Originally Posted by nVidia FX 5700
Dominate your games with the power of the NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX 5700 and GeForce PCX 5750 GPUs. Powered by advanced NVIDIA® technologies including the CineFX™ 2.0 engine, UltraShadow™ technology, and the ForceWare™ unified software environment, the GeForce FX 5700 and GeForce PCX 5750 GPUs deliver high-performance cinematic gaming, and unmatched features, rock-solid stability, and compatibility with next-generation games.
Originally Posted by ATi 9800
RADEON™ 9800 series is the ultimate accelerator of the most demanding next-generation 3D titles, scenes and environments
Featuring highly programmable cinematic shader engines and support for the latest Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 and OpenGL® feature sets.
Experience unparalleled 3D visual realism with the advanced engineering of ATI technology.
RADEON™ 9800 series beats with the heart of a champion, backed by the latest CATALYST™
The ATi is about £200, https://buy.ati.com/shopati/find.asp...00&country=USA
The FX5700 (the closest I could find) is about £100, http://accessories.gateway.com/Acces....htm?ref=merch
Personally I would go with the FX5600 - being a contented and very happy FX5200 user who would after using it for only 2 months would recommend it to all who ask for recommendations! But my friend would tell you ATi this and ATi that and would say buy the ATi - its better its faster etc etc etc and I doubt he could prove that.
I say, however, to you, buy which ever one you want to buy - whichever one fits into you price category - or whichever one you feel is fastest if you don't care about price. I can tell you now thought - the FX and nVidia have done me proud for the last 2 and a bit Years and I think their boards are the top of the range and the fastest you can get in every particular price range from Budget to Top of the Range. But please don't base your judgement solely on that testemony! I would feel bad if it displeased you. I wish my friend were to come on here - he'd give you the other side of the story.
It depends what you want! But I hope I helped!