Your video card history

NeghVar

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We had a thread going in the World of Warcraft forums about this.
So I figured I'd start it here too. Anyway...
As best you can recall, what is your video card history?

Make&Model/Interface/memory
Trident, ISA, 512KB
Diamond Stealth 64, VLB, 2MB
S3 Trio64V, PCI, 2MB
Matrox Millennium, PCI, 4MB
Matrox Millennium G200, PCI, 8MB
Hercules GeForce 2 GTS Pro, APG 2x, 64MB
PNY GeForce 4 ti4400, AGP 4x, 128MB
BFG Geforce 7800 GTX O.C., PCIe 16x, 256MB
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850, PCIe 3.0 16x, 1GB
XFX Radeon R9 380X, PCIe 3.0 16x, 4GB
 
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criccio

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Been a few threads like this but...

Voodoo 3 3000 (Flash with Mac BIOS)

9 Years Later getting into PC's

XFX GeForce 8800GT
XFX Radeon 5770
2x AMD Radeon 6970 in Crossfire
MSI GeForce GTX970
MSI GeForce GTX1070
EVGA GeForce RTX2080 S
 
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VirtualMirage

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Here is my list from newest to oldest. It gets a little fuzzy past the Voodoo cards.
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 FE
  • MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Hawk
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 275 FTW Edition
  • XFX GeForce GTX 260 Black Ed. Core 216
  • ATI All In Wonder 9700 Pro
  • Gainward GeForce 4 Ti 4600 (replaced GeForce 3 that had compatibility issues)
  • Gainward GeForce 3 Powerpack Golden Sample
  • 3DFX Voodoo 5 5500
  • 3DFX Voodoo 3 3000
  • Diamond Viper V550? (Nvidia Riva TNT)
  • Diamond Stealth (owned multiple models)
  • Tandy video
 

exlink

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  • OEM Matrox G400
  • OEM Nvidia GeForce 2 MX 32MB
  • Sapphire ATI Radeon 9800 128MB
  • BFG Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT 256MB
  • BFG Nvidia GeForce 7800 GS 256MB
  • EVGA Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB
  • EVGA Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB
  • EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB
  • Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5870 2GB
  • EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 3GB
  • Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB
  • EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 3GB
  • Sapphire AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB
  • EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB
 
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Zepher

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From what I can remember, I know some are missing but I can't recall what they were.

Amiga:
Video Toaster 4000
Picasso VI

PC:
Some Trident card
ATI All-In-Wonder
ATI All-In-Wonder Pro
ATI 7000
Matrox Millennium II
ATI 9600XT
Nvidia 6800
Nvidia 7800
ATI 1950 Pro
Nvidia 9600GT
Nvidia 9800GT
Nvidia GTX 260
Nvidia GTX 285
ATI HD5850
ATI HD6950
ATI HD7970
Nvidia GTX 980 SLI
Nvidia GTX 1080Ti FTW3
 

chameleoneel

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Ooh, a list thread!

Sapphire Radeon 9000 pro 64mb. Played lots of Dungeon Siege, Morrowind, Max Payne, Red Faction, etc.

BFG Geforce 4 Ti 4200 which was clocked like a 4400. Although framerate potential was better: Image quality was noticeably worse than the 9000pro and it was Direct X 8 instead of 8.1 so some newer games such as Max Payne 2 lacked visual FX. I would have sold the card, but Doom 3 caused it to overheat and fry. I went back to the 9000 pro for awhile.

MSI Geforce 6800 non ultra. AGP. It was supposed to be some limited edition with an all copper cooler and cool artwork. It was delayed like 2 months. When it finally arrived it was dead on arrival. took another 2 months and they sent me a more standard looking 6800. But it was able to unlock the extra rendering pipe and texture unit : ) Image quality was a million times better than the Geforce 4. This card plus 2GB of ram was amazing for Battlefield 2.

Next I bought two PCI-E version of the 6800 non ultra. From Ebay, they were Dell system pulls. I think they were Sapphire or EVGA cards. The PCI-E version was a new chip all together. no extra pipes or texture units to unlock. Ran them in SLI for a bit. But one of them died... Played stuff like F.E.A.R., Quake IV, etc.

