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Reply 60 of 82, by Errius

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I did a quick count and have about 70 functional desktop video cards, about half Nvidia, the remainder a mixture of IBM, Matrox, ATI, Hercules, S3 and 3Dfx.

Is this too much voodoo?

Reply 61 of 82, by red-ray

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I have been wondering this for a while so finally setup a spreadsheet and have less than I thought 😀

Only 106 GPUs with a total GPU memory size of 87.4 GB

retardware wrote on 2021-11-01, 22:46:

Wow, that averages to 844MB/card.

This made me wonder about my average system memory

Only 51 systems with a total memory size of 542.59 GB which is an average of 10.64 GB per system

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Reply 62 of 82, by debs3759

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There's a couple of nice lists on page 2 with manufacturers that are new to me. Have saved them in my todo list for eventually researching and adding to my website (still adding NVidia and ATI cards from long dead companies, getting a lot of use out of archive.org, my most valued resource for cards from around 96 and later)

See my graphics card database at www.gpuzoo.com
Constantly being worked on. Feel free to message me with any corrections or details of cards you would like me to research and add.

Reply 63 of 82, by retardware

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red-ray wrote on 2021-11-01, 21:20:

Only 106 GPUs with a total GPU memory size of 87.4 GB

Wow, that averages to 844MB/card.

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red-ray wrote on 2021-11-01, 21:20:

This made me wonder about my average system memory

Only 51 systems with a total memory size of 542.59 GB which is an average of 10.64 GB per system

Wow! This makes me guess you probably own a big gaming/internet cafe, with a room dedicated to retro gaming 😀
As I am currently dismantling one after the next retro computer for getting rid of the parts, my average system memory constantly rises 👍

Reply 64 of 82, by red-ray

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retardware wrote on 2021-11-01, 22:46:

This makes me guess you probably own a big gaming/internet cafe, with a room dedicated to retro gaming 😀

No, I have most of the systems I have ever owned and don't really game at all. I mainly use them to develop SIV and keep the old ones so I can use them to address issues.

Reply 65 of 82, by appiah4

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My current collection:

Video Total 80
Video ISA 6
Video PCI 29
Video AGP 28
Video PCIe 2
Video 3dfx 15

Collection gallery link in signature.

Retronautics: A digital gallery of my retro computers, hardware and projects.

Reply 68 of 82, by fosterwj03

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I have acquired a number of video cards these last few years, but not because I’m a collector. I’ve tried to buy cards to improve video quality and performance of various vintage OS’s on relatively modern motherboards/CPUs. Here is a list of 22 in my inventory (not counting integrated graphics on motherboards):

PCI
- ATI Graphics Ultra Pro (Mach 32, 2MB); my go to card for Windows 2.x, OS/2 1.x, and Solaris
- Cirrus Logic CL-DG5446 (2MB); my go to card for Windows MME (3.0a)
- Compaq QVision Q2000+ (Matrox Impression+, 4MB); my go to card for Windows NT 3.1
- Diamond Stealth 64 DRAM (Trio64, 2MB)
- Matrox Millennium (4MB); my go to card for OS/2 2.1 and Apple Rhapsody
- Matrox G200 (8MB); my go to card for Windows 3.1 and Windows NT 3.51
- Matrox G2+ Dual (16MB)
- Tseng ET4000 (2MB)

AGP
- ATI Radeon HD2600 XT (256MB)
- ATI Xpert 2000 (32MB)
- Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 (128MB); it came in a Dell mini-tower

PCI-E
- ATI Radeon HD 5570 (512MB); my go to card for OS X Snow Leopard
- ATI Radeon X600 (128MB)
- ATI Radeon X800 XL (256MB); my go to card for Windows 98 and Windows Me
- ATI Radeon X1900 GT (256MB)
- Matrox G550 (32MB, PCI-E x1); my go to card for OS/2 Warp
- Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS (256MB); my go to card for Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0
- Nvidia GT 640 (1GB); my go to card for OS X High Sierra
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti (2GB); my primary PC’s GPU
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 (2GB); my son’s PC’s GPU
- Nvidia Quadro 4000 (2GB); my go to card for Windows 2000 and Windows XP (for now)
- Nvidia Quadro FX 1300 (128MB)

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Reply 71 of 82, by RandomStranger

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sprcorreia wrote on 2021-11-07, 18:00:

After years of downsizing I still have around 50+ cards (ISA, VLB, EISA, PCI, AGP and PCI-E).
Still way too much stuff!

