Originally Posted by Ninja Ewok
Thanks for all of the input guys. And djpeter I was talking to someone that has more experience than me with computer hardware, and he said that it would be better to run a radeon than a nvidia/geforce card because they are more compatible.
Your friend is giving you biased information. Both companies cards are 100% compatible with every game made for Windows. I have yet to run into a compatibility issue, and have not had any such issues since well before the year 2000.
Originally Posted by djpeterman
They are both great with compatibly. NVIDIA works a little closer with the game developers (like Blizzard) so they usually get slightly better performance on the benchmarks while the raw power in the ATI is slightly better (most of the time.)
Both companies work with companies on a pretty level basis. Most reputable gaming companies also solicit help from both AMD & nVIdia. If you see an endorsement from one company or another, it's usually just marketing dollars at work. I don't base my decisions on those little "payouts." I'm all for them making money, but don't let them sway you.
Also, raw power wise, nVidia has plenty going for them too. Again, I use AMD currently, but nVidia has some compelling things out there now as well.