Then I got an Sappire Radeon X800XL. It overclocked really well and was essentially on par with an X800XT in performance. But ran cooler due to a smaller process. It was actually a fair bit better than the 6800 in actual use.

Next I got a Gigabyte Radeon 3870 512mb and it lasted me quite some time. That was a very good card for me. UT2K4, UTIII, Kane and Lynch, Bad Company 2, pretty much any PC ports of games which came out during PS3 days.

HIS Radeon HD7870 GHZ edition. Another very good card, which I used until last year. Its 2GB of VRAM hold it back. But the GPU core is still decent. In my early days of ownership, this card played a whole lot of Battlefield 4, Dark Souls 1 and 2, Dirt 3, Tomb Raider etc. Soulcalibur VI is a recent game light on Vram usage and the 7870 ran it at 60fps with 1080p high. But it struggles with something like Dark Souls 3.

Last year I bought an RTX 2060. I can't remember which brand. I think its probably one of the many versions offered by EVGA. Its a solid card and I expect to use it for awhile longer.
 
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GotNoRice

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This only counts the cards that have been in my primary gaming computer, not any secondary computers.

3dfx Voodoo Banshee PCI 16MB
S3 Savage4 AGP 8MB + 2x Voodoo2 PCI 12MB SLI
Nvidia TNT2 Ultra AGP 32MB + 2x Voodoo2 PCI 12MB SLI
Nvidia Geforce 256 AGP 32MB + 2x Voodoo2 PCI 12MB SLI
Nvidia Geforce 2 Ultra AGP 64MB + 2x Voodoo2 PCI 12MB SLI
ATI Radeon 8500 AGP 64MB + 2x Voodoo2 PCI 12MB SLI
ATI FireGL X1 AGP 128MB (Pro version of the Radeon 9700 Pro with Dual DVI)
ATI X800XT-PE AGP 256MB
Nvidia Geforce 8800GT PCIe 512MB
ATI Radeon 4850 PCIe 512MB
ATI Radeon 4850 PCIe 512MB x2 (Crossfire)
ATI Radeon 4870x2 PCIe 1GB
ATI Radeon 4870x2 PCIe 1GB x2 (Quad Crossfire)
Nvidia Geforce GTX 680 PCIe 2GB
Nvidia Geforce GTX 680 PCIe 2GB x2 (SLI)
Nvidia Geforce GTX 680 PCIe 2GB x3 (Triple SLI)
Nvidia Geforce 2080 RTX PCIe 8GB
 

sphinx99

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Wow, I haven't upgraded nearly as often as others... perhaps I ought to! For me....

Uh... whatever was in a Timex Sinclair
Uh... whatever was in a TI-99/4a
Tandy Graphics (from a 1000SX)
Hercules MGA (XT)
Everex EGA (AT)
Cheap $#$@$ CL from a Packard Bell 386SX - don't remember the details, it didn't last long
Compaq QVision (ISA) in a Deskpro 4/66i
Compaq QVision 2000+ in a Deskpro XL 5/90
Matrox Millennium II (same Compaq)
nVidia TNT2 (Gateway P2/450)
nVidia GeForce256 (Dell P3/450) --> the Gateway got stolen at an airport...
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro (personally built P4/2.8GHz)
nVidia GTX 580 (i7/920 PC)
nVidia GTX 780 (X79 PC)
nVidia GTX 1080 (currently in my TR3 / 3960X PC)

And now I'm waiting for either a RTX 3-series or an AMD 6xxx series for my current PC.... whatever I can get my hands on first.

Note: over the last 2 years I got into vintage computing rather intensely and have purchased about 40 ISA, PCI and AGP cards. Highlights include:
ISA: Tseng ET4000, ET4000AX, ET4000/W32p etc., Diamond CL-GD5424, etc.
PCI: Tseng ET6000/6100, Matrox Milllennium (every variant and every expansion option), various nVidia/AMD of the era
AGP: HD3850/4650/4670 and various randon nVidia cards
 

Skarth

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Geforce 2 64mb? (Family computer, so can't remember 100% what it was)
Geforce 3ti (Family computer, Medion branded)
Geforce 6800 128mb AGP BFG (My first computer)
Radeon X1900GT 256mb
Geforce GTX 260 896mb (Ran with a 8800GT for PHYS-X)
Geforce 560 ti
Radeon 7950
Geforce 770 GTX
Radeon 7970
Geforce GTX 970
Geforce GTX 980ti
Geforce GTX 1080ti
 

