things

Poll Results: Which card had the greatest impact

 
  • 43% (50)
    Voodoo Graphics (first 3d accelorator)
  • 5% (6)
    Voodoo 2 SLi (first multi card)
  • 5% (6)
    Riva 128 (first intergrated 3d/2d card)
  • 6% (7)
    TNT (32bit color in 3d)
  • 0% (1)
    Rage Fury Maxx (dual GPU)
  • 4% (5)
    Geforce 256 (Hardware TnL)
  • 1% (2)
    Geforce 3 (Shaders)
  • 10% (12)
    Radeon 9700pro (FP24 Blending)
  • 7% (8)
    Geforce 6800Ultra (HDR, FP32 Aplha Blending)
  • 1% (2)
    Radeon 1900XTX (shaders over Textures)
  • 13% (15)
    Geforce 8800GTX (unified shaders)
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post #1 of 42
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Pick the card that changed the industry the most, poll to follow
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post #2 of 42
zero contest.
    
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post #3 of 42
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how so?
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post #4 of 42
9700Pro definatly, it was such a massive performance jump and really got ATI onto the market
post #5 of 42
Voodoo was the first 3d, and when they were around, they were the best. It was a massive jump in graphics back at that time...
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post #6 of 42
The first gfx card made, brought us all these cards today. Not including the little upgrades along the way.
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post #7 of 42
Can't really put the 8800 series in there.....nothing has been shown to take advantage of them yet. So it hasn't changed anything at present.

I'd say the Voodoo2 myself.....the earliest idea to SLI / Crossfire
 
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post #8 of 42
I went with the original Voodoo (primarily because I'm old enough to remember those days)

... kids on the forums I swear.

Multiple GPU's are not IMO a milestone for graphics performance or availability. SLI is seldom cost effective and really only useful to those with an insatiable need for the "best" or folks getting suckered into buying '1337' 7600GS SLI systems
    
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post #9 of 42
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i remember the Voodoo myself, im 20 but i still remember it, our IBM got an upgrade thanks to my dad being nice lol, but each of these cards brought something the last generation didnt have in them, which is why alot are listed. I personally say the Voodoo Graphics was the king of them all, it enabled 3d to be playable in Quake on Hardware mode if anyone else remembers.
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post #10 of 42
I have to say the ATI 9700 Pro as well. I used to have a 9800 Pro and loved it, it was way ahead of its time.
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