Your Video Card Upgrade Ladder

Desdichado

Limp Gawd
Joined
Apr 22, 2006
Messages
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STB Velocity 128
Ati Rage 128 Pro
Ati All-In-Wonder 7500
Rosewill FX5200
MSi FX5600
MSi FX5900XT

And I'm still there... waiting for a system upgrade to go pcie.
 

Rock&Roll

[H]ard|Gawd
Joined
Oct 22, 2000
Messages
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For my main gaming PC:

1.) Cirus Logic PCI 4MB
2) Diamond Voodoo 1
3) TNT2 16MB
4) Voodoo 3 16MB
5) Geforce 4 mx
6) Radeon 1 DDR
7) Radeon 8500
8) Radeon 9600xt
9) BFG 7800GTXOC 256MB
10) Radeon x1900xt
 

dworley

Gawd
Joined
Sep 30, 2004
Messages
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1. STB ??
2. Diamond Stealth 64
3. Matrox Millenium II AGP
4. Diamond Monster Voodoo 1
5. Creative Voodoo 2 SLI (8mb) (still have 1 somewhere)
6. Voodoo Banshee (still have somewhere)
7. Geforce256
8. Geforce2 GTS
9. ATI 9700
10. Hercules 9800XT
11. BFG 6800GT AGP
12. BFG 6800GT PCI-E SLI
13. ATI X800XTPE AGP
14. ATI X850XT PCI-E
15. BFG 7800GTX SLI (still have 1)
16. eVGA 7800GTX 512 SLI (current system 3 - Shuttle SD32G2)
17. eVGA 7900GTX SLI
18. XFX 7900GT (current system 4 - XFX limited Ed. SFF)
19. XFX 7950GX2 570M XXX (current system 2 - Fragbox)
20. BFG 8800GTX SLI
21. BFG 8800GTS SLI (current system 1 - Lian Li V1000B)
 

twoeyes

Limp Gawd
Joined
Aug 15, 2006
Messages
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can only remember a few generations back...

9600 pro 256MB
6800 nu 128mb
6800GS 256MB
7800GT 256MB (bought for $205, sold for $270 w/ aftermarket HSF, good times)
6200TC (gave up games for a while)
X800GTO

Plan on getting 8000 series card in a little while here.
 

elbarto

Limp Gawd
Joined
Aug 27, 2005
Messages
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Voodoo 3 2000
ATI All in Wonder Rage 128 Pro
ATI Radeon 9600
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
ATI Radeon x800 Pro
eVGA 7600 GT (x2 SLI)
Sapphire Radeon x1900 XTX
-Added a ATI Radeon X1900 CFE
 

Tae

Limp Gawd
Joined
Jun 28, 2006
Messages
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Mine changed this last Christmas, was going to Crossfire but a GTX beat that set up so I just went with it.

From "Not sure what was in my 486"
-> Matrox Millennium 4mb
-> Orchid Righteous 3dFX add-on card
-> Diamond Viper V770 - The oc'ed gamers edition
-> Sapphire Radeon 9500 that did not unlock
-> eVGA 6600GT
-> HIS IceQ3 X1900XT
-> eVGA 8800GTX

Pretty damn happy with the GTX, allows me to play my favorites maxed out at my monitor's native res. Which is exactly why I did the upgrade, if it turns out to be a good DX10 card, well that is just a bonus.
 

Sedriss

Limp Gawd
Joined
Oct 18, 2004
Messages
393
Lets see...

Integrated intel
Diamond Stealth III S540
PNY GeForce 4 Ti 4400
Gainward 5900 Ultra
ATI 9600 Pro
ATI 9800XT <--- Card ran w/ me for a long time
2 EVGA 7800GT's
 

TheGardenTool

2[H]4U
Joined
Mar 12, 2006
Messages
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Well let's see...I believe it went something like this:

some S3 4mb (Savage sounds right?) -> some Trident 8mb card (Think this card was also made by S3?) -> Voodoo 3 -> TNT2 -> Radeon 8500LE -> Intel GMA950 :p

There was also a Rage 128 somewhere in there, i want to say maybe around the Voodoo3 and TNT2.

My rig died in November so I tore it apart and have been using my notebook as a primary computer. That is why I went from the 8500 to GMA950. The 8500LE is/was a beast. I still got playable framerate in CS1.6, WoW, etc at high resolutions (16x12 or 12x10) just without all the eyecandy.

