Which is your GPU h...
 
Share:
Notifications

Which is your GPU history ?  

Page 2 / 2
  RSS

Syldon
(@syldon)
New Member Registered
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 2
June 10, 2019 18:05  

I have spent a lot of money on PC gaming machines over a 20 odd year period. Most notable cards I have had are:

Matrox Mystic bought in 1995  with my first PC. I think the card was £350. I know the whole machine cost £2500 as a prebuild. The only Prebuild I have ever owned.

I had one of the first voodoo 1 on release. I got one before the official release from what I think was a hooky source. This card blew away anything when playing anything in network games.

I spent a few thousand on NVidia Titan version 1, so I could SLI them. I never felt the need to upgrade those until the 1080 came out. Where I bought another SLI set up.

Currently I only own one of those 1080s. I gave one away for a system I built for someone. I am not gaming at all atm, so did not feel the need to hold onto it.

I am retired now and have a few projects on the go. Once I am done I will look into one last mega system, something to last me a fair few years.


ReplyQuote
Adrenaline96
(@adrenaline96)
Active Member Registered
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 31
June 29, 2019 03:45  
  • TNT Riva 2 (in my first PC back in 2004, it was an outdated GPU even then, but it was in a prebuilt in Eastern Europe, so it explains the issue) 
  • GTX 560 SE (it ran beautifully until heat killed it and boom, artifacts then death, it was a Palit version with a tiny fan that I feared the moment I saw it in person it wouldn't keep the GPU alive for too long)
  • GTX 750 Ti (It was a Gigabyte model, meant to replace my dead 560, ran really well, sold it because of upgrading)
  • R9 280X (bought it second hand to keep it for 2 years as an upgrade from my 750 Ti, didn't last 1 full year, but the performance was very good) 
  • RX 480 (bought it less than a month ago used but from a company that sells used parts with warranties, it's covered with a warranty so I'm not worried, got it for a good price and MAN isn't Freesync great with my 144Hz Freesync monitor? it definitely is!)

This is my history with GPUs.

This post was modified 9 months ago by Adrenaline96

Rig 1: R7 1700@3.8GHz w/ Wraith Prism - Sapphire Nitro+ RX 480 8GB - Adata XPG 16GB 3000MHz - MSI B450 Tomahawk - Adata XPG NVMe 256GB SSD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM HDD - Bitfenix Whisper Gold 750W - Zalman i3 Case

Rig 2: R7 1700@3.6GHz - Sapphire Pulse RX 570 4GB - HyperX Fury 16GB 3200MHz - MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC - SanDisk Standard SATA III 128GB SSD - Addlink S25 SATA III 240GB M.2 SSD - WD Caviar Blue 500GB 7200RPM HDD - Seasonic Focus Gold 650W - Deepcool Tesseract Case


SithAri liked
ReplyQuote
Mercurio_casimir
(@mercurio)
New Member Registered
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 19
July 3, 2019 16:29  

First GPU i bought was the ATI Radeon 9800 pro 128MB
The Family computer before that had an Nvidia Geforce 460 64MB
After the 9800 i upgraded to a HD 2900XT, probably one of the worst cards ever to have been made, constant blue screen and a coilwine from hell. did return that one. Got a HD 3870 in return one of the best cards ever could run everything and was silent still have it to this day saved.
It lasted until 2012 when i was forced to uppgrade to a 7970 to be able to play battlefield 3. Now i own a Vega 64 which i bought in 2017 at a steal for 400 Euro. managed to pick up a Radeon 7 for 660 Euro, i havent got it yet and i am considering returning it. i consider keeping it and selling  my Vega 64 and the games that should come bundled with the Radeon 7.


SithAri liked
ReplyQuote
Luke
 Luke
(@lukedotde)
Eminent Member Registered
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 60
July 12, 2019 08:18  

Radeon 9600 [AGP]  This is when I was introduced to the game F.E.A.R. --> GTX 8800GTX --> GTX 8800GTX Tri-SLI (yea... I know  Crysis) --> 9800GTS --> GTX270 SLI --> GTX 570 SLI --> GTX 970 SLI --> RX 580 --> Vega 64 Liquid -->?

I'm holding out for something in the 2080ti performance level from the AMD side.  I swear that image quality improved with I went to the RX 580.  With 4k Freesync, the Vega 64 is *almost* all I need.  

This post was modified 9 months ago 2 times by Luke

SithAri liked
ReplyQuote
SithAri
(@sithari)
New Member Registered
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 7
July 14, 2019 03:11  
Posted by: Mercurio_casimir

First GPU i bought was the ATI Radeon 9800 pro 128MB
The Family computer before that had an Nvidia Geforce 460 64MB 

Emm , I believe that you mean : GeForce 4 MX460 64MB ??

