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Old 05-30-2006, 11:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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which videocards are better, ati or nvidia?

i have a ati 9600Pro right now, but its getting old. its been ok, but i've had problem with it.

i dunno much bout nvidia, is it as good as ati?
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Look on the first page of this forum. There is a thread that will help you answer what you need. http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=108175

Basically it all depends on the budget, the cards, and what you plan to do.
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Judging by your current vid card, you have a motherboard with an AGP slot. The very best card, which happens to be an Nvidia, is the 7800GS.

There is a swath of other cards that are really good (ATi and Nvidia) for AGP that really varies depending on what price range you are looking for.

When I am comparing value of vid cards, I usually check out the Interactive VGA Charts @ Tomshardware:
http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics.html
By looking at that and deciding on how much money you have to spend you can make a good choice on what vid card to get.

Make sure to post here when you think you have a decision on what vid card you are thinking about getting as there may be known problems with that particular vid card or incompatiblities with the rest of your system
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Judging by your current vid card, you have a motherboard with an AGP slot. The very best card, which happens to be an Nvidia, is the 7800GS.

There is a swath of other cards that are really good (ATi and Nvidia) for AGP that really varies depending on what price range you are looking for.

When I am comparing value of vid cards, I usually check out the Interactive VGA Charts @ Tomshardware:
http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics.html
By looking at that and deciding on how much money you have to spend you can make a good choice on what vid card to get.

Make sure to post here when you think you have a decision on what vid card you are thinking about getting as there may be known problems with that particular vid card or incompatiblities with the rest of your system
He's building a brand new system though, it's going to be PCIe.
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