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GPU/Sound Card Collection

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*UPDATED 27/09/2017*

Hey guys so i thought I'd update the thread with how the collection is coming along. I've added some new GPUs, as well as added to my cpu/mobo parts as well which I hadn't previously mentioned. All the additions are highlighted in bold, some have photo links as well.

AMD CPU's:
AMD468 DX4-100

Athlon XP-M 1600+ (Mobile TB)
Athlon XP 1800+ (TB)
Athlon XP 2200+ (TB)
Athlon XP 2800+ (TB)
Athlon XP 3200+ (Barton)
AMD Athlon 64 3700+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
AMD Opteron 180
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
AMD A8 6600K (the living room stream box)

Intel CPU's:
P3 Celeron 800
2x Pentium 3 1Ghz (coppermine's)
Pentium 4 2.8Ghz HT (northwood)
Pentium 4 3.4Ghz HT (northwood)
Core 2 Q6600
Core 2 X6800
Core i3 2120
Core i5 2400
Core i5 2500K
Core i7 980X
Core i7 3770K

Motherboards:
Gigabyte Socket 370 mobo (i forgot model number)
Asus A7N266-VM (socket A nforce 2)
Shuttle AN35N Ultra (socket A/nforce 2)
Soltek SL-86SPE-L (socket 478)
Albatron PX865PE Pro (socket 478)
DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI-DR Expert (939)


Sound Cards:
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)
Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro + breakout box


MISC Items:

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


ATi Cards:
Radeon 9250 64mb (PCI)

Radeon 9500 Pro 128mb
Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb
Sapphire Radeon X700 Pro Toxic Edition
Sapphire Radeon X800 XT AIW 128mb
Radeon X850 XT PE 256mb
Radeon X1950 XTX Crossfire Edition 512mb
Asus Radeon HD 3870 CoH Edition
XFX Radeon HD5770 1Gb XXX Edition
XFX Radeon HD 5970 2GB Black Edition

 

Nvidia Cards:
Gainwarrd Geforce 2 Ti 64mb (Golden Sample)
Geforce 3 Ti 500 64mb
Geforce 4 MX440 64mb (Soltek Limited Edition Silver PCB)
Geforce 4 Ti 4200 128mb (Triplex Millenium Silver Edition #0228/2000)
Geforce 4 Ti 4600 128mb
Geforce 6800 GT PCI-E 256mb
Geforce 6800 Ultra Extreme AGP 256mb
2x Geforce 6800 Ultra PCI-E 512mb
Asus Extreme N7800GT Duel 1Gb (Limited Edition #0538/2000)
2x Geforce 7950 GX2 1Gb (picked up 2nd)
Geforce 8800 GTS 640mb (XFX XXX)
Geforce GTX 460 1Gb (EVGA EE FPB)
Geforce GTX 580 3Gb
Geforce GTX 760 2Gb
Geforce GTX 770 4Gb
Geforce GTX 960 4Gb
Geforce GTX 970 4Gb (Sold recently)
2x Geforce GTX Titan 6Gb (Kepler) These are now in my main PC.


Items still looking for:
ATi Radeon 9700 Pro 128mb
Geforce 6600 GT 128mb AGP
EVGA Classified Geforce GTX285
Nvidia Geforce 7900 GX2 (7900 GTX Duo)




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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.

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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

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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

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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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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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Funny about sound cards... I don't think I've used one since 2006.

 

I actually have a couple of decent cards recently aquired. Asus Xonar (?) and something else. Should do something about selling them I guess.

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