Most aesthetically appealing Video Cards of All Time?

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  1. s3rvb0t

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    oops, it actually is the 5900!
     
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    the A300 is the 5800 Ultra. the A350 is 5900 Ultra (even though they typo it as A250 in the article)
     
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    oh wow, I don't even remember which one I had now.
     
  4. dr_drift

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    I had one of those. I wouldn't say aesthetically appealing as much as 'low octane nightmare fuel.' wtf is that thing with the glasses?
     
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    I don't own the V5 6000, but I do own a V5 5500 PCI.
     
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    Bump because this is a great thread that needs some updating with all the nice looking GPUs we've had over the past few years, and because it looks like Nvidia copied this design with their RTX FEs.
     
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    Any other answer is misguided at best :p

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    First card I ever spent $300 on. Tyan 9800 Pro. Blue PCB when every other 9800 Pro was red.
     
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    This was the last AGP card I ever owned and thought it looked damn good too!!! Gainward 6800GT 256Mb AGP 8X.
     

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    Nah I raise you...


    Yeston 5700xt Waifu Edition ftw!

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    I have that 9700pro version of that Tyan Tachyon. I bought it based off a review here in Hard|OCP. I still have it in my collection.
     
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    what all else you got in your collection anyhow?
     
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    I miss colored pcb :(. Blue ones were my favorite.
     
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    ATI Rage II
    Diamond Monster 3D Voodoo Graphics
    3dfx Voodoo 3 2000
    Leadtek Winfast Geforce 2 Pro
    Tyan Tachyon 9700 Pro
    ATI All In Wonder X800 XT
    ATI X1900 XTX (x2 Crossfire)
    eVGA Geforce 8800 GTS 320MB
    XFX Radeon HD 6850 (x2 Crossfire)
    Gigabyte Geforce 970 G1 Gaming
     
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    Actually gonna say the Radeon VII. Super clean, minimal and modern design. I was hoping it was a sign of things to come with subsequent AMD reference cards. (but I still like the look of the 5700 XT Anniversary nevertheless)
     
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    I like the more modern clean looking cards. But honestly I don't care since I ripping it off and putting a water block on them which look far more sexy compared to any stock cooler.
     
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    Honestly, none of that really old shit really looks all that appealing. Most of it looks as dated as it really is.

    Among the older cars that do look good are the Titan X and Titan Xp cards.

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    I like the simple and generally clean lines of these cards.

    An honorable mention goes out to the GeForce 9800GX2.

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    For newer cards, I think the GIGABYTE RTX 2080 Ti Aorus Xtreme 11G is one of the most visually striking of them I've seen in awhile.
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    Here is one in action. This is in my own personal machine.
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    The MSI RTX 2080 Super Gaming X-Trio also looks damn good as well. Brent reviewed one here.

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  25. magnetik

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    tbh I liked the looks of original founders edition cards (gtx 690?) when they came out. Everything else at the time looked like a clown show or had too much going on.
     
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    Not even the nVidia GeForce FX 5800 Ultra w/ Green Translucent Shroud ?? :(

    don't do this to me :(
     
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    That one is alright, but the bulk of the older cards typically have small and uninspiring cooling, green, orange or brown PCB's, huge components and just aren't all that pleasing to look at aesthetically.
     
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    XFX R9 290X Black DD Edition
     
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    Still like the look of my old X1900XTX.

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    I would throw it in my PC now just to see if I could get it working on Win10 and see how it handles new games, hah.. but no DVI or DVI to HDMI/DP adapters that I can find for my monitor. That card ran BF2 and FEAR maxed out pretty well though for sure at 1280x1024.
     
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    I realize nostalgia may play a role in this, but I've always been a fan of the 7950 GX2. The 9800 GX2 and GTX 295 didn't quite have the same "wow" factor with the PCBs being hidden by the shroud. Of course it's a design failure with one card being completely choked for airflow, but this was a decent idea at the time when card TDPs were much lower. It's truly unique.

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  34. erek

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    it came from the factory that way though!
     
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    I can't say I like it at all.
     
  36. GiGaBiTe

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    I had a 280X version of this card. While they looked nice, the fans were garbage. I had to replace both of mine several times due to bearing failures. The card eventually died completely and I got an RX 570 as a replacement from XFX which was nice.
     
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    Even though I have a hard on for the Radeon Vii, the 2060 wins this easily. The current founder cards are quite remarkable as they are however the 2060 line features power connectors on the posterior of the card. This makes for a completely seamless build and allows the card to be viewed without interruption.

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    industrial design home run.