What type of Video Card do you have?


Which type of video card do you have?

  1. SiS

    3 vote(s)
  2. ATI

    73 vote(s)
  3. 3DLabs

    0 vote(s)
  4. S3

    0 vote(s)
  5. 3dfx

    6 vote(s)
  6. Kyro

    1 vote(s)
  7. Matrox

    4 vote(s)
  8. Nvidia

    96 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
By vassil3427 · 102 replies
Dec 7, 2002
  1. ArchVileTRE

    ArchVileTRE TS Rookie

    right now im using a voodoo3 2000 :p. im at my dads place and he bought me a radeon 9000 pro. once i get back thats what im gonna be usin obviously :)
  2. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    nVidia GeForce 4 MX 440 64MB

    ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    I have 2 machines now, and both of them have nVidia graphics cards. They are just the intermediate models - I am not that into games really and only play Quake III or UT2003 or something now and again these days.

    The main thing is that nVidia cards have a wide range of driver support for a range of operating systems. There are very good, self installing Linux drivers available. There is also no problem using the drivers on Windows 2003 server, FreeBSD, etc.
  4. cromrell

    cromrell TS Rookie Posts: 41

    ATI Rage 128.
    don't do to much gaming (CIV, AOE, etc), so it does the job well enough.
    Plan to upgrade w/ my home PC...

  5. Cryo

    Cryo TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Well I posted on this same thread over a year ago (!!!), and although not all that much has changed as far as my systems go I can say that my new box will have a nice shiny new ATI 9200 128MB card which I am currently waiting for in the mail at the moment.

    I still can't believe this thread got revived after all that time! ;-)
  6. forciano

    forciano TS Rookie Posts: 24

    geforce 2 mx and a radeon 9000 pro 128 mb, and perhaps soon a radeon 9700
  7. vega

    vega TS Enthusiast Posts: 147

    With Directx 9 around the corner, I decided it was time to upgrade my trusty geoforce 2 Ti card and asked the forum community what would be the best purchase and received many pointers, most favouring ati, particularly the 9500 128 np which could be modded to 9700 speeds and having paid £109 for one, followed the instructions sent by arris and several other all knowing individuals and voila - superturbocharged radeon!
  8. jstillion

    jstillion TS Rookie Posts: 91

    Nvidia Geforce 3 Ti 200 64MB
  9. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    A Hercules 3D FDX Radeon 8500LE, I know its a bit old. I got it last december at a bargain price of around US$85.
  10. schizoid77

    schizoid77 TS Rookie Posts: 113

    PNY Verto Geforce FX 5600 256MB and extremely happy with it up to this point. I have no doubt this card will handle anything I throw at it. and I run everything max, no exceptions.
  11. PreservedSwine

    PreservedSwine TS Rookie Posts: 325

    I bought an R9500non-pro and soft-modded it to an R9700.

    Best $140 I ever spent.

    Even b-4 the soft-mod, this card was impressive. Now, after opening up the other 4 pipes, this thing is a monster, I can run any game at max details, and AT LEAST 4xFSAA and 16xAF. This is @ 1024 x 768 on my old monitor.
  12. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Lots of cards:
    Asus V3400 VIVO TNT1
    Black Magic 12 Meg Voodoo 2
    ATI Rage 128 Pro (Mac G4 Graphite)
    Matrox G450 (Linux/Win2003 Server)
    NVidia GeForce DDR (Dual 733)
    NVidia GeForce 2 64 Meg (Dual 933)
    NVidia GeForce 4 Ti4400 (AMD machine)
    NVidia GeForce 4 Ti4600 (Mac G4 Quicksilver)
    NVidia Quadro 980 XGL (Dual Xeon)
    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128 Meg (P4 3.0C)

    I can promise you that this list will continue to grow at a fairly rapid pace. These are just the cards in the machines I use most often.
  13. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    ATI Radeon 9700 Pro, and a Nvidia Geforce2MX 400.
  14. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Asus V7100
    which is GeForce 2MX 32Meg Classic (not the 200/400 ones)
  15. Dantrag

    Dantrag TS Enthusiast Posts: 135

    geforce4 mx440 soon to be upgraded to 9500 pro :D
    second pc geforce2 mx 200 32mb, 3rd pc 4000xt pci 32mb pci 4th pc intergrated sis 4mb 5th intergrted 4mb 6th S3 savage 32mb
    7th pc 2 mb integrated
  16. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 281

    Ti4600 atm, but someone's offered me a brand new FX5900ultra for £280...so im scratchin' my chin at that one..
  17. dani_17

    dani_17 TS Rookie Posts: 146

    My main computer has a Radeon 8500 64mb DDR, wich is keeping me happy. At least till I get a Radeon 9700 :)

    In the other computer and in my sisters and my mom's one I have GF4 MX440 64mb which is good when I have a little lan party at my house and take the computers to play some game.

    AND!!, I have in my desk a Guillemot MaxiGamer 2 with a 3DFX Voodoo2 and 12 mb which I put inside a glass cube with the name of the card and the logo of 3DFX. In my opinion Voodoo Graphics was the pioneer and the Voodoo2 was, till now, the card that made more of a revolution in a single product cycle in the market!!
  18. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    You read that XTR-X? Theres our WC3 problemo ;)

    I Have an Nvidia GF4, Ti4200...its great, shall last awhile. Probbly upgrade when I upgrade my CPU to AMDs 64-Bit Clawhammer or whatever.

    damn LNC, you got some money floating around!!! Is that Dual Xeon a server? Nice stuff!
  19. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    No - I don't have money floating around - the job buys me lots of hardware and software. Also, the dual Xeon 2.8 GHz is not a server - it's my rendering machine. BTW folks - just an FYI - a Ti4400 is a better performer in games than a Quadro 980 XGL - in case you're wondering.

  20. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    On that note, your jobs are really cool. I want ones like that when im in collage :cool: Sweet deal.
  21. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    When I first replied I had ATI Rage 128, now it's changed to Matrox G450 dualhead, secondary card being GeForce FX 5200 (Secondary because it is not supported in BeOS).
  22. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    ive got a Creative 3DBlaster GeForce3 Ti 200 64Meg. cost me £150 when they were new as an upgrade to my old Voodoo 3 2000 16Meg best £150 ive ever spent! overclocks happily from 175/400 to 200/450 with no extra cooling :D
    i think im gonna buy a FX5600Ultra next for Doom 3/Half Life 2 but im not sure.....and i dont have the money

  23. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    If I were you I'd wait untill the next Readeon comes out, then watch the 9700s price fall, and nab it ;)
  24. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    yeh but its....its...its a radeon.....
    im kinda loyal to nvidia......and a friend of mine has had no end of trouble with his 9700 - drivers issues, cooling issues etc
    but i might get a 5700...if the price is right when they come out

  25. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    I had problems with my Radeon 9700 Pro when I first bought one, but as they are so common now, you won't get any bother in newer systems. Damn fine card too, with fantastic drivers and top image quality. I couldn't be more pleased.
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