KATEKATEKATE

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chronologically, including a lot of side/downgrades for various reasons but not including a few other cards from secondary systems

Rage IIc (MacOS)
Voodoo2 SLI (MacOS)
S3 Savage 4
GeForce 2 MX
Radeon 8500
Radeon 9200
Geforce 3 Ti
GeForce FX 5600XT
Geforce 6600GT AGP
GeForce 6800GT AGP
GeForce 7800GT
Radeon X1900XT
GeForce 8800GTS 640MB
Geforce 8800GT SLI
GeForce 9800GTX+
Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition
Radeon 7850
Radeon 6790M
GeForce GTX295
Radeon 7850 Crossfire
Radeon 290X
Geforce 460 2GB
Geforce 670 4GB
Geforce 960M
Geforce 760 4GB
GeForce 1070
GeForce 2080
GeForce 1080
GeForce 2060S
Vega 64
 

Lamont

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Newest to oldest:

980ti (main monitors) 960 (Wacom Cintiq)
580 x 2
GTX 295
7800
ti 4800 (A few of these in the series)
Some ATI card with 16MB ram (Mac)
Matrox cards because of multi-monitor.
 

SeymourGore

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I'm sure I'm going to miss some and probably get the order mixed up, I'll also skip my original 486 DX which I got when I was 10. I can barely remember the specs of that machine, and could only play Warcraft 2 in DOS.

1. SIS 6326. Terrible GPU, could barely run Tribes in software mode (hardware mode would boot, but have a framerate in single digits). It was the GPU that was included in my Packard Bell PC which I got as a 16th birthday gift. However, it holds a special place in my heart for being the AGP variant of this card. So it allowed me to get into the PC hobby (at least more easily), when I was able to upgrade to my 2nd GPU...
2. Voodoo3 3000. Absolutely loved this card, ran my beloved Tribes in glide flawlessly, had a cool retail box, and is the main reason I made the jump to PC from console as my main gaming machine (who could go back after playing PC on a powerful, dedicated GPU?).
3. Nvidia TNT2. Not as exciting as an upgrade (Nvidia didn't support glide, so had to play Tribes in OpenGL) but it came with the new system I received (Athlon 1GHZ-based system versus my 400 mhz celeron Packard Bell). I remember it struggling with Tribes 2 when that game was released, but performed mostly admirably.
4. Radeon. Blurry when I got this card and in what order (I thought there was a Geforce before it). I can't remember which Radeon it was - it was the 'DDR' version and had a Gargoyle on the packaging. 7200? Can't remember. Mostly liked this card because it was a Canadian company.
5. Geforce 4 4200.
6. Radeon 9500
7. Radeon 9700 (bought this one off of eBay) - this would be my GPU for a number of years as I went through school, started a career, raised a child, etc.
8. Radeon 3870
9. Geforce 8800 (irc) - mobile, went through a short phase where I used a gaming laptop.
10. Radeon 6870
11. Radeon 380x
12. Geforce 1080
13. Radeon VII
14. Geforce 2080S
 

TheHig

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Here is a list from my personal main machines as I remember them.

It all started with a Powermac clone (Umax if I recall) that had an ATI something.. Rage maybe? I could play Carmageddon and Marathon so the PC gaming hook was set!

Matrox Millennium G400 32mb
Sapphire 9600xt 128mb
Power Color x800 XL 256 Mb
BFG GeForce 7950 GT 512 Mb
XFX HD 4850 1Gb
Sapphire HD 6850 1Gb
EVGA GTX 760 2Gb
Sapphire rx 480 8Gb
EVGA GTX 1070
XFX Vega 64 LE
EVGA RTX 2080 Super
Next ??? maybe a 6800XT early next year if America makes it. ;)
 
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lopoetve

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Bwahahahahaha

Mainline cards:

