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why isn't anybody nominating 6600gt ,it was a turning point in gfx cards history.....it defined what the consumer can get from a budget mid range card and soon it was followed by 8800gt/9600gt and now gtx 460.....so u see it was the start of mid range beasts......
Guess you missed my post up there......
 
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post #63 of 89
5870 because it offered the performance of the last gen's dual cards while having reasonable power consumption and offering DX11 first or 8800GTX simply because it was and still is a great card.
post #64 of 89
I think the 4670 also deserves some spot in the hall of fame.
For it´s low power draw it certainly had some kick.
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post #65 of 89
I would say the 8800GTX was the most influential as it was like one of the cards that everyone bought or at least saw.
post #66 of 89
Well the Geforce 2 MX/Pro series was the first to give access to budget and enthusiast models to allow budget people to get a dedicated card that could perform reasonably (around 2000/1)

ATI – Radeon All-in-wonder cards – TV capture on board – great idea.

EDIT - and more recently the GTX460 for the sheer scaling in SLI or HD6870 for Xfire scaling
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post #67 of 89
I know it's over ten years old, but I say throw the original Voodoo in here, and the TNT 2 also.
post #68 of 89
The first batch of 40nm DX11 cards from ATI (redwood/evergreen/cypress). HUGE performance/watt/price ratio. Just look at the millions of units sold in such short of time. They still have a stranglehold on the low power/HTPC market. The 5700 series and up dominated until finally the GF104's got released. The 5700 series was so strong that OEMs requested that it be rebadged as 6700 series. The 5970 still #1, and it's been quite a while.
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Nvidia's first dual gpu cards! the 7900 gx2 and the 7950 gx2
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8800 GT/GTX/Ultra

HD 5970 for being the top in raw FPS

GTX 480 for first card to be decent at tessellation
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