GPU History & First/Favourite/Next Thread.
>HIS HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo 1GB
Got it for $50 from my sympathetic friend.
>EVGA GTX 680 Classified 4GB
Bought it for $400 dollarydoos, bargain considering it was retailing for $900 at the time. Had to offload it for $600 though since it was physically too hueg of a GPU (NCASE M1 mini-ITX build back then)
>GTX X80 Pascal
Leaning with the next mid-range/high-end GTX X80 Pascal for VR optimized experience.
27. I have no other responsibilities apart from your usual utilities bills. I don't go out anymore so the rest of my income is 100% disposable. I am saving up for another trip to Japan and Murrica this year though.
2008 Nvidia 9800 GT. Got it as a christmas present from grandma, cost like $200+ from Best Buy
2011 Nvidia 560 Ti. Got it as a christmas present from grandma, cost like $200 something from Newegg.
2012 Radeon 7950. Got it for a birthday present from mom and grandma, cost like $475. Later returned it because I actually got worse performance than my 560 Ti.
2014 Radeon R9 290. Bought it for myself, cost $449. Fuck the farmers.
2015 980 Ti. Bought it for myself, $629.
Radeon Xpress 200
the first one i actually bought myself was a 7800 gtx in 2005 or 2006. added a second one later.
at some point i also had a gtx 275, 280 or 285, i don't remember. there might have been another one between the 7800s and that one.
then a gtx 460 or 480 i think.
a gtx 6?? I really can't remember.
i do remember the gtx 770.
and then, the titan x. and the second titan x.
>Leaning with the next mid-range/high-end GTX X80 Pascal for VR optimized experience.
How can you "lean with" a product that has no official release date, no official specs, no price announcement or approximation, no idea about any potential issues and no benchmarks, not even leaks or rumors?
Like, what are you basing your decision on?
How do you know the price? Price/performance? How good/bad it is compared to whatever AMD will have out? Potential software or hardware issues (3.5)? Cooling? Other features such as display outputs, like DP1.3, HEVC encode/decode performance and shit like that?
It's fucking crazy to decide on a product that you know literally nothing about.
Hey does anyone know what this card is? I'm buying this system for 30 its already been cleaned and managed friend just doesnt know and is out of town and can't check and i've looked around but i idk.
>intel gma shits
>gt8600 in 2007
>hd7950 lolnodrivers in 2012
>bought gtx970 before 3.5gb lmao was a known jewery
I dont play that much these days so im fine with my gtx970
Maybe will upgrade to whatever is after pascal
I have 200 max to spend on a gpu, been using an old 4930, I saw a 380 2gb for a little over $180 would I regret getting the 2gb 380 over say 20-30 dollars more for a 280x 3gb? I'll only be playing 1080p 60fps perhaps upgrading to 1080p 144hz
1993 - US company that is no longer in business forgot the name
1999 - ati rage 128 rev. B
2002 - Power color Radeon 9600
2004 - Asus Geforce 7600GT AGP version (complete waste of money)
2005 - HIS Radeon 3870
2007 - EVGA Geforce 8800 GTS G92
2008 - EVGA Geforce GTX260 216
2011 - Gigabyte Geforce 560 ti
2015 - MSI R9 280X
When I look back I should've sold my old cards before they became worthless.
6567/6569 Video Interface Controller
Tseng Labs ET4000, 512 KiB VRAM
>memory gets fuzzy
3DFX Voodoo 1 + Tseng ET4000?
ATI Rage 128
Nvidia GeForce 1 (???)
Nvidia GeForce 4 MX
too lazy to type out the rest
Radeon R9 380 now
Shitty integrated laptop thing. Absolutely terrible, would not recommend to anyone ever.
Made the switch to an actual desktop, an old, low-end prebuilt with a passively-cooled 9400 GT 1GB and no case fans at all. Can't complain, got the entire thing for free.
Bought a used GTS 250 512MB for €25.
Found a lightly used R9 270X fairly quick after it came out, paid €135 for it.
R9 290 Vapor-X. Double the VRAM, double the core count, double the power draw. The first one I actually bought brand new.
4MB Ati Rage
32MB S3 Savage
Geforce 2 MX400
Radeon 9800 Pro
Radeon X800 Pro
The biggest jump by far was getting that 32MB S3 card
didn't know shit about PCs at the time, all integrated, do remember last one was some intel chip. sonic CD, sc2k, brood war
ATi Radeon x850 AGP, played the absolute dog shit out of Wolf ET with it along with Quake 3. First "real" graphics card but it wasn't a flagship card. muh heatsink art
XFX 8500 GT, old motherboard died and AGP had gone out of style, not really a huge leap. Finally into dual monitors.
EVGA 9800 GTX, massive leap, maxxed out everything, spent weeks playing through all my games being a graphics faggot. This was the biggest leap for me and by far the most fun. I've... had the same antec 650w PSU that I got to support this card ever since. th-thanks antec
Galaxy GTS 250, basically a 9800GTX with more memory so not a lot of difference, replaced my 9800GTX as it died after 4 years of intense service
EVGA 660Ti, another marginally big leap. get three screens, rocking 5760 x 1080.
EVGA 960 GTX SSC, old 660Ti died and EVGA replaced it for free. They used the slowest as shit service that UPS offers with no option to pay yourself to expedite... two weeks of pain but, free card.
>Geforce 4 MX 440
>Radeon 9800 pro (My favorite)
>Geforce 6600 GT
>Nvidia 7950GT SLI
>Radeon 2900XT (the biggest dissapointment)
>Radeon 4870 (The biggest surprise)
I was big into the whole video card thing but I don't play PC Games anymore so I'll probably have the 6770 for like another 5 years. Also I mostly use laptops today.
