List all the GPUs you've ever owned

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by madgun, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. CtrlAltDefeat

    CtrlAltDefeat n00b

    Dec 21, 2010
    ATI 9800
    ATI X800XT
    AMD HD 6870
    AMD R9 290
    EVGA GTX 970 SSC
  2. Met-AL

    Met-AL [H]ardness Supreme

    Apr 9, 2002
    You haven't seen it all...

    S3 Virge
    ATI Rage II
    nVidia Riva TNT
    3dfx Voodoo
    3dfx Voodoo 2
    3dfx Voodoo 3
    Geforce 2

    these accelerators were from the most exciting era of 3d gaming.
  3. Limp Gawd

    May 26, 2010
    Am I the only one on this forum that had a Sierra Screaming 3D card (Rendition V1000)?
  4. currency_41

    currency_41 n00b

    Aug 15, 2011
    Hi, I've been a member here for a while but haven't really posted much. I'm looking to become more active on here so here is my list (in chronological order). I've been flipping computers and parts for a long time so I've had quite a lot of cards.

    My first video card ever: ASUS FX5200 128mb AGP
    BFG 6800 Vanilla 128mb (Unlocked to 16 pixel pipelines, 6 vertex shaders)
    2x EVGA 7800GT 256mb SLI
    BFG 8800GT 512mb
    Sapphire HD4870 1GB
    XFX 4870X2 2x1GB
    ASUS HD5850 DirectCU 1GB
    Sapphire HD4850 1GB
    Zotac GTX285 1GB "Infinity Edition"
    ASUS GTX480 1.5GB
    Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB SLI
    Palit GTX 460 1GB SLI
    Dell OEM HD5870 1GB
    Gigabyte GTX 1GB 560 Ti
    Diamond HD5970 2x1GB
    PowerColor HD6950 2GB Unlocked to HD6970
    MSI HD6970 2GB Lightning
    XFX HD6870 1GB
    EVGA GTX 570 1.24GB SLI
    Gigabyte GTX 660 2GB
    EVGA GTX 660 Ti 3GB
    3x AMD FirePro V5800
    AMD FirePro V5900
    EVGA GTX 560Ti 2Win 2x1GB
    Sapphire R9 280X 3GB with Kraken G10+Corsair H70 (currently own)
    EVGA GTX 680 4GB SLI FTW (currently own)

    It's been a great run for me, I've had the opportunity to own and use a ton of different cards and make money in the process. Being a PC hardware enthusiast has been incredibly rewarding for me and I never plan on stopping :D

  5. jsu718

    jsu718 2[H]4U

    Jun 29, 2001
    Matrox Mystique

    PowerVR Kyro

    Geforce2 GTS
    Geforce4 Ti4600
    GeForce 6800 Pci-E
    GeForce GT 440

    All-In-Wonder 128 Pro
    9800 Pro
    R9 280x
  6. brncao

    brncao Limp Gawd

    Jan 4, 2013
    Geforce 8600M GT
    Radeon HD 7950
  7. Etherea1

    Etherea1 Limp Gawd

    Nov 14, 2007
    Oh, the memories. My first few cards were all made by Diamond, like the Monster 3D 2, Viper 550 and 770. Apart from those early cards I can't remember which manufacturers I had. To me the late 90s 3D gaming was the most memorable since I was young and had lots of time to game. Now that I'm older I make enough money to afford the latest hardware but don't have nearly enough time to enjoy myself and play on it.

    Voodoo 2
    Riva TNT
    Riva TNT2
    Geforce 2 GTS
    Geforce 4
    Radeon 9800 XT
    Geforce 6800 GT
    Geforce 7800 GTX
    Geforce 8800 GT SLI
    Radeon 5870
    Geforce GTX 580
    Geforce GTX 680 SLI
    Geforce GTX 980 SLI (current)
  8. sabregen

