No love for the Geforce FX 5800? 🤪
Seriously tho. I have fond memories of my Geforce 6800 GT as it was a great card for the money that made up for the Geforce 5 series mess, see above.
That video was awesome, thanks for sharing it. I remember the leaf blower analogies made about the high end GeForce FX series. Honestly, 2002-2003 was a very weird time for PC hardware. It wasn't just the ATI/NVidia war but the AMD/Intel one as well. Between Intel's Prescott "heaters" and Nvidia's FX-series leaf blowers you could have a full multipurpose home utility box instead of just a PC!
But yeah, obviously this period was a time that caused major reflection on the part of these companies and was what eventually gave us some of the best hardware leaps that we have ever seen. I remember when the GeForce 6600GT came out in 2004 and it was significantly faster than the unbeatable Radeon 9800XT from 2003. We certainly don't see $199 cards today that beat the pants off of the top-end enthusiast cards from the year prior.