Originally posted by beedubaya
ATI won the "raw-power" battle. Not the drivers battle.
True. But my friend has a X1800XT and the drivers serves everything he uses them for with no problems which is mostly gaming.
Unless the drivers are horrendously bad I'll take raw-power over better drivers, not to mention it has FX10 blending, FX10 and FP 16 multi-sampling antialiasing in and nVidia does not. But SLI is more efficient then Xfire but I don't plan on going down those roads (even though I got a SLI mobo and might be getting the X1900XT
I still stand by the fact that the X1900XT holds it's own or is faster, escpecially in FEAR, against the 7800GTX 512MB. I'm sure more and more games will start using a lot more shaders like FEAR, good move by ATI.
The 7900GTX will most likely out perform the X1900XT in Doom 3, Quake 4, and ET: Quake wars because they are nVidia biased. Either way, X1900XTX or 7900GTX you getting some serious firepower.