Sleep well, friend. This spare helped me out while waiting to get a new GPU.

1 : Anonymous2021/09/18 19:06 ID: pqsffi
Sleep well, friend. This spare helped me out while waiting to get a new GPU.
2 : Anonymous2021/09/18 19:19 ID: hdd7wrf

My first gpu lol someone stole it from my pc years back

ID: hddul5i

What? How?

ID: hddv0pq

I don’t know who or how, but I was moving houses and someone people were helping me, when after I started unpacking my things both my gpu and ram were missing from my case.

ID: hde287k

It's good to be young 😀 My first GPU was something on VESA slot, of which name I can't recall. Though I remember it could go up to 800x600 with 256 colors or 1024x768, but only limited to 16 colors and 60Hz refresh rate which was killing your eyes on 14" CRT screen... The reason for such a limited resolution range was onboard memory which was 512KB I think, so it couldn't hold frame buffer for bigger screen or faster refresh rates. It's kinda crazy when you think nowadays every dGPU will easily do dual 4K at 60 Hz (which on LCD is just fine, because there's no flickering)...

ID: hdeu6v4

I remember I had voodoo 3dfx card, used to love sitting and watching future crew second reality blasting its music through my soundblaster sound card. That was after our 386 died.

I want to build an old pc again and get all the old games, flashback, another world, Prince of Persia (Prince.exe -megahit) and show them to my kids, recapture the fun.

ID: hdeo5yn

VESA Local Bus; Tseng ET4000 W32, S3 or Cirrus Logic 5428.

ID: hde4hzz

I mean, I am 32 lol it’s just before that I couldn’t afford a dedicate gpu and my parents would never buy me a pc. I had to work hard for it.

ID: hdfmsav

My first card was a Riva 128zx 8mb. Worked 2 jobs (1 as a paperboy) for like a year and then bought this with every cent I had to game all of the summer holidays (which is in December here in SA). Eventually sold that and traded up to a TNT2 M64 2 years later, still working those 2 jobs.

I still have the TNT2 in an anti-static bag. Wish I had kept the original packaging but what did teenager me know back then lol.

ID: hddqmu0


ID: hddvkoy

It was also my first, later I mounted a second one on crossfireX.

ID: hden2hu

crossfire X was 4 GPUs. Crossfire is 2 🙂

ID: hdeko2z

me too well first diy computer. thing lasted me 10 years Could started having trouble with youtube at 60 fps at the end there.

3 : Anonymous2021/09/18 19:24 ID: hdd8p2o

I bought one of these to play FF14 when it first launched, the game sucked, but this card was a beast. I used it with a phenom x4 940, then passed it down to my son and he used it to play Minecraft for a long time, then I turned it into and emulation machine and put it in an arcade cabinet I built. I still have the card and the box.

ID: hddhmb6

Props on the reuse you post here. So nice to see good hardware still being used and offering a good experience to the users.

ID: hddnckz

Unfortunately, lack of proper drivers didn’t allow for a “good experience”.

MS wouldn’t let me install drivers for this relic.

ID: hddcvqb

Yeah, I'm glad I didn't get rid of it. Came in handy in a pinch.

4 : Anonymous2021/09/18 22:19 ID: hddy7ma

I have a 5850 that I refuse to throw away. It has been handed down through the whole family and back to me and it just won't die.

5 : Anonymous2021/09/18 21:43 ID: hddt3fp

5870 was a good servant for me also, back in the day. *salutes*

6 : Anonymous2021/09/18 21:33 ID: hddro4s

My spare is the 5700 XT.

Don't kick me please, I'll post it on ebay tomorrow, I know that it's not nice for people to hoard 7nm chips during this shortage.

ID: hdduprl

Or just sit on it if you don't need the money, since having a spare part is always nice

ID: hddvad1

Sit on this 1000$ piece of gold that I bought for 400$ 2 years ago and is gonna cost 200$ once the shortage is over?

Naaah, I'm good 😀

I just bought the 6700 XT for 800$. Gonna sell this one, and hopefully land at 0$ profit after ebay fees. This one is slower (67% of 5700 XT) at HEVC with AMD VCN, but that's OK, at least it's completely quiet when in load, and all my games run at max settings now, so I'm happy.

ID: hde1j2t

Wait, who doesn't need money (and is on reddit)?

ID: hddvmlm

Eh, fwiw, I entertained selling my rx580 for another 30 series card; but I don’t want to spend anymore time & money getting a hold of one.

7 : Anonymous2021/09/18 22:02 ID: hddvu4t

Looking sexy as ever

8 : Anonymous2021/09/18 22:38 ID: hde13oj

Wow, nice. I used to have these bad boys in crossfire. Got the second one for Skyrim.

9 : Anonymous2021/09/18 23:12 ID: hde5xlg

Oh I had a 4750 I'm pretty sure

10 : Anonymous2021/09/19 02:13 ID: hdeu6cl

I ran a pair of these Crossfired with a Phenom x6 1090T back in the day on a 890FX motherboard from 2010 till 2011. (AKA the AMD Leo Platform)

Here's my old screenshot I took back in the day with it:

11 : Anonymous2021/09/18 21:36 ID: hdds3mx

Wow fascinating, a picture of a graphics card.

