A Pictorial History of Our GPUs

A History of Past GPUs

A History of Past GPUs 

Every now and again a thread from our Forums will catch our eye, and we'll have an urge to put them up on the front page. At least, that's what's going to start happening from now. If any thread leaps out at us there's a great chance that you'll end up reading about it here. It's a way for us to try and get everyone more involved with the forums and the great community that it holds.

AlienALX,  a member since mid-2010 and who's contributed over 5000 posts to the forums, has come up with a great idea involving the GPUs from your past. The idea is to think back through the years until you remember the name of your first GPU. With the name firmly in the grips of your memory, run a quick Google Image search on the card and link it into to the thread via the comment section, with a brief description of what the card is and, if you wish to add more information, how you came about owning it.

 

[Below, an image of AlienALX's S3 Trio 1MB from the Jurassic Period]

A History of Past GPUs

"The idea is to Google every GPU you have owned, and then set them out in chronological order." 

 

Submissions from Alien himself have included the ancient S3 Trio 1MB, a Voodoo 300 AGP, and a Radeon 9200 Pro, all the way up to the more recent Radeon 5770 from XFX, an MSI Radeon 6970 Lightning Edition, and what he's using right now, a GTX 670 Jetstream from Palit (he has two!).
Other submissions from various forum members have included Alpenwasser's Asus V8200 Deluxe GeForce 3 Ti 500, Dicehunter's ATI 2900XT, Grassman's Radeon 4870, KING_OF_SAND's MSI 5770 Hawk edition in Crossfire, and Zoot's Sapphire Radeon 7950 Vapor-X, which is his current card.

All in all it's a great thread to contribute to as it gives everyone a chance to bask in the glory days of time gone by. Not everyone will have an overly impressive history of cards, but it really would be interesting to see how all of you used to spend your time and money on graphics cards.

So then, what are you all waiting for? Visit Alien's thread here and show us what your rigs used to be made of!

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06-05-2013, 16:14:58

alpenwasser
Excellent idea for a thread!

I can't really contriboot all that much. First graphics card I bought with my own money was
an Asus V8200 Deluxe Geforce 3 Ti 500.

http://www.alpenwasser.net/images/as...luxe.jpg/w600/

Sadly, that card suffered from stability issues, and I replaced it with a Radeon IIRC, not sure
which model anymore tbh. Most likely it was an 8500, at least that's what my very hazy
memory tells me.

http://www.alpenwasser.net/images/at...-8500.jpg/w600

From then on, there really were only very minor graphics cards since I pretty much stopped
gaming for quite a while (no longer had the time due to army).

And then, we get to the Titan:

http://www.alpenwasser.net/images/ge...itan.jpg/w600/

That's pretty much it I think. There were a few minor cards in between the Radeon and the
Titan (I think a passively cooled Geforce 8800 maybe).Quote

06-05-2013, 16:24:20

remember300
alp hows the titan going for you?

and liking this thread i cant contribute but nice history lessonQuote

06-05-2013, 17:54:31

alpenwasser
Quote:
Originally Posted by remember300 View Post
alp hows the titan going for you?
TBH it's still in the box

I don't want anything to happen to it, so as long as the rest of the build is not yet ready I'll
refrain from playing around with it.Quote

06-05-2013, 18:36:35

remember300
Quote:
Originally Posted by alpenwasser View Post
TBH it's still in the box

I don't want anything to happen to it, so as long as the rest of the build is not yet ready I'll
refrain from playing around with it.
ah thats fair i know how ya feel, are you planning on watercooling it or running it off of air?Quote

06-05-2013, 18:39:25

alpenwasser
Quote:
Originally Posted by remember300 View Post
ah thats fair i know how ya feel, are you planning on watercooling it or running it off of air?
Water, but I'll test it first on air for a few weeks, make sure everything is ok. Shame really,
the stock cooler is absolutely awesome on the Titan (and the 690), at least imho.Quote
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