That depends. If not in original boxes, this many don't take up too much space. If you are a collercor, it's not all that many.

If you just want to keep a couple of PC-s running and have some spare parts, then yes, I wouldn't keep more than 2 spare graphics cards for each.

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Reply 72 of 82, by sprcorreia

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RandomStranger wrote on 2021-11-07, 19:37:
sprcorreia wrote on 2021-11-07, 18:00:

After years of downsizing I still have around 50+ cards (ISA, VLB, EISA, PCI, AGP and PCI-E).
Still way too much stuff!

That depends. If not in original boxes, this many don't take up too much space. If you are a collercor, it's not all that many.

If you just want to keep a couple of PC-s running and have some spare parts, then yes, I wouldn't keep more than 2 spare graphics cards for each.

I collected cards and the boxed ones took a lot of space. Those, along with some "rarer" stuff, were easily sold, but since nowadays I just want to enjoy old times and keep it to a minimum, I still have too many (and not just video cards...).

Reply 73 of 82, by weilun777

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I Have So many Video Card

3DFX VOODOO2 Voodoo3 3000x2
Matrox Millennium 1 G200 G450 G400MAX Parhelia-512
3D LABS Permedia2
Sis6326 SIS305 xabre200
S3 Virge DX Trio3D Savage1 and Savage4
nVidia RIVA128 TNT1x2 TNT2 M64 TNT2
Gf2MX200 Gf2MX400 GF2GTS
GF3Ti500
GF4MX440 GF4Ti4200 Ti4600
FX5200 FX5700Ultra
FX5950ULTRA
6200LE 6600GT 6800GT 6800Ultra
7800GTDual 7900GTX x2 7600GT
8600GTS x2 Quadro FX1700
8800GTX 9800GTX+ 9800GX2 x3(QUAD SLI) GTS250
GTX275x2 GTX280 x2 GTX285ver.2GB Tesla T1060(Core GTX280 4gb Ram)
GTX295
GTX460
Msi N480GTX Lightning
560Ti
560Ti Ver.Gold
GTX580x3
Msi GTX580 Lightning
GTX670 GTX690x2( QUAD SLI )
GTX780TI x2
GTX TiTAN
GTX TiTAN BLACK
GTX TiTAN Z
GTX980 x2
ASUS ROG Matrix GTX980
GTX980Ti x2
ASUS 20th Anniversary Gold Edition GTX 980 Ti
GTX1080Ti x2
GTX Titan Xp x2

ATi

Rage PRO
Rage 128
RADEON256 Radeon256LE
9700prox2
9800Pro
X1900XT X1600 pro
HD2600XT HD2900XTx2 HD3870
HD4870
HD4870X2(two gpu in one card)
HD5870x3
Msi HD7970 Lightning
R9 280x
R9 290x
Msi R9 290x Lightning

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Reply 74 of 82, by Putas

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Just found this thread. I am < 200, I hope.
Sorry for necro, but I have to ask:

Hanamichi wrote on 2021-11-01, 19:18:
Not often seen: […]
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Not often seen:

Diamond FireGL PCI 1000 (none pro)
Creative 3D Blaster PCI
Mpact 2 8MB PCI
Savage 2000 PCI
Trident Blade XP AGP
Neon 250 AGP TV
S3 S18 Nitro PCI-E
FX5600 64Bit PCI
FX5600 128Bit PCI
FX5700 128Bit PCI
Radeon 9100 PCI
Albatron 8600 GT PCI
Albatron AGP-8x to PCI-Express Bridge Card

Cool list. Do you really have a Trident Blade XP? It might be my rarest card. Many people confuse it with simpler T16/T64.