A new rig is planned but I'm waiting for the ATi x2xxx series to make up my mind on staying red or going nVidia.
 

lking

n00b
Joined
Feb 17, 2007
Messages
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how old are u guys ?...~ ~ as of my first time contact PC ~ i remember thats a MX400 ~~ not long before i had a own PC with FX5200 videocard ~ now im using XFX7300GT ~in my country this card delegate the mainstream .. ~ some richer gamer using 1950Pro ~ or 7950GT ~ a very few people using 8800 series ~ cause it cost too much money toward us ~
 

Willseyvilleny

[H]ard|Gawd
Joined
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Messages
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a 256kb trident card
one of my dads had the memory chip add ins and sold me them for 50 dollars when i was 8
so it bumped up to 1mb
then i got a packard bell pentium based pc with 2mb integrated
then i went to a 4mb rage pro
then i went to a 8mb s3 virge
to a 16mb vodoo banshee
32mb diamond ultra tnt2
to a voodoo 4
then to a radeon 7500
then radeon 9000 pro
then 9600 pro
then radeon 9700 aiw
geforce 6800 nu
x800 pro vivo flahed to xt pr
6800 gt
back to an x800xt pe
then to a x800 ait xt
then to an x1800xl
sold that and did 7800 gts in sli
sold those to get an x1900xt
crossfired them with my c2d
sold those and got a 1995 eagle talon tsi awd

talk about upgrades!
 

v8_h8r

Gawd
Joined
Aug 3, 2004
Messages
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Voodoo 5 5500 -> GeForce 3 Ti200 -> ATI Radeon 9500 Pro -> ATI Radeon 9600 Pro XT -> ATI 9800 Pro -> ATI x800 Pro -> 2x eVGA 7600GT's
 

JDAdams

Gawd
Joined
Mar 16, 2006
Messages
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S3 Virge
Voodoo 2 SLI
Voodoo 3 3000
Voodoo 5 5500
Radeon 9800 Pro
Radeon X850XT Crossfire
Radeon X1900XT Crossfire
R600 Crossfire once it turns up

*Geforce-free zone*
 

tno

Weaksauce
Joined
Mar 24, 2007
Messages
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NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 > NVIDIA GeForce 2 (six year wait) > ATI Radeon 9600 AIW > Gainward 6800GT GS GLH!!
 

Langly

Supreme [H]ardness
Joined
Dec 23, 2002
Messages
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oh boy

intel gfx
Voodoo2 12mb
Trident+voodoo2's
Geforce 1
Geforce 2 GTS 64mb
Radeon 9700pro
9800pro
6800GT
7900gt --> RMAed right now so lets see what eVGA sends back.
8800gts 640mb
 

0ptional

Don't Trust Your Friends with Your Decanter
Joined
Feb 22, 2003
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nvidia tnt2 16mb pci
tnt2 32mb agp
gf3 ti200 64mb agp
gf4 ti4600 128mb agp
5900ultra 256mb agp
9800xt 256mb agp
x800xl 256mb pci-e
7800gtx oc 256mb pci-e
7800gtx oc 256mb pci-e SLI
now back to a single 7800gtx oc 256mb in my new shuttle based desktop;

gave the 2nd card to a friend who bought my a8n32-sli deluxe and 4800+ and my pc p+c 510w sli psu from me so he could get like a very full system upgrade and save some cash from his 754 based agp nf4 board.

gifted away the hacked up lian-li pc-65b and now need to sell the gigabyte ga-965p-dq6 and the ocz gold ddr2 800; oh, and the front fascia for my x-fi needs to go too; and my plextor 760a... i'll have an fs/ft thread soon i'm sure.

I've got an Intel GMA590 in my MacBook which went from 512MB of system memory to 2GB of system memory which gave the graphics power a very healthy boost if that counts :D

Oh yeah, I like ATI's stuff, and I'm very interested in the R600 equivalent to the 8800gts becase I dunno if this 250w psu can handle it :D
 

sfsuphysics

[H]F Junkie
Joined
Jan 14, 2007
Messages
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1 meg trident
2 meg Cirus logic (gift)
Diamond V330
Matrox Millenium (traded this, because this has 8 megs on it, but only was 2d.. at the time 3d was too young for me to give a crap about)
Diamond v550
Diamond v770 (I liked me a diamond) twas my last passively cooled video card *weep*
GF4 Ti-4400 Sounded like a god damn jet engine, went with a zalman cooler which didn't do dick except ruin the card
evga GF4 Ti-4200 ahhh much quieter (this is still in use in my old rig)
evga 8800 GTS-320 (current rig)
 

TehQuick

2[H]4U
Joined
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Messages
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ATI Mach64 2mb video (2d baby!)
ATI Rage II+ (3d Pro Turbo)
Nvidia Riva 128, first chip from nvidia IIRC
Nvidia Riva TNT2 Ultra 32mb
GeForce 3
Ati Radeon 9500
Ati Radeon 9800pro
6800gt & ultra
8800gts (640mb)
that's about it :)
 

haadij404

2[H]4U
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Messages
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integrated intel graphics
ati 9250 pci
nvidia 5200 agp
nvidia 6200 agp
nividia 7600gts pcie
nvidia 7900gs ko pcie
nvidia 2 x 7900gs ko
nvidia 7900gs ko

sold the extra card to a friend.

