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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 #31 of 42
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Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
Umm...just so you know..the 6800 wasn't the first to have HDR. My 6600GT did HDR, too.
he probably meant the 6 series in general but just used the 6800 since it was released b4 the 6600
post #32 of 42
I'll never forget that TNT2 Turbo--allowed me to play Dark Forces II after buying it and discovering the old, 4mb 3-D accelerator "add-on" card I had didn't cut it for that game. Yup, the good ol' add-on card. I think it was a Voodoo card--don't remember exactly which though. All of 4mb it had. But like others say, gaming probably hasn't been as much fun since.
    
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post #33 of 42
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I was in middle school back then also, but my dad was a computer person, so i used his, i remember when the Athlon came out, my dad went and bought a brand new AThlon 650 to replace our old comp, i almost **** myself that day
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Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
Umm...just so you know..the 6800 wasn't the first to have HDR. My 6600GT did HDR, too.
the 6600 is based on the NV40
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post #34 of 42
I remember back in the day when all my games could make do with a 4MB video card. Enjoyed the games more too.
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post #35 of 42
I still have a voodoo 3D card in my computer.... well not the computer i use but ... i still have one
    
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post #36 of 42
the voodoo for sure. I still gut my diamond card and the voodoo3 with the tv tuner.It played FF7 great
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post #37 of 42
16mb TNT 550 Viper (Diamond); total awe with Windows 95 (eons ago) in my old ultra modern Micron P2 400 !
Still in the garage (final resting place of parts). peace
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post #38 of 42
ahhhhh

Voodoo graphics.


It was the basis for all 3d harware and started it all.


How could you not agree it was the best/first
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post #39 of 42
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i voted voodoo, lol
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post #40 of 42
The original Voodoo cards were absolutely incredible... the first video card I used was a Voodoo Banshee on Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight. I was absolutely amazed at the 3D graphics (first time I had seem them on an actual computer). And, the game actually ran faster on the 3D settings because it was utilizing the GPU's power.

The Radeon 9700 Pro was revolutionary. I don't think anyone will argue that point. Its release in Q3 2002 shocked the public by a bandwidth of almost 20 GB/s, compared to other high end cards which couldn't do half that. It was the first card to really support DX9, which would come to be the standard of games for years to come (and still is for the most part). And believe it or not, this was the first card to actually support HDR as well (source).

I voted for the 9700 Pro, but both of these cards revolutionized the computer gaming experience IMO.
    
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