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Alright, I hope I searched thoroughly enough to see if this existed but no finds so I'm on it!

I want to know your guys votes for hall of fame graphics cards...i'm talking innovation and impact on the market. NOT just he most powerful, i mean sometimes they might have been but just overall impact on the market.

For all the fan boys I'm aware that this is semi-subjective but i still wanna hear.

FOR EXAMPLE. I've been in the loop since the 1XXX came out with ATI...i think that was same as the 6XXX series for Nvidia. Some cards I would nominate are

7900GX2 (first dual core card, even tho mostly bombed)
8800 GT the first CRAZY budget card...it's SLI scaling was industry changing
2900 XT was just a FRICKEN WORK HORSE!
3870X2 was the first dual core card to REALLY work effectively and altered "the most powerful card" ladder
GT200b (GTX 260-295) The were the first to bring 3D to gaming
5870 & 5970 brought enough power to finally support more than 1 monitor gaming

let me hear your votes!
Edited by TheCondor13 - 12/28/10 at 3:43pm
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definately 8800 GT, really opened up pc gaming
5xxx series cards (1 gpu=6 monitors?!??!?)
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still got a 6xxx nvidia card, maybe even an fx4xxx
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8800GT would be at the top of my list.
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Id nominate the GTX 460, not just because I own it but because it is an awesome budget card and gives great performance for the price.
    
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seconded on the 8800's for gaining CUDA as well, first GPUs we could fold on effectively
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post #7 of 33
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Originally Posted by Mmmmbaato View Post
Id nominate the GTX 460, not just because I own it but because it is an awesome budget card and gives great performance for the price.
you're not the first person i've heard say that. I've heard it be called fermi's 8800GT. cause it's pretty unbelievable for price itself. (no I don't have proof cuz it was co-workers and friends that said it)
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Radeon 9700 should be a nominee
The original Geforce 256 was also a lot faster than its competition
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post #9 of 33
GTX 460 has been pretty good and has had a lot of good things done to it.

i don't really agree with including an entire series (GF100) - they were OK.

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Originally Posted by TheCondor13 View Post
you're not the first person i've heard say that. I've heard it be called fermi's 8800GT. cause it's pretty unbelievable for price itself. (no I don't have proof cuz it was co-workers and friends that said it)
i tend to agree here. pretty darn powerful and can OC well.
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I remember being blown away by the performance of my geforce 2 back in 2000 or so. It made half life and counterstrike run and look awesome! (or at least awesome for back then...). I honestly remember thinking that graphics didn't need to get any better than they were in half life and that the point of diminishing returns had been reached.
    
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