WOF: What was the first graphics card you ever owned?



I think it was a S3 virge 1mb or maybe 2mb it was in my 386 25mhz with a turbo boost button lol The computer was running an operating system called Geoworks, which the guy at the computer shop told me was going to take over the world and blow windows out of history. Think I has a couple of pinball games and maybe some kind of racing game.

Cant remember what I had in my next system but I was playing games like Keen, Wolfenstien, leisure suit larry, Man United Football.

I then upgraded every couple of years until present and at the moment I'm running a GTX560 Ti


About 7 years ago, I had a Pentium 4 with GeForce 6200 LE 128MB. Played games like NBA Live 06, COD2.


Geforce 4 MX440,
ATI Readon 9800 Pro
Geforce 7800 GT (Noob decision)
Geforce 9800 GTX (WORST buy ever - bought at first launched)
[FONT=arial]Sapphire Vapor-X 5770 (Burnt out after a few months of usage)
ATI Readon 6770 (got it from 5770 warranty)


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My first was a Matrox with 8mb of VRAM. I was actually really happy with it looking back.

Since then I've had: GeForce 2 (64mb), GeForce FX5200, GeForce 7500 GT, GeForce 210, Palit GeForce GTX 650 TI...and my now current EVGA GeForce GTX 660 TI FTW+ 3GB.

I did switch out my 7500 GT once for an ATI card and everything just went to pot so I switched back. Never thought about ATI since that.


Cirrus Logic 5434 with 2MB RAM ! (Double RAM of normal configurations at that time, in 1995)
Matrox Mystique 220 (1998)
Voodoo 1
Voodoo 2
Matrox G400max (1999)
PowerColor Evil Master II: ati 8500pro (2002)
Sapphire ATI x800xt (2004)
nvidia geforce 7800gtx (2006?)
ati 3870 (2008)
Club3D Radeon 4870 (2008)
MSI GeForce 570gtx (2010)


Diamond Monster Voodoo 2 16mb
2nd Diamond Monster Voodoo 2 16mb for sli
Diamond Viper V770 Ultra TNT2 32mb
AOpen GeForce2 MX400 64mb
Albatron GeForce4 Ti4600 128mb
PNY GeForce 6800 GT Verto 256mb
ASUS Geforce 9800GT 512mb
ASUS GeForce GTX 460 1gb
XFX Radeon HD 6950 1gb
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3gb

I think that is all... lol, didn't realize I had so many over the years.


Voodoo Banshee!!! all the way ! rocked CS and Quake2 on that sucker for a long time!


An 16 meg Voodoo something I think. I can remember when I bought it I told I would never need another video card.


My first one was a Matrox Mystique with 2 MB of vram. I remember it was bundled with Mechwarrior 2. I was also playing NHL 97 and Baldur's Gate at the time.

Latter I bought a Nvidia GeForce 256 with 32 MB of vram and then an ATI Radeon 9500 Pro with 128 MB of vram.

And then a ATI Radeon X1900 GT with 256 MB of vram. This one failed pretty fast and I then bought a GeForce 8800 GTS with 512 MB of vram.


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EVGA - not sure the manufacturer, but it was in my original IBM PC (dual 5.25" floppy; when they were really floppy). Games I was playing: Kings Quest, Test Drive, Ace of Aces, Police Quest. Back when all u needed was DOS and a good autoexe.bin file


First VGA Card was a Trident Vesa Local Bus card.
First 3d card was my Diamond Nvidia Riva128