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I'm also going to vote for 8800GTX. There was simply no other single GPU that delivered such a drastic increase in relative raw performance. And despite being released way back in 2006, it's a still a relevant card today that can handle most new games at decent settings.

What other card completely destroyed the previous generation so badly? A single 8800GTX demolished 7900GTX SLI as well as X1950XTX Crossfire. And it brought DX10!
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4870 x2 for me.
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i know its a tad over the 10 year mark, but the GeForce 256 is one of the most significant cards, it started the entire nvidia line and introduced major developments in the whole industry
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8800 ultra for being a beast and gtx 285 for 4-way sli
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rdrdrdrd View Post
i know its a tad over the 10 year mark, but the GeForce 256 is one of the most significant cards, it started the entire nvidia line and introduced major developments in the whole industry
Its close enough in my opinion and yea I would def say being the first 256 bit and DX3d 7 supported GPU would make it worthy of a nomination.
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I am trying to remember the name of the first Video card with a unified shader architecture. That is my nominee time to go do some research lol

Ok so the 2900XT or to be technical the xenos gpu in the xbox 360 (r600)
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3DFX Voodoo 2, it introduced SLI which led to Crossfire, which led to dual GPU's on one card. Someone actually got their Voodoo 5 to run Resident Evil 4/5 I believe. Kind of funny and awesome at the same time.
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8800 Ultra hands down
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post #19 of 89
GeForce 8800 Series. Four-years-old and still new enough to play most modern games in Medium and even High settings. It delivered a massive amount of performance that was unheard of in 2006/07.

I think a good contender is also the Radeon HD 6850 because of its balance of high performance, low power, low noise, and a low price tag. For less than $200, you get a card that can play most games maxed out at 1920 all while being power efficient.
    
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Teh ultra.
    
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