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What's the best Videocard you've ever owned?

#11KainstryderPosted 3/16/2014 8:43:54 AM
Nvidia GTX 260. Got me through great games with near max settings for a long while
#12the_dracolichPosted 3/16/2014 8:56:31 AM
Some Radeon x1950 model (Pro, I think). When I decided to upgrade, my brother found me a buyer for the card very quickly.
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#13YOeastonYOPosted 3/16/2014 9:16:51 AM
It terms of sheer performance, an Ares II. There were a few things wonky with it but it worked properly about 90% of the time. Posted my system for sale on Craigslist, and someone made me an offer I couldn't refuse on just the card alone. The thing was put through hell, and I only took a $100 dollar hit on it, and I still have the rest of my system. I can't really complain.
#14Kokuei05Posted 3/16/2014 9:25:23 AM(edited)
I think I used the Geforce 2 from 2001 to 2006. Was a really solid GPU although all I played was CS 1.5 on WON.net

My HD4850 handled stuff really well. Being a launch GPU and operating constantly at 90-95C load; it was pretty good. Still not dead; just a backup now.
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#15MaxCHEATER64Posted 3/16/2014 9:24:32 AM
My current 7850 is the only graphics card I've ever owned. IEG2000 ftfw
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#16jgatlabayanPosted 3/16/2014 9:30:46 AM
Gtx 295 and x1900xtx
Godly Beasts during their time.
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#17johnny_payPosted 3/16/2014 9:32:47 AM
A proud member of the 8800 club right here
#18godplaysSNESPosted 3/16/2014 9:33:59 AM
HD 5770 I'd guess. Mid-range already at its release, and can still play modern games adequately. The HD 4870 was good enough for a long time too, though AMD stopped supporting it.

My old 9800 Pro was good for its time but it aged so fast.

Except the HD 3000 series, all gaming cards since 2006 and onwards have aged pretty well.
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#19ElDudorinoPosted 3/16/2014 9:44:26 AM
Back when I had a Voodoo 3 3000, my dad brought home a working prototype Nvidia GeForce/Quadro with 64 megs of DDR that he got by pulling some strings through the Jedec committee on memory standards. It was still a good while before those cards hit the market. I remember being WOWED when I plugged that thing in, and moved the V3 3k to my Player 2 computer which had been rocking a Diamond S3 Virge for 2D with a Voodoo 2 as its add-on 3D card until then. My new GeForce was just... so good.

Unfortunately back then, hardware acceleration was still sometimes referred to as "3DFX mode" and I had to use a Glide wrapper for some games. Also, when I first got the card I was having a bit of trouble choosing the right drivers to use since the card wasn't technically out yet, and I looked up an Nvidia channel on IRC (Dalnet or EFNet) to ask for advice and they all just called me a lying piece of **** and told me to quit making up stories and get out. It made me simultaneously sad and proud.

Other than that, my video cards have just been video cards. I guess either my Voodoo 3 or my 8800GT would have been the best bang-for-the-buck I got.
#20FoxtheSlyPosted 3/16/2014 10:57:58 AM
My old 8800GT. That thing was a champ. Lasted me from 2008 to 2013.
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