I don't like ATI.
 

SPARTAN VI

[H]F Junkie
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Messages
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9600 -> 7900gs ko

You must be very young. :D

..or maybe not.

What have I created with this thread! Guess I'll update mine and hope someone cares. :D

S3 Virge > Voodoo > Voodoo2 > PNY Verto GeForce 2 MX400 > PNY Verto GeForce FX 5200> Sapphire Radeon 9800Pro > XFX 6600GT > PowerColor X800XL PCI-E > 3DFuzion SLI 7800GTs > BFG OC 7900GT > Sapphire X1900XT > XFX 8800GTS 640mb
 

dopee123

[H]ard|Gawd
Joined
May 19, 2006
Messages
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ATI 3D-Rage Pro
Nvidia TNT2
Nvidia Geforce2 Mx
ATI Radeon 9500 Pro
ATI X850XT flashed to PE

I've never had a top of the line video card so I'm going splurge on my next card either R600 or 8900 or whatever.
 

Down8

2[H]4U
Joined
Sep 21, 2003
Messages
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Onboard junk (66MHz 486);
Diamond III Stealth3 S540 AGP (500MHz P!!!);
Generic GeForce2 MX AGP (same P3);
BFG GeForce3 Ti200 AGP (2500+ Barton);
ATi Radeon All-In-Wonder 9600XT AGP (Barton, now Celery331 HTPC);
XFX 6600GT PCIe (E6300 @ 2.33GHz).

Planning on an 8600GT or similar DX10 ATi offering....

-bZj
 

guezz

Weaksauce
Joined
May 11, 2006
Messages
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3dfx Voodoo 2
ATI Radeon 64MB DDR
nVidia Ti 4200 128MB
ATI X800 Pro @ XT PE 256MB
ATI X1900 XT 256MB
nVidia 8800 GTX 768MB

Only the GTX is left.
 

sumofatguy

Gawd
Joined
Nov 21, 2005
Messages
889
onboard
nVidia GeForce 2 MX 400
ATI 9250 128MB
nVidia Ti 4200 128MB
nVidia BFG 6600gt
nVidia eVga 7800gt
nVidia BFG 8800gts
 

tronmaster

Limp Gawd
Joined
Feb 2, 2004
Messages
482
Here I think was mine:

Voodoo Diamond Monster 3d - PCI
Nvidia Geforce 4 T4200 - AGP
ATI X800 Pro - AGP
Nvidia Geforce 6200 - AGP
Nvidia Geforce 7600 - AGP
Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS - PCI Express
 

firebyyrd

Gawd
Joined
Apr 27, 2006
Messages
643
Nvidia MX440 64MB AGP 8x

ATI 9700 Pro 128MB AGP 8x

Nvidia 7800GT 256MB PCI-E

ATI X1800XT 512MB PCI-E

Nvidia 8800GTS 320MB PCI-E (current).

Satisfied with every card I owned.
 

Redshirt #24

2[H]4U
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Messages
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Hmm...lessee...from a Hercules monochrome display way back in the day to

an ATI Rage II 2mb,
a Voodoo Rush 6mb,
a Voodoo Banshee 16mb for a minute,
a 32mb GeForce card (I can't remember the lineage),
a 32mb ATI Radeon 7000 VIVO,
a 64mb card that I can't remember the lineage of,
a 128mb GF4/Ti4600,
a 128mb Radeon 9700 Pro,
a 256mb 6800 Ultra,
a 256mb Radeon X800 Pro,
a 256mb 7800GT,
a 512mb X1800XT,
and finally the current X1900XTX.

God, that's sad.
 

ND40oz

[H]F Junkie
Joined
Jul 31, 2005
Messages
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Some 16 mb ATI card - 9200se - 5900XT - X800XL - X800GTO2 - 7800GT - SLI 7800 GTs - SLI Quadro 4500s

time to update, have sinced upgraded the 7800s to 7900 GSs and then added crossfired X1950XTXs, everything from the X800GTO2 on is still in use.
 