Reply 76 of 82, by ThinkpadIL

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Since only one out of more than 100 computers I own is a desktop, I think I have only one videocard. Or maybe two, since Dolch PAC portable also has to have some videocard inside. And I have no idea what are they. 😄

Reply 77 of 82, by nd22

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I never did a head count so here it goes:
Matrox
1. Matrox Millenium II 8mb PCI
Nvidia
2. Riva TNT 16mb AGP 2X VGA only
3. Riva TNT 2 ultra 32mb VGA only
4. Riva TNT 2 ultra 32mb VGA only
5. geforce 32mb SDR VGA only
6. geforce 32mb DDR VGA only
7. Abit geforce2 mx400 64mb VGA only
8. Abit geforce2 mx400 64mb VGA only
9. geforce2 ultra 64mb VGA only
10. geforce2 ultra 64mb VGA only
11. geforce2 ultra 64mb VGA+DVI
12. geforce2 ultra 64mb VGA+DVI
13. Abit geforce3 ti 200 64mb VGA only
14. Abit geforce3 ti 200 128mb VGA+DVI
15. Abit geforce3 64mb VGA
16. Leadtek geforce3 ti 500 64mb VGA+DVI
17. Abit geforce4 ti4200 64mb
18. Abit geforce4 ti4200 128mb
19. Abit geforce4 ti4400 128mb
20. Abit geforce4 ti 4600 128mb
21. geforce 5950 ultra
22. Leadtek geforce 6600gt 128mb AGP
23. gainward geforce 6600gt 256mb AGP
24. geforce 6800 ultra PCI-E
25. Leadtek geforce 7600gt 256mb AGP
26. Leadtek geforce 7600gt 256mb AGP
27. Palit geforce 7600gt 256mb AGP
28. power color geforce 7600gt 256mb PCI-E
29. Leadtek geforce 7800gs 256mb AGP
30. Gainward geforce 7900gs 512mb AGP
31. geforce 7900gtx
32. geforce 7900gtx
33. geforce 7900gtx
34. Gainward geforce 8600gts VGA+DVI+HDMI
35. geforce 8800gtx
36. XFX geforce 8800gtx
37. XFX geforce 8800gtx
38. geforce 9800 gtx
39.geforce 9800 gtx+
40. XFX geforce gtx 285
41. XFX geforce gtx 285
42.geforce gtx 285 2gb
Ati
43. Radeon 7500 64mb VGA+DVI
44.Radeon 8500 64mb VGA+DVI
45. Abit Radeon 9600xt 256mb VGA+DVI
46. Abit Radeon 9600xt 256mb VGA+DVI
47. BBA radeon 9700 pro 128mb VGA+DVI
48.BBA radeon 9800xt 256mb VGA+DVI
49. Radeon X850XT PE PCI-E
50. radeon X850xt PE PI-E
51. radeon x1950xtx crossfire master
52. radeon x1950xtx
53. radeon x1950xtx
54. radeon 3870 512mb GDDR3
55. radeon 3870 512mb GDDR4
56. radeon 4890 1gb
57. radeon 4890 1gb
58. radeon 4890 2gb
card in the work pc:
59. MSi gtx 560ti 1gb
60. MSI gtx 580 1.5gb lightning which is the newest card I have ever bought and I did not have time to test it yet!

Reply 79 of 82, by elszgensa

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Seems most people here fall into the "only what they need, and no more" or "entirely too many" categories? Anyways, I have maybe around 20 atm. Not gonna make a list, but I'm trying to cover about every other generation (decent compatibility, not too much clutter) and I'm also interested in makes other than the "big two" (e.g. currently toying around with a Via Chrome9/WinME combo - would not recommend tho).