GPU hall of fame

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xp0c

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9600XT, X800XT(still got), 8800GTS 512Mb, 5870(sold for $150, almost three years after buying)
 
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2is

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Them.:thumbsup:
The GTX 7800 512 also rates a mention due to it's amazing performance for the time even tho it was a very limited release.
Wasn't ATI kicking the crap out of nVidias 7xxx series with their x1900/1950xtx cards back then?
 

Gordon Freemen

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Them.:thumbsup:
The GTX 7800 512 also rates a mention due to it's amazing performance for the time even tho it was a very limited release.
I think I bought one of them 7800s to replace my 6800GS and it was slower than my 6800GS that it was supposed to replace LOL.
 

Gordon Freemen

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5870 certainly deserves an honourable mention. It's had a remarkably long period of relevance (still a decent performer today), although some may attribute that to the delay/disappointment of the 28nm chips.
True ^ +1 the Ati 58xx cards were and still are epic GPUs.
 

Homeles

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Surprised the 5770 hasn't gotten a mention. Until recently, it was the most popular DX11 card.
 

Arcanedeath

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Voodoo 1 (mine was an orchid 3d card) fireing up games in 3d for the 1st time was awesome

Voodoo 2 no words needed :)

Geforce 3 (great card that it's succsor's the TI series didn't really replace)

9700Pro

8800GTX (unequaled performance when it came out and still usable today for low end settings or older games.)

8800GT (1st G92 that was rebranded umpteen times but this was the best bang for the buck card ever when it came out.)

nothing else recently has really been around long enough to deserve hall of fame status I think you need to wait at least around 5 years after a card came out to add it to the hall of fame if it was worth while.
 

Gordon Freemen

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Voodoo 1 (mine was an orchid 3d card) fireing up games in 3d for the 1st time was awesome

Voodoo 2 no words needed :)

Geforce 3 (great card that it's succsor's the TI series didn't really replace)

9700Pro

8800GTX (unequaled performance when it came out and still usable today for low end settings or older games.)

8800GT (1st G92 that was rebranded umpteen times but this was the best bang for the buck card ever when it came out.)

nothing else recently has really been around long enough to deserve hall of fame status I think you need to wait at least around 5 years after a card came out to add it to the hall of fame if it was worth while.
I would also add onto your list the GTX 460 because it was powerful, cool, quite, relatively cheap, sipped power, and still runs most any game out today acceptable @ maxed settings. I was not overly impressed with my XFX 8800 GTX or my 8800GT or my 9800 GTX+ cause they were LOUD and hot cards and the performance was not all that great however it was all we had when they first came out.
 
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I got a nice long life out of my old 4850. That card played everything I needed it too and it only cost me like $150 at release.
 

2is

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You only mentioned Nvidia cards but that's ok if that's all you have owned and so are speaking from first hand experience. I would also add onto your list the GTX 460 because it was powerful, cool, quite, relatively cheap, sipped power, ans still runs most any game out today acceptable @ maxed settings.
Voodoo 1 isn't nvidia (3dfx)
Voodoo 2 isn't nvidia (3dfx)
9700Pro isn't nVidia (ATI)
 

Gordon Freemen

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Voodoo 1 isn't nvidia (3dfx)
Voodoo 2 isn't nvidia (3dfx)
9700Pro isn't nVidia (ATI)
Ya I edited my post bud thanx for hoping on that one at the drop of a hat LOL. Don't call me Nvidia biased from now on cause I treat all GPU manufactures the same and I wish Voodo would make a reappearance in full force and even my fav "Matrox" LOL
 
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Borealis7

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VooDoo 2 (i had the Creative 8MB card, awesome)
9700Pro (didn't own it but i agree it was a monster)
8800 GT (amazing perf/value for consumers)
HD4850 (even better perf/value)
HD5850/70 (still relevant today, and did i mention amazing value??? :) )
 

Bryf50

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Wasn't ATI kicking the crap out of nVidias 7xxx series with their x1900/1950xtx cards back then?
The x1900s weren't out till later in the generation. Nvidia was first to the generation for a good bit with the 7800gt/gtx. Then ATI released the x1800xt which was a bit faster than the 7800gtx but slower than the 7800gtx 512mb that nvidia responded with.
 

Magic Carpet

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This kind of thread tends to pop up once in a while and the replies are always the same so I will save people the trouble

Voodoo 2
Radeon 9700 PRO
GTX 8800
Yeah, Radeon 9700 Pro was such a great, lasting card at the time. It took nVIDIA two generations to knock it off, I think.
 
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ShadowOfMyself

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Yup the 9700 is maybe the longest lasting card ever... Believe it or not, you can STILL play games with it on low resolutions like 1024, and the card is 10 years old

Anyway, I just noticed there tends to be a 4 year gap between amazing releases...
Voodoo 2 = 1998
9700 PRO = 2002
8800 GTX = 2006

5870 breaks the tradition by being released in 2009, although if we are counting midrange cards too, the GTX460 could fill the spot

Either way, if this trend continues, this means the next "amazing" card, probably wont arrive until 22nm in 2014
 

tulx

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5870 certainly deserves an honourable mention. It's had a remarkably long period of relevance (still a decent performer today), although some may attribute that to the delay/disappointment of the 28nm chips.
Agreed! Still sporting a crossfire of those cards and nuking BF3 on ultra! :D
I myself have very fond memories of my GeForce FX 5200, 8600 GT and MSI 9800 GTX+ (when I bought that card, I thought that that cooler was THE beast).
Then I made the leap to ATI (now AMD) 5870 and never looked back.

PS - I started with a Voodoo 3. Though I barely understood what a video card was back then. I think they were called 3d accelerators...
 
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nenforcer

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Rendition Verite
Matrox G200/G400

Both of those combined 2D and 3D before 3DFX got their act together with the VooDoo 3. (No, the VooDoo Banshee abomination doesn't count)

Geforce 4 Ti4200 w/ AGP 8X

^^^^^ was a good price / performance card back in 2003
 

Will Robinson

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Agreed! Still sporting a crossfire of those cards and nuking BF3 on ultra! :D
I myself have very fond memories of my GeForce FX 5200, 8600 GT and MSI 9800 GTX+ (when I bought that card, I thought that that cooler was THE beast).
Then I made the leap to ATI (now AMD) 5870 and never looked back.

PS - I started with a Voodoo 2. Though I barely understood what a video card was back then. I think they were called 3d accelerators...
Attaboy!:p
Can I quote you on that?...oh wait...I just did.:wub:
HD5850 was a beauty but I think the 5870 just gets the nod for H.O.F status.
 

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