( https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/geforce4-mx-460.c786 ). 

- GTX460 was an 768MB GDDR5-memory GPU.

EDIT : Personally , I used to have the GeForce4 MX440 , back then. Very pleased with that GPU  

This post was modified 9 months ago by SithAri

CPU:AMD FX8370
RAM: 20GB DDR3@1333MHz
GPU:nVidia GTX1080


ReplyQuote
Luke
 Luke
(@lukedotde)
Eminent Member Registered
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 60
July 15, 2019 09:06  

Well, the pump on my Vega 64 just failed so it looks like the slot after Vega 64 gets populated with a 5700xt.  It should be here tomorrow.  I'm a little excited to play with the powerplay tables. 


SithAri liked
ReplyQuote
ADKBlackDogs
(@adkblackdogs)
New Member Registered
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 3
July 25, 2019 00:53  

Here's my list

Sapphire 5870, Powercolor 6870, XFX 290, XFX 390X, Powercolor 480,  MSI Vega 64.

Nowhere near as impressive as others, but they've all served me well and I still have them all. 


SithAri liked
ReplyQuote
F7GOS
(@f7gos)
Eminent Member Registered
Joined: 11 months ago
Posts: 63
July 25, 2019 06:34  

Pre 2004 - Family PC so whatever was in there at the time

Half Life 2 Onwards

Radeon 9600XT 256Mb
Radeon 9800 Pro 128Mb

Nvidia 8600GT

Nvidia GTX 650

Radeon R9 280X

Start a youtube Channel in 2017 so had a lot more than ive listed but these are the ones I've used personally in the various rigs & not just for testing.

GTX 680 (Blew up)
GTX 770
GTX 1050Ti
GTX 970
RX 480 8GB (bought for £160 sold to miner a few months later for £350)
GTX 980Ti
GTX 1080
RX 590

Current GPU's
RX 570
Vega 64
GTX 1650
GTX 1070

Having a look at sales though and over the last 2 years alone theres been over 50 used cards which I've bought and cleaned up and sold on 🤣 

Feel Free to check out the F7GOS youtube channel.
www.youtube.com/c/F7GOS


SithAri liked
ReplyQuote
Luke
 Luke
(@lukedotde)
Eminent Member Registered
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 60
July 26, 2019 08:41  

The closest I came to a current "top of the line".  8800GTX SLI.  I'm still scared by the idea that I spent >$1500 on the cards and still couldn't play Crysis on high 1080p. 


SithAri liked
ReplyQuote
Ype
 Ype
(@ype)
Eminent Member Registered
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 91
July 26, 2019 09:48  

@lukedotde
I Love the modded cooling on those card!

As for me:
ATI 9800 SE modded to a 9800 pro with custom cooling.
NV 8800 GT that came with a fine cooling solution, I am still using the cooler that came with it on a quadro card.
NV 1060 6GB, I needed the extra VRAM for a 4k display.

...

I looked up the spec sheet of the ram modules for my 1060 and clocked the ram accordingly,
used memtestcl to make sure everything was in working order.
With the GPU at stock the card runs at 1800Mhz and is inaudible while using the furmark torture test.

I bumped up the core speed a bit as well because I like round numbers.
It boosts up to 2050 Mhz at first then settles down to 2000 Mhz.
I would have pushed it further if I didn't care about noise.

...

The cards I bought is only part of the story.
I've dabbled in graphics cards repair for a while.

A Nv 660Ti, Nv 760 and a Nv 770 are in use right now.
The Quadro with the 8800GT cooling solution is probably still in a NAS somewhere.
I kept one of the Quadro cards with a single slot cooler for troubleshooting purposes.

Long story short, I went a bit overboard with graphics cards for a while.
Looks like @f7gos is still at it!. 😀

Thanks for sharing your stories, brings back fond memories!
-Ype

Edit: I forgot to mention a Nv Geforce 3 that still works and that the 760 also found a home! 😀

This post was modified 8 months ago 2 times by Ype

SithAri liked
ReplyQuote
Olle P
(@olle-p)
Eminent Member Registered
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 51
July 30, 2019 07:03  

Let's see if I can remember them correctly. I've gone through ten in twentyfive years...

Mid 90:ies, my first computer: Some "Trident" graphics card. No frills, ran fine at 640x480 but froze up when I tried 1024x768.