12 : Anonymous2021/09/18 20:48 ID: hddl00l

i love old hardwarte and like to see it being used. That you have derived use from it is a good thing to me. GCN was a good architcture what with Dx11 and in the case nice fast GDDR RAM. Keep it around, you never know.

ID: hddtleo

The 5000 series is all Terascale. The drivers are old and terrible, so in more modern games like DOOM an HD 7970 can be 3-5x faster.

Still quite good (around a GT 1030) at some games that happen to run well, and older games are totally fine.

ID: hdeimo3


OOPS. My bad. Still good cards. The high number 7000 cards were GCN.

ID: hddnr8c

Gonna be hard to use in the future without drivers. Couldn’t use the pc I used this on other than stream media (pulled that GPU temporarily for the new build).

ID: hdej6xh

The legacy drivers work fine with older games, not the current AAA ones but then again it depends on what you play. My Steam library is 175 games. Nany are older due to the length of my membership there dating back to 2004. I can quite easily find a game to run on TeraScale or early GCN cards. Much fun in some of those.

The legacy drivers are quite stable and don't seem tohave many issues with these older games. FWIW I consider older games to be pretty much anything up to 2018 currently.

13 : Anonymous2021/09/19 00:03 ID: hdecn30

I had a pair of 5850s crossfired at one time. They ran CoD Black Ops and MW2 like a boss.

ID: hdedmhh

Absolutely! This was the card I used for those games because I decided to make mods for MW2.

Edit: didn’t even crossfire & was still great.

14 : Anonymous2021/09/19 00:34 ID: hdegnjk

I've had a 4850, 5830, 5850, two 6950's, two R7 270x's and an a R9 380.

After the 380 every AMD card has been OOS that I've tried to buy. So I went to GTX 1080 and RTX 3070.

Hopefully some time around 2024 I'll be able to find one.

ID: hdejqhw

I can find 6000 series cards (I live near a MicroCenter), the problem is, they only carry PowerColor Red Devils. They're way overpriced. I refuse to pay that for cards that aren't as performant as the 3000 series.

15 : Anonymous2021/09/19 01:02 ID: hdekg89

You wanted one of these bad boys when bf3 came out

ID: hdekqu5

Bought it for Crysis, lol.

16 : Anonymous2021/09/19 01:10 ID: hdelex0

I was in the exact same situation a few months ago (except mine is Saphire), my R9 380 died and I rolled back to this until I managed to get a 1660.

Held up suprisingly well.

17 : Anonymous2021/09/19 01:48 ID: hdeqq6x

I'm currently using a 5850 since i cant get anything else, hopefully it lasts

ID: hdgf846

Should be ok so long as you’re not OC.

18 : Anonymous2021/09/19 02:37 ID: hdexeld

I traded a sn750 for a 7870 so my 3rd system with a 1700 had a video out...

Based on my limited benchmarking, I'm smoking any igpu you can buy today.

19 : Anonymous2021/09/19 02:56 ID: hdezxw6

Nice! Mine still runs fine after all these years. Sapphire FTW!

20 : Anonymous2021/09/19 03:34 ID: hdf4utj

I want to buy it but I can’t afford

21 : Anonymous2021/09/19 04:36 ID: hdfc3am

Huh. I had an XFX 5770 ages ago and it uses that exact same shroud, just a different number on it

22 : Anonymous2021/09/19 06:14 ID: hdfl2m0

What I would do is build a PC from parts from that era

ID: hdgeos0

This came from a PC from that era. An i7 980x. It’s got an rx580 in it now with 12g ram.

It was a beast then. Not so much now, but it’s perfect for streaming games from my new rig & being my file/media server.

23 : Anonymous2021/09/19 07:07 ID: hdfp953

Is this model like have 2 GPU togather!!

24 : Anonymous2021/09/19 12:14 ID: hdgdcz3

Bought the Sapphire HD 5870 to replace my 8800 GTS so I could go triple screen back in the day.

26 : Anonymous2021/09/19 13:23 ID: hdgkivc

Wow man congrats on your old and new card xD

27 : Anonymous2021/09/19 16:06 ID: hdh6e5p

I have this card collecting dust in my closet ha

28 : Anonymous2021/09/19 18:23 ID: hdhr3wv

See, y’all had the actual GPUs with color growing up! I remember the PC we had as a kid, it was an XT clone, no hard drive, 2 5.25” floppy drives, with a Hercules monochrome video card in it. That’s right, monochrome! We had a CRT monitor that gave us the choice via a switch on the back of either green or amber monochrome and that was as far as the colors went! Eventually, we upgraded to a 16-color EGA video card but it was a good year and a half before it had even come out! So feel lucky!

29 : Anonymous2021/09/19 19:19 ID: hdhzfki

Hell, didn’t even have a computer growing up as a kid. Didn’t get a computer until I went to college.

I didn’t really play games on PC, so I got an Apple.

30 : Anonymous2021/09/19 19:20 ID: hdhznv1

At least you didn’t have to worry about getting a GPU.

31 : Anonymous2021/09/19 19:22 ID: hdi01xq

A hero GPU until now and in the future for troubleshooting.

32 : Anonymous2021/09/19 22:12 ID: hdiopck

This is why no one ever touches my electronics when i move.


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