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Old 12-19-2005, 03:56 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I was jw..What are the pros and cons of ati and nVidia. My purpose of the computer is gaming and media. So I am not sure of which card to get. Plz help. Thnx!!
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:59 PM   #2
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well it's hard to answer that. Both of them make great cards.
It's mostly about preference, I like nVidia so I will tell u to get nVidia :P
But ati is great too.
How much are u willing to spend on that vid card?
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Old 12-19-2005, 04:08 PM   #3
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around 300 but i will also need a psu,ram, and case
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Well I'd get a 6800GS. It's a very good card and very cheap compared to it's performance.
It's something like $200.
If that 300 (USD, right?) was for all of that stuff then u can't get a really good vid card. Then u are looking at a 6600GT or a cheaper card.
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ATi has more cards out then nVidia does, so that's a pro. nVidia has a select few, but they're powerful, that's a pro.
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Old 12-19-2005, 05:40 PM   #6
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i had a 9800 agp 8x 256 (ati lol) and it did what i wanted it to i am actually selling it on ebay right now but im sure your wanting a new one but im selling it for my first nvidia and boy can i wait to see my fxf 7800 but ya i heard the 6800gs is a real nice card. but if that 300 is jsut for video card DEF. go with the 7800 !!
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It just depends on your personal preference really. Ati has always performed well for me, but then again so has nvidia for others. I would just go with a 6800gs right now. Either that or a x800. If you only have 300 for a psu, ram, and case, go with something cheaper... maybe a 6600. That'll do you.
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Hey guys, I was jw..What are the pros and cons of ati and nVidia. My purpose of the computer is gaming and media. So I am not sure of which card to get. Plz help. Thnx!!
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