Get to know Viral Marketers through Hardware History.

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  1. VulgarDisplay

    VulgarDisplay Diamond Member

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    Just like the title says. Let's get to know our favorite VC&G Viral Marketers through their hardware purchasing history. You may be surprised at what is revealed within.

    I'll start the ball rolling. :cool:

    3dfx Voodoo 3
    Nvidia Geforce Ti4400
    Nvidia Geforce 6800GT
    Nvidia Geforce 7800GT
    Nvidia Geforce 8600GT (forgot this one.)
    Nvidia Geforce 8800GTS 512mb
    Nvidia Geforce gtx260 Core 216
    AMD Radeon hd5870
    AMD Radeon hd7970
     
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  3. lavaheadache

    lavaheadache Diamond Member

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    I couldn't possibly put a list together..... though I might try after a couple rips...
    **EDIT**
    ok.... I tried

    Main Rig progression

    Voodoo 2 12 meg sli
    voodoo 3 2000
    voodoo 3 3000
    voodoo 5 5500
    Ti 4200
    9600 XT
    9800 pro
    X800 pro
    6800 GT
    7800 GTX
    X1900 XT
    8800 GTX
    8800 GT SLI
    4870 512
    GTX 280
    4870 X2 + 4870 1 gig
    5870 Crossfire
    GTX 580
    GTX 680
    7970 Crossfire
    Titan
    780 (SLi inbound)


    Cards I currently own and I'm sure I'll miss some as this list is from memory

    Voodoo 2 12 meg
    voodoo 3 3500
    voodoo 5 5500

    Geforce

    TNT 64 (I know... not a GeForce, Guess I should have stated ATi or Nvidia but even then that would be wrong)
    2 Ti
    3 ti 200
    3 ti 500
    4 ti 4200
    4 ti 4600
    6800 Ultra Sli
    6800 Ultra AGP
    7800 GT
    7800 GTX 256 Sli +1 more
    7800 GTX 512 SLI
    7950 GX2 Quad Fire
    8600 GTS
    8800 GTS 320 SLi
    8800 GTS 640 SLi
    8800 GTS 512
    8800 GT
    8800 GTX SLi
    8800 Ultra
    9800 GT Ultimate 128 core
    9800 GTX +
    9800 GX2
    GTX 280
    GTX 285
    GTX 480
    GTX 780 Sli (inbound)

    Radeon

    7200
    7500
    8500
    9800 pro (2)
    X700 (can't remember the variant)
    X800 Pro
    X800 XL
    X800 XT PE
    X850XT Crossfire
    X850 XT AGP
    X1800 XT PE
    X1900 XTX
    X1950 XTX
    X1950 XT
    2900 XT Crossfire
    3870 Crossfire
    3870 X2
    4870 tri fire
    4870 X2 Quad Fire
    4890
    5870 eye 6



    I'll add more when I think of them.

    I've had many many more that I've traded out along the way

    when some people find out about my collection they ridicule me, others applaud me...... meh, I don't give a crap either way cause I do what I like.

    Still looking for some cards that I don't have. Would love to get me a Dustbuster and 9800 XT
     
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  4. chimaxi83

    chimaxi83 Diamond Member

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    Straight from AMD HQ:

    Riva TNT2
    Geforce 2 Ti
    Geforce 3 Ti 500
    Radeon 9700 Pro (WOW factor)

    Long break until my next system, was in the service

    Geforce 8800 GTS (G92 based)
    Geforce 9800 GTX+
    Radeon HD 4870
    Geforce GTX 470
    Geforce GTX 570
    Radeon HD 6950 CF
    Radeon HD 7970
    Geforce GTX 680
    Geforce GTX 680 SLI
    Radeon HD 7970 CF
    Intel HD 4000 :cool:
     
  5. VulgarDisplay

    VulgarDisplay Diamond Member

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    I saw that you had replied from the main forum and was all set to reply with a TL: DR.

    :D
     
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    SirPauly Diamond Member

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    Matrox Millennium
    Matrox Millennum 2
    Matrox Mystique
    Matrox M3d
    Matrox G-100
    Matrox G-200

    3dfx Vodoo
    3dfx Voodoo 2 12 meg sli
    3dfx Voodoo 3000
    3dfx Voodoo 5500

    TnT
    Tnt 2
    GeForce 256 DDR
    GeForce 2 GTS
    GeForce 4 Ti 4200
    GeForce 5900
    GeForce 6600
    GeForce 8800 gt
    GTX 260
    GTX 470
    GTX 670

    Radeon 64 Vivo
    Radeon 8500
    Radeon 9700 pro
    Radeon 9800 pro
    Radeon 9800 XT
    Radeon x1800 XT
    Radeon x1850 XTPE
    Radeon X1900 XTX
    Radeon X1900 CrossFire Edition

    Radeon 2900 XT


    Bolded the platforms that offered great gaming memories.
     