Autumn -98: A Compaq computer with ATI Rage LT Pro (integrated on the motherboard, but I thought it was some discrete card when I signed up for the computer). Not at all as good as the salesperson claimed. The drivers didn't support fog tables, which at the time was a real issue to me.

December -00: Asus GeForce 256 DeLuxe (with 3D glasses!) The first card I actually choose myself, and I made a mistake. The GPU was in no way powerful enough to make 3D viewing a real option.

PNY GeForce 3 Ti 200. I loved this one!

Radeon 9800 LE (Sold to colleague when replaced.)

GeForce 7800 GT. My first with PCIe.

Radeon HD 5770 (Sold to colleague when replaced.) Faster and less power hungry than my previous card.

GeForce GTX 750Ti (Still in use in my daughter's computer.) Faster and less power hungry than my previous card!

Asus Radeon R9 280 Double Cu (Sitting on my desk waiting for a buyer or to be scrapped.) A real power guzzler! It was difficult to keep noise and temps down at the same time.

Current: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB) Wind Force


SithAri liked
ReplyQuote
Lovetann
(@lovetann)
New Member Registered
Joined: 8 months ago
Posts: 3
August 5, 2019 08:02  

Mine: Usually just bought the GPU's on release, so it started with my ATI Sapphire 3870 Toxic edition, then AMD Radeon 5850, then AMD Radeon 6970 3gb edition, then RX 480, and soon to be AMD 5700XT.

 

On laptop, just basic Intel/ati on-board stuff. My first true gaming laptop had 970m which still runs just fine but sold it off and got myself a laptop with a RTX 2060 6gb.


SithAri liked
ReplyQuote
marco
(@marco)
New Member Registered
Joined: 8 months ago
Posts: 3
September 14, 2019 17:01  

Well, we had two machines in the house, originally my dad payed for it all.
GT220 in one, GT440 in the other.
Then once the GT440 was giving up, it was swapped temporarily with a GTX460.

We realized that the GT220 is such a crap card that nothing ran on it, and our attempt at overclocking it resulted in it catching fire as it turned out that one of the fuses or resistors wasn't good for the amount of power we put through, so both machines got upgraded to R9 280X's with my "pocket money" (I was like 14 at the time, I helped out around my mom's business and she paid me minimum wage for helping out over the summer).

That was until about a year ago, when one died, that got swapped with a GTX 1060 6GB, got it for cheap. The other R9 280X is still mostly good, will probably replace it within the next 6 months as that's the last component in that machine, both desktops are 3600's now with 32GB RAM, and I want to upgrade one of the machines to an RTX card as it would save me money over the course of my thesis as I need to run a lot of deep learning stuff and I'm starting to hit the limits of the university budget for it. Would be like $900, but I blow that every three months on my AWS budget, so happy this is all sponsored, lol.

I mostly  "game" on my GTX 960M laptop though, as I can move it around the house, have some GTX 1050 Ti laptops as well, but they're bigger and heavier, so rarely use them, I'd rather go to the study and use one of the machines there then.


SithAri liked
ReplyQuote
Monster
(@monster)
New Member Registered
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 4
March 9, 2020 07:53  

Ummm... some random "generic" cards I can't remember (back in the 386 and 486 days)...

  • Riva TNT
  • 8MB on Board (MSI OEM Board with VIA KT 133A)
  • Diamond Stealth S3 540 (S4 Savage PRO) 32MB PCI
  • Geforce 2 MX 32MB PCI
  • Leadtek Geforce 2 GTS 64MB AGP
  • Sapphire Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP
  • ASUS V9999GT Geforce 6800 GT 128MB AGP
  • Powercolor Radeon X1950 XTX 512MB PCIe (Innovatek Block)
  • Leadtek Geforce 8800 GTX TDH
  • >> 8800GTX SLI (Zalman Block)
  • MSI Geforce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr 2
  • Zotac GTX 660 Ti AMP!
  • EVGA GTX 980 Classified
  • Sapphire Raden RX Vega 64 Nitro+ (Bykski Block)

In addition there have been some other cards in secondary/backup systems etc. like

  • ASUS Geforce FX 5700 Ultra 128 MB 
  • Zotac Geforce 9500 GT 512MB 
  • Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 Silent 512MB 
  • Club 3D Radeon HD 6850 1GB 
  • MSI Radeon R9 270 Gaming OC 2GB 
  • Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Dual OC 2GB 
  • EVGA GTX 970 SC 4GB 
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ 8GB 

Cheers...

1700X | X470 | 16GB | Vega 64 | 850W | Costom Loop


ReplyQuote
Page 2 / 2

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!