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POLL: NVidia, or ATI? What videocard family do YOU use??

NVidia, or ATI (what vidcard family do YOU use)

  • NVidia

    Votes: 18 21.2%
  • ATI

    Votes: 54 63.5%
  • Both

    Votes: 13 15.3%

  • Total voters
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#1
See subject-line/title, & take poll please:

I'm just curious!

(I tend to see a majority (or, what appears to be one) of ATI users here)...

:)

* So, I will do this poll to see "what's-what" (or, @ least a sampling set thereof), so, have @ it!

APK

P.S.=> Already voted, NVidia user here (on both systems (signature system #1 = BFG/NVidia 7900 GTX OC & system #2 BFG/NVidia 6800 GT OC), but I have used ATI in the past (ATI 9800 XT))... apk
 

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#2
ur at an ati site so of course ur gonna see lots of ati cards
 

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#3
sneekypeet said:
ur at an ati site so of course ur gonna see lots of ati cards
This is a site "affliated" with ATI?

:)

* On that account, I had NO idea... & this has PROBABLY been done here already, but I am only a 2-3 month member here so far!

APK

P.S.=> Still, I would like to see what is what here on this note... just for the heck of it! apk
 

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#4
and to answer your question the radeon ati x800gto i got came highly recommended
 

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#5
i got the link when i installed ati tool 0.25 beta the link is at the bootom of the window for it
 

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#6
sneekypeet said:
and to answer your question the radeon ati x800gto i got came highly recommended
Sure, why not? They are usually "neck & neck" thru the years now...

:)

* Typically, I've noted that in OpenGL? Nvidia does better... & on the reverse/converse, DirectX?? ATI does better!

(Though from what I have seen, this x1900 stuff (whatever ATI's "top-end" is nowadays) kicks butt on BOTH though, & is right there with NVidia!)

APK

P.S.=> Still, if you would? Vote on the poll above for ATI, since you apparently use/run such a vidcard from them... thanks! apk
 

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#7
I had a ati x800gto2 and that oced very well but I got a nvidia 7900gt now and is only so so imho.
 

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#8
Vote on the poll as you see fit then Pete!

See subject-line/title & TIA Pete!

:)

APK
 

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#9
Got a x1800 GTO and i works very well
 

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#10
i use both :D missing that in the poll :p
 
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#11
ATI makes good cards, however the drivers are resource HOGS. I'm switching to the green camp when I need a new card. I mean, you won't notice the difference when you have like 8GB of RAM, but not everyone has that much RAM to spare. Nvidia's drivers barely take up 80MB of RAM, while ATI's drivers take up...200? Or at least that's how it is on my systems.
 
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#13
ATI for me. I had a few Nvidia cards die on me and i hold a grudge.:D
 
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#14
Red Team FTW!
 

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#15
well ive had 3 ati cards and 3 nvid cards.

my mx200 died, and my fx5200 died. the mx440 still runs
i killed by shorting out my old 9600pro. it still runs just one mem chip is dead.

the nvid cards were just pisspoor engineered and performed the same. i dont own any current or even last gen cards so what i say must be taken with a grain of salt.
 

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#16
ATI here. When I lived with my cousins in Cali, they had an FX5200 and FX5600, I though it was poor.
 

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#17
Peter949 said:
I had a ati x800gto2 and that oced very well but I got a nvidia 7900gt now and is only so so imho.
How do you mean "only so so"??? as in overclocking abilities? ohhh and the Green here but had the red last card and only just changed, I will move with what I think is performance/Bang for Buck so have no particular loyalty.
 
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#18
so so a 7900GT???mmmmmmm ok...
i had 2 Nvidia - 1 Ati.
now a 7900GT.
 

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#19
giorgos th. said:
so so a 7900GT???mmmmmmm ok...
i had 2 Nvidia - 1 Ati.
now a 7900GT.
Am really impressed with mine.
 
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#20
Well lets see. a 9600 vanilla, a 9800 vanilla, 2 9800 Pro's, a X800GTO Fireblade, and a X850XT (all Sapphire), I would have to say I prefer Red over Green. :cool: I have had 4 Green cards though. None as good as the 9600 vanilla though.
 

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#21
lol this is rather funny...red over green :laugh: BOOO NVIDIA IT ONLY MADE ME GET A NEW MOTHERBOARD BECAUSE I DIDNT NO PCI EXPRESS EXISTED :slap:
 

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#22
ATI:

1) for the quality of ANISO 16X

2) for the quality of Advanced Antialiasing

3) For the performance edge of AA modes and ANISO modes over Nvidia when the bling blings are enabled

4) AI performance mode

5) X800GTO2 rox!!!

6) X1800GTO2 will rox!!! :rockout:

7) HDR + AA modes all at once, and ANISO + MIP MAP + AI + .... :pimp:

8) Drivers updated each month + release notes :toast:

9) SUPPORT :respect:

10) ATI cards are shorter (...) :D
 
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#23
True, ATI DOES take good care of it's customers...but Nvidia has all sorts of pretties even without AA/AF :D. Personally, I think both are very good, but Nvidia drivers aren't extreme hogs. I've said it once and I'll say it again, in a year it'll be Vista+ATI vs. Cedega + Linux + Nvidia. Who's side are you on? :p.
Reasons to go Nvidia-
1- Drivers may not be updated as frequently, but seriously, the ones out there work fine.
2- ALOT more stuff to tweak then an ATI card.
3- Basic image quality is better (but lacks the realism of an ATI card.).
4- SM3 on a $40 card :D.
5- Nvidia may put monster coolers on its high-end cards, but at least those monster coolers are quiet, and don't need fan tweaks to be quiet.
6- An extremely easy multi-GPU solution.
7- Cards don't require an uber-PSU to run, don't need 5lbs of copper to keep them cool, and don't come in just red.
8- While we may not post really long threads about this, Geforce cards are just as unlockable, overclockable, and moddable as their ATI counterparts.
9- Nvidia has a really easy to use settings tweaker that comes with the drivers, instead of ATI's Catalyst Control Center, which takes forever to load and only hurts performance.
10- Nvidia cards come with pictures of pretty girls painted on the heatsinks (usually) :p.
 
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#24
well idk what you guys are talkig about but my ati drivers only use about 15mb..oh maby its due to the fact that i know how to disable the services from running...

ps why excatly would u want sm3 at 1fps on a $40 card?
 
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Case Thermaltake Soprano (black with side window).
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Live! 24 bit (paired with X-530 speakers).
Power Supply ThermalTake 430W TR2
Software XP Home SP2, can't wait for Vista SP1.
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LOL okay you got me there, maybe it's AOL causing the 300MB RAM usage on system startup. And the 6200 runs the games I play quite nicely (Halo, UT, UT2004, etc.). It ran perfectly with Darth Flatulence until I decided to do a stupid hardware mod that didn't quite work out (shorted out a transistor :(.).