Put the bottle down, sir.For me, at the moment the best card is 2060. And the year so in 2013 gtx650 and it was the best card for me. The main thing that minecraft pulled, haha
seeing that razer disc pinging down a corner hall way in Glide was excellent!I think the first GPU I got on my own build was a Voodoo3 3000 in 1999.
But I'm pretty sure I played some 3D games on my family computer like Quake and Descent prior to that but maybe it was in software mode.
Do definitely remember Unreal 1 on the Voodoo, OMG.
An ATI 9800 Pro. I bought it back when I had just finished college, so it had to last me a long time. It did. I think I kept that card for 5 years and it did well with everything I threw at it. Minimal driver issues, too. It showed up at the right time, didn't cost much, and served me well.
Another big winner would be the original 3DFX Voodoo card. In my case, an Orchid Righteous 3D. The first time I saw Quake running on that thing was a jaw dropping moment. Outside of the first time I saw Super Mario Brothers (or Outrun in the arcade) I can't think of many graphical milestones like that. I ended up keeping that card for 3-4 years, too.