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post #21 of 89
460 saved Nvidias ass on sales during the bumpy Fermi cycle
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post #22 of 89
i cant decide from:
8800GT/9800GT: great price/performance ratio and was a BEAST in SLi! <3 G92
HD5970: the most powerful card money can buy. and still is.
4870X2: brought ATi back in the game. set the standard for dual GPUs!
    
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post #23 of 89
I would have to hand it to the 8800GTX. Nvidia brought CUDA and performance to the mainstream with the G80. It brought parallel computing to the average home desktop.
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post #24 of 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by djk11 View Post
460 saved Nvidias ass on sales during the bumpy Fermi cycle
Strangely enough, the 470's are selling like mad after the price drops in a local store. I'd like to assume that this is the case elsewhere as well.
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8800gt
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post #26 of 89
8800gtx
post #27 of 89
Hands down 8800GTX. Sure the Ultra was the king but its the same card just clocked a bit higher and practically all GTX's could clock up to Ultra speeds. 8800GTX set the precedent. I know several people STILL using them to game on today and perfectly content playing games on near max settings. At going on 5 years later, that's a feat I'd challenge ANY other video card to do...
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post #28 of 89
8800GTX and Ultra, the 5770 for being the best price/performance card for a while aswell as one to CF until the 460 came along, and the 460 for the price drop wars that ensued due to it aswell as best price/performance title and stir it caused.
5970 for reasons already stated, top of the boards baby.
 
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post #29 of 89
I would nominate either the GeForce 6800 GT and the Radeon X600 XT.

Mainly because these 2 cards ushered in the PCIe era of graphics.
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post #30 of 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by aznofazns View Post
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!
This. The 8800GTX was the biggest leap in performance from one generation to other we've ever seen. The HD4870 deserves an honorable mention for outperforming even 2 3870's, but nothing trumps the jump in performance the 8800GTX had over 7900GTX.
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