The r9 nano is cute tho
>2003 Radeon 9200
>2005 Radeon X800 XL
>2007 GeForce 8800GTS 320MB
>2007 GeForce 8800GTS 512
>2010 GeForce GTX 470
>2010 GeForce GTX 570
>2015 GeForce GTX 960
>2016 GeForce GTX 970
The 8800GTS 512 was one hell of a card, probably my favorite.
First: integrated graphics
First actual GPU: Radeon 5700
Most powerful: 7950 bought for dogecoin mining and used for ffxiv
Current: Integrated graphics (i7 6700k) since all I do on my PC is code, run a mmo botfarm, and read VNs
My first video card was a Hercules Graphics Card Plus. The resolution of color displays were terrible at the time so I was happy to go without color in exchange for reasonable resolution. It made playing SimCity a 100 times better than with a CGA card.
Yeah I know it's a big jump
>7 cards in 5 years
shitting christ, op, at least do some research before dropping money on this shit
MSI GTX 560Ti (Twin Frozr III)
use it to this day, and it works wonders, especially given that I don't really play games that much anymore
I'm curious about Polaris and its claims, but knowing AMD, I'm probably better off upgrading to Pascal if I want to get back into gaming
MC6847 chip embedded on the motherboard. The graphics were rather... primitive.
I used to only play console games(before they were complete shit) and I had a cheap laptop for watching anime and things of that nature. I've actually had the 680 for several years, but is there even any reason to upgrade? I can run basically anything well for the most part.
HD 4000 series, passive can't remember what though
Now pic related
Tip one is a sound card. My first GPU I remember buying.
Playing Crysis at lan parties with my old 8600GT.
Those were the days.
Some ATI card I don't remember the name. Only that I got tons of artifacts and visual glitches with it and said "never again", so I became a good NoVidya goy.
Promptly replaced by 8800 GT, for the first Crysis.
Got a good paying job, and went all out with
two-way SLI GTX 980 Ti overclocked up the wazoo.
2009 Ati Radeon X1800 XT
2013 GTX 275
Poorfag reporting in. Handed down hardware from a friend. I keep buying shit for cheap when he changes it. I'm always 4 years behind but I really don't need more. Might have to buy my own shit from now on though since I'm making a bit of money and I've lost touch with him.
Oh yeah, it went that way:
Some Matrox 4mb card
Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro
EVGA Nvidia Geforce 8800GTS - died sadly after 2 years and 3 months (and I didn't know about the extended warranty EVGA offered), till it's last day I was able to play everything on max - best card I ever owned
Sapphire Radeon HD4770 - had no money to buy proper replacement for the GTS
Radeon HD9750 - what I currently use
Will upgrade sometime this year, but it will be a whole new build, since there's no reason to upgrade my graphics card when I still use my trusty I5 750...
1. shitty 4MB card (can't remember the name). Came with a 200mhz Pentium CPU.
2. Geforce 4MX 440
3. shitty integrated laptop card (intel hd 3000)
4. Radeon X600
5. Nvidia 8800GT
6. Nvidia GTX 760
>1997 3dfx Voodoo
>1999 Riva TNT + 3dfx Voodoo
>2001 ST Kyro II + 3dfx Voodoo
>2002 Geforce 3
>2004 ATI Radeon 9600XT
>2005 Geforce FX 5700
>2007 ATI Radeon X1950XT
>2009 ATI Radeon HD4800
>2010 AMD Radeon HD6870
>2011 AMD Radeon HD6870 CF
>2013 Geforce GTX 760
>2014 Geforce GTX 980
next will be AMD again. Fuck nvidia.
Vodoo Rush 8MB VRAM
GeForce 6600LE 256MB
GeForce 7600GS 256MB
ATI HD3450 512MB, replaced by GeForce 8600GS 256MB later
A laptop with GT555M 2GB
>that poorfag feel when got all your PCs from older cousin and never bought one myself until turned 22 years old
>2005 reference FX-5500 128mb
dogshit, could barely run even old games, iirc couldn't even play 1080p video. At least it was durable, still worked in 2013.
>2010 XFX 4650 agp 512mb
Brought my old p4 pc to life, could play some less cpu intensive games on surprisingly decent settings
>2014 MSI R9 270 2gb
Great value card, too bad it didn't last long
>2015 6200 pci heatsink
temporary replacement, a bit better than fx-5500
>2016 Gigabyte GTX 960 2gb
Warranty replacement for 270, still unpacked, thinking of selling it. If I'm not upgrading it should be good for few years
2000: ATI Rage Pro 128 16MB
2002: Hercules GeForce 2 GTS 32MB
2004: Club3D Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB
2005: Powercolor Radeon X800 Pro 256MB
2007: XFX GeForce 8800GT 512MB
2010: Gainward GeForce GTX 470 1.28GB
2012: ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II 2GB
2015: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Windforce 3 OC 4GB
>Hercules (dat crisp-ass monochrome)
>some shitty PCI Cirrus Logic thing I stole from my dad's office
>PowerVR Evil Kyro
>Voodoo 3 3000
>Geforce 2 MX400
>Radeon 9800 XT
>Radeon X1300 Pro (historically the worst card I've ever used)
>Radeon X1950 Pro
>Geforce 8800GTS 512
>Radeon R9 285 (just a sidegrade due to the above featuring token-shitty Sapphire quality)
>Radeon R9 Fury, unlocked to what's basically a near-Fury X
I'm turning 32 next year, and I'm more or less satisfied with my GPU experience