    sabregen [H]ard as it Gets

    Jun 6, 2005
    trident isa 128k
    ati mach32 1mb
    s3 VirGE DX 4mb
    Original Monster 3D (Voodoo) 4MB (paired with ViRGE)
    Hercules Riva TNT2 16MB
    Guillemot/Hercules 3D Prophet GeForce256 32MB DVI
    Gigabyte GeForce 2 64MB
    Voodoo3 128MB
    ATi Radeon 9600XT
    Sapphire Radeon x800 XT PE 256MB
    ATi Radeon x1900 XTX 512MB
    eVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB
    eVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB SLI
    Radeon x1950 pro 512MB
    Radeon x1950 pro 512MB Crossfire
    ASUS GT260 896MB
    XFX Radeon 5850
    XFX Radeon 5850 CrossfireX
    MSI Geforce GTX570Ti
    eVGA Geforce GTX580 3GB
    eVGA Geforce GTX580 3GB SLI
    eVGA Geforce GTX580 3GB TRI-SLI
    MSI Geforce GTX670 3GB SLI
    MSI Geforce GTX670 3GB TRI-SLI
    XFX Radeon 5970 3GB QUAD-CrossfireX
    eVGA GTX780 3GB QUAD-SLI (hacked drivers for quad SLI function)
    eVGA GTX780Ti
    eVGA GTX680
    eVGA GTX690
    eVGA 750Ti

    I'm sure I've missed and handful and this doesn't include any of my SFF / HTPC / Gaming laptops / kids machines / Wife's machines. These were only on the primary gaming rig. I have had over 20 machines in my house at any given time but have paired it down to about a dozen for now.
  9. atifur.rahman

    atifur.rahman n00b

    Sep 22, 2014
    9800 GTS
    GTX 260 SLI
    ZOTAC GTX 560
    ZOTAC GTX 650
    MSI GTX 650 Ti
    Powercolor R9 270
  10. Steven85

    Steven85 [H]Lite

    Sep 10, 2010
    1998 - 3dfx Banshee, 16MB (great 2d, veeery bad 3d acceleration in complex scenes)
    2000 - Geforce 2 - MX 200, 64MB (my first truly 3D card, still bad though)
    2002 - Geforce 4 - MX440, 128MB DDR (noow we're getting somewhere, still relatively slow)
    2003 - Geforce FX 5700, 256MB (first performance card I ever owned)
    2006 - GF 8800 GTX, 768MB (my first high end card)
    2007 - GF 8800 GT SLI, 512MB each (sold my 8800 GTX for the same price that I got 2x8800GTs, best deal eva, almost doubling performance overnight)
    2009 - GTX 295, 896MB per core (first dual card I ever owned)
    2010 - GTX 460 SLI, 1GB each (sold the GTX 295, all to get DX11 support)
    2014 - GTX 970 SLI, 4GB (yeah it took me some time but I'm finally here, in the big leagues again, cue to my brand new 1440p monitor which needed feedin')

    ...damn, only now I realize how much of an nVidia fanboy I have been. While I have use quite many ATI/AMD cards, it was never the ones in my main rig. I even recommended quite many of those, but still it was never I that mainly used them.
  11. vividshock

    vividshock [H]Lite

    May 31, 2014
    2008-2010ish Diamond hd 4350
    2011- May 2014 Sapphire HD 5570
    2014 May+ Gigabyte gtx 750 ti
  12. zeroyon

    zeroyon n00b

    Aug 27, 2009
    My path was (for desktops):
    - Diamond Monster 3D (3Dfx Voodoo 1)
    - Nvidia Geforce 2 MX
    - Nvidia Geforce 4 Ti4200
    - Nvidia Geforce FX 5700 (what a shit card)
    - Nvidia Geforce 6600GT (AGP)
    - Nvidia Geforce 8800GTS (640MB ver)
    - Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 core 216
    - Nvidia Geforce GTX 580
    - Nvidia Geforce GTX 980

    I have never owned an ATI card, how sad.... My brother always got ATI cards while I always got Nvidia ones for some reason. I've also never owned top-tier cards until recently, I've always owned mid-tier or lower.