Trident ISA ?!?
Trident VGA VLB.
Cirrus Logic VGA PCI 2MB
S3 ViRGE (multiple) - 4MB versions.
Rendition Verite V1000
Rendition Verite V2100
Verite V2100 + 3dFX Voodoo 1 / PowerVR 1 / swap in the last of the Cirrus Logic VGA cards if I was playing older non-SVGA titles since the Verite SVGA engine sucked ass. Bought a P2 system right before the LX chipset launched - dammit! No AGP for me!
Intel i740.
Voodoo 2.
Riva TNT/TNT2 Ultra
Voodoo 3 / Voodoo Rush (secondary system)
GeForce 256 (hated this, went to Radeon DDR afterwards for a bit)
S3 S2000 (somewhere in there)
Geforce2 - both MX and normal variants (was broke, needed money, downgraded)
Number Nine Ticket To Ride (somewhere in there again - worked great for starlancer, sucked for most things).
S3 Chromawhatevers. PowerVR2 was in here too for a little bit.
Geforce 3 (awesome)
Radeon 9500 Softmod
Radeon 9800XT
Geforce 6800GT
Geforce 8800GT
Radeon 4850/4870 (somewhere in there)
Geforce 285
Radeon 6870 (UGH)
Geforce 780
Geforce 1080
2080ti
3080.

Secondary systems of note: Radeon 6870, RX 480, 580, 5700XT, various mixed low-end Geforce cards, etc.

This is a short version of the list. Last time I did it, I had something like 50 cards on there. I like to try different things, especially when I was younger. Current setup is 3080/5700XT/2080TI/1080/970 SLI. Will be replacing the 5700XT with the 6800XT, and then the 5700XT will replace the 970SLI.
 

Bomber

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S3 Virge
Riva128
TNT2
Geforce 2 Ti
Geforce 4 Ti 4600
Geforce 6600GT
Geforce 7950GT
Geforce 8800GTS
Geforce 275
Geforce 560 Ti 448 Core
Geforce 970
Geforce 980 Ti
Geforce 2070

All in the main rig as it's grown. The other machines had hand me down from those replacing cards like MX440, 9600 AIW, R9 280 and many more I am probably forgetting
 

chithanh

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Hercules compatible ISA, 64 KB
Trident 8800 ISA, 512 KB
Cirrus Logic GD5422(?) ISA, 1 MB
Avance Logic ALC2064 PCI, 1 MB
3Dfx Voodoo 1 PCI, 4 MB
PowerVR Kyro 2 AGP, 64 MB
Radeon 9600 AGP, 128 MB
Radeon X1600 Pro AGP, 128 MB
Radeon 3200 IGP on AMD 760G mobo, with 128 MB sideport
Radeon 5850 PCIe, 1 GB
Radeon R9 290 PCIe, 4 GB

The card I was most fond of was the Kyro 2, I paid 200 bucks new and it beat the sh*t out of more expensive ATi and NVidia cards. Unfortunately the Linux driver situation sucked, so I replaced it with a Radeon 9600 (which died after only a few months).

Next upgrade will probably be a used RX 5700 once Navi 22 releases.
 

Dan_D

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This thread has been done at least two or three times before. :)

