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    The Best Graphics Card/Chipset Of All Time (TM)

    OK, this isn't a thread for GTS vs V5 posts.

    In you opinion, what was The Best Graphics Card/Chipset Of All Time (TM)? Argue if you like, but only about redundant chipsets

    Some Nominations:

    Voodoo Graphics: 3D For the Masses

    (Power VR) Videologic Apocalypse 3Dx: The original 2D/3D combo card.

    Voodoo2: SLI- Seriously Liquid Images.

    Riva 128: A certain well knwon company is born.

    TNT: Can anyone say 'Competition'?

    TNT2: Voodoo3 eater and 3Dfx beater.

    Voodoo 3: Old and still selling...

    Voodoo 5: Posterity model (worth a fortune in years to come )

    GeForce 256 SDR/DDR: T&L- "It'll never catch on"

    Radeon: Possibly the only thing in computing history that can have "Future Proof" labelled on it.

    GeForce 2 MX/GTS/PRO/ULTRA: Fast, Faster, Faster still, Fastest!

    This should provoke some interesting debate!

    Right, time to install my Liveware 3.0 for Win2K...

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    I fail to see how an old video card can be a good video card by today's standards. I would go for the GeForce2 Ultra. Or the NV20.

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    I havent been into pc's for that long, only about 2yrs (and its only a hobby thing).
    But my first pc was a AMD k6 350 (I think!!) with a ATI starter card thing.
    And only when someone let me try a V2 SLI in it did I go "WOW look at that"
    Got bitten by the bug, and about eight vid cards later and several cpu's I am here.

    More money than sense

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    voodoo2 was the king of all time! especially in sli!-it was the first big start of 3d, and it kept the 3d throne for 2 years, or something around that. it couldn't get beat!

    even now, it's still looks better than the GeForce in Glide games such as unreal.



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    coolguy867:
    erm... no, Voodoo2 SLI DOES NOT beat Geforces in anything apart from heat production.

    Hindey: If you're reading this topic, please help me win my argument by mentioning our mutual aquaintance James Hanlons rather dire Voodoo2 SLI system

    Voodoo2 SLI's have had their time I'm afraid. 40fps @ 1024x768 was good 18 months ago but the likes of TNT2/Geforce/Geforce2/Radeon/Voodoo5 have blown it out of the water in recent computer history. Sorry

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    my old voodoo2 looked better back then in UT than my GTS2 64meg DDR does now. there were less bugs in the picture and the colors looked so much smoother.
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    Originally posted by LastLegionary:
    I fail to see how an old video card can be a good video card by today's standards.
    So you'd always rather have a new Porsche Boxter over a '88 944 S Turbo?

    Cheers,
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    For me it was the Voodoo Graphics chipset- GLQuake at 640x480 at 30FPS. Stick your MMX and shove it... How many top of the range vid cards do you know for 80?

    V2 SLI old and crap?- a V2 SLI cut it (just) up until 2nd generation T&L, you'll probably find. Ulitm8, you can't even comment, you haven't been there since the start. :P

    Cheers,
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    Are you two married?

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    Originally posted by Gasman:
    Are you two married?
    No, just argumentitive.

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    Hehe

    No we ain't married

    OMG... I can't believe I even gratified that question with this reply!

    I'm off for a psychiatric evaluation now!

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    SLI. period.

    btw, I wouldnt take a brand new gt mustang over a shelby gt500 aka. eleanor, so no, newer doesnt always mean better =P

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    Obviously the older Voodoo 2 could not hope to compete with anything now but when I first installed my Vooodoo 2 in my pc the difference was amazing. It think the Vooodo 2 was a great card and really changed the world of 3d.

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    My point exactly aug1516... I just haven't got the tact or literary skills to say it the way you did

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    I remember when I had my V2 SLI rig years ago and my jaw dropped when I saw image/performance. I replaced it with a TNT2 later on but sold it and went back to the two CL cards. Still have them for backup :P

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