Don't rule the 9700 out. It's a fresh card. It has problems.
Saying that ATi has bad drivers is just plain stupid, the Radeon 8500 currently doesn't have bad drivers. All the issues have been sorted out, and now it's awesome, fast, stable card.
The NV30 will be buggy as well. Remember the Gefroce3? It was slow and buggy, that is until better drivers came out.
Don't put ATi down.
A Bios flash, and new drivers will make that card kick ass.
nVidia can't do magic and make perfect drivers, their NV2X architecture is old, and has been worked on. If ATi did that same thing with it's cards, that ATi would have "bug free" drivers on release too.
Last edited by ATI LoVeR 9700; 09-09-02 at 10:40 PM.