Diamond SpeedStar 24 Tseng Labs ET4000 ISA
ATI 512k VGA
Cirrus Logic CL-GD5420
Diamond SpeedStar 64 Cirrus Logic CL-GD5434 PCI
Diamond S3 Vision 964
Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 S3-ViRGE PCI
Diamond Stealth 3D 3000 S3-ViRGE/DX PCI
Hercules 3DFX Voodoo Rush
NEC PowerVR
Diamond Monster 3D 3DFX Voodoo1 4MB PCI (combined with above)
Diamond Monster 3D II 3DFX Voodoo2 8MB PCI (combined with above)
Diamond Monster 3D II 3DFX Voodoo2 12MB PCI x2 (SLI) (combined with below)
Diamond Fire GL 1000 Pro 3Dlabs Permedia2 AGP
Matrox G200 4MB AGP
Matrox G200 8MB AGP
3DFX Voodoo 3 2000 AGP
3DFX Voodoo 3 3000 AGP
Diamond Viper V330 nVidia Riva 128 AGP
Diamond Viper V550 nVidia Riva TNT AGP
Diamond Viper V770 nVidia Riva TNT2 Ultra AGP
Herecules Geforce 2 GTS 64MB AGP
PNY Geforce 3 Ti500
PNY Geforce 4 Ti4600
PNY Geforce 4 Ti4600 (To replace the above that I smoked while overclocking)
ATI Radeon 9600Pro
ATI Radeon X800Pro
PNY Geforce 6800GT AGP
ATI Radeon X700Pro PCI-Express (Temporary card)
PNY Geforce 6600GT (Temporary Card)
BFG Geforce 6600GT (Temporary Card)
EVGA Geforce 6800GT PCI-Express x2 (SLI)
BFG Geforce 7800GTX 512MB PCI-Express x2 (SLI)
BFG Geforce 7900GTX PCI-Express x2 (SLI)
Mad Dog Geforce FX 5200 Plus PCI 128MB (Temporary card)
ATI Radeon X1950XTX PCI-Express x2 (Crossfire)
ATI Radeon X1950Pro PCI-Express x2 (Crossfire)
BFG Technologies 8600GTS x2 (Separate systems, non-SLI)
EVGA Geforce 8800GTX x2 (SLI)
EVGA Geforce 8800GTX x3 (3-Way SLI)
EVGA Geforce 9800GX2 (Quad-SLI)
BFG Technologies Geforce GTX 280 OC x2 (SLI)
ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 CrossfireX (Sold both cards and went to GeForce GTX 280 OC 3-Way SLI)
BFG Technologies Geforce GTX 280 OC x3 (3-Way SLI)
Diamond Multimedia ATI Radeon HD 5970 2GB
Galaxy GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB x2 (SLI)
Diamond Multimedia AMD Radeon HD 7970 x2 (CrossfireX)
Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 4GB
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 4GB x2 (SLI)
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 x2 (SLI)
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti x3 (SLI)
NVIDIA Titan X (Maxwell) x2 (SLI)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti x2 (SLI)
GIGABYTE RTX 2080 Ti Aorus Xtreme 11G (Current graphics card)

I also own and have owned a number of other graphics cards for other systems. I am almost certainly forgetting several of them.
Geforce 2 MX (Unknown brand)
ATI Radeon 7000 PCI 32MB
EVGA 8800GTS 320MB Superclocked (HTPC)
EVGA 8800GT 512MB Superclocked (HTPC)
XFX Geforce GTX 280 XXX Edition (Server/Spare rig)
NVIDIA GeForce 9800GX2 (Alienware OEM)
ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti STRIX x2 (SLI)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Reference Card (Girlfriend's current GPU)
 

dave343

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Diamond Viper V550 nVidia Riva TNT AGP

ATI Radeon X1950XTX PCI-Express x2 (Crossfire)
I still own the Diamond V550 and it's running in a fully working PII 400 system for retro gaming. That X1950XTX was probably one of my all time favorite cards that I owned.
 

lopoetve

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Heh, I forgot the Riva 128. Had that too, before the TNT. 'twas a good card. Lord.
 

madpistol

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Oh dang... let's try.

Visiontek Geforce 2 MX400 || AGP || 64MB
Geforce 2 MX200 || PCI || 32MB (secondary PC)
Dell Geforce 4 MX440 || AGP || 64MB
Visiontek Geforce 4 Ti 4200 || AGP || 128MB
Geforce FX 5900 || AGP || 128MB
EVGA Geforce 6800 GT || AGP || 256MB
EVGA Geforce 8800 GTX || PCIe || 768MB
EVGA Geforce 9800 GTX+ || PCIe || 512MB <--- RMA for 8800 GTX
Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 || PCIe || 512MB <--- Wife's PC
Radeon HD 5870 || PCIe || 1GB
Radeon HD 7870 || PCIe || 2GB <---- Wife's PC
Geforce GTX 660 Ti || PCI || 2GB
Radeon HD 7870 XT || PCIe || 2GB <---- sold 660 Ti due to stuttering in BF3
2x Geforce GTX 780 FE (SLI) || PCIe || 3GB
Geforce GTX 970 || PCIe || 4GB <----- Wife's PC
2x Geforce GTX 1070 FE (SLI) || PCIe || 8GB
MSI Geforce GTX 1080 Ti || PCIe || 11GB
Gigabyte Geforce RTX 2070 Super || PCIe || 8GB
Geforce RTX 3080 || PCIe || 10GB <------ Current


Ok... I'm a GPU whore, I admit it.
 

