Most aesthetically appealing Video Cards of All Time?

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by erek, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. RazorWind

    RazorWind 2[H]4U

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    I really dig nvidia's higher end reference designs the last couple generations, like the 10 series founder's edition and the Titan V.
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    I'm also a sucker for dual GPU cards, like this 295x2...

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    Or this GTX 690. I'd love to have a Titan Z in my collection, but I can't really justify spending $800 on one just to look at it.
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  2. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    NVIDIA really did hit a homerun with the so-called "Titan" cooler when Kepler 2.0 was launched. Turing is clean, simple, and functional, but I can't say it's as "aesthetically pleasing" as the prior iterations of that cooler.
     
  3. erek

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  4. erek

    erek 2[H]4U

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  5. Mchart

    Mchart 2[H]4U

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    Bro, you haven't lived until you've used the FX 5800 Ultra.

     
  6. erek

    erek 2[H]4U

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    is that yours?
     
  7. HAL_404

    HAL_404 Limp Gawd

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    lol ... vacuum cleaner
     
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  8. RazorWind

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    That's pretty cool. Do you have a bare-die GPU to use in that testing board?
     
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  9. erek

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    I wish!

    These don't belong to me, but I know who has them

    prices are a little high for me to consider, plus they only seem to want to trade... the one card i couldn't bare to part with, the Voodoo5 6000
     
  10. ssj925

    ssj925 n00b

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    My favorite:

    GTX 480
    GTX 295 Red Edition
    Titan V/Xp series

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    I kinda like the Radeon VII as well.
     
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  11. ThatsAgood1jay

    ThatsAgood1jay [H]ard|Gawd

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    The Genesis of my PC gaming life started with this card, when I won one by playing CS:S on their hosted servers. I had to build an entire new computer as the Dell my dad had still only had AGP. RIP BFG, and the 7800GTX is the GOAT in my book.
     

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  12. Mode13

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    Ahhh CS:S... simpler times.. better times..

    Not far from from ThatsAgood.. my favorite is the XFX 7950GT Passive... I still have it and it still works. Though, I always just dropped a 120mm fan on it so it would run insanely cool (never really topped 60C) and whisper quiet relative to other cards of the era.

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    Beautiful card in it's time, and quite expensive for 20 year old me.. sadly it got absolutely crushed by the soon to be released 8000 series... I flipped a lot of burgers for my 7950 during college lol
     
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  13. brinstar117

    brinstar117 Limp Gawd

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    The following pictures are of a different member's card, but I had a similar setup with a reference PNY Geforce 8800 GT with custom RAM / mosfet aluminum heatsinks and a passive Arctic Accelero S1 cooler. The custom heatsinks were made by someone named "Iandh" but I don't remember if they were from Hardforum. The sheer practicality along with the silent operation for a fairly high performance card of the day made it my favorite by appearance and by actual use.

     
  14. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    AGP version. My last AGP video card. Used in the last PC I had with a single core CPU, too.

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