The best videocard experience you've had so far?

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  1. Corndog

    Corndog Master Guru

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    I went from a GeForce 2 GTS 64mb to a Leadtek 6600GT. I didn't go to sleep for 3 days straight. :D
     
  2. Cleric780

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    well first i went from a 8800gts 320 mb to a 9800 gtx+ that was really cool but then i got greedy and got a 2nd 9800 gtx+ and i must say the only game i saw as an improvment was crysis but then i was faced with a decition do i fill my mobo with 3 9800gtx+ or do i get the gtx295 lol yea lets say i never regret buying my gtx295 lol i love it
     
  3. alanm

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    Probably the least impressive upgrade of a card for me was moving from a 8800GTS 512 to a GTX 275. Sure, big Vantage boost and Crysis plays a lot better, faster, but its a game I loathe. I only tested it out of curiosity. All other games I tried, I saw nothing to make me feel this was a worthy upgrade. For some reason, the IQ seems somewhat better on my older card, maybe its a driver thing, dunno. So I would say now my fave card of all was the G92 8800 gts. It has not let me down in ANY game that I cared about to date.
     
  4. Grifty

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    I went from a rage 128pro to a 7600GT, WOW that was a massive upgrade for me, it meant i could actually play FEAR lol
     

  5. Mr.Bigtime

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    4870 to 285..
     
  6. Leafblower

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    I just upgraded from ATI 3650 to GTX 260 and WOW!
     
  7. Wanny

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    My best videocard experience happens... NOW!

    7600 GT / Pentium 4 / XP x86 ---ยป GTX260 SP216 / i7 920 / VISTA x64
     
  8. Dahzeal33

    Dahzeal33 Ancient Guru

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    I remember thinking how incredibly imersive Everquest was on my Geforce 2 :)

    That was a nice card, but so was my 3dfx Voodoo 3 PCI before that.

    There weren't any issues back then like you can run into now. Everything just worked.

    On another note, remember when pretty much everyone had a 15 inch monitor? I remember seeing my friends 17 inch and thinking it was OMFG HUGE!!!! :eek2:

    I also remember when the first flat panels came out. We had 15 inch ones at Best Buy and people actually payed $1k for them!
     
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  9. Agizor

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    Going from a PIII Coppermine @ 600Mhz with an nVidia TNT2 PRO to a AMD XP 3200 + XFX 6800 (Vanilla with pipes unlocked) was an amazing day... O.O
     
  10. nomunk

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    I will never forget my ATI 9700 PRO back in the day, that was the first card were you could use AA and AF with playable framerates and I miss the great image quality of ATI, my games look so much better with my ATI card
     

  11. salanos

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    I came from a nVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 to the Intel GMA 950, to the 4870X2 I have now, so I pretty much appreciate the new card a hell lot. Sure, I'm facing all those CrossFire related problems, but the fact that I can actually play games now means something to me.
     
  12. Jae-So

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    Yeh when the 4890 came out a lot of people said that it wouldn't be much of an upgrade from the 4870, but I am glad I made the plunge, from 820 on 4870OC to 960 on 4890OC with maybe a little more headroom, well worth the upgrade I feel
     
  13. inklimited

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    Going from 32MB integrated to a 256MB 9550. Sweet! I can aimz! b0t!
     
  14. hallryu

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    One of the Voodoo range I think!
     
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    Going from a 6600 to a 6800GTOC was an eye opener for me....

    But upgrading from an ATI X1950XT to my 8800GTX takes the cake. Seems like no game can kill the 8800GTX..
     
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  16. MM10X

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    ^lol, awesome old GPU's... :p

    well, i originally had a ati radeon 9000 on my home PC ad upgraded it to a radeon X1600 pro 512MB, wich was a huge upgrade.

    then when i had my own PC(with the x1600 in it) i upgraded a wile ago to my 9600GT which was another huge upgrade, then when i went from the athlon 64 to E8500 and when i got SLI...

    before i started building my pc with my 9600GT, i knew very little about computers. all my upgrades have been huge, so far.

    im hoping to get the same reaction when i upgrade to the 300 series.
     
  17. Bentez

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    going from integrated vram of 64mb from my Samsung laptop with 512 of ram and a P4 to a 8800gts 320, 4gigs of ram and a AMD 6000+ was awesome, that laptop is now in the bin :D
     
  18. GhostXL

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    Went from a 7800GS AGP to 8800 Ultra at one point. That was my biggest jump I'd say.
     
  19. Jonnyboy

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    I went from a Sapphire Radeon x1900xtx 512mb to a BFG 8800GT 512mb and the performance increase was amazing imo. last year in December I went from a 8800GT to my current 9800GTX and the performance wasn't that much but ok to me but with it over clocked it is worth it..
     
  20. krayzieNRG

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    my 4870 1gb.
    with all the negative things i heard about ati drivers and such,i thought i would have pulled all my hair out.
    this it my first ati card and the best card i've ever own,not one drama ever so far.....thanks ATI
     

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