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  • #158
    83427
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    My first1 was Ati Rage IIC. I dont remember if i had 2MB or 4MB version. But i think i had just 2MB version. This was my first and the last ATI card. After this bad experience i was fan of 3Dfx
    ati rage iic

    After this card which was in 1998 useless for playing games like Need For Speed 3 or Unreal i had to upgrade to STB Velocity 100 with 8MB video memory. STB Velocity 100 was Voodoo 3 2000 for poor people (it has turned off some texturing units etc)
    stb velocity 100

    later together with buying my second PC (AMD Athlon 1700+ cpu and 256MB DDR RAM) i played on this card: Inno3D GeForce 2 Titanium with 32MB DDR 128-bit memory. More info here: http://vgamuseum.ru/gpu/nvidia/nvidia-geforce-2-tivx-inno3d/

    After GeForce 2 i upgraded to GeForce 4 Ti4200, then i bought GeForce 6800, 7600, 8600GT, 9800GT, GTX460 and the latest card is GainWard GeForce GTX760 Phantom 2GB

    #172
    Nopitch
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    I remember my father bought me the voodoo banshee ans half life the same day. I was like wow.

    After that i bought/trade my girl friend for a geforce 3 and an adsl connection to play Operation Flash Point and Dark Age of Camelot.

    #232
    mattiejas
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    Very nice guys šŸ™‚ Here’s my graphics card journey.

    If I remember correctly, I started out with a Geforce4 MX 440. Next in line was a special edition of the Geforce FX 5700 with 256Mb of memory (instead of the standard 128Mb), a Geforce 8800 Ultra (this was a crazy buy…), a GTX 570 (best purchase ever), and finally since a few months I’m the proud owner of a GTX 970 (not regretting this either especially for GTA, at least since they fixed those driver crashes šŸ˜› ).

    #250
    83427
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    GTX970 sounds well. i feel in bones i will need upgrade of graphic card soon. but evolution stucked on this marketplace. ok, i bought a GTX760 3 years back for 5900CZK. Now, after 3 years i can buy GTX960 for 5800CZK. iam reminding that both graphic cards are very comparable in benchmarks…. something is wrong guys

    #252
    mattiejas
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    Yeah the last few series haven’t progressed as much, I guess mostly because they are all on the 28nm scale. An upgrade from 570 to 970 is noticeable but maybe not as much as one might expect at first. In any case, Nvidia is promising huge gains for their next generation. Don’t they always… but it’s pretty much confirmed that they are scaling from 28nm to 16nm, that will make a big difference. So I’d hold off a bit as well if you are already on one of the 28nm generations (i.e. 6xx or later). Here’s an interesting article on the topic (old but still relevant I believe):

    http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/201417-nvidias-2016-roadmap-shows-huge-performance-gains-from-upcoming-pascal-architecture

    #2731
    83427
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    i ordered gtx 1060 today. but only with 3GB memory. aaaaa. 6GB variant is kinda expensive. I was deciding between used GTX970 with 4GB DDR5 for 5500CZK versus GTX1060 with 3GB DDR5 for 5800CZK. GTX1060 is more powerfull but missing 1GB or memory. Final decision was tu buy new GTX1060. monday will be the big day for my beazty boy (for those who have no idea whois that, its me)

    #2732
    mattiejas
    Keymaster

    Nice! For 1080p HD gaming in GTA, a 1060 may actually hold up better than a 970, and certainly I expect the power consumption to be quite a bit lower too. With my 970, I only really ever dip into the 4th gigabyte seriously when I go full 4k (which I only do for movie editing).

    #2737
    83427
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    oh, good to know šŸ™‚ my current GTX760 is limited with its 2GB in gta. i cant use the best textures and also some effects and details which need more memory. iam not sure if is safe to ignore that memory usage bar.

    #2743
    mattiejas
    Keymaster

    Yeah you may get some unexpected lags or even crashes if you ignore it. I’ve certainly seen such crashes when I tried to max everything in 4k resolution going up to 4.5GB on my 4GB card.

    I just checked here what you can enable to get up to 3GB in 1080p. You can turn up everything under the graphics panel to maximum, except MSAA and reflection MSAA (just use FXAA, has almost no impact and looks acceptable). Under advanced settings, I’d initially suggest to enable extended distance scaling to the maximum, and leave the rest disabled. You can’t enable “high resolution shadows”, the rest you’ll have to experiment a bit to see if your card can handle it. Good luck!

    #2744
    Gloozy
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    My first one was a Nvidia Geforce 256, in 1999.

    Now it’s a Nvidia Geforce 1080 (MSI Gaming X)

    #2748
    83427
    Participant

    iam used to play without antialiasing. its FPS eater and i dont see the difference (except the situations when i pilot the plane). I rather play on max details with AA off.

    nice choice gloozy. those cards are best sellers in our shop. when i asked one of our customers why, he answered that before he bought card from gigabyte and it produced terrible sounds under stress (and i dont mean sound produced by fans). MSI propably using quality coils and they are not producing that chirp sound. btw i ordered this1: https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-GTX-1060-ARMOR-3G-OCV1.html#hero-overview

    – it has nice clocks and nice price

    #4486
    Greymalkyn
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    My first graphic card was an Intel i740 in summer 1998. It worked pretty nice šŸ˜‰

    i740

    #4499
    mattiejas
    Keymaster

    Nice one grey!!

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