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Old 02-15-2005, 07:35 PM   #1
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I am contemplating between getting an Nvidia or an ATI. I have always used ATI but i am thinking is it time to change?

I would rather you post cold hard facts over opinions, but i dont mind opinions. Some good or bad expiriences you have had with either would not be bad.

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Old 02-15-2005, 10:45 PM   #2
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nVIDIA

Pros:
-More performance for your money
-Has a sexy nymph and mermaid for a mascot (screw Ruby).
Cons:
-Uses more power
-High-end cards use 2 slots

ATI

Pros:
-Uses less power
-Most cards are space-saving
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-Most cards are more expensive than they're nVIDIA counterparts, while performing about the same or even worse
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In other words Nvidia owns jew.
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I have had only problems with ATi and so have my friends. I'm an Nvidia person myself.

so.............................GO NVIDIA

Pro's (Not mentioned)
Easy to OC with software built in
Awsome Dual display modes

Con's
Most already said
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lol, if ur getting a really expensive pci E card, and plan on spending 500 bux, ati (x850 XT PE)
if ur limit is >200 then Nvidia
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Old 02-16-2005, 12:14 AM   #6
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Eh. ATI only owns teh High-end market. They suck when it comes to mid-range. If you have $500 to spend, tehn go for ATI. But, if you only have about $200-$350 then settle for nVIDIA.
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i have been using ATi since i had a computer not a problem yet...my 9800pro plays every game fine including doom 3 at 60 fps with maximum detail on

never have had a nvidia...but it seems like they are gettin more popular now like ati used to be
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I have only had big problems with ATi cards, nothing but conflicts. Nvidia all the way!
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i have been using ATi since i had a computer not a problem yet...my 9800pro plays every game fine including doom 3 at 60 fps with maximum detail on

never have had a nvidia...but it seems like they are gettin more popular now like ati used to be

If you already have a 9800 pro, why are u upgrading? At least wait a while for the next series of cards to come in, you already have a great card capable of everythign thats out there right now.
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who said i was upgrading it?
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LOL. I was confused, i thought u were the author of this post...my bad.
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id agree with what was said about nvidias dual display capabilities... i use dual monitors continuously now

great value for money on nvidia
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nvidia al the way
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Yeah Im an Nvidia guy all the way now Nvidia is the best and ATI has 1 big flaw the i have had 2 friends occur (this is in Aus)

after about a year or just after the warranty ends the card will just stop working as it should
this has happened to 2 of my friends and becasue of that they both are moving to Nvidia

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Nvidia has the mid-range market by the balls and from what I see they always will have it. And technically the only part of the market ATI PWNs is the upper-upper market (ATI x850xt). That's it. Besides ATI drivers suck. My BFG Geforce FX5900 (OCed to FX5950U speeds) has only been good to me.. while my friend had to replace his ATI Radeon 9800 Pro twice because it burned out.
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If you already got a teeth against ATI, then change; your answering your own question. A video card is like a car; if you get fed up with one manufacturer, try another. At least you'll get to know the difference by yourself.
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Yep, that's what I tell my friend to do..
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lol atis work flawesly...maybe they were noobs puttin abuse to them, ati forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Yeah Im an Nvidia guy all the way now Nvidia is the best and ATI has 1 big flaw the i have had 2 friends occur (this is in Aus)

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Whatever...face it, ATI's suck.
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Like my AMD CPU, I've been using Nvidia for life and never bother to go with ATi. Works so darn well, why change? Nvidia, two thumbs up.
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