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Image below. Not so much a collection as progression still owned. The voodoo4, 6800, 7800, 560, and 480 are all in systems currently running.

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^^ Riva TNT 1 > GF2 mx200 > GF2 mx400 > 3dfx Voodoo4 > GF2 GTS (asus v7700) > ATI Radeon 9500 > 6800nu (hacked to 6800gt) > 7800gs > 560ti > RX 480
 

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My History

Zenith 286 12MHz, ? ISA video card... was too young then to understand (if anyone knows, PM me)
#9 S3 Trio64 1MB PCI
Diamond MM Viper V330 128 4MB PCI
Diamond MM Viper V550 16MB AGP
Diamond MM Viper V770 32MB AGP
Creative GeForce 256 DDR 32MB AGP
Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti4200 64MB AGP (well over due upgrade)
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB AGP
HIS Radeon X800 258MB PCI-E (just a side-grade for PCI-E, all items below are PCI-E)
XFX GeForce 7950GT 256MB
Asus Radeon 4850 512MB (single slot, burning hot)
Visiontek Radeon 5850 1GB
HIS Radeon 6850 1GB Crossfire (totally not worth it)
Sapphire Radeon 7950 3GB
MSI RX 480 Gaming X 4GB
XFX Vega 64 Limited 8GB
Galax GeForce 1080Ti 11GB (mostly bought it because its white)
 

MavericK

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I can't remember all of them but the ones I can:

Voodoo 3 2000 PCI
ATI All-In-Wonder 9800 Pro
GTX 570
GTX 680 (might have been SLI)
GTX 970 SLI
GTX 1080
GTX 3080 (soon)

I'm sure there was something in between the 9800 Pro and 570 but honestly I can't remember.

Edit: I think I had a GeForce 3 500
 
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aliaskary77

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Oh would not remember most. What I can remember:


Matrox Millennium (Later added a Canopus Pure 3D accelerator)
Voodoo 2 SLI
ATI All in Wonders - various versions
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6670
Asus Radeon HD 7790
MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G
Nvidia 1080Ti

I remember a Diamond Stealth as well, but no idea what and when that was.
 

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This thread has been done at least two or three times before. :)

Diamond SpeedStar 24 Tseng Labs ET4000 ISA
ATI 512k VGA
Cirrus Logic CL-GD5420
Diamond SpeedStar 64 Cirrus Logic CL-GD5434 PCI
Diamond S3 Vision 964
Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 S3-ViRGE PCI
Diamond Stealth 3D 3000 S3-ViRGE/DX PCI
Hercules 3DFX Voodoo Rush
NEC PowerVR
Diamond Monster 3D 3DFX Voodoo1 4MB PCI (combined with above)
Diamond Monster 3D II 3DFX Voodoo2 8MB PCI (combined with above)
Diamond Monster 3D II 3DFX Voodoo2 12MB PCI x2 (SLI) (combined with below)
Diamond Fire GL 1000 Pro 3Dlabs Permedia2 AGP
Matrox G200 4MB AGP
Matrox G200 8MB AGP
3DFX Voodoo 3 2000 AGP
3DFX Voodoo 3 3000 AGP
Diamond Viper V330 nVidia Riva 128 AGP
Diamond Viper V550 nVidia Riva TNT AGP
Diamond Viper V770 nVidia Riva TNT2 Ultra AGP
Herecules Geforce 2 GTS 64MB AGP
PNY Geforce 3 Ti500
PNY Geforce 4 Ti4600
PNY Geforce 4 Ti4600 (To replace the above that I smoked while overclocking)
ATI Radeon 9600Pro
ATI Radeon X800Pro
PNY Geforce 6800GT AGP
ATI Radeon X700Pro PCI-Express (Temporary card)
PNY Geforce 6600GT (Temporary Card)
BFG Geforce 6600GT (Temporary Card)
EVGA Geforce 6800GT PCI-Express x2 (SLI)
BFG Geforce 7800GTX 512MB PCI-Express x2 (SLI)
BFG Geforce 7900GTX PCI-Express x2 (SLI)
Mad Dog Geforce FX 5200 Plus PCI 128MB (Temporary card)
ATI Radeon X1950XTX PCI-Express x2 (Crossfire)
ATI Radeon X1950Pro PCI-Express x2 (Crossfire)
BFG Technologies 8600GTS x2 (Separate systems, non-SLI)
EVGA Geforce 8800GTX x2 (SLI)
EVGA Geforce 8800GTX x3 (3-Way SLI)
EVGA Geforce 9800GX2 (Quad-SLI)
BFG Technologies Geforce GTX 280 OC x2 (SLI)
ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 CrossfireX (Sold both cards and went to GeForce GTX 280 OC 3-Way SLI)
BFG Technologies Geforce GTX 280 OC x3 (3-Way SLI)
Diamond Multimedia ATI Radeon HD 5970 2GB
Galaxy GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB x2 (SLI)
Diamond Multimedia AMD Radeon HD 7970 x2 (CrossfireX)
Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 4GB
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 4GB x2 (SLI)
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 x2 (SLI)
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti x3 (SLI)
NVIDIA Titan X (Maxwell) x2 (SLI)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti x2 (SLI)
GIGABYTE RTX 2080 Ti Aorus Xtreme 11G (Current graphics card)