  7. Skurge

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    Geforce FX5200
    Radeon 9600XT
    Geforce 8800GTS 640MB
    Radeon 4870 1GB
    Radeon 6870
    Radeon 6990
    Radeon 7950 Crossfire
    Geforce GTX560 (placeholder)

    It's clear I am pretty young, although being in Namibia meant I always got stuff much later than they launched. Not so much anymore.
     
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  8. BallaTheFeared

    BallaTheFeared Diamond Member

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    You guys have amazing memories, I can't remember but a few.

    Voodoo 3 2000

    Some ATI card in 2006 I bought from Best Buy for $120 which I'm sure now was a horrible purchase.

    My 9400m laptop in 2008.

    9800 GT

    470 SLI

    7950 CF.


    It's weird, I've been PC gaming since AOL made you pay per hour, but I honestly couldn't tell you what I was using for my system with any semblance of certainty.

    Correction: I can tell you what CPU I had, but I can't tell you want graphics card... Weird :(
     
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  9. lavaheadache

    lavaheadache Diamond Member

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    2006.... $120...... best buy :oops: My guess. X700 ? :)
     
  10. BallaTheFeared

    BallaTheFeared Diamond Member

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    I dunno, all I can tell you is I wasn't impressed with the upgrade when I got home :|

    I think it had 512MB of vram, and the card I was replacing had 256MB.

    Weird I can remember that...
     
  11. Subyman

    Subyman Moderator <br> VC&G Forum

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    Oh man, I can't even remember some of the cards I bought in the past, but I'll give it a go:

    (Order of purchase)

    3DFX Voodoo2
    3DFX Voodoo 3 3000
    3DFX Voodoo 5 5500
    Hercules Geforce 2 Ultra <--- Hell of a card at the time
    ATI 9700 Pro <--- modded to 9800 I believe
    ATI X850XT
    Nvidia Geforce 6800 Ultra <--- Got this for EQ2
    Nvidia Geforce 8800GT <-- Got this for Crysis
    Nvidia Geforce 8800GTS 320MB
    ATI 4870
    ATI 4870 Crossfire <--- Terrible support
    Nvidia GTX470 <--- best value I've ever had, watercooled and went to 580 performance
    AMD 6950
    Nvidia GTX 680
    AMD 7970
    Nvidia GTX760 Hawk

    There have been many more cards, but these were in my main rig.
     
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    Voodoo2
    Geforce FX5200
    Radeon 9600
    Geforce 8800GT 512MB
    Geforce GTX460 1GB

    I feel I'm not getting paid adequately. :colbert:
     
  13. lavaheadache

    lavaheadache Diamond Member

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    It's not weird. It's called enthusiast!
     
  14. lavaheadache

    lavaheadache Diamond Member

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    or different priorities =P
     
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    AyashiKaibutsu Diamond Member

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    Monster 3d that I think was some sort of voodoo 1
    Voodoo 3 2000
    Geforce 4 420 mx
    Radeon 9800 pro
    Geforce 6800gt
    Geforce 7900gt
    Geforce 9800gt
    Geforce gtx 460
    Geforce gtx 770

    I had enough issues with my 9800 pro and hear enough about the flakiness of AMD drivers still that it'd take something like a return of the 5000FX series blunder for me to switch.
     
  16. BallaTheFeared

    BallaTheFeared Diamond Member

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    Actually I think that was the problem, I wasn't that interested in graphics cards until I started building my first from scratch rig in 2010, that lead me to the cheap $50 9800 GT with a Regor 245 followed by an endless upgraded cpus until I finally landed on the water cooled rig of 2011, the i5-2500k and 470 SLI.

    Now I've gone backwards to on air, next cycle I'll probably only get one card :(
     
  17. Subyman

    Subyman Moderator <br> VC&G Forum

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    I always loved the Voodoo box art. I remember setting the box right next to my monitor while playing games. I was pretty young during the reign of 3DFX, but my parents spoiled me with computer parts because they thought computers were a smart thing to be excited about. ;)
     
  18. lavaheadache

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    Sell dem's 7950's and get a 780 Ti when it comes out. You'll have to shell out some cash but I bet you'll be pleased.
     
