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    For fun what Gfx Cards have you had

    I have been interested in graphics since PCs only had Green or Amber
    What cards have you found cool and what were naff.

    Also what will happen if you could read a crystal ball..

    just for fun.

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    Some awful Trident VGA card was the first thing I had (with my Pentium 120MHz)
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    Radeon 9800 Pro (bought when the prices dropped to ~ £120 with the £90 from the AIW... Got an XP-M 2500+ soon after... Still running around 2.3GHz to 2.4GHz depending on what I feel like...)

    Have since then flashed the pro to an XT and clocked it up a bit higher than XT speeds... Have stuck an arctic cooler on it too (new version) but to be honest not that impressed with it

    Next upgrade will depend a lot on what happens between now and when I can afford it ... If I had the cash today it would be a 6800GT
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    nVidia TNT2
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    Hmm, short list!
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    Next upgrade ? dunno tbh the 6600gt's look like good value, but then the x800xl has just be launched so i might if i flog enuff get that instead



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    sis something (not onboard)
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    only ever had a few,

    intel 810 thing 8mb
    matrox 16mb thing
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    the joys of the gfx

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    The old cards were bad my first real "Ha ha" graphics card apart from hercules card etc was a cirrus logic VESA local Bus with 486 CPU , then diamond stealth 3D 2000 Video funny thing was no 3D I could find...

    i then splashed out on a Matrox Millenium II without much research I saw no difference from the 3D 2000 the d-sub video output was very good quality for my crt screen, this is what Matrox was for really. Now have a Radion 9800 pro flashed as XT and have just started playing X2 The Threat, it seems to be the first 3D I can play without getting Dizzy quickly ! Apex you seem to have gone a similar way, along with many I suppose. None of the bad ones where cheap I remember geting my VL Bus
    cirrus for £60 a lot 10 years ago.

    It is exciting now, just need the cash to keep playing.

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    Trident
    Matrox mystique 4MB
    Hercules Thriller 8MB & 2x Voodoo 2 12MB SLI
    Voodoo 3
    Nvidia Geforce DDR
    Nvidia Geforce 2 GTS
    Nvidia Geforce 4 Ti4200 128
    ATI Rad 9800Pro
    Nvidia 6800GT

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    Voodoo 3 3000
    Voodoo 3 3500 (free cos my first card broke)
    GeForce 2 mx
    GeForce 4 ti4200 128mb
    ati 9700

    thats about it

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