I also own and have owned a number of other graphics cards for other systems. I am almost certainly forgetting several of them.
Geforce 2 MX (Unknown brand)
ATI Radeon 7000 PCI 32MB
EVGA 8800GTS 320MB Superclocked (HTPC)
EVGA 8800GT 512MB Superclocked (HTPC)
XFX Geforce GTX 280 XXX Edition (Server/Spare rig)
NVIDIA GeForce 9800GX2 (Alienware OEM)
ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti STRIX x2 (SLI)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Reference Card (Girlfriend's current GPU)
Do you keep a spreadsheet for this list? :LOL:
 

Denpepe

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This brings back some memories

Egde3D (spectacularly crap was video/audio card in one)
Voodoo 1
Creative Voodoo 2
MSI GF4 ti4600
Sapphire X800 Pro
MSI NX7800 GTX
EVGA Superclocked Geforce 8800
MSI M2D12 GTX 470
Asus GTX 580 DCII
Asus GTX780 DC2OC
Gigabyte RX550 2GB
Asus Strix GTX1080
Asus Strix RX570 4GB
Gigabyte RTX2080

Probably forgot some on the way, I also know I had a matrox 2D card in those voodoo days
 

maro

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S3 Trio 64
Voodoo 1
Voodoo 2 (x2 for OG SLI)
TNT
TNT2 Ultra
Geforce 256
Geforce 3
7600GS
X1900XT
9800 Pro
4850
8800GT
4890
GTX 460
GTX 560Ti
GTX 570 (*B-stock)
GTX 670
GTX 970
Fury
GTX 980Ti

May have mixed up some of the order and probably forgotten a few but that the gist of my GPU hist... this is just the main rig and not others though generally others got the hand-me-downs from the main.

*edited to add a couple forgotten ones
 
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redhaze1er

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evga 8800gts 512mb (sli)
evga gtx 260 core 216 (sli)
gigabyte gtx 1050 2gb
powercolor red dragon rx 570 4gb
sapphire pulse rx 5700xt

Not much but I use my hardware for as long as possible which is why I don't upgrade often. My i7 920 lasted about 8yrs then switched over to an x5650 for a little while.
 

tangoseal

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Oh my God I stopped remembering my video card purchases so many years ago ...

First card in 90s - some ATI card - ISA Bus
Some other ISA bus GPU - cant remember what but I remember owning it
Then 3dfx Voodoo
Then 3dfx Voodoo 2 in SLI (Scan Line Interleave) yes before nVidia outright stole the acronym SLI
Then I think some Matrox Card - AGP
Then I forgot many many more cards after that most were AGP
I cant remember the order but I think a GTX 460, probably after an 8800gt or some card like that
Then GTX 460 in SLI (Maybe not sure)
Then GTX 580
Then GTX 680? (was that a thing) Cant remember
Then Radeon r290x x 4 in quad crossfire
Then Radeon 6990 dual GPU on one card or maybe that was before the r290x
Then GTX 980ti
Then GTX 1070
Then GTX 1080ti SLI
Then RTX 2080ti
Owned but not as primary Radeon 5700xt (sold it)
Now own and use temporarily as main card 5600xt

Next 6800xt

I have a really bad memory of this stuff. .I may have left out about 10 more GPUS in between shit here and there.
 