    My favorite card was the Ti4200. Ah, the countless hours of CS and BF1942 :)

    My first computer that my family bought, we got in October 1996... and it was a Pentium 166Mhz with the Voodoo1 inside, so I never knew what it was like to have a PC with no graphics card in it :(

    That reminds me of this video:
    Even Nvidia themselves thought that card was shit. I still think the FX-series was the most disappointing graphics card series ever.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2014
  13. lavaheadache

    lavaheadache Gawd

    Oct 19, 2011
    I own/owned 90% of all highend sku's. Not talking about wanna be highend's like gtx 670's and gtx 260 core 216's which I also have.

    Currently over 100. I haven't counted in a while.
  14. newparad1gm

    newparad1gm n00b

    Oct 4, 2014
    Voodoo Banshee
    TNT2 M64
    Geforce 2 MX
    Geforce 3 Ti 200
    Mobility Radeon 9800
    Geforce 8800 GTS
    GTX 280 (x2 SLI)
    Radeon HD 5870
    GTX 480 (x2 SLI)
    GTX 580 (x2 SLI)
    GTX 580 3GB (x2 SLI)
    Radeon HD 6970
    GTX 680 4GB (x2 SLI)
    Radeon HD 7970
    GTX TITAN (x2 SLI)
    Radeon R9 290X
    GTX 980 (x3 SLI)

    When I got the 5870 that was when I started having 2 machines, 1 mainly using NVIDIA parts and the other using AMD parts.
  15. plinko

    plinko Limp Gawd

    Sep 13, 2001
    GeForce 2 Pro
    GeForce 4 Ti4200
    GeForce 6800
    Radeon 4850
    GeForce GTX 285
    Radeon 6870
  16. dandragonrage

    dandragonrage [H]ardForum Junkie

    Jun 5, 2004
    A few old cards I can't remember - I think I had a Trident 9660 (or 9440? something like that) amongst other things - nothing exciting
    Matrox Mystique 4MB PCI
    Voodoo3 2000 (slightly overclocked, woo)
    Geforce2 MX
    Radeon 8500
    Radeon 9500 Pro
    Geforce 6600GT
    Geforce 7600 Go (laptop)
    Geforce 7800 something-or-other
    Geforce 8800GS
    Geforce GTX 460
    Geforce GTX 570 - still only one process node behind, lol
    Radeon 5450 - just for general purpose usage, heh (not a replacement for the 570)
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2014
  17. Ryokurin

    Ryokurin [H]ardForum Junkie

    Aug 14, 2001
    A Cardex VL-Bus card
    A Paradise Systems card (think it was PCI)
    ATI 3D Rage Pc2TV
    Voodoo3 3000
    Geforce 2 MX
    Geforce 3 TI
    ATI 9600
    Geforce 6600
    Geforce 9600
    AMD 5770
    AMD 280
  18. McClintoc

    McClintoc [H]ardForum Junkie

    Sep 27, 2005
    3dfx Voodoo 3 2000
    Nvidia Mx 440
    ATI All-In-Wonder something (was a POS)
    *can't remember if there was a card between these 2*
    Nvidia GeForce 5500 FX
    Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT
    Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra (used)
    ATI Radeon HD 3870
    ATI Radeon HD 4870
    ATI Radeon HD 6870
    ATI Radeon HD 7870
    ATI Radeon R9 270x (current but might be about to upgrade to a 290x)
  19. Cmdrmonkey

    Cmdrmonkey Gawd

    Jul 19, 2004
    matrox millennium
    Geforce 256 DDR
    Geforce 3
    Radeon 9700 Pro
    Radeon X800 Pro
    640mb Geforce 8800 GTS
    1GB/256-bit GTX 460
    GTX 780 Ti

    I don't upgrade often. A card needs to be pretty groundbreaking and/or have amazing price/performance to get my attention. Also my upgrades are getting less frequent. I got almost four years out of both my 8800 and 460.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2014
  20. Dead Parrot

    Dead Parrot 2[H]4U

    Mar 4, 2013
    Whatever chip was on a OSI Superboard II single board computer
    Commodore 64
    Monochrome Text Adapter in a IBM PC won at a job fair
    Hercules clone
    VGA clone
    After this, just substitute one of the earlier rather complete lists. It won't be far off and I don't remember all of what I owned after the first VGA clone anyway.
    Current main PC card is a GTX460.
  21. Vexorg

    Vexorg [H]ard|Gawd

    Jan 2, 2001
    Hmmm... I've pretty much stuck to NVidias for as long as I can remember.

