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#1 Modz

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 07:14 PM

Hey guys, It's been a while since I've checked up on ye'old atomic forums, thought I'd share my video card collection. 
 

This has been a work in progress for several years now and I've almost got all the cards I set out to find. I wanted to get my entire history since i first started building PCs + a couple cards friends had who I used to compete with in benchmarks etc. 

Sound Cards On Shelf:
Sound Blaster 16 Pro (CT2940)
Sound Blaster Live 5.1 1998 (SB0100)
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS (SB0350) 
M-Audio Audiophile 24/96 (RevB 2003)

GPUs On Shelf:
BFG Tech Physx Ageia PCI Card
2x Magic 3D II 3DFX Voodoo 2 12mb SLI cards

Radeon 9250 PCI 64mb
Geforce 2 Ti 64mb
Geforce 4 Ti 4600 128mb
Radeon 9500 Pro 128mb
Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb
Radeon X800 XT AIW 128mb
Geforce 6800 GT PCI-E 256mb
Geforce 6800 Ultra AGP 256mb
2x Geforce 6800 Ultra PCI-E 512mb
Radeon X850 XT PE 256mb
Radeon X1950 XTX Crossfire Edition 512mb
Geforce 7950 GX2 1Gb
Geforce 8800 GTS 640mb (XFX XXX)
Geforce GTX 460 1Gb (EVGA EE FPB)
Radeon HD5770 1Gb XXX
Geforce GTX 580 3Gb
Geforce GTX 760 2Gb
Geforce GTX 770 4Gb
Geforce GTX 960 4Gb
Geforce GTX 970 4Gb
 
Currently In transit/bidding on:
Geforce 4 MX440 64mb (Soltek Limited Edition Silver PCB)

Sourcing/looking for:
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
ATi Radeon 9700 Pro 128mb
Geforce 6600 GT 128mb AGP
Geforce GTX 285 (EVGA Classified)
Radeon HD 2900 XT
Radeon HD 3870 X2
Radeon HD 5970

Geforce Titan (OG)

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#2 Rybags

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 08:58 PM

That's a fair old assortment.

Funny how a lot of the cards we used to get excited about are now exceeded by crappy onboard graphics and even phones in some cases.

 

The old X800, was a good card though missed out in the shaders department.  My old one (AGP) seems to be no longer working.

And of course the 8800GT, I never had one, was late to the party in that I bought a 9800GT which was merely a process shrink though runs nice and cool compared to many contemporaries.

Funny thing is, that was the most recent graphics card I've bought as new.  Have upgraded 4 times since then on the 2nd-hand market.

 

The GeForce MX440, I think I had one of those.  Somewhat unremarkable, the next thing I had after that was the X800 which is a huge leap.  It was followed by a passively cooled 8600GT which I bought new and turned out to be somewhat of a disappointment.  That was my first PCIe card, ran it for a brief time with the shiny new Core 2 Duo E6420 which it turns out is a somewhat huge mismatch.


Edited by Rybags, 08 June 2017 - 08:59 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 08:53 AM

If I had a place to store crap like that, I've had a lot of those things over the years I simply had to dispose of.


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#4 scruffy1

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 09:30 PM

would make a good wall of history

 

where's your auzen representative in the sound cards ?

 

 

as for power, yeah. the nexus 7 i have is more graphically capable than my pimped xfx6800gs that got to 16 cores and 6 shaders with riva tuner (= full ultra grunt) - ah, good times from that decade ago


Edited by scruffy1, 09 June 2017 - 09:31 PM.

ummmmmmmmmmm............


#5 Modz

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 08:37 AM

I need to find a display cabinet for them too, since the photo a couple more arrived and i've ran out of room on that shelf :(

I'm also going full benchmarks & overclocking tests on all the cards as well. got a rather large spreadsheet going atm with all the results. I'm doing a mix of 15 or so synthetic/game benchmarks per card. fun times :P



#6 Rybags

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 01:16 PM

Comparitive benches can be a pain.  The older 3DMarks tend to not even work on modern OS/DirectX combos and most before (?) Vantage are skewed too much by CPU results.  Then the newer 3DMarks won't work with older cards because of unsupported shader, Dx features etc.



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Posted 13 June 2017 - 09:43 AM

Comparitive benches can be a pain.  The older 3DMarks tend to not even work on modern OS/DirectX combos and most before (?) Vantage are skewed too much by CPU results.  Then the newer 3DMarks won't work with older cards because of unsupported shader, Dx features etc.

 

I'm using my 2 retro gaming systems for testing and benchmarking all the AGP cards. Then I have a more modern system running XP to remove CPU bottleneck on all the PCIE cards. 

AMD Athlon XP 3200+ / 2Gb DDR400 / nForce 2 Ultra Chipset / XP SP3
Pentium 4 Northwood 3.4 / 4Gb DDR433 / Intel 865 Chipset / XP SP3
i5 2400 / Z77 SLI matx mobo / 4Gb DDR3 1333 / XP SP3 

Benching is going well so far, no major issue. Both AMD/ATI & Nvidia have good legacy XP drivers that cover all the cards I've got. So no driver/game issues thank god. 

As far as CPU effecting scores, its not too bad. 3dmark06 is the main CPU killer, 01-05 only run dumbed down game tests for CPU unlike 06. 

The easier way to test this is using Aquamark3, where it gives both a GPU/CPU/overall score breakdown.

For example:

P4 @ 3.6Ghz / 9800 Pro
GPU - CPU - Overall

6,579 9,944 49,436

XP 3200+ @ 2.4Ghz / 9800 Pro
​GPU - CPU - Overall

6,030 7,100 42,306

 

Where as in 3dmark05 is reverse. The 3200+ produces the higher score. I tested it a few times same results. Yet when you use 06 is over 200 point on the P4 due to having HT for the better physx tests.

P4 @ 3.6Ghz
3Dmark05 Score: 

3244

XP 3200+ @ 2.4Ghz
3Dmark05 Score: 

3314


"Real-world" gaming however this is where the P4 really shines. Everything runs smoother and much more stable FPS, not to mention the 3200+ lacks SSE2 support so no legit source engine games run.






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