Graphic card evolution
05 Apr - 21:59
Talking about graphic cards in the other topic made me wanna look up my graphic card history. I have time anyhow without the power supply.:)
The history start in the age of Far Cry because older I don't know for sure the models I had. I know we had a Geforce 2 and a Pentium 3 800 Mhz before switching to ATI x1600 pro. I had a fancy Pentium IV 3.2 Ghz. When it broke, we replaced it with a 3.4 Ghz! The fastest Intel on the planet.
Few months after my dad got a Pentium D for himself. Holy shit: D = Dual = 2 cores (at 1.8 Ghz). A new world opened. But FC liked single core power more so I kept playing on my P4. He did get a better card for him ( as he was the money spender on both systems.) So he got the x1800 XL.
Later on, I became old enough to spent my own money and got myself a ATI HD 3870 Toxic from Sapphire. Before the HD area ATI and NVIDIA had a tight game in the best cards. The top card 3870 was however medium segment. Good enough for my budget back then. :) Combined it with a Core 2 Duo. 2 cores for me too!
Years pasted, AMD bought ATI and they were back in the game. Didn't buy the leading AMD card 5870, but the 5850 PCS+ from Powercolor. Holy again, I got a dual slot graphics card!! I switched to AMD dual core and then upgraded on the same mobo to AMD X4. Hell yeah = 4 cores !
Time to upgrade and thanks to Analyze and a fishy website which sold hardware to cheap, I got the best of the best: HD 7970 dual X OC. Few months after the site was gone. :-D Back to Intel and the i5 4570 which I still have today.
When Siege came out, time to upgrade. Switch to Nvidia because they had better power management. So the MSI GTX 970 OC was a good investment.
Up to the future maybe the Vega chip from AMD will put them back in the lead. We will see.
05 Apr - 22:54
What to do when you don't have a pc? Talk rubish about AMD
193 posts05 Apr - 22:57
Holy shit Brussie you been gaming a long time. CoD4 was my first experience of gaming, (I had a Commodore 64 as a kid and played PacMan but I don't think that counts), and I only got CoD4 after it had already been out a year!!
Although I gotta stick with nVidia due to my monitor, I do hope AMD come out with a strong line up. Competition is good for us, the consumer. So I'm kinda hoping Vega puts AMD in a really strong position too!
05 Apr - 23:40
I remember myself rocking a AMD Radeon 9800 starting with Battlefield 2, which caught fire in Far Cry 1. Stepped up to a Gefore 9800 GT, top notch card at the time
After that card I went straight to a GTX465 Twin Frozr II
When Battlefield 3 came out though this card wasn't enough anymore. So went to a 670GTX
I got sick of caring about performance, so after my 3000h+ playtime on the 670 I went off and bought a 980Ti :)
06 Apr - 07:28
You bought a 670 with stock cooler?
And its no amd trash talk. I just showed I have had intel and amd, ati and nvidia.
And yeah drunk, I was born with a NES and played super Mario bros 1 and 3, the first legend of zelda and punch out.
Then to the pc for championship manager 2, roller coaster tycoon 2, fifa 97 and heroes of might and magic 1. Almost forgot the time spent on monster truck madness 2 and road rash.
I play as long as I can remember, even on Ms dos.
However first fps was medal of honor allied assault when I was 16.