    3DFX Voodoo 1 (this was back before NVidia was really a player in the market)
    NVidia Riva 128
    Riva TNT
    GeForce 256
    GeForce 2
    GeForce 3 Ti 200
    GeForce 8600 GTS
    GeForce GTX 260
    GeForce GTX 660 Ti
    GeForce GTX 970 (about two weeks ago.)

    In the meantime, I did have a laptop with an ATI chipset in it for a while (which I believe was a Radeon X300 mobile.)
  22. Trackr

    Trackr [H]ard|Gawd

    Feb 10, 2011
    Main GPU:

    1995-2000 - 486 3D GPU (Don't know which, I was 5)
    2000-2004 - Voodoo 3 3000 (First real, high-end GPU)
    2004-2005 - Geforce MX 440 (Didn't know anything about hardware at the time)
    2005-2008 - Geforce FX 5200 (Couldn't afford anything better)
    2008-2011 - Geforce 8800 GTS SLi (Finally was able to afford this)
    2011-2013 - Geforce GTX 480 SLi (Were great until they overheated)
    2013- Now - Geforce GTX 660 SLi (My babies. Cool, silent, powerful)

    Other GPUs:

    Geforce 6600 (Bought for secondary rig)
    Geforce 8400 GS (Bought for Mom's rig)
    Radeon HD 2600 (Bought for Sister's rig)
    Geforce 9600 GSO 512 (For F@H)
    Geforce 8800 GTS 640 (For F@H)
    Geforce 9800 GX2 (For F@H)
    Geforce GTX 280 (For F@H)
    Radeon HD 6950 (Bought for HTPC)
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2014
  23. xBanzai89

    xBanzai89 [H]ardness Supreme

    Aug 24, 2007
    7900 GT -> 7900 GT SLI
    8800 GTS 512MB (G92)
    HD 4770
    HD 5770 -> HD 5770 Crossfire
    GTX 560 Ti
    HD 7950
    HD 7850
    R9 290

    The 8800 is still my most favorite card.
  24. GDstew4

    GDstew4 [H]ard|Gawd

    May 16, 2006
    My first PC that was my own to use had an 8MB AGP card
    Buddy lent me his Radeon 7500 to play CS on LAN
    Bought my own ATI 9500 Pro to play UT2k3
    Sapphire X1950XT
    XFX HD5770
    Gigabyte GTX670
  25. Kaos_Drem

    Kaos_Drem Gawd

    Oct 16, 2004
    Riva TNT2
    BFG MX440
    Chaintech Ti 4200 AGP X8
    Chaintech Ti 4600
    Sapphire Radeon 9800pro
    Diamond Radeon 9600pro
    XFX 7800GTX
    EVGA 8800GTS 512
    EVGA GTX 260
    Galaxy GTX 470 x2
    EVGA GTX 480 x2
    Galaxy GTX 660
    EVGA GTX 680
    EVGA GTX 780 x2
    EVGA GTX 750Ti
    Sapphire Radeon HD 7950
    Sapphire Radeon R7 260X
    Sapphire Radeon R7 250X
    Sapphire Radeon R9 285X Compact
  26. cthulhuiscool

    cthulhuiscool 2[H]4U

    Mar 15, 2006
    Geforce 4 MX 420 -> Geforce FX 5200 -> ATI x800 pro -> Nvidia 7200 gs (placeholder for switch to pci e) -> Nvidia 7950 gt -> Nvidia 8800gts 512 -> (period of laptop gaming because of college) -> AMD 7750 -> Nvidia GTX 660 ti -> Nvidia 640gt (short downtime) -> Nvidia GTX 670

    next on the list, gtx 960? waiting on the specs to finally come out on that guy.
  27. schizrade

    schizrade [H]ardness Supreme

    Feb 15, 2003
    I come from a time before GPU's and VGA cards... *swirling mists*
  28. PCunicorn

    PCunicorn [H]ard|Gawd

    Mar 26, 2013
    GT 240 2012
    GTX 260 2012
    HD 4890 2013
    GTX 770 2014
    R9 290 2014

    These are the GPUs I have used in my main computer, in that order (I only started building my computers and using custom parts in 2012, and was on a low budget at first, which is why I had crap like a GT 240 in 2012).

