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The Best Video Card Ever

  • 3dfx Voodoo 5 6500

    Votes: 2 12.5%
  • 3dfx Voodoo 5 5500

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • Ati Raideon 8500 DDR

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • 3dfx Voodoo 1 (the OG)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Geforce 3 Ti Series

    Votes: 8 50.0%
  • Geforce 2 Series Mx/Ultra/GTS/Ti

    Votes: 4 25.0%

  • Total voters
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1.Voodoo 5 6500 AGP
2.Voodoo 5 5500 AGP/PCI
3.Geforce 3 Ti's
4.Geforce 2 Ti/Gts/Ultra/Mx's
5.Ati cards
6.Voodoo 1

Whats the best video card that was ever made?
 

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The Best Video Card Ever? I don't think that there is such a thing.. probably its in the future.. :heh:.. anyhow, Feature/Hardware wise the 8500, software/support wise the Ti500.. Right now the 8500 = potential.. the Ti500/gf3 = solid hw/sw combo.. so at the moment i'll go with the Ti500 :)
 

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I just saw Voodoo 5 6500 agp.
here are some info

They showed us Quake3 at 2048x1536 that kept a very playable frame rate. The 2nd game was Nascar3 showing the deferences between anti-aliasing on and off. With it on I wasn't able to see any frame rate loss. Almost all the Jaggies disappeared (I think its almost impossible to get rid of all of them). There shouldn't even be a feature on this card to turn anti-aliasing off. Most of the games at the show used a Nvidia GTS, so we got to see a lot of games on that card, and all is looking good there. The V5 6000 FSAA took another step beyond, the question is... is it worth $600, and why does it need 4 chips, that seems to be what everyone is talking about. All I can say at this point is the card did perform well and we sure like hell can't wait to test it out!

The V5 6000 AGP features 2 VSA-100 chips, 128MB SDRAM, 128-bit 2D/3D vidoe acceleration, full T-buffer, hardware 2x/4x Anti-Aliasing, FXT1 and Direct X texture compression, 32-bit color rendering & textures, and a 2048x2048 max res.

It was more like 8x anti-alising. I was crazy about it when I first saw it. I was going to buy it but I didnt have the $2500 to buy it. It had 4 huge gigantic fans. With a adapter that connects to the back.
 

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what the heck are you gonna use it for? its more suited for professional workstations or for development platforms.. and at freaking $2500.. :p
 

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If I bought It...Ill be playing every games I had b4 with the 8x anti alising. :)
 

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Well, the Voodoo 5 6000 is basically 2 5500's put together. 3Dfx had plans of doing 8xFSAA but I never thought it would actually be implemented. The VSA-100 chips are a very old design though. They're built on a 0.25 µon design and don't have any hardware T&L features. Each chip is about equal to a TNT2 in performance. The card also requires an external power supply if I'm not mistaken, because the 4 chips take up so much damn power.
 

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I know 3dfx is dead... but the voodoo series have always been very good and the best thing about it is the Glide and the possibility to use Lewpy's Gfx Plugin for ePSXe! :p
 

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I remember buying Voodoo 4 with Mommy at best buy. I was happy. :)
Even if 3dfx it was a company every one remembers.
 

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Originally posted by Zell
The best cards are ll with an Nvidia Geforce chip , there is no better !
The GeForce cards are fast, but they don't have good quality. 2D quality is shit on Nvidia cards compared to the competition. 3D quality is alright but the Radeon and Voodoo cards are somewhat better. A GeForce is only good if you're a hardcore 3D gamer.
 

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Originally posted by Demigod79

The GeForce cards are fast, but they don't have good quality. 2D quality is shit on Nvidia cards compared to the competition. 3D quality is alright but the Radeon and Voodoo cards are somewhat better. A GeForce is only good if you're a hardcore 3D gamer.
D00d, I have a GeForce3 sitting on my rig and you know what? It is a SWEEEEEEEEET piece of hardware. 'Shitty 2D', eh? That's coz Nvidia cards do some kind of sprite filtering on 2D apps/games.
 

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Originally posted by BaD_BURN


D00d, I have a GeForce3 sitting on my rig and you know what? It is a SWEEEEEEEEET piece of hardware. 'Shitty 2D', eh? That's coz Nvidia cards do some kind of sprite filtering on 2D apps/games.
Actually, I like the DD filtering on Nvidia cards. I couldn't play VGS without it:p. It's not that Nvidia's 2D quality is bad, it just pales in comparison to the visual quality of Matrox or ATI. I also notice a significant difference in image quality in 3D games between my Nvidia and 3Dfx card. Games like UT look and run really great on my Voodoo 2 but is terrible on my GeForce 2. The same goes for FreeSpace 2, and to some extend, Need for Speed 4. Of course this isn't all that surprising, since those games are optimized for Glide, but even on similar settings, the difference in quality is quite noticeable. The image quality of my previous videocard, a TNT2 was also the same so I think it's universal for all Nvidia cards.
 

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Anyway 3Dfx is dead already.............
Who will can match with Nvidia ???

ATI wil be there match. :)
 
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