Dan_D

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Do you keep a spreadsheet for this list? :LOL:

No. I pull my original list out of the other threads and update it. I did the original from memory and it's easy to update it from memory as these threads come up fairly often.
 
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Revenant_Knight

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Had to think back pretty hard...

1. Some sort of Trident in a HP P120 desktop.

2. Riva 128 4MB with Obsidian Voodoo 2 12MB.

3. GeForce 256 DDR with 2X 12MB Voodoo 2s in SLI and MPEG decoder card for DVDs (lots of bypass cables)

4. GeForce 4 4200ti 64MB

5. ATI Radeon 9800 Pro

6. GeForce 7800GT

7. GeForce 260 GTS

8. Radeon 5870

9. 2X GeForce 570s in SLI

10. 2X GeForce 770s in SLI

11. GeForce 980ti

12. GeForce 2080

Bonus:

HTPC: GTX 1070

Secondary system: Radeon 5700XT

Family room / kid machine: RX590 (previously a RX570)

Laptop: RTX 2060 MaxQ
 

acascianelli

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NVidia Riva 128 8MB
NVidia TNT2 Ultra 32MB
NVidia Quadro 2 Pro 64MB
Nvidia Geforce FX 5600 Ultra 128MB
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 256MB
ATI Radeon 4770 512MB
ATI Radeon 5870 2GB
ATI Radeon R9 290 2GB
 
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We always had many computers in the house growing up, so this isn't necessarily a linear list of progression, more just what we had over the years. In some form or fashion I used all of them. Anything marked with an asterisk were specifically my computers though. My current is the 980 Strix. New rig building next year and leaning 6800XT for next card.

EDIT: Missing from this list, I am pretty sure we had some Voodoo cards in the house too growing up, but I couldn't tell you which ones. For the life of me though, can't remember what card I was playing EverQuest on in 1999.

ATI 7500
ATI 9700
GeForce 4 (not sure which one)
*GeForce FX (I want to say it was mid-range like a 5600, but not sure)
*Sapphire x1650 Pro
laptops with various mobile GPUs (I remember a GeForce 7-series, and some ATI as well but couldn't tell you the models)
*EVGA 9800 GT
*Sapphire HD 5770
*XFX HD 5770
Sapphire 6870
EVGA GTX 570 HD
*EVGA GTX 670 FTW
*ASUS GTX 980 Strix
EVGA GTX 970
EVGA GTX 1660
 
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I can't remember mine good enough to make a comprehensive post, but it makes me smile to see so many Voodoo and All in Wonder cards listed.
 

NeghVar

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A make this thread a little different than the others...
Through your list, describe once why you made the upgrade from one GPU to the next.

For me, it was my upgrade from the Matrox Millennium G200 to the GeForce 2 GTS Pro.
The Matrox GPU did not support OpenGL. Some parts of Half-Life would not render properly.
 

Dan_D

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A little something extra here.
Through your list, describe once why you made the upgrade from one GPU to the next.

For me, it was my upgrade from the Matrox Millennium G200 to the GeForce 2 GTS Pro.
The Matrox GPU did not support OpenGL. Some parts of Half-Life would not render properly.

No. I'm going to pass on that given how long it would take. Plus, the limit is something like 20,000 characters per post.

EDIT: Actually, it's really easy in my case. The next card was faster, and I wanted it.
 

euskalzabe

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I’ve been keeping track for a while now. Wondering if I’ll go ampere or rdna2 in January 2021:

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GiGaBiTe

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I've had too many PCs to count, but here are the cards I remember in my main gaming machines:

Mac LC III (whatever custom chip Apple used)
Matrox G200 + Voodoo1
Voodoo5 5500
Geforce 2 Ti
Radeon 9600
Radeon 9800 Pro
Radeon x800 GTO
Geforce 6800 GT
Geforce 8800 GTS 512
Geforce GTS 250
Radeon HD5870
Radeon R9 280X (this one died and was RMA'd, was given an RX 570 as a replacement)
Geforce GTX 1070 Ti

I still have most of these cards except the Geforce 2 Ti, x800 GTO and R9 280X.
 
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