    I also have a GTX 460 I got less then a year ago and have yet to find a use for.
  29. madgun

    madgun [H]ard|Gawd

    May 11, 2006
    Great to see people have used such a large diversity of cards.

    I guess I would classify this thread as a trip down the memory lane!
  30. Liquid_Static

    Liquid_Static Gawd

    Feb 9, 2013
    GeForce 2 MX400
    Radeon HD 6770M
    nVidia GTX 560ti
    nVidia GTX 660ti
    nVidia GTX 670
    nVidia GTX 670x2
    nVidia GTX 780x2
    nVidia GTX 780ti
    nVidia GTX 980
  31. OrAnGe

    OrAnGe Gawd

    Nov 27, 2000
    S3 Virge (graphics decelerator)
    Riva 128
    Riva TNT ( 3 different versions of these because of the problems... if I remember right)
    Voodoo 3 1000 agp (strange version in a Compaq.. not the 3000)
    ATI Radeon 32mb (Many problems)
    ATI Radeon 8500 (good)
    ATI Radeon 9800 (awesome)
    ATI Radeon x700 (short lived)
    Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTX (3 years of fantastic performance)
    AMD Radeon 4870 (Awesome, though I thought it was the cause of a stutter and I sold it. It was not the problem)
    Nvidia Geforce 580 GTX (This is a Galaxy card and has been perfect... but aging)

    That is roughly 8 years on those last three cards.

    After all of my experience with ATI / AMD cards I really want to stick with Nvidia now. If the next set of AMD cards take a dump on the current Nvidia 970 / 980, I may switch back. I'm not loyal to either, but the drivers have been wonderful for me on these Nvidia cards... no fuss.

    I cringe thinking about the rage and confusion I had with my first Radeon 32mb. Counter-Strike and Quake 3 performance problems had me raging while my friends Geforce and Geforce 2 performed beautifully.

    The posts I made on here in 2001 were probably terrible. Most of my posts contain alot of rambling .... I'll stop.
  32. devil22

    devil22 2[H]4U

    Jan 1, 2003
    Yea you wouldn't think this thread would be that interesting, but I find myself reading each post like it's the next chapter in some nail biting thriller. :)
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2014
  33. marezmichael

    marezmichael [H]Lite

    Dec 27, 2012
    AMD Asus Matrix Radeon HD 4850
    AMD Asus Matrix Radeon HD 5870(xFire)
    AMD HIS Radeon HD 6850
    AMD Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 6950
    Nvidia Asus Matrix gtx 285
    Nvidia EVGA gtx 9800
    Nvidia EVGA gtx 295
    Nvidia EVGA gtx 580(SLI)
    Nvidia EVGA FTW gtx 760(SLI)
    Nvidia EVGA gtx 770(SLI)
    Nvidia EVGA gtx 780(SLI)
  34. evilsemaj

    evilsemaj n00b

    Sep 22, 2011
    3dfx Voodoo1
    nVidia Riva TNT
    3dfx Voodoo2 (x2) SLI
    nVidia Riva TNT2 Ultra
    nVidia GeForce 256 DDR
    nVidia GeForce 2 Ultra
    nVidia GeForce 3 Ti 500
    nVidia GeForce Ti 4800
    nVidia GeForce4 440 Go (Dell Inspiron 8200)
    nVidia GeForce 6800 GT
    nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX (x2) SLI
  35. J3RK

