Graphics Card - Latest ranking about the overall performance of graphics cards!

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#1 Posted by genemm (127 posts) -

Before reading more below this section, allow me to commend the person who initiated this Graphics Card Ranking. He is none other than J3r3my. This topic is very useful for us gamers. Let's also thank the people who continued this chart updated. They are NrGx, Astroz, TheSandman and Anth0789. We are not related in any way or another. I just repackaged this topic to help more people about dealing the choice of graphics cards.

Previous thread links to this topic:

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2nd

3rd

4th

5th

... and currently this is the 6th / latest or maybe the alternative...

If you want some graphics cards' rank changed you must provide benchmarks or other evidence to back it up first. Then, let me know where it should be on the list. I will be the one updating the Graphics Cards Ranking List.

These are the brands that are included on the list:

3DFX
ATI -> AMD
Intel
Matrox
Nvidia
S3

Note: Try pressing Ctrl+F in order to find your specific video card faster.

  1. Radeon HD5970 OC
  2. Radeon HD5970
  3. Geforce GTX295 1792MB
  4. Radeon HD4870X2 2GB
  5. Radeon HD5870 1GB
  6. Radeon HD5850 1GB
  7. Radeon HD4850X2 2GB
  8. Geforce GTX285 2GB
  9. Geforce GTX285 1GB
  10. Radeon HD4890 2GB
  11. Radeon HD4890 1GB
  12. Radeon HD4850X2 1GB
  13. Geforce GTX 275 1792MB
  14. Geforce GTX 280 1GB
  15. Geforce GTX 275 896MB
  16. Geforce 9800GX2 1GB
  17. Geforce GTX 260 1792MB
  18. Radeon HD4870 1GB
  19. Geforce GTX 260-216 896MB
  20. Radeon HD5770 1GB
  21. Radeon HD4870 512MB
  22. Geforce GTX 260 896MB
  23. Radeon HD3870X2 1GB
  24. Radeon HD5750 1GB
  25. Geforce GTS 250 1GB
  26. Radeon HD4850 1GB
  27. Geforce 9800GTX+ 512MB/GTS250 512MB
  28. Radeon HD4850 512MB
  29. Radeon HD4770 512MB
  30. Geforce 8800Ultra 768MB
  31. Geforce 9800GTX 512MB
  32. Geforce 8800GTX 768MB
  33. Geforce8800GTS 512MB (G92)
  34. Geforce 8800GT 512MB/9800GT 512MB/GTS240 512MB
  35. Radeon HD4830 512MB
  36. Radeon HD2900XT 1GB
  37. Radeon HD4730 512MB
  38. Geforce 9600GT 1GB
  39. Geforce 9600GT 512MB
  40. Geforce 8800GTS 640MB
  41. Radeon HD3870 512MB
  42. Radeon HD4670 512MB
  43. Radeon HD2900XT 512MB
  44. Radeon HD2900Pro 512MB
  45. Radeon HD3850 512MB
  46. Geforce 9600GSO 768MB
  47. Geforce 8800GT 256MB
  48. Geforce8800GTS 320MB
  49. Geforce 7950GX2 1GB
  50. Geforce 8800GS 384MB/9600GSO 384MB
  51. Geforce 9600GSO 512MB (G94)
  52. Radeon HD3850 256MB
  53. Radeon X1950XTX 512MB
  54. Geforce 7900GTX 512MB
  55. Radeon X1900XTX 512MB
  56. Radeon X1950XT 256MB
  57. Radeon X1900XT 512MB
  58. Radeon X1900XT 256MB
  59. Geforce 7900GTO 512MB
  60. Geforce 7800GTX 512MB
  61. Geforce 7950GT 512MB
  62. Radeon X1950Pro 512MB
  63. Radeon HD2900GT 256MB
  64. Radeon X1950Pro 256MB
  65. Radeon HD4650 512MB
  66. Geforce 8600GTS 512MB
  67. Geforce 8600GTS 256MB
  68. Geforce 7900GT 512MB
  69. Geforce GT 220 1GB
  70. Geforce GT 220 512MB
  71. Geforce 9500GT 512MB
  72. Radeon X1800XT 512MB
  73. Radeon X1800XT 256MB
  74. Geforce 7900GT 256MB
  75. Radeon HD4550 512MB
  76. Geforce 7800GTX 256MB
  77. Geforce 8600GT 512MB
  78. Radeon X1900GT 256MB
  79. Geforce 7900GS 512MB
  80. Geforce 7800GS Bliss+ 512MB
  81. Radeon X1950GT 512MB
  82. Radeon X1900GT Rev2 256MB
  83. Geforce 7800GT 256MB
  84. Radeon HD4350 256MB
  85. Radeon X1800XL 256MB
  86. Geforce 7800GS 256MB
  87. Radeon X1800GTO 256MB
  88. Geforce 8600GT 256MB
  89. Geforce 7600GT 256MB
  90. Radeon HD2600XT 256MB
  91. Radeon HD3650 256MB
  92. Radeon X1650XT 256MB
  93. Radeon X850XTPE 256MB