  19. Tempered81

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    Voodoo 2 12mb SLI
    Geforce 256
    Riva TNT
    Riva TNT2
    Geforce 2 mx 440
    8800GS SLI
    8800GSm
    9800 Pro
    8800GT
    x1950
    4850
    4890
    140m NVS
    GTX 260 192c
    5850
    6950 (6970)
    7950
     
  20. DaveSimmons

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    misc. DOS / VESA cards (Diamond, ...?)
    ATI XPert@Play
    Voodoo 2 (Monster)
    Geforce 2
    Voodoo3 2000
    Geforce 3
    Geforce 4200 ti
    Geforce 5600 <--- sigh, really should have gotten a Radeon this gen
    Geforce 6800
    Geforce 7800 GTX
    Radeon 4870
    Radeon 6850
    Geforce GTX 560 ti
    Getforce GTX 680

    CPUs
    AMD 286, 386
    intel p1, p2, p3
    AMD Athlon64
    intel core2, i5
     
  21. RobertR1

    RobertR1 Golden Member

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    I can't recall from back in the dya because my buddy used to build my PC's for me. However since I started:'

    x800xt PE
    x1800xt
    x1900xt
    8800GTX (amazing card)
    580GTX
    780GTX
     
  22. Rvenger

    Rvenger Elite Member <br> Super Moderator <br> Video Cards
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    Matrox
    Millenium 4M PCI

    Nvidia
    Riva TNT2 32mb
    GF2 MX400 64mb?
    Geforce Ti4200 64mb
    GF FX5200 ?
    GF FX5900 Ultra ?
    GF 6200le ?
    6600GT 128mb
    6800 OC 128mb
    8500GT 256mb
    9800GT 512mb
    GTS 450 1gb
    GTX 460 1gb
    GTX 480 1.5gb
    GTX 560 1gb
    GTX 650 1gb
    GTX 650Ti Boost 2gb
    GTX 660 2gb
    GTX 670 2gb (4x)
    GTX 680 2gb (2x)
    GTX 780 3gb
    GTX Titan 6gb

    ATI
    Radeon 9250 ??
    Radeon 9550 ??
    Radeon 9600 Pro ??
    Radeon 9600XT ??
    Radeon 9700 Pro ??
    Radeon 9700XT ??
    Radeon X600 128mb
    Radeon X700 Pro 128mb
    Radeon X1550 128mb
    Radeon HD 4550 256mb
    Radeon HD 4670 512mb
    Radeon HD 4830 512mb
    Radeon HD 4870 512mb
    Radeon HD 5770 1gb
    Radeon HD 5450 512mb
    Radeon HD 5850 1gb
    Radeon HD 6450 512mb
    Radeon HD 6570 512mb
    Radeon HD 6750 1gb
    Radeon HD 6790 1gb
    Radeon HD 6850 1gb (2x)
    Radeon HD 6950 2gb
    Radeon HD 7750 1gb (3x)
    Radeon HD 7770 1gb (2X)
    Radeon HD 7850 2gb
    Radeon HD 7950 3gb (4x)
    Radeon HD 7970 3gb (10x)
    Radeon HD 7990 6gb

    I might have more but that's all I can think of.
     
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  23. tviceman

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    Voodoo 2 for LIFE.
     
  24. lavaheadache

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    Voodoo 1 is where the fun began
     
  25. bystander36

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    How the heck do you keep track of all the video cards from the past like you guys have?

    I have a hard time remembering the cards before my ATI 9800 pro, but here is a rough idea, though I know I'm missing a few:
    Riva TNT 2
    Geforce 2 or 3
    ATI 9800 Pro
    Geforce 6800 GS
    Geforce 9800 GT
    AMD 5870
    AMD 6950
    Geforce 470
    Geforce 680

    There are some definite holes in my list.
     
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    Cirrus Logic 5424 - 512k ram. BOOM! Games played - X-Wing, Doom, Jurassic Park.
    ATI xpert@play (Rage Pro) - 4MB
    NV TNT2 - 32MB
    NV Gefore 3 Ti200 - 64MB
    ATI 9500 - 128MB
    Nvidia 7800GT - 256MB
    ATI 4870 1GB
    Nvidia GTX 680 2GB