Stugots

Supreme [H]ardness
Joined
Feb 25, 2004
Messages
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TNT2 Ultra 32mb
Quadro 2 Pro 64mb
Geforce FX 5600 Ultra 128mb
Radeon 9800 Pro 256mb

...I've been intending on switching back to Nvidia, but I thought I'd skip the 6000 series, then I ended up skipping the 7xxx series also, and now it looks like I'll be skipping the 8xxx series too.

In all honesty, my 9800Pro is still more than powerful enough to do everything I need it to. I don't run any PC games anymore.
 

GoldenTiger

Fully [H]
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Dec 2, 2004
Messages
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-Trident 1MB 2D card PCI

-Voodoo 3 3000 PCI

-Voodoo 5 5500 AGP

-GeForce 4 Ti4200 AGP

-ATI Radeon 9700 PRO AGP

-ATI AIW X800XT AGP

-Geforce 7800GT PCI-E

-Geforce 7900GT PCI-E

-Geforce 8800GTS PCI-E
 

thr33face

Weaksauce
Joined
Feb 15, 2003
Messages
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My route stopped after the 9700pro as i've somehow gotten out of the gaming thing, again. I had 2 good gaming machines (TNT2 and 9700pro). Between those two was a time where i didn't really play much. So when all people got the Geforce 256 / 2 / 3 i only had the fading TNT2 and later the MX. Then i got the hang again and got me a 9700pro. Played much again.

Now, instead of having a desktop computer, i much more enjoy portability. So i got myself a MacBook.

Who knows, maybe in 1-3 years i'll again have the feeling to game and i'll be sitting at computer with a nVidia 1k3800XTLCXXMKL. Don't you think that Graphic Card names always get worse?


-Hercules VGA (with Trident Chipset?) | ISA
-S3 ViRGE/DX | PCI
-Ati RageIIc | AGP
-Elsa TNT2 | AGP
-Asus Geforce 2 MX | AGP
-Gigagbyte 9700pro | AGP
-Intel GMA950 | OnBoard
 

azure

Limp Gawd
Joined
Apr 21, 2003
Messages
201
geforce2 mx 400 or 440
geforce4 ti4600 (chaintech - the cooled card I've ever owned)
ati 9800pro
ati 9800pro AIW
ati x850xt
saphire x1900xtx
 

jbrukardt

[H]ard|Gawd
Joined
May 28, 2005
Messages
1,495
Ati rage II+
voodoo3
geforce3 ti200
geforce4 ti4200
9800pro
6800gto
7800gt
7800gt sli
8800gtx
 

VGplay

I spelled "VAGplay" wrong
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Jun 12, 2006
Messages
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-Matrox m3d
-Voodoo 3200(?) AGP
-GeForce 2 MX
-GeForce 4 MX (Best intergrated graphics I've ever seen, enough power to game on for a year)
-GeForce 6600GT AGP
-GeForce 7800GS
 

Mr. Miyagi

2[H]4U
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Sep 21, 2004
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Desktop:
Intel Integrated Graphics
ATi 9600XT
BFG 6600GT
BFG 7600GT

Laptop:
Nvidia GeForce Go 7800GTX

Looking at maybe upgrading to the Nvidia 8600GT. I've enjoyed the performance/price of the mid-range cards for the past few years.
 

TridenT_Boy3555

Limp Gawd
Joined
Feb 1, 2007
Messages
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Not sure exactly. Hehe, look at my name. TridenT :D I was a GFX card woot!
ATI(Maybe) 2M IGP on my old compaq > ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb > S3 IX 8MB IGP > eVGA 6600GT 128MB > Sapphire x1600 256MB GDDR3 OC > eVGA 8800GTS > And now currently Intel GMA 950 IGP.
But I have a lot of money to get on the 8900 series or the R600s. :)

I'm only 16 and was not exactly using computers full on until I was like 10. But even then I was just gaming, I was fucking intense about Diablo 2 and Starcraft.(Seriously, summers were just drained away to those games... And I was using dial-up..Ugh, The Sims was awesome too! Game took like 5 hours for me to just get a house made.)
 

Dark_Legacy

Limp Gawd
Joined
Dec 7, 2006
Messages
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1. Matrox (Don't remember model) - PCI
2. Geforce 3 Ti 200 - AGP 4x [$300]
3. ATi Radeon 9800 Pro - AGP 8x [$500]
4. ATi X600 XT - PCI-E 16x [$300]
5. XFX Geforce 7800GTX (Current) [$500]
6. (going to be) eVGA Geforce 8800GTS [$300]

Notice a pattern? :p
 
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