  94. Radeon X850XT 256MB
  95. Geforce 7600GTS 256MB
  96. Radeon HD2600Pro 256MB
  97. Radeon X800XT/PE 256MB
  98. Geforce 6800Ultra/EE 256MB
  99. Geforce 6800GT 256MB
  100. Geforce 6800GS 256MB
  101. Radeon X800XL 256MB
  102. Radeon X800GTO 256MB/X800GTO2 256MB
  103. Radeon X850Pro 256MB
  104. Radeon X800Pro 256MB
  105. Radeon X800GTO 256MB
  106. Geforce 6800GS AGP 256MB
  107. Chrome 440GTX 256MB
  108. Geforce 9400GT 512MB
  109. Geforce GT 210 512MB
  110. Geforce 8500GT 256MB
  111. Chrome 430 256MB
  112. Radeon X1650Pro 256MB
  113. Radeon X1600XT 256MB
  114. Geforce 7600GS 256MB
  115. Radeon HD2400XT 256MB
  116. Geforce 6800 256MB
  117. Radeon X800GT 256MB
  118. Radeon X800 256MB
  119. Radeon X1300XT 256MB
  120. Radeon X1600Pro 256MB
  121. Radeon HD3450 256MB
  122. Geforce 8400GS 256MB
  123. Geforce 6800XT/LE 256MB
  124. Geforce 7300GT 256MB
  125. Geforce 6600GT 256MB
  126. Radeon HD2400Pro 256MB
  127. Radeon X700XT 256MB
  128. Radeon 9800XT 256MB
  129. Radeon X700Pro 256MB
  130. Radeon 9800Pro 256MB
  131. Radeon 9800Pro 128MB
  132. Radeon 9700Pro 256MB
  133. Geforce 6600 256MB
  134. Radeon 9800 256MB
  135. Radeon X700 256MB
  136. Radeon 9800SE 256MB
  137. Chrome S27 256MB
  138. Radeon 9700 128MB
  139. Geforce 5950Ultra 256MB
  140. Geforce 5900Ultra 256MB
  141. Geforce5900 128MB
  142. Geforce 5800Ultra 128MB
  143. Geforce 5900XT 128MB
  144. Geforce 5800 128MB
  145. Radeon X1300Pro 128MB
  146. Radeon X600XT 128MB
  147. Radeon 9600XT 128MB
  148. Geforce TI4800 128MB
  149. Geforce TI4600 128MB
  150. Radeon X600Pro 128MB
  151. Radeon 9500Pro 128MB
  152. Radeon 9600Pro 128MB
  153. Geforce TI4800SE 128MB
  154. Geforce TI4400 128MB
  155. Radeon X1550 128MB
  156. Radeon X1300 128MB
  157. Radeon 9800SE 128MB
  158. Radeon X600 128MB
  159. Radeon 9600 128MB
  160. Radeon 9500 128MB
  161. Geforce 6600LE 128MB
  162. Radeon X1300SE 128MB
  163. Geforce 6200 128MB
  164. Geforce 5700Ultra 128MB
  165. Geforce 5700 128MB
  166. Geforce 7300GS 128MB
  167. Geforce 6200LE 128MB
  168. Radeon X550 128MB
  169. Geforce 5600Ultra FC 128MB
  170. Geforce 5600Ultra 128MB
  171. Radeon 9550 128MB
  172. Geforce TI4200 128MB
  173. Geforce 5600 128MB
  174. Geforce 5600XT 128MB
  175. Radeon 9600SE 128MB
  176. Geforce 7300LE 128MB
  177. Radeon X1050 128MB
  178. Radeon X300 128MB
  179. Geforce 7300SE 128MB
  180. Geforce 7200GS 128MB
  181. Geforce 7100GS 128MB
  182. Radeon 9550SE 128MB
  183. Radeon 9200Pro 128MB
  184. Geforce 3 TI500 64MB
  185. Geforce 5500 128MB
  186. Radeon 8500 128MB
  187. Radeon 9000Pro 128MB
  188. Radeon 9200 128MB
  189. Geforce 5200Ultra 128MB
  190. Radeon 9250 128MB
  191. Radeon 9000 128MB
  192. Matrox Parhelia
  193. Geforce 4 MX460 64MB
  194. Geforce 5200 64MB
  195. Voodoo5 6000
  196. Geforce 3 64MB
  197. Radeon 8500LE 64MB
  198. Geforce 3 TI200 64MB
  199. Geforce 4 MX440 64MB
  200. Radeon 9200SE 64MB
  201. Geforce 2 Ultra 64MB
  202. Radeon 7500 64MB
  203. Geforce 2 TI 64MB
  204. Geforce 2 Pro 64MB
  205. Voodoo5 5500
  206. Geforce 2 GTS 64MB
  207. Geforce 4 MX420 64MB
  208. Radeon DDR (Later Renamed Radeon 7200)
  209. Geforce 256 DDR 32MB
  210. Geforce 2 MX400 64MB
  211. Radeon SDR
  212. Geforce 256 32MB
  213. Savage 4
  214. Geforce 2 MX 32MB
  215. Voodoo 4 4500
  216. Voodoo 3 3500
  217. Voodoo 3 3000
  218. Riva TNT2 Ultra
  219. Matrox G400
  220. Radeon VE (Later Renamed Radeon 7000)
  221. Voodoo3 2000
  222. Riva TNT2
  223. Rage128
  224. Voodoo3 1000
  225. Voodoo2
  226. Rage128 Pro
  227. Riva TNT
  228. Intel i740
  229. Savage 2000
  230. Matrox G200
  231. VoodooBanshee
  232. Rage3D Pro
  233. VooDoo1
  234. Riva128ZX
  235. Riva128
  236. Rage IIc
  237. Rage3D


Sources:
Wikipedia
Anandtech
Xbit Labs
Toms Hardware
Hard OCP
Firing Squad
The Tech Report
OCN

Yours Truly,genemm

I hope you find this very useful and please help us continue this ranking list realistic and updated.

Now, is there anything to be updated?

#2 Posted by sihunt (1116 posts) -

SLI/Crossfire

  1. Radeon HD5870 Quadfire
  2. Radeon HD5850 Quadfire
  3. Geforce GTX285 Quad SLI
  4. Radeon HD4890 Quadfire
  5. Geforce GTX295 Quad SLI
  6. Radeon HD5870 Tri fire
  7. Radeon HD5850 Tri fire
  8. Geforce GTX285 Tri SLI
  9. Radeon HD4890 Tri fire
  10. Geforce GTX280 Tri SLI
  11. Geforce GTX 275 Tri SLI
  12. Radeon HD4870X2 Crossfire
  13. Radeon HD4890 Crossfire
  14. Radeon HD4850X2 Crossfire
  15. Geforce GTX 260 216 Tri SLI
  16. Geforce GTX 260 Tri SLI
  17. Radeon HD4870 Tri fire
  18. Radeon HD4850 Tri fire
  19. Radeon HD5870 Crossfire
  20. Radeon HD5850 Crossfire
  21. Geforce GTX 285 SLI
  22. Geforce GTX 275 SLI
  23. Geforce GTX 280 SLI
  24. Geforce 9800GX2 SLI
  25. Geforce 9800GTX+ /GTS250 Tri SLI
  26. Geforce 8800 Ultra Tri SLI
  27. Geforce 9800GTX Tri SLI
  28. Geforce 8800GTX Tri SLI
  29. Radeon HD4830 Tri fire
  30. Geforce GTX 260 216 SLI
  31. Radeon HD5770 Crossfire
  32. Radeon HD4870 Crossfire
  33. Geforce GTX260 SLI
  34. Radeon HD3870X2 Crossfire
  35. Radeon HD5750 Crossfire
  36. Radeon HD4850 Crossfire
  37. Geforce 9800GTX+ /GTS250 SLI
  38. Geforce 8800Ultra SLI
  39. Geforce 9800GTX SLI
  40. Geforce 8800GTS (G92) SLI
  41. Radeon HD4830 Crossfire
  42. Geforce 8800GT /9800GT /GTS240 SLI
  43. Geforce 9600GT SLI
  44. Geforce 8800GTS (G80) SLI
  45. Radeon HD3870 Crossfire
  46. Radeon HD2900XT Crossfire
  47. Geforce 8800GS SLI
  48. Geforce 8800GT 256 SLI
  49. Radeon HD3850 Crossfire
  50. Geforce 7950GX2 SLI
  51. Radeon HD2900 Pro Crossfire
  52. Radeon HD2900GT Crossfire
  53. Radeon X1950XTX Crossfire
  54. Gefore 7900GTX SLI
  55. Radeon 1900XTX Crossfire
  56. Radeon 1950XT Crossfire
  57. Geforce 7900GTO SLI
  58. Geforce 7950GT SLI
  59. Radeon 1950Pro Crossfire
  60. Radeon 1900GT Crossfire
  61. Geforce 8600GTS SLI
  62. Geforce 7800GTX 512 SLI
  63. Geforce 9500GT SLI
  64. Geforce 7900GT SLI
  65. Radeon 1950GT Crossfire
  66. Radeon 1800XT Crossfire
  67. Geforce 7800GTX SLI
  68. Geforce 7800GT SLI
  69. Radeon 1800XL Crossfire
  70. Geforce 7600GT SLI
  71. Radeon X850XT Crossfire
  72. Geforce 6800Ultra SLI
  73. Radeon 1650XT Crossfire
  74. Geforce 6800GT SLI
  75. Geforce 7600GS SLI
  76. Geforce 6800 SLI
  77. Radeon X1650Pro Crossfire
  78. Geforce 7300GT SLI
  79. Radeon X1600XT Crossfire
  80. Geforce 6600GT SLI
  81. Radeon X1600Pro Crossfire
  82. Geforce 6600DDR2 SLI
  83. Geforce 6600 SLI
  84. Radeon X1300XT Crossfire
  85. Geforce 6200 SLI
  86. Voodoo 2 SLI

I hope sihunt doesn't mind but the first post became toolarge to fit the SLI/Crossfire ranking so I added them in here.

This is the original post:

Hi Gamespot should make a sticky out of this so members can refer to

it themselves instead of asking in the Hardware Forumhow a specfic card ranks.

Also good work in putting this list together.

#3 Posted by Sporknife (403 posts) -
#4 Posted by dan-rofl-copter (2702 posts) -

Wow you really went to town with this, its good.

#5 Posted by johnny27 (4400 posts) -
great list my card is 12th best ^_^
#6 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -
ah Overclock.net... hey TC, whats your name there? i'm mfb412 :P anyhow, where's the 4850? :|
#7 Posted by samuraiguns (11588 posts) -
[QUOTE="GTR2addict"]ah Overclock.net... hey TC, whats your name there? i'm mfb412 :P anyhow, where's the 4850? :|

It is there.
#8 Posted by harry_james_pot (10376 posts) -
Hmmm . . . ,my card is the 18th. Thank you ,great work :)
#9 Posted by neogeo419 (1448 posts) -

Whoever bought an 8800gtx at release might of gotten one of , if not the best gpu value in history. Stilllow highend after all this time. Great list btw.

#10 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -
[QUOTE="samuraiguns"][QUOTE="GTR2addict"]ah Overclock.net... hey TC, whats your name there? i'm mfb412 :P anyhow, where's the 4850? :|

It is there.

okway what the hell? the 4850 is better than the 9800 GTX+ :evil:
#11 Posted by samuraiguns (11588 posts) -
[QUOTE="GTR2addict"][QUOTE="samuraiguns"][QUOTE="GTR2addict"]ah Overclock.net... hey TC, whats your name there? i'm mfb412 :P anyhow, where's the 4850? :|

It is there.

okway what the hell? the 4850 is better than the 9800 GTX+ :evil:

Well that seems fine because they both are around the same price...
#12 Posted by nofriekinlemons (1392 posts) -

sticky this tis is trully helpful i see people asking if they should get thisgpu or that one and this could clear any Q's on them so ya STICKY

#13 Posted by Hanass (2204 posts) -

Woot numba 3 for me! (2 4850's)

#14 Posted by kemar7856 (11506 posts) -

my card is 23

#15 Posted by hofuldig (5071 posts) -

this list is no where close to acurate.

3 GTX 265's in SLI are more powerful than 2 GTX 295's in Quad SLI....

EDIT: after furter looking at the card list it is severly messed up. 1 GTX 285 is more powerdul than a 4870X2...... whoever made this list had no idea what he was doing.....

#16 Posted by the_ChEeSe_mAn2 (8464 posts) -
Also most benchmarks will show that a GTX 275 defeats ATI 4890 overall.
#17 Posted by Staryoshi87 (12739 posts) -

This list is decent overall, but isn't entirely accurate. 7/10. Possibly compiled by someone who prefers ATI cards.

#19 Posted by genemm (127 posts) -
[QUOTE="sihunt"] okway what the hell? the 4850 is better than the 9800 GTX+ :evil:

Please don't get angry. Instead, give a valid reason why you think 4850 is better than the 9800 GTX+. Let's discuss not argue.

this list is no where close to acurate.

3 GTX 265's in SLI are more powerful than 2 GTX 295's in Quad SLI....

EDIT: after furter looking at the card list it is severly messed up. 1 GTX 285 is more powerdul than a 4870X2...... whoever made this list had no idea what he was doing.....

hofuldig
I see. Validate your assumptions more please by using benchmarks or the likes.
Also most benchmarks will show that a GTX 275 defeats ATI 4890 overall.the_ChEeSe_mAn2
I'll try to update the list soon. Thank you.
#20 Posted by _NocturN_ (27 posts) -

aww crap my card is 69th, time to cash that obama check and go shopping !!

#21 Posted by seabiscuit8686 (2862 posts) -

aww crap my card is 69th, time to cash that obama check and go shopping !!

_NocturN_
Those $10 a month will really help! I think you can get an ATI Radeon 9600!!!! I hope you have AGP!
#22 Posted by seabiscuit8686 (2862 posts) -
PS: I am satisfied with my 13th for my main rig and about the equivalent of 36th for my laptop GPU. Can't complain!
#23 Posted by sihunt (1116 posts) -

okway what the hell? the 4850 is better than the 9800 GTX+ :evil:sihunt
Please don't get angry. Instead, give a valid reason why you think 4850 is better than the 9800 GTX+. Let's discuss not argue.

I did not say this in my post.

#24 Posted by -Stefunny- (131 posts) -
My core 216 is already at 13...awwww
#25 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -

[QUOTE="sihunt"] okway what the hell? the 4850 is better than the 9800 GTX+ :evil:sihunt

Please don't get angry. Instead, give a valid reason why you think 4850 is better than the 9800 GTX+. Let's discuss not argue.

I did not say this in my post.

it was a quote error and TC, the 4850 is a better performer both at stock and when overclocked, price is the same so the 4850 is superior
#26 Posted by kemar7856 (11506 posts) -
[QUOTE="sihunt"]

[QUOTE="sihunt"] okway what the hell? the 4850 is better than the 9800 GTX+ :evil:GTR2addict

Please don't get angry. Instead, give a valid reason why you think 4850 is better than the 9800 GTX+. Let's discuss not argue.

I did not say this in my post.

it was a quote error and TC, the 4850 is a better performer both at stock and when overclocked, price is the same so the 4850 is superior

its not better then the 9800gtx+
#28 Posted by scottiescott238 (3235 posts) -

I'v jumped from 171 to 15 in my last upgrade :D

#29 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -

[QUOTE="GTR2addict"][QUOTE="sihunt"] Please don't get angry. Instead, give a valid reason why you think 4850 is better than the 9800 GTX+. Let's discuss not argue.

I did not say this in my post.

kemar7856

it was a quote error and TC, the 4850 is a better performer both at stock and when overclocked, price is the same so the 4850 is superior

its not better then the 9800gtx+

even at 700/1115? i doubt it

#32 Posted by genemm (127 posts) -

[QUOTE="sihunt"] okway what the hell? the 4850 is better than the 9800 GTX+ :evil:sihunt

Please don't get angry. Instead, give a valid reason why you think 4850 is better than the 9800 GTX+. Let's discuss not argue.

I did not say this in my post.

I'm sorry about that. It was supposed to be for GTR2addict, my mistake. Anyway, Color Code Updated!!! I'm planning to add games that need this "specific" video card as the minimum requirement.
#33 Posted by MilkmanDO (92 posts) -

dam, technology evolves fast! my 8800gt is now 23rd!

Thanks to who made this as it is very useful

#34 Posted by genemm (127 posts) -
I already added some latest games beside their minimum graphics card requirement. Sadly, the number of characters I can put on the first post is already maxed out. Thus, I'll put the other latest games with respect to their minimum graphics card requirement on another post. Too bad, Gamespot's forum has very limited number of characters allowed per post. By the way, it is a fact that there are two leading brands to these video cards. I only put the game titles beside the video cards in which it can be barely played. Meaning, it is regardless of whether it is a NVidia or ATi manufacturer the video card belongs to.
#35 Posted by aura_enchanted (7942 posts) -

four things i noticed you were missing. not trying to be picky just a heads up in order to be more accurate at some point.

1. no geforce fx 5000 series cards.

2. no rankings in crossfire for the hd 2400pro/xt, 2600pro/xt

3. single cards list doesnt contain the hd 4890

4. no tri sli/crossfire list yet.. itd be nice to have but isnt 100% necissary.

#36 Posted by Luminouslight (6397 posts) -
6th :D . Nice list, but I think you could have an integrated list with both sli/crossfire and single card solutions
#37 Posted by TerroRizing (3210 posts) -

[QUOTE="kemar7856"][QUOTE="GTR2addict"] it was a quote error and TC, the 4850 is a better performer both at stock and when overclocked, price is the same so the 4850 is superiorGTR2addict

its not better then the 9800gtx+

even at 700/1115? i doubt it

Every bench Ive looked at has the 9800 gtx+ a little ahead of the 4850... but the 4850 is significantly smaller and can pass through 5.1 audio. So overall I would say the 4850 is a better card, but the 9800 gtx+ outperforms it by a few frames in most games.
#38 Posted by PSGamerforlife (862 posts) -

Woot. My card is 6th..

#39 Posted by jakeonator (131 posts) -

Hey From wat Number upwards play every game at the moment ,especialy fallout 3 and farcry 2

cus i thinking of getting Nvidia Geforce 9800 GTX 512mb

p.s how much will that card cost

#40 Posted by TerroRizing (3210 posts) -

I would just get a gts 250, its smaller, uses less power and is about $150.

#41 Posted by aura_enchanted (7942 posts) -

love how my new upgrade will shoot me back to the top o tha charts too (crossfireing when i have a min. to go down n buy the blasted thing)

my new 3870

+ my old one = lots of fun.. just qurious though would two different 3870's matter? (both sapphire one 2 slots one is single.

#42 Posted by OPuniverse (1943 posts) -

my twin 9600gt is sitting at row #28th. :lol:

#43 Posted by CuDDKiDD (4727 posts) -

I definitely need to upgrade.

#44 Posted by ferret-gamer (17310 posts) -
#35......Yay?
#45 Posted by aura_enchanted (7942 posts) -

XD its all good top 40 are considered mid ranged upper class to high end gpu's hence why a 3870x2 is up next to the 9800gt XD

#46 Posted by Gog (16376 posts) -

Stickied to popular request

#47 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -
Great list, we should make this part of the full guide when we get round to making one :)
#48 Posted by genemm (127 posts) -

Hey From wat Number upwards play every game at the moment ,especialy fallout 3 and farcry 2

cus i thinking of getting Nvidia Geforce 9800 GTX 512mb

p.s how much will that card cost

jakeonator
please check the list again, i updated it and i think you can find the minimum video card required to play fallout 3 there. press Ctrl+F then type your query and you'll find it faster.
#49 Posted by Staryoshi87 (12739 posts) -

8/10. There are some misfires in my opinion, but it's a decent list overall.

#50 Posted by jakeonator (131 posts) -

yay My card is 15th