What type of latest high-end ATI or Nvidia graphic you have? "Year 2005+"

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What type of latest high-end ATI or Nvidia graphic you have? "Year 2005+"

  1. Both Radeon HD 4800 series & GeForce 200 series

    4 vote(s)
    3.5%
  2. Radeon HD 4800 series

    37 vote(s)
    32.7%
  3. Radeon HD 4600 series

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Radeon HD 3800 series

    12 vote(s)
    10.6%
  5. Radeon HD 3600 series

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  6. Radeon HD 2900 series

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  7. Radeon HD 2600 series

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  8. Radeon X1900 series

    4 vote(s)
    3.5%
  9. Radeon X1800 series

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Radeon X1600 series

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. GeForce 200 series

    9 vote(s)
    8.0%
  12. GeForce 9800 series

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  13. GeForce 9600 series

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  14. GeForce 9500 series

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  15. GeForce 8800 series

    28 vote(s)
    24.8%
  16. GeForce 8600 series

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  17. GeForce 7900 series

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  18. GeForce 7800 series

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  19. GeForce 7600 series

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  20. Not on the list!

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  1. XMAN26

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    WOW!, I thougt I had owned alot of cards. Fergot to list 3x V2 12MB cards I've had over the years, currently only got 1 left. Need the V2s for some games as D3D and OGL support in the glide based games sucked. U and UT anyone?
     
  2. Scali

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    For me it's something like this:

    * Onboard Hercules/CGA/Plantronics
    * Western Digital Paradise 256 kb 8-bit ISA SVGA
    * Western Digital Paradise 16-bit 256 kb (expanded to 512 kb later) ISA SVGA
    * Diamond Speedstar Pro VLB 1 mb (CL5428)
    * Diamond Stealth 1 mb PCI (Trio64)
    * Matrox Mystique 2 mb PCI
    * Matrox Millennium G450 AGP
    * Asus GeForce2 GTS 32 mb AGP
    * ATi Radeon IGP340M
    * ATi Radeon 8500 64 mb AGP
    * Club3D Radeon 9600Pro 128 mb AGP
    * Sapphire Radeon 9600XT 256 mb AGP
    * BFGTech GeForce 7600GT 256 mb PCI-e
    * Club3D GeForce 8800GTS 320 mb PCI-e
    * Intel X3100 IGP

    These are the cards/chips I've all used in my main machine(s) for a certain period of time.
    Cards I've also used include:
    * Apocalypse3D PowerVR2 PCI
    * Matrox Millennium G200 8 mb AGP
    * Hercules Kyro II 32 mb AGP
    * AOpen GeForce 6800LE 128 mb AGP
    * XFX GeForce 6800XT 128 mb AGP
    * Asus Radeon X1800XT 512 mb PCI-e
    * Asus Radeon X1900XTX 512 mb PCI-e
    * XFX GeForce 9800GTX 512 mb Black Edition

    Where are the Voodoo cards you may ask? Funny enough I never bought one, because at the time I still developed software renderers. The Mystique was the first 3D accelerator in my PC, but it was never very useful because it didn't support Glide or OpenGL/MiniGL, and Direct3D was very limited (mostly because it didn't have enough memory).
    The GeForce2 GTS was the first card I actually used as a 3D accelerator, and at that time I switched to developing with Direct3D.
     
  3. Dave Baumann

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    I've still got lots! :)

    I've got a fair few 4800's as well, but that happens when you're product managing them! :p
     
  4. Davros

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    Is that an offer dave ;)
     
  5. Rys

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    Mmm, a "mine is bigger than yours" competition that I'd legitimately win :lol:
     
  6. ChrisRay

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    Maybe! :)
     
  7. XMAN26

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    If you goto the bottom of Page 4, you'll see where and why the previous posts happened.
     
  8. Moloch

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    It's on page 3 now, noob :p
     
  9. XMAN26

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    Learn how to count man, post #97, page 4. So who is the noob? :)
     
  10. BRiT

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    Already posted a major reason previously in this thread Post #65 -- bang-per-buck.
     
  11. Shtal

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    The video cards I had! - My History :)

    Trident PCI 1MB
    Trident PCI 2MB
    Matrox Mystique PCI 4MB
    ATI Rage Fury 128MB AGP
    ATI (R100) Radeon All In Wonder AGP
    ATI Radeon All In Wonder 9700Pro
    ATI Radeon All In Wonder 9800Pro
    ATI Radeon HD 2600Pro
    ATI Radeon HD 3870
    ATI Radeon HD 4850 (Overclock edition)

    Here is the list of the video cards didn't work out for me.
    Nvidia Geforce 2 GTS
    ATI (R200) Radeon 8500
    ATI Radeon All In Wonder X800XT
    Nvidia Geforce 8600GT


    I played with many others such as 3DFX Voodoo2 etc. But not my personal.
     
  12. Scali

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    That depends on when you bought it.
     
  13. Moloch

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    You are, since you didnt get it- I use 40 posts per page, which used to be highest per page.
    *changes it to the new highest, 75*
    Aye, he's a nutter if he doesnt know why.
    When nvidia has to severly drop their prices to match ati it should be obvious that Ati is offering huge bang for buck, far better than nvidia was before they adjusted their prices when they realized that Ati just opened a can of woop ass on them
     
  14. BRiT

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    I bought my card about 1 month ago. So before and after Nvidia dropped $150 - $200 off their cards, AMD still has the better bang-per-buck offering.
     
  15. Scali

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    Based on what exactly?
    Just price (and if so, what was the price difference between your card and the closest competitors, and what were these competitors?), or do you also take things like features, performance, power consumption, driver stability etc into account?
     
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    I paid RM1300 (~375USD) for a 2900XT. I still stand by it. It's extremely stable, it's the best goddarn workstation card for its generation in XP, and the build quality is remarkable.

    Back then the Geforces weren't even a choice- extremely thick thermal paste here, shoddy drivers there, no Quadro mods too, and yet I was supposed to pay RM1500 (~432USD) for a GTS.

    Value is relative. I understand that a lot of people would not see it in my perspective, but if I were to choose again it would not be different.
     
  17. Davros

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    right now in the uk the price difference between the 4870 + 260 is £10
    the 260 being the more expensive (in case you didnt know ;))
    some manufacturers are offering a 10year warranty which makes up for it a bit

    how long a warranty can you get on ati cards ?
    gf4200ti died after 18months
    9800pro died after 18months
    gf6800gt died after 18months

    so warranty is important to me
     
  18. BRiT

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    I based it on all five and then some, price, features, performance, power consumption, driver stability, and warranty. The Visiontek AMD card came with a lifetime warranty. The AMD card is a better value.

    I haven't had any black-screens or CTDs like I had with my Nvidia 8800 GTX.
     
  19. Davros

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    power consumption ?
    arnt people complaining about that ?
     
  20. BRiT

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    For the massive increase in performance, especially in 8xAA mode, I'm fine with the power consumption in regards to my 8800GTX.

    [​IMG]
     
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