    J3RK [H]ardForum Junkie

    Jun 25, 2004
    C64 VIC
    Amiga Agnus and Denise
    Plantronics EGA 350
    Plantronics EGA 480
    Generic 256K Cirrus (I think) based VGA
    Generic 512K Cirrus based VGA
    Orchid ProDesigner II 512K
    Cirrus Logic VESA 1MB Local Bus
    Orchid Fahrenheit 1280 2MB VESA Local Bus
    Tseng Labs ET4000W32P PCI
    Matrox Millenium 4MB PCI
    Matrox Mystique (Mistake :D ) 4MB + Matrox M3D Power VR Series 2
    Matrox Mystique 4MB + Canopus Pure 3D Voodoo 1 6MB
    Diamond or Creative (can't remember) Nvidia Riva 128 AGP + Creative 12MB Voodoo 2
    Diamond or Creative (can't remember) Nvidia Riva 128 AGP + 2x Creative 12MB Voodoo 2 SLI
    Creative 16MB TNT
    3DFX Voodoo 3 3000 AGP
    Creative 32MB TNT 2
    Creative GeForce 256
    Hercules GeForce 2 GTS (gorgeous blue card)
    Elsa GeForce 3
    Some brand of GeForce 3Ti (think it was a Prophet 3 as it was also blue)
    Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti 4600
    ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    ATI X800 XT
    2x GeForce 6800 GTs SLI
    Radeon X1950 XTX (whichever had the decal of Ruby on it with white fan shroud)
    GeForce 7900 GTX
    BFG (I think) 2x GeForce 9600GT SLI (in a secondary machine)
    BFG (I think) GeForce 8800 GTS
    XFX GeForce 9800 GT (in a secondary machine)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 260 (the higher memory bandwidth version was it 448 or the like?)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 260 x2 (same as above but SLI)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 280
    XFX GeForce GTX 295
    Sapphire (I think) Radeon 5770
    MSI Radeon 6870
    GeForce GTX 460
    GeForce GTX 560 Ti
    GeForce 650 Ti (in HTPC)
    GeForce 660 Ti
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970
    MSI GeGorce GTX 1070

    That's the progression of things. Of course I've had multiple systems with variations on several of these, split and combined SLI setups to and from multiple machines, and had some oddball VGA cards that I can't remember off the top, but these are all of the ones along the way that were memorable in some way.

    I think what this really says is that I'm getting old. :D Old, and yet my memory is holding up pretty well...
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2016
  36. drklu

    drklu 2[H]4U

    Jul 15, 2013
    Pallit Gtx 480
    EVGA Gtx 680
  37. Sulphademus

    Sulphademus Limp Gawd

    Mar 18, 2010
    For my primary rig:

    Matrox Mystique 4MB
    nVidia RIVA TNT2 Ultra 32MB
    ATi Radeon DDR 64MB
    nVidia GeForce 4200Ti 128MB
    nVidia 7300GT 128MB
    nVidia 8800GTS 320MB (should have gotten the 640 version, as I upgraded to a higher rez monitor shortly thereafter)
    ATi HD4870 512MB (later added a 4650 to drive a 3rd monitor)
    AMD HD6970 2GB

    The 4200 was probably my favorite overall.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2014
  38. Jake

    Jake [H]ardness Supreme

    Mar 17, 2000
    This is what I remember:
    s3 Virge
    Monster 3d Voodoo 1 (Computer City a looooong time ago)
    Creative Labs Voodoo 2 12MB SLI (through an employee purchase when I worked retail)
    Geforce 256
    Geforce 2 GTS
    Geforce 3
    ATI Radeon 9700 Pro (first card I could find in my Newegg order history 9/2002)
    Geforce 7950GT (newegg 9/2006)
    Geforce 9600GT (newegg 3/2008)
    GTX 285 (googlegear or zip zoom fly maybe?)
    HD6970 (newegg 11/2011)
    GTX670 (Microcenter I think)
  39. horrorshow

    horrorshow [H]ardness Supreme

    Dec 14, 2007
    I've participated in these lists many times so I'll just list the most memorable ones:

    Geforce 2 GTS 64mb
    Geforce 4ti 4200 128mb
    AMD 6950 2gb (current)

    Those three cards stayed in my rig the longest. (2+ years)