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General Chat Thread, Another GPU recomendation thread... in General; Originally Posted by Dopefish Seems everyone is overlooking the Voodoo2 That was the first dedicated GPU I ever got. Made ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dopefish View Post
    Seems everyone is overlooking the Voodoo2
    That was the first dedicated GPU I ever got. Made Half-Life look the bomb, and it allowed me to play Kingpin: Life of Crime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dopefish View Post
    Seems everyone is overlooking the Voodoo2
    If I remember right, getting most games to run on it was something akin to Voodoo!

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    AMD R9 270x is a beast for the price, you will find it hard to find anything better for £140.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    If I remember right, getting most games to run on it was something akin to Voodoo!

    Voodoo2 was my first, too. Never had any problems with it, Half-Life, Outlaws, Quake 2, all of them suddenly came to life when I installed it. I had a Savage 4, I believe it was, but the Voodoo made everything look solid, suddenly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    Voodoo2 was my first, too. Never had any problems with it, Half-Life, Outlaws, Quake 2, all of them suddenly came to life when I installed it. I had a Savage 4, I believe it was, but the Voodoo made everything look solid, suddenly.
    Voodoo 2 was a huge step up from 'software rendering'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    Voodoo2 was my first, too. Never had any problems with it, Half-Life, Outlaws, Quake 2, all of them suddenly came to life when I installed it. I had a Savage 4, I believe it was, but the Voodoo made everything look solid, suddenly.
    Perhaps it's not the Voodoo I'm thinking of then, I just remember having a GPU around that time that worked flawlessly with games designed for it but the problem at the time was there wasn't a standard as such, so although one game might work brilliantly, the next wouldn't work at all. I remember one game in particular had fantastic graphics* on the box but without the exact right GPU, all the 3D models were pretty much textureless, block coloured eyesores!

    Thank $deity for standards

    *for the time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Perhaps it's not the Voodoo I'm thinking of then, I just remember having a GPU around that time that worked flawlessly with games designed for it but the problem at the time was there wasn't a standard as such, so although one game might work brilliantly, the next wouldn't work at all. I remember one game in particular had fantastic graphics* on the box but without the exact right GPU, all the 3D models were pretty much textureless, block coloured eyesores!

    Thank $deity for standards

    *for the time!

    Sounds like it was 1996-1998 vintage OpenGL ,or whatever it was called at the time. I vaguely remember something like that.

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    As a long time ATI/AMD GPU user I haven't experienced driver issues, and we run hundreds of AMD GPUs here at work (mainly due to Intel onboard graphics being parp). We have quite a few Nvidia GPUs too (mostly Quadro) which have been great. Does seem like we're lucky there, but drivers can be such a fiddly issue when you bring in all the other elements of the system.

    R9 270X is a great card at this price, the GTX 660 is the Nvidia price equivalent but is a much older card.

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    Here is a video that I made on my GTX 660 using Shadowplay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6I6m5aaKPU
    Enjoy some awful driving in Next Car Game

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawc View Post
    Here is a video that I made on my GTX 660 using Shadowplay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6I6m5aaKPU
    Enjoy some awful driving in Next Car Game
    Is that over LAN, WLAN or Internet?

    Unfortunately, my GTX560 is a generation too old to be supported ShadowPlay could be the push I need for an upgrade though

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    I've had ATI & Nvida over the years... not had many issues regarding drivers with either!
    Got a ATI Radeon HD 6850 at the moment but is a bit old... might upgrade at some point but does the trick at the mo!

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    Ive got a gigabyte windforce 3x gtx670 I'm selling which a mate was meant to have, though it's been ages since he said he'd have it (no response on steam or facebook for over a week) so I'm tempted just to sell it on instead. Interested?

    (Just realised how massively out of date my sig is! Time for an update)

    EDIT: I'll never understand these complaints of "drivers are bad on X brand" the drivers are fine, often the issue is with individual games which can happen to both brands, and they're always fixing them and releasing updates. I've never once had a graphics card by either brand where the drivers have been genuinely awful.
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    It was saved directly on my HDD

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    Hang on a sec @visioN what is with your speedtest?

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