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Old 02-22-2004, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question is ATI better than NVIDIA

What exactly is the difference between an Nvidia card and an ATI card? I want 256 meg video, and im contemplating the 256 meg gfx 5600, OR the ATI 9600 256 meg.

ANY help greatly appreciated, i dont get the big deal between ATI and Nvidia, ive just hears ATI is better quality!
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It all depends on who you ask really Most say its ATI and I agree, but you probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference really
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For one thing, you should be considering ATIs top card, the 9800 as opposed to the 9600. Then you can make a better comparison. (By the way, I've heard much better things about ATI...simply better quality in general).
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I've seen different every radeon card that I compare to my nVidia just doesn't seem as good, not as clear, not as good color quality. Plus Nvidia still has a way better driver system than ATI, and more games support nvidia better. I would never buy a Radeon card. Its just not worth it.
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I, personally, would not buy ATI ever. I am an NVIDIA man, and dont plan on turning anytime soon. But, like anything else, it is someones choice of preference. It's like if you like Intel over AMD or vice-versa, or only liking Windows, or only Linux, etc... It's all a manner of how you look at things, really. But, go with NVIDIA, ATI sucks. To get technical, NVIDIA is more accepted among the game developers world.
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The ATI 9600 would be faster then the FX 5600.. but i hafta agree with rest 'bout Nvidia's drivers...
That's part of the reason i went for the Nvidia.
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The ATI 9600 would be faster then the FX 5600.. but i hafta agree with rest 'bout Nvidia's drivers...
That's part of the reason i went for the Nvidia.

Preet2u, how is your card running? I am thinking about buying a mid level video card, and am looking at your exact same card. Can you run new games fairly well (ie: 800x600 with all the bells and whistles)?

EDIT: The XT model is a couple dollars difference...is it a better card?

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I game quite a lot with my card .. n' i'm pretty happy with it .. Infact i run most games at 1024x768 in full details

I hardly have any issues with it .. It's a pretty decent card ..
U could even consider the 5600 ultra .. I picked this card up for all the xtra features it had (VIVO, Remote Etc..)
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if you were to get the the equivalent model of say, an ATI graphics card and a NVIDIA card. they would be almost identical, but if you were to have any problems nvidia would be easiest to repair because of all the drivers that are available. i personally have used both though, and had no problems with either.
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yeah nvidia drivers rock my nvidia card handles all my games perfectly and i overclocked it so its like having a 5700 :-) my GPU is at 450MHz and my ram is at 825 Mhz :-)
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