Originally posted by saturnotaku
But the numbers can be misleading. I had a Radeon 8500 and a GeForce3. The 8500 would score consistently 700-1000 points higher in 3dmark than my GF3. But in games, that ATI card would choke with low framerates and/or graphical errors whereas the NVIDIA card would deliver smooth performance and no visual errors to speak of.
Mere benchmarks do not a great video card make. It's all about trial and error to determine which card works best for you for the reasons you need it.
have a GF3 & 8500 and have found the exact same thing to be true....I've just never seen anyone else who had before.
The GF3 is me gaming card, but it's getting long of tooth and I'm really needing to upgrade. U2 is showing it's age off too much.