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ATI vs nVidia
« on: March 19, 2006, 01:05:54 pm »
which one to go with?

As i understand it nVidia gives you higher frame rates and stuff but ATI has nicer shaders and stuff.  I'm leaning toward nVidia but im seeing that ATI seems to give you more for the money you pay... So what do you guys think i should go with? (Im planning to spend 150-250$ on my vid card, so im planning to go with the newwest GPU's)


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Re: ATI vs nVidia
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2006, 01:17:53 pm »
Nvidia. All the way. ATI has some nice hardware, but it's a PAIN to keep working. Their drivers are buggy, crash, and plain flat out suck. Nvidia, you get what you payfor. Also, nvidia cards really do perform better per $ than ATI.


Then again, I'm an nvidia zelot.
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Re: ATI vs nVidia
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2006, 02:56:52 pm »
Morgul's right.  I have an ATI and the only way for me to get volumetric shading to work correctly is to kill all processes except the bare minimum.  It's a royal pain.  Next video card I get is gonna be an Nvidia and it's gonna cost me an arm and a leg, I'm sick of having a card that "BARELY" runs HALO.
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Re: ATI vs nVidia
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2006, 09:12:57 pm »
dude but i have a 1.5 year old radeon 9250 AGP ATI card right now that i got for like 50$ 1.5 years ago, it runs source, halo, BF2, and all those games and its a year old + AGP, ATI's can't  be thatt bad but i cant afford nVidea's newwest GPU 320$+  >:( ill get a 7800 gt i guess thanks guys

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Re: ATI vs nVidia
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2006, 01:10:57 am »
The 7800GT is so amazingly kickass, there's not need to think of it as 'settling'. I've got an FX5200.... WAAAAAY different class of card then the 7800. So, don't complain, mmkay?
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Re: ATI vs nVidia
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2006, 04:21:15 pm »
=p kk
I reorganized my comp spendin last money on the case/mobo so I have now come up with this graphics card =p
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814130249
pwns all of urs PWNS THEM
muahaha bow down to me fools ! =p

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Re: ATI vs nVidia
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2006, 05:12:04 pm »
* morgul pwns Infernal with his new laptop.

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Re: ATI vs nVidia
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2006, 05:18:17 pm »
psh u wish...  ;D
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Re: ATI vs nVidia
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2006, 05:34:25 pm »
My laptop's an IBM. It will be chugging along when my grandkids are old enough to ask, "What's windows?". And, it's teh pwnage to boot!

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Re: ATI vs nVidia
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2006, 07:05:46 pm »
well... I can   smack my world history 1000000000000 page textbook on ur head  :D

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Re: ATI vs nVidia
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2006, 01:55:39 am »
"How about I wammy-zammy a world of hurt up your backside?"  With my Quantum Mechanics: an Examination of Subatomic Structure with Application to Newtonian Calculus book, no less.

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Re: ATI vs nVidia
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2006, 11:33:16 am »
Ohh yeah, Nvidea man! ATI sucks for dual screens, and is a pain to get working correctly, and does not like 64 bit Windows at all!

Also, I have a friend that has a AM64 3200 with a 2GB and a 256meg Geforce 6800... He get's 400+ Frames/sec on Battlefield Vietnam. Now you tell me how that's "setling"

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Re: ATI vs nVidia
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2006, 04:25:41 pm »
nVidia hands down

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Re: ATI vs nVidia
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2006, 03:20:45 pm »